Headcanon: Simon has casually dropped Star Wars quotes around Raphael, to see if he gets them. At first it’s just things like saying “These are not the droids you’re looking for”, while he’s practicing Incanto. Eventually, though, this ends up happening.
Simon: What are you doing here, Raphael?
Raphael: You know why I’m here. You’re supposed to be looking for Camille!
Simon: You know what I think? I think you just can’t bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight.
Raphael: Why, you half-witted, scruffy looking, fledgling!
Simon: Who’s scruffy-looking?
Before too long, this happens.
Simon: I love you.
Raphael: I know.
And that’s the point Simon realises for sure that yes, Raphael has understood his references all along.
“Never tell me the odds!” “You do have your moments. Not many, but you have them.” “I have a bad feeling about this.” “Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?” “Laugh it up, fuzzball!” “So what I told you was true… from a certain point of view.” “Yeah… you’re a real hero.” “We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.” “…I don’t know. Act casual.” “Yeah… you’re a real hero.” “Who’s scruffy-looking?!” “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”