Ryu sighed and held Raiden’s gaze with intense compassion.
“You can’t beat yourself up and demoralize yourself over this, Rai. You can’t lose yourself as a person. What happened was tragic, yes, but you’re not some wicked, ignorant beast.”
“Trust us on this.”
Raiden nodded as he placed a hand on the shoulder of both of his friends.
Liu was still barricaded in the grips of the story just told.
“Ry, wow...I mean, shit, man...all this time, and I never knew, never would have even guessed that a thing like that would ever happen to you...”
“I don’t even know what to say.”
“Its okay, Liu.” “Its not something I talk about. Or like thinking about. I never told anyone that story. Not even Ty knows. When I left Singapore, I left my past there as well.”
Three heads swiveled towards Raiden’s room as they heard the ronin move around.
“Well, look what the cat finally dragged in,”