Takumi acted as a Guide should to protect his tribe and his tribe made him pay for it. He’s become rather okay with the silence and cold shoulder outside of Itsuki’s company. At least that’s what he tells himself with his shields locked down tight to keep from feeling… anything.
A terrifying car ride up the mountain and the vibrant Sentinel he meets makes him want to reach out and let go of the wall he’s so tired of holding. Just once. One more time to see if he can find his place in a Pride and their tribe.