LOOK AT THESE PRECIOUS NERD DARLINGS BEING WILDLY ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHER AND FEELING INTENSE EMOTIONS ABOUT EACH OTHER
LOOK AT THE WAY USAGI LOOKS AT HIM
LOOK AT THE WAY MAMORU LOOKS AT HER
THE WAY HE TOUCHES HER GENTLY TO MAKE SURE SHE’S OKAY AND SHE IS FEELING ALL THESE FIZZY FEELINGS OVER HOW WARM HIS TOUCH IS
It’s this mix of recognizing each other, on some level, from their past lives, that that connection that’s always been there and always will be there, pulls them together even now, but also that he just saved her and she just saved him, that he takes a moment to check on her kindly and ask if she’s okay, genuinely wanting to make sure she’s not hurt, and it really, really works for me, like, super hard.
As much as I love the Endymion/Serenity part of their relationship, I’ll always see it as an extension of the main body of their relationship, which is exactly how I see it here: This is about Chiba Mamoru and Tsukino Usagi. Other aspects of their past selves are thrown in, but the main part of the story (and this scene) is on who they are here and now, that the focus is on the relationship they’re building here, now that they have the room to start doing so.
I LOVE THIS SCENE FOR BEING ROMANTIC, BUT I LOVE IT MORE FOR GETTING TO WATCH THESE TWO NERD ANGEL BABIES FALL IN LOVE