They have a new little house in the shadow of the mansion, and settling in is like déjà vu of moving in to Valle Soleada. Rogue pretends that everything is normal, that this is the living of a dream instead of its death, and she laughs when Remy tickles and chases her instead of unpacking.

But for certain breathless moments, Rogue finds herself frozen as everything washes over her again: bathing Olivier and feeling a mild tug that wasn't there before or tasting Becca's mind in a close hug. She stares into Remy's curious gaze and remembers how to breathe.