Angel Eyes is based on the side story of the same name in the original manga. As Shorter Wong travels with the group to Los Angeles (as depicted in episode 6 of the anime series), he writes a postcard to his sister Nadia Wong and tells her the story of how he met Ash Lynx when they were in juvenile detention. This story focuses on Shorter's point of view about Ash Lynx when they were young teens.
Story[edit | edit source]
Ash is admitted to juvenile prison when Golzine refuses to post his bail, where he is made cellmates with Shorter. Shortly after Ash's arrival, rumors begin to circulate that Arthur has placed an assassin in the prison. Shorter suspects the assassin to be Ash, after observing him single-handedly fighting off Ricardo and Frankie, two prisoners seemingly targeting Ash for prison rape. Ash tells Shorter that he knew Frankie was an assassin sent by Arthur to kill him; knowing that being under the protection of another inmate would complicate any attempt on his life, Ash had sex with Ricardo to force Frankie to make a move. When Shorter tells Ash that his manipulation makes him no better than the people he hates, Ash lashes out, though the incident prompts him to open up to Shorter. When Shorter is released from prison several months later, Ash happily bids him goodbye as a friend; Shorter notes that it was the first time that he ever saw Ash laugh and that Ash's face when he smiled was "angelic."
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