@crazy-bone-lady was just giving me her rundown of new fave lore and ahh Cayde’s revival story is so good!!
“BOOM! I wake up. Groggy. Confused. Hungover. It’s the same for us all, so that initial shock’s nothing new. Sundance is in my face, and I’m freaking out. My brain works, but I don’t remember a thing ‘cept that I seem to be a functioning life form—I’m human, I’m a man. And then my mind starts reeling a thousand miles a minute. BOOM-BOOM-BOOM. Like I’m downloading the ‘Idiot’s Guide to Basic Human Existence.’ Cool. Great. Still can’t remember anything. And I sure can’t wrap my head around the talking, floating magic robot orb-thing jabbering in my face. I’m freaked. So, I freaked. Smacked her to the ground. Hard… And I ran.
“I’m runnin’. She’s runnin'… Or, ya know, whatever she’s doin’ since she doesn’t have any legs… She’s right behind me, going, 'Wrong way! Wrong way!’ She’s screaming. I’m screaming. Whatever she’s yelling, I just keep running. It’s night. Did I mention that? It’s nighttime and my eyes are still adjusting. So, I’m runnin’, I’m runnin’. Can’t see. Can’t remember. Scared to death. Confused as all get-out. And then—
"I fall. I’m straight up falling. Just like that, I ran… Right. Off. A. Cliff. It wasn’t a short drop. I bounced… so many times. Felt each and every one. Till I didn’t. Till it all went black again. And then…
"BOOM! I’m back! She got me right up on my feet. Just like she always does. And that, my dudes, was the start of a beautiful friendship.”
Everything’s fine and I’m not crying :’)