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Nausicaä AU, daisuga. Art by @i-like-to-look-at-your-back
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To A Far Away Land
Tanaka assessed him as he tightened the buckles of his suit and slipped his leather gloves on.
”Yup,” Suga nodded. Tanaka was quiet and tugged at Suga’s sleeve smoothing out the wrinkles carefully, as if lost in thought. Suga inspected his features a moment, and then flashed a bright smile at him.
”It’s all fine! I’ll be back by dawn. Don’t worry.”
”The eastern wind is strong today.” The he grinned: ”So bring my glider back in one piece!”
”I’ll try,” Suga laughed, and punched his shoulder, laughing harder as Tanaka stumbled, holding his arm.
Then Suga took the glider and lifted it above his hands, running upwind and then jumped, and as the glider took under the winder and rose higher, Suga hoisted himself on it and started the engine with a press of his sole on the start pedal.
Tanaka watched him go until he was but a spot in the horizon.
Then, with a grim expression, he turned back for the village.