Raine, Ellone and Squall walked out of the lively restaurant as the sun was setting, casting a gorgeous pink and orange light across the sky. Squall and Raine were both a bit light-headed from their many farewell drinks, although Ellone attributed their mood to them just having fun.
“Haa, lovely evening, isn't it?” Raine commented.
“Yeah, it was a nice note to end on,” Squall agreed.
Squall was surprised by how well Raine could hold her liquor, although he supposed that a self-respecting pub owner should be able to handle a few drinks. They were enjoying the fresh air on their way back home, with Ellone happily swinging her mother's hand while singing. Squall was observing the scene, lost in thoughts and not quite sure if the warmth he was feeling was from the alcohol or their cheerfulness.
“Family life. Seems nice. I didn't grow up with it, but maybe I could get used to it with Linoa. Well, eventually. There's no rush.”
They arrived at Ellone's pare