Have you ever considered that maybe “hero” isn’t one thing that one person was supposed to be by themselves? That maybe in this story you are my hero and I’m your hero. That maybe it’s all of our responsibilities to be heroes for each other.
though i actually have 2 dark souls!ute aus…one in the verse (anthy as a firekeeper k thanks) and one where anthy is a huge ds1 troll, invading other ppl’s worlds…shifting the anor londo spiral staircase, waving and leaving…getting players to attack npcs…anthy would make for a great pvp troll yes…then she invades utena’s world and says ‘fuck it’ and actually helps her out, gets summoned as a white phantom a tonne…utena is 100% sun bro, fight me. faith/strength build with a claymore…
I HAVE HEARD YOUR CRY, INTERNET (PLUS I WILL LOVE THEM FOREVER).
Who said “I love you” first: Anthy, actually. After all they’d been through together, she’d let go of playing coy with her feelings
Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background: Absolutely Utena. She’s madly proud of it. Anthy has a small museum in her gallery, but it’s just for her.
Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror: Anthy draws cute little animals (and sometimes scary ones, just for fun)
Who buys the other cheesy gifts: Anthy brings all sorts of weird knick knacks into their home, Utena is the “oh, this made me think of you” type
Who initiated the first kiss: Anthy, in canon even!
Who kisses the other awake in the morning: Utena, smiling like the rising sun
Who starts tickle fights: Anthy, with the most terrifyingly devilish grin on her face when she does
Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower: Utena gets all flustered and argues that it would save water, or it’s been such a long day, or they could help each other. Anthy sort of creeps in and waits to be noticed (but never anywhere she’s not clearly invited - no, never that, not with what she’s survived)
Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch: Utena, proud as can be at some cute cooking tip she’s learned. Anthy is still…working on it. It’s something they do together.
Who was nervous and shy on the first date: Utena
Who kills/takes out the spiders: Anthy won’t stand for spider killing. She’ll take them outside at Utena’s insistence, but mostly she tries to make friends with them
Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk: UTENA