"Neptune is an ice giant planet, a well known fact though not one Juno Steel had ever put much time into pondering before.
Of course when you're face to face with something it tends to become more relevant. For example, the fact that Neptune was an ice giant meant that Juno was currently fucking freezing.
Another fact, Juno's case of chronic pain had a couple of allies in the fight to make Juno miserable: red meat, the old ratty desk chair he used to use and any temperatures below mild.
As such, Juno was currently laid out on the floor, feeling as though the cold had literally frozen his joints into place and incredibly angry at his body for collapsing in such an uncomfortable position."
While on Neptune, Juno Steel returns to his and Nureyev's hotel room alone to deal with the fallout of a cold induced chronic pain flare up.
- Part 4 of Juno Steel and The Invisible Illness
"Just as Juno’s thoughts flitted back to his growing exhaustion, he felt a wave of tension run along his muscle from shoulder to neck.
He could not handle a flare right now, and this wasn’t going to be a flare. Denial hadn’t failed him yet, so he did what he always did, rolled his shoulder slightly hoping to relieve the tension and leaned forward across the cocktail table separating him and Eltricia.
Any distraction was better than dealing with the thought spiral that this pain could cause."
The Aurinko Crime Family's latest heist is going off without a hitch, that is until Juno feels an all too familiar pain start to creep in and has to reach out to the rest of his crew to get out.
- Part 1 of Juno Steel and The Invisible Illness