Fai, of course, gets to do the motivation explanation. What I like most about it this time is that it’s heavily implied to be exactly what Sakura will be explaining to Chu’nyan right now, if in different wording. Separately, both Fai and Sakura have managed to decode Syaoran’s coldness and attribute his truer, kinder motivations.
Kurogane contributes by pointing out that they’re totally going to kill him.
Good job Kurogane. A++ moral dilemma support there.
It probably pays to mention the fact that Fai asks that last question mostly for Syaoran’s own benefit. They already KNOW what they’re going to do when they find the Ryanban’s feather. It goes without saying. But he voices it now because it’s going to focus Syaoran and pull him fully out of his sudden depression.
Angryface!Syaoran makes his return. And apparently has some hidden power. Or something. I mean, sure. Why not. You could conceivably say that about ANY of the party members though, so the fact that the Ryanban focuses on Syaoran here is either just keeping in theme with the Syaoran focus of the previous page, or he legitimately has something else going on right now. Then again, maybe it’s just the power of intense and sudden flashbacks that he’s sensing. It’s hard to tell.
WE DISCUSSED THIS.
THERE WAS EXTENSIVE DIALOGUE ABOUT THIS IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER.
FAI EVEN HAD TO TRADE AWAY HIS STAFF.
HOW DID YOU FORGET THIS AND DECIDE TO OPEN THE DOOR ANYWAY.
Sidenote: the simple fact that he can open that door. Because holy crap, look how big that thing is. It must weigh a tonne.
But, you know. Whatever. Let’s open the door. Why not. What could possibly happen.