The narrator in Surgeburnt is what is known as a Cityspeaker: someone who is in subliminal communication with the embodiment of a city. For her, the relationship is fractious and grudging. She accepted the abilities from a dear friend, who transferred them on his deathbed ... and although we see Tahir only in flashbacks, they have the kind of friendship unique to two damaged, broken souls.
There's no romantic element between the pair, but this song is quite appropriate for Tahir, I think:
Colors - Halsey