ok im gonna answer these three at a time because otherwise this gets FUCKIN UNRULY
1) Something this character is truly proud of.
her family, michiru, her friends and, at one point i hope, her life and the people in it. haruka will pretend to feel pride in herself but its largely a flustered act - she, of course, does feel pride when she wins races but its pretty fleeting and it never truly touches that kind of deep pride that resonates and becomes something much more. she feels pride, for example, when she beats a tough monster but its completely outshone by her pride for say, usagi whenever she manages to make a difficult choice or whenever she comes out on top with that idealism that haruka only wishes she could display. she’s eternally proud of mina, though she won’t say it in so many words. haruka looks out for all the younger senshi, so i figure the things they all do will bring her great pride - the day ami and mako get married, when she watches hotaru slowly begin to conquer her demons, when rei and minako successfully adopt their first dog without too many problems, when usagi gives birth to her and seiya’s first child. even setsuna, who is of course her elder and better and tbh she still kinda scares haruka in a weird “i’m gonna wind you up but sometimes you give me that look and im scared you’ll send me back to the dark ages” way, but when setsuna aces all her university exams there’s that same pride again.
and of course she’s proud of absolutely everything that michiru does, and she’s proud to be seen with her and associated with her and just being allowed to be with somebody so mesmerising is everything for haruka. michiru is that something that haruka is truly proud of, encapsulated in one person. because haruka never thought she’d get anything like this, she will never believe she deserves anyone like michiru, and yet here she is. and she’s so so so proud of them and what they have. and because she knows michiru, every time she steps outside her comfort zone, every time she goes to a family event and doesn’t quietly start an argument, haruka’s beaming bc michiru doesn’t even need to try to get her to be proud and yet, here she is.
3) Who depends on them.
hahah, here comes my “extreme and possibly unpopular view” time; michiru emotionally depends on haruka with her entire life. without her she could not function, as unhealthy as that probably is, but she’s 100% aware of it and has kinda just succumbed to her own insatiable weakness. haruka doesn’t really understand the extent to which michiru depends on her, because michiru isn’t the kind to do spontaneous and loud and potentially obnoxious romantic things as haruka would. in some ways, she’s still that quiet obsessive, she doesn’t need these huge declarations of her own dependence upon haruka because its so rooted in her it dictates virtually everything she does. it leads to a funny paradox really - michiru will protect haruka with absolutely everything she has in order to protect herself, because without haruka she’s nothing.
in smaller dependencies, mina for support and a good laugh, usagi because she’s always needed a big sister and haruka has kinda shoved her way into her life like that (”you did WHAT with that ratass seiya kou!??????”), and hotaru because well, she’s her papa, whether it works out well or not, haruka still plays a major role in her life.
5) A cherished personal belonging.
the first valentines card michiru ever got for her, and the chocolate box too. its somewhere at the back of her closet, in a little box filled with michiru things and photo albums that remind her that yes, somebody actually loves her. (when they have kids, more memories go in there also, school certificates, swimming medals, photos, locks of hair) (and theres a little model car that her favourite grandparent bought for her when she was a little girl and shes never been able to let go of) (haruka is a Big Sappy Lesbian)