Vaan, Balthier thinks, will never be much of a sky pirate. [Written for FF100's challenge "Hero inside."]
Balthier tried to explain it once; from the look on Vaan's face, the message hadn't got through. Vaan still sees the glamour and the freedom, despite everything else that's happened.
Sometimes, he suspects that Vaan is going to end up a hero masquerading as a sky pirate.
Sometimes, he suspects that that is exactly how Vaan sees him.