[#31] Shinn returns Stellar to Neo.
He'll save her/, Shinn thinks, releasing Stellar into the man's arms. Her breathing is shallow and her colour is gone. Stellar murmurs Shinn's name but Shinn barely hears her. /He has to save her. Shinn doesn't have much choice, so he chooses to believe in the man: Stellar will get better, Stellar will smile again. She'll be happy and her life will be full of laughter and songs and bright days by the ocean.
Shinn couldn't afford to believe in anything else.