Kamui is SHOCKED that Kurogane would have agreed to this
without actually knowing exactly what he was getting into.
But Kurogane is just like DON’T CARE.
IT WASN’T AN ISSUE.
ANY PRICE TO HIMSELF WAS WORTH KEEPING
HE WASN’T GOING TO WAIT ANY LONGER TO FIND OUT THE SPECIFICS
(especially after that extra long speech Subaru god damn)
FAI SO MUCH??
OK THAT IS A LOT TO PROCESS AT ONCE.
STARTING AT THE TOP I GUESS.
Kurogane just straight out dismisses whatever Yuuko was
thinking (becaue Kurogane) and instead explains that he put all his trust in
And we’re building directly off the explanation that both Kurogane’s AND Fai’s
lives were on the line here. He trusts Mokona IMPLICITLY to the point that he
trusted whatever deal Mokona was willing to facilitate to keep Fai alive.
But also. Like.
Kurogane: *explains how he trusts Mokona quite literally
with his life without thinking*
Also Kurogane: *still refuses to use her name*
MOKONA’S HAPPY SMILE THOUGH
EVEN AS SHE CRIES THROUGH THE AGONY OF FAI’S TRANSFORMATION
OH MY LORD THIS IS A MOMENT™
Meanwhile, Yuuko goes on to explain that if they ever do
manage to get Fai both his eyes back, he will have enough magic to just UNDO his own
Which is fascinating in its own right, but in terms of
characterisation I love the fact that in no part was this part of the deal when
Kurogane accepted it. There’s a possible way out of it now, but Kurogane didn’t
know that. Kurogane was willing to accept a joint existence with Fai for the rest of
No, not just ‘willing’. He DID accept that joint life. Until
this moment that’s what he thought the deal WAS.
And I’m not entirely convinced they will get that eye back, so maybe that’s a moot point to begin with.
Bonus question: If they did eventually get the eye back… after living as Kurogane’s
partner for so long, would Fai want to take his
eye back, if it meant he would then outlive Kurogane?
I want to call bullshit on sheer principle but it’s APPARENTLY WORKING, SO.
I immediately have ten thousand questions.
And also why?
Did he know about Mokona or was he just protecting it from everyone in general? So that Kamui and co couldn’t find it? Because I’m PRETTY SURE THEY KNEW WHERE TO LOOK FOR IT, FUUMA. YOU LIKE IN THE ONLY OTHER BUILDING LEFT IN THE WORLD. IT’S KIND OF HARD TO MISS.
But also I don’t know what kind of power Fuuma has that just lets him hide the presence of the feathers from every other hugely powerful being on the planet (ie, not just all of the X/1999 crew, but also Mokona and FAI - and by extension, AutoPilot Syaoran), but if HE can do it, WHO ELSE CAN DO IT?
HOW MANY OTHER WORLDS MIGHT HAVE FEATHERS THAT THEY COULD NEVER FIND IF SOMEONE CAN JUST CASUALLY HIDE IT FROM DETECTION?
FUUMA ONCE AGAIN YOU ARE RUINING EVERYTHING WITHOUT EVEN TRYING.
"The chocolate has the distinction of being made by someone with the power to see spirits, then consumed by one who could exorcist those spirits. And finally retrieved by a zashiki-warashi and lavashed by all the affection in her heart."
Okay so, full admission, in the previous page I wasn’t
entirely sure what it was that was intercepting the arrow in mid-air. Part of
me thought it might be Mokona, because how
awesome would that be, but this. Is even better.
Kurogane throws a rock.
He sees some random guy pointing a crossbow at Syaoran. And
he picks up a ROCK.
“This is a magic wall,” he says, quickly followed by, “I mean, probably. It’s not like I would anything about magic. Right? Ha, as if that would happen! Magic is.. not even…a thing? Who even knows about Magic? NOT ME, THAT’S FOR SURE. Why, I have never even seen magic in my entire life. Not once. Ever.”
Meanwhile other jokes are happening on the page and I still don’t know how I feel about this but AT LEAST IT’S BETTER THAN I WAS EXPECTING SO.
Also like. As someone who knows how heavy bookshelves are? Wow.
As someone who knows how heavy even SMALL bookshelves are? Even when they have wheels? Even when they are not TWENTY FEET TALL AND STACKED WITH BOOKS FROM BOTTOM TO TOP?
Guys this is more impressive than punching through a brick wall I’M TELLING YOU.