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What were Mikhail's parents like? Does he ever think about trying to contact them, now that he's broken away from the mob?
Busy and warm. They have five kids and a bakery, and a lot of Mikhail's later childhood is filled with memories of things like taking care of his younger siblings and helping out at the bakery by sweeping floors or restocking. His family was close, but in that super busy way large families often have, where everyone is always doing something and there's never enough attention to go around.
He does think about his family, but the matter is complicated by several things:
Beyond his family, is there anything Mikhail misses about Russia? Culture, food, whatevs.
Sure. I mean, he misses the familiarity of the food, of conversations in his native language, of the shape and feel and smell of his old apartment. It's crazy what you can be nostalgic for.
He misses Vitaly. He misses the man himself - his only real company for several years - and the things they used to do together. They played a lot of games, talked about books, watched movies together. Mikhail had a more than little crush on him. He still does. He worries about him.
He misses the surety of knowing that everything around him in genuine and not a response of his powers, although his opinion on that is fast changing. He's starting to think genuineness is maybe overrated.
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