alright do you know what this panel says? do you know what that simple word of “courage” says, says about these two characters and their overtly complex relationship?
this panel says that they gave each other courage.
ichigo gave rukia the power to stand up for her beliefs–her belief in herself, her belief in her own powers, her belief in him. we see it in the fullbring arc where she stands up to captains telling her to spy on ichigo, we literally see her explicitly marvel at how much change ichigo has incited in her after she gives him back his powers.
and rukia. rukia gave ichigo his powers–the one thing that his entire courage relies on. she gave it to him. she is the reason he has any courage at all to stand up to enemy after enemy, to get back up when he seems to be beaten down. his courage stems from her, she and his powers are one and the fucking same.
this panel very simply, very concisely states that ichigo and rukia gave each other the courage that kubo seems to think this entire manga has been revolving around since day one.
without each other, rukia and ichigo would not be the people they are today.
L O O K there are so many threads rn where saylon is just tired . i want my son to be happy . so send some cuddly things to the inbox or like this post for saylon to actually just find himself in your muses lap . ty
O.K., yeah, it took a few days to edit it all down, but the photographs - and my editorializing - concerning the visit of World War 2 “war birds” to Purdue’s campus are now up on the website: Wings of Freedom, 2016.