So here’s a question.
Did Kravitz go to Taako’s funeral? How about Lup and Barry?
On one hand… maybe they would want to? To make sure everything is done the way Taako wants it? No matter what Taako says about it, they’re his family; it would feel like abandonment not to go. Taako laughs at them when they discuss it ahead of time, but they don’t change their minds. There are people there who knew Taako and won’t see him again for a long time, and those people could use some comforting at least.
All three of them say some words at the service, share some funny stories, and that part is nice. Lup doesn’t watch when they lower the casket because fuck the circumstances, that’s still her brother in there. Kravitz and Barry are stoic, but she holds both of their hands anyway because she knows their tells and she knows how they’re really feeling. When everything is done, they don’t linger.
Taako is waiting on all of them in the Astral Plane. They get home and Taako wants to make some joke about it but suddenly all three of them are hugging him. He just lets them, and they don’t do much for a while besides stay close to each other; funerals are hard, even when they’re just a formality.