Ice's eyes open droopily, and he sees Pancake looking at him.
Pancake unapologetically looks Ice right in the eyes. A light of forgiveness is noticable.
Ice, only just waking up, doesn't have the energy to continue the eye contact, and looks away. However, he did get the message that Pancake had forgiven him. He seemed like the weight had been lifted off of him, leaving after years of guilt.
Ice smiled genuinely for the first time since he appeared.
The news had ended, going into a show about the politics of the surface. Ai quickly turns off the tv.
"I'm definitely making a float, but i'll have to have Pancake help me because he's really good at it."