What was it like for Aramys to see Idan again? How long did it take for them to warm up to one another again?
The first time they saw each other upon his return, Aramys had just given birth to Danna and was exhausted. She couldn’t believe how light his hair had gotten, or how, except for a few wrinkles, his face had barely changed. He still looked at her like she was the only star in the sky. Through the force, his presence felt like a snug embrace, wrapping warmth around her, she felt safer than she had in years. Her papa is back. It kind of feel like she’s seeing the dead, because even though she never felt him die through the force, she always convinced herself it was because she was too far away or because she wasn’t strong enough.
Their reunion at her bedside was short, soft, and sweet. But afterward, they realized they no longer knew how to talk to each other.
The both of them are being tight-lipped about their pasts, Idan believing that if Aramys found out about his fall to the dark side, she’ll hate him. And Aramys is afraid that if Idan found out all the pretty shitty things she’s done, he’ll hate her. Idan managed to open up to Petra eventually, and she assured him that Aramys wouldn’t hate him and that he should tell her. So he does.
And Aramys pulls away for a day, and Idan fears he’s lost her. Aramys later shows up to talk to her father, saying that she pulled away because what she was ashamed that what he did was so much less than what she did. She tells both her parents right then that she killed Brevom on Ziost. That he died at her hands.
It’s a fic I’m writing so I don’t want to give too much away, so….
Idan, of course, hears the whole story and knows it’s not her fault. They forgive each other and slowly open up again. I’d say the whole process takes about a year? Maybe a year and a half?