SPOILER WARNING – This little fan fiction begins shortly before episode 60 ends. I hope it isn't too spoilerific to share that my husband agreed when I said, “She should have handed the gi back.” Just for fun, this is how I think that would have gone.
Jack and Ashi stood facing away from each other, both out of breath, covered in entrails. Luckily, the poison seemed to die with the beast, and the venom turned into a harmless ash. With immediate danger averted, Ashi disrobed.
“You’ll be wanting this back, now,” she told Jack.
He gawked, staring pointedly at the gi in his hand.
I was so proud of this picture, back when I took it.
I think I'm still proud, now. The camera was not top-of-the-line, and I shot through a chain link fence on a very sunny summer day. The display screen was barely visible, so I had no clue what I'd captured until I got home. If I remember correctly, I originally took this picture in 2006. On my discount Dell notebook, this picture looked amazing. Still looked fine in 2009, when I closed my old dA account and opened this newer one. 8 years later, I can see the imperfections in this upload. Maybe the original file looks better; I haven't scrutinized that in 11 years.