damara teaches kankri shibari as a way of bringing calm to them both. there’s something meditative about the painstaking process of forming artistic knots and designs that forces them both to slow down. damara enjoys the feeling of being bound; it makes her feel safe and anchored. kankri loves to learn, and he appreciates the trust she is bestowing on him. it’s a chaste session through clothes, but his hands still falter out of modesty. she only laughs and gently guides them along, and he hasn’t heard her laugh so sweetly since they were alive.