so, hear me out...... burnish galo au BUT his powers awaken some time after he's joined the burning rescue/before he met lio
LOTS of points and plot under the cut, hoo boi
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galo's powers awaken when he's alone so no one BUT galo knows about it
THE INTERNAL CONFLICT BRO.. a firefighter becoming what he's sworn to fight........ the struggle.... the character growth.. mnnMNnMnn
galo has no idea what to do so he tries to hide it and go along with his daily life as if nothing happened
sometimes, during missions, he gets WAY too close to the fire and comes out completely unscathed, which the burning rescue think is.. weird.... but they never Realize
ofc, they often fight with mad burnish, and the fact that galo NEVER ever seems to be hurt by their flames...... intrigues lio (suspicion ghghgg)
one day, while fighting lio one-on-one galo accidentally Slips and controls a flame and lio is like AH-HA! YOU! I KNEW IT!
galo panics cuz no one but him ever saw him lighting a flame and he's sure lio will snitch and he'll have to run away and hide.. but then lio offers to help him and he's like, huh
he tries to deny the help and is like “if i don't acknowledge it fully, maybe the Problem Will Go Away or sumn” but deep down he's scared and unsure and in NEED of the help
galo agrees and they meet up at the lake after dark and lio starts teaching galo how to control his flames, not to go off and stuff like that, and they meet there everyday... and also get to know each other as people, and start to like each other's company,, waahh
PLS galo confiding in lio with his doubts and insecurities... telling him how he was supposed to be this cool firefighter fighting Big Bad Burnish and now that he's become a burnish too, he feels like he's not sure who he is anymore and like he's lying everyone around him WAAHH
ok and, one day mad burnish come to the city again and galo obviously has to keep up appearances so he "fights" them but he's worried and doubtful and he feels AWFUL cuz he has to fight someone whom he had hated but has learned to trust and confide in and who helped him sO MUCH
at some point, he completely gives up the fight cuz his teammates are fighting with his friend and he can't DO anything about it
the burning rescue win over mad burnish and lio's getting arrested and galo WANTS to do sth but lio had clearly told him no to do anything reckless
the burning rescue celebrate and congratulate e/o but galo is.. awfully silent
they all get medals, go out for pizza yada yada and the whole convo about the burnish happens and galo's team are defending burnish and galo smiles cuz maybe... they wouldn't hate him if they knew
the whole scene with the burnish pizza man happens and galo is mad and conflicted and he runs off to the lake to cool off
mad burnish run away from the prison, too, and there's a Reunion between galo and lio!! yeehaw!
but mad burnish have to leave and hide, so they separate
so, y'know how burnish apparently run hotter than an average human so they're easy to detect? so wHAT IF kray had already found out galo is a burnish, and he'd hoped he'd go with other burnish, so that he could locate them faster AND catch galo, two birds with one stone and all
but galo Stayed so freeze force goes to get him separately, while he's hanging out with his team
and vulcan's like WAH HE'S BURNISH HAND HIM OVER but the burning rescue defend him and say they're not gonna abandon their friend just cuz he's a burnish now, and galo's all owo!
he still gets arrested tho cuz.. law is law (he tells his team not to worry tho, that he'll be okay, as they're taking him away,, waaahh)
galo finds out what exactly they're doing with the burnish and kray comes to talk to galo one last time (nastee man, nastee nastee man)
kray probably tells galo how disgusting he is, being a burnish and all (the hypocrite smh), and how disappointed he is with him and tons of other mean stuff (galo babey..)
and galo is abt to be used as burnish power BUT aina convinces her sister to help him and breaks him out
and THEN galo and aina get out and see lio going feral in his dragon form
galo looks quickly at aina with worry in his eyes and then snaps his head back and just FLIES over to lio, catches him in his arms and calms him down, taking in his flames...... waaaahhh
aina catches them with her plane and they fly over to the lake to cool off/figure out what to do next... and basically, y'know, the whole....... secret-shit-under-the-lake and the whole robot business happens, etc. etc.
and when galo and lio are fighting kray, lio still gives galo some of his flames, so that they can protect him better. and then lio's dying and galo doesn't want to lose him, so he gives him the CPR/kiss and this time HE gives LIO some of HIS own flames, and i'm uwu
AND ALL IS WELL kray's defeated, the world is saved, etc. etc.!
BUT ALSO.... MAYHAPS..... alternate ending where burnish never lose their powers and are instead integrated into society and ppl learn to accept them instead......
galo being a burnish AND a firefighter.... and feeling accepted and loved, and good about himself.. YEAAA
lio joining the burning rescue and him and galo being like their secret weapon, cuz they can't be hurt by the flames so they can help ppl when others can't.... yea!!!!!!!
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