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It feels like a betrayal, the first time L’ulo takes him flying after--

After.

There’s a weighty seriousness as L’ulo oversees Poe’s preflight, makes sure he still knows the controls. When he lifts off, instinct takes over.

They pick up speed, chasing the sunset, and Poe lets out a whoop.

Adrenaline’s coursing through him by the time they land; he can’t stop smiling. But when he sees dad, tears sting in his eyes, too.

Poe tries to hide the smile, tries to get away. But Kes wraps him up, says, “It’s okay to be happy, kiddo. Doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten.”