Because Sakura sees Syaoran’s pure joy and enthusiasm and she’s just so happy.
That is the most incredible panel. Do you see it. Go see it. You must. SAKURA YOU HAVE IT SO BAD FOR THE NERD.
But we also need to talk about the fact that the entire family is so genuinely supportive of Syaoran’s enthusiasm here. None of them share his same interest in history and reading but they leapt at the chance to bring him here and are so happy that he’s enjoying it. And that’s so important, both in general AND for Syaoran, because it’s another one of those moments that are about him and who he is and his identity outside of the quest for Sakura’s feathers.
They’ve come a long way since the Land of Fog, but it’s the same kind of moment that he had there. Syaoran’s own passions and interests have had time to grow and expand, and he’s growing with them. More than that, I love the difference between the two worlds. Whereas in the World of Fog it was just a private moment between Syaoran and his memories (and after jumping into a lake for self sacrificing reasons) now it’s a moment between Syaoran and his family, who all support him and are excited for him and actively took steps to make this happen.
IT’S SUCH A GOOD MOMENT OK.
But then also MOKONA YOU CAN’T JUST VOMIT SWORDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIBRARY. PUT THOSE AWAY.
watch out now, you’re dissolving at your edges
tearing up your seams
melting too soon, please, stay in this shape for me
pull yourself together now, you’re made of ice
your cuts don’t come from thorns, you use kitchen knives
discipline, in pretending
for fucks sake, get yourself together, man
put your arm down to write with your
bones filled with air, so light
no that won’t work
is that what it felt like?
familiar and unfamiliar and neither all the time,
god when will you settle,
god when will you get yourself together,
god when will you learn to stop seeping out of your cracks
When they get married, Keith tells Lance that their wedding won’t abide by gender roles, so they both get a best man and a maid of honor. Hunk and Shiro are the best men (Hunk is Lance’s, Shiro is Keith’s) and Allura and Pidge are the maids of honor (Allura is Lance’s, Pidge is Keith’s.) Coran officiates, Klaizap carries the rings, and Rover 2.0 is the flower bot.