May I take a moment to say that I cannot get over this particular panel
This just really really drives home how much Kyros loves his wife and daughter while still feeling so much guilt for the things he’s done in the past. It was 10 years ago that Kyros killed those people, but he still feels like the person he is fundamentally is so tainted that he doesn’t even feel like he can touch his daughter with his bare hands.
It wasn’t Scarlet’s death in his arms that’s making me cry right now—it’s the amount of love that Kyros has for his family
And even though he failed to save Scarlet
Even though he might never forgive himself for it
Even though he’d been forgotten by his own daughter and hated by her, he still never stopping trying to do everything he could to be there for her to protect her and be with her, through her entire life so that she was never alone. Even though as far as she knew he was just a random toy with no other name than “Soldier-san,” they built the love in her for him from the ground up
These two love each other so much and they’re both in so much pain and fighting battles that are over both of their heads because all they want is to live in peace with each other.
And now I’m realizing that when Rebecca was a child Kyros was afraid to touch her without gloves and then she was just 6 years old he was turned into a tin toy that could not feel warmth meaning there’s a good chance that Kyros has never touched or felt the warmth of his daughter with his bare hands excuse me i am done i need to stop now