MakubeX has a secret.
There is one thing MakubeX will never tell anyone, not even Sakura. Not even Ginji, and Ginji was the one that saved him. He will never know what would have happened when he hit the ground, and he can accept that. He's even grateful now. It's better for everyone that he's still alive.
But his secret, guarded above all else, is that in the moment between despair and salvation... he flew.
A simple, childlike feeling; an illusion of freedom.
Yes, the fall would have killed him... but there are times when all he wants is to fly just once more.