you know what always felt like a punch to the gut to me about the fourth goddamn Gundam 00 ending?
that unlike, let’s say,
Lyle and Anew
Louise and Saji
or Allelujah and Marie
when it comes to Feldt and Lockon (Neil), all you see is their jackets, floating in the water, sleeves near each other, but never touching
because Neil died before anything could actually happen between them. They were never a “thing”, they never got the chance to be. It was such a tentative thing, the conexion that existed between them, and they never got the time for it to evolve into anything more than exactly what those jackets represent: something that could have been, something that never quite made it out to be.