Two different men of great wealth and/or influence come into the Katsuki family's lives at two different points they're in need of answered prayers.
The question, though, is this: when making deals with higher powers, how can mere mortals tell the difference between returned kindness and a paid-forward investment?
- Part 1 of nacre
Humans are creatures prone to imperfections, organisms that are molded by the environment around them rather than the shifts of earth and liquid fire. But most importantly, they all start as a simple, inconsequential itch -- and from it, with proper care, become the one organic jewel prized for its rarity.
And even then, there exists a grade above all others.
Yuuri is twenty-four when his first and longest-running sponsor starts to act strangely around him -- or, perhaps, he's finally noticing it for the first time.
- Part 2 of nacre