What makes this even more sad is the fact, that Simmons has said one sentence. Only one very important sentence, before he cut in. And Fitz wasn’t listening to her. He was focusing on his prepared speech. He was reapeating it in his head, afraid he will forgot a word again, thanks to his aphasia. Just listen to the way they are breathing. This says pretty much everything about how important it was for them. This says more than the words.
So they were avoiding each other, and then they both decided to speak in the same time. Both were so desperate to finally say what they wanted to, that they couldn’t wait even a second more, afraid what will happen if the other speaks first, how it could change their situation, when they finally know what they need to tell. So Simmons asked to speak first and ignored Fitz objection that he needs to speak now (‘cause, you know, his words may be long gone in a few seconds). She speed up to say as much as she can, the most important things, but he was not listening, not really hearing what she was trying to say, he was too nervous about whether or not he will be able to tell her what he decided.
So they are talking. But they are not communicating. Now they need to listen to what the other is saying and stop with guessing games.
I would just like to point out that while Philinda talk about Bahrain and death and betrayal and trust, and Skyeward talk about abusive families, rage, or growing up with no families at all, my personal favorite pairing, whom I feel have the closest relationship and best chemistry, have deeply layered conversations about tans and sandwiches. This, is why I ship Fitzsimmons
WHEN Fitz and Simmons are brought to the medical centre after being retrieved from the ocean, they are placed into decompression units to prevent them getting the bends. The first thing Simmons does once she is let out is to sit by Fitz’ bed, waiting for the doctor’s prognosis. When the nurse suggests she go home, sleep, have something to eat, Simmons refuses. After all, she says, he’s been beside her the whole damn time - how could she think to leave him now?