rest and recuperation
Clover does not shake Qrow’s throne; he completely shatters it.
He is the embodiment of everything gone right by Atlesian standards, and yet still, he is different. He is lethally charismatic. He is dangerously alluring. He is authentic in everything he does, never once hiding in a space where Qrow cannot reach.
The most perilous thing of all is that he is interesting.
- Part 1 of rest and recuperation
For a long while, there is quietude, but not peace. There is a lull, a respite, a tranquility like that of the silence that follows a storm, but it is not peace. There is no peace until there is healing, and there is no real first step to healing.
But Clover can let himself believe that something like peace can be reached when Qrow turns to him and, for the first time since returning from Atlas, wears a smile that does not look perilously close to shattering.
- Part 2 of rest and recuperation