The both of them are together again. Alone this time, but is cements how the two of them are together, not necessarily platonically or romantically. Though you know Lie is never without Nora, and vice versa. Though right now, the two are simply enjoying each other’s company, and the efforts it took to get everyone out alive. The guilt would eat them if the Nuckelavee had killed one of RNJR+Qrow. Everyone’s okay, and the two are better now that the greatest nightmare from their childhood is gone, and they don’t have to worry about any more lives being taken by it.
He’s smiling at her. He’s relieved to see they both made it out, and the thought’s still fresh in his mind. Nora has accepted and relished in this fact, now her mind is past everything and enjoying the present. Both expressions are soft and relieved. Ren’s still looking at her with love strewn over his face, whether it be astonishment over his best friend or crush/lover.
The love in her face is simply there, and it is known she has a crush on Lie, so she seems like a schoolgirl who had her love reciprocated. She’s so happy, and the way her eyebrows contort, highlighting how her smile, blush and eyes light up make this mood perfect.
Lie looks back, and he’s lit up as well. His eyes brighten, and a larger smile than we’ve seen before graces his face. Their hands are holding now, and its an invitation to a new step in their relationship. It’s confirmation they both have grown from their experience. It’s a bigger way of saying he wants to continue his adventure with Nora. It’s saying he loves her back.
Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren. You’ve never seen them without the other. A happy, strong girl with the biggest heart, and a silent, moving boy with a calming presence. Together-together in whatever way you want to say it. The two are armed and ready with each other at their side, ready to take and give strength. And they couldn’t imagine it without the other,