Joe isn't pleased to discover he's now a cyborg. Especially when Dr. Raphael hands the responsibility of "fixing" Raven and Ken's minds, so Raven (and ultimately Ken) can be his partner in the fight to destroy Sosai X. He could find help if he'd contact Dr. Nambu and the team, but he's afraid they wouldn't accept him, and he's doomed anyway.
In the process, Raven struggles to understand this world and his place in it, and to become his own person as Ken grapples with figuring out what's real and what isn't.
Overlaps the beginning of Gatchaman II. This story falls after "Animal I Have Become" in my Raven series.
(If you read this when Chapter 5 and 6 were identical, that's now fixed.)
Chapters: 13 - Table of Contents
Characters: Berg Katse, Dr. Kozaburou Nambu, Gel Sadra, Jinpei, Joe Asakura, Jun, Ken Washio, Phoenix/God Phoenix, Ryu Nakanishi
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Story Warnings: Adult Situations, Erotica, Explicit Material, Mature Content, Sexual Dialogue, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Language, Violence, Yaoi
Universe: Alternate Universe, Tenuously Canon
Word count: 40823 - Read Count: 1223 - Completed: Yes