So why "To Ashes" anyway?
I know that McCree and Hanzo are often compared to wolves and dragons, but to me: their relationship is better defined by the Phoenix.
These are two people who were came to be great-who did great and terrible things. Majestic, powerful, and terrifying. Then- in a flash- that was taken away from them: Overwatch fell and Hanzo left the Shimadas. And then: they rise from the ashes, stronger and more beautiful than before. An Overwatch without the UN, a Jesse and Hanzo searching for redemption and finding it in each other.
Our theme is that Phoenix. To Ashes is separated in to three parts: Birth/Beginnings, Death/Endings, and Rebirth/Revival in honor of the Phoenix that suits these two so well.
As for the title: “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” like to think that Jesse and Hanzo’s relationship is a “till death do they part” sort of deal.
Basically, I’m a sentimental old fool.