This concludes chapter 6. I wanted the Hiboshi (H) pin to tie together this backstory, and show why it was significant that Bell's grandfather took it away from her when she disobeyed him. He's not a good person, but he's also not pure evil. He loves his granddaughter but his love is controlling and often cruel. It's certainly no excuse for his behavior, but hopefully this sheds some light on his character.
you're so right! Every good villain has some layers, and seeing them suffer makes their cause more relatable. *cough* Thanos *cough* This guy does care for his granddaughter, he's just TERRIBLE at showing it, and I hope that comes into play later. Looking forward to Bell's Zuko redemption arc!
Using the family pin as a motif is also an inspired idea. The art is, as always, stunning. You just keep getting better! (That's a good bit of hair for a baby though. Eh, it's manga. Anything can happen.)
Admittedly though, I just really want to see the heroes again!