Greetings, and welcome to Jet Wolf Flails A Whole Lot About Rei And Usagi’s Relationship. Please have a seat, We’ve got a lot of words and feels ahead, and we should get started.
Let’s begin with
Which is approximately the sound I made when I saw this, along with flapping my hands and hopping in my chair and turning to Puppy to say “DID YOU SEE THAT?!? HERE I’LL PLAY IT AGAIN” and Puppy not looking up at all because FUCK YOU PUPPY I’LL WATCH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN MYSELF
Okay, good, we’ve got that down.
Let’s move to the actual scene then, and how Usagi hasn’t even finished transforming yet before Rei is off and running.
The SECOND Rei sees that Usagi is starting to power up on her own, she’s on the move. And not just on the move. REI HOPS UP ON THE TABLE AND FUCKING RUNS ACROSS IT. There is a precious second or two wasted if she goes around and FUCK THAT NOISE, REI NEEDS TO ACT RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
Rei knows. She knows THAT WELL exactly what Usagi’s about to do. And holy shit, here’s what’s so great about all this — I mean okay, there’s SO MUCH great about all this (AHHH STARS ADORES THIS RELATIONSHIP AND DID I MENTION AHHH BECAUSE AAAAAHHHHH), but here’s THIS PART that’s so great about this — because THEY DON’T KNOW USAGI CAN FLY. Like fuck, who saw that coming. Who? REI DID THAT’S WHO.
Though maybe she didn’t know it would be flying. Maybe she thought Usagi could teleport herself, or would just run off, and being in Senshi form with Rei still in civilian form (Rei couldn’t even spare the crucial seconds to transform), she just couldn’t risk it. Whether she somehow knew specifically what Usagi would do, the undeniable part is that she knew Usagi would go.
Usagi was going to go save Mamoru and Chibi-Usa. Nehellenia is playing for keeps here, and made it painfully apparent that she won’t rest until she destroys EVERYONE Usagi loves. Usagi’s not about to risk them, too, and so she goes
And that is not okay.
So Rei figures it instantly, because that’s how well she knows all of these things Usagi is feeling. All of these thoughts Usagi is thinking. Rei, who when they first met, couldn’t fathom Usagi for even one second out of one day has come to this level, where she knows her every thought, feeling, and action SO WELL that she’s on the move in the scant few seconds that a transformation happens.
And she’s RIGHT.
Then just fuck me, Rei PANICS and tries to tackle Usagi. That is KILLING me.
It’s so instinctive. Just this desperate need. DON’T GO. Whether to try to keep Usagi here or just not let Usagi leave without her, EITHER IS FINE. Rei doesn’t care, just don’t go. It’s a trap, you idiot, and she’s going to kill you, and you can’t even do up the zipper on your coat without me to help you, what are you going to do walking into the bad guy’s trap alone?
All that — all of that and all that all of that implies — and Rei still misses.
And I can’t ignore Usagi here too. So focused, so determined. It IS a trap and she WILL be alone, but look at that face. FUCK ALL THIS, I AM GONG TO GO SAVE EVERYONE. I will never, ever stop loving when she does that.
But my god, when everyone’s home safe again, Usagi, you are going to have SUCH A TALKING TO.
Rei FACEPLANTED for you, Usagi.
Rei flew through the air and landed face first in the DIRT to try to stop you, and you just flew off.
IN FRONT OF THE OUTERS, USAGI.
Usagi’s going to have so many pages to fill in The Exchange Diary of Love to make up for this.
Thank you for joining me for Jet Wolf Flails A Whole Lot About Rei And Usagi’s Relationship. There’s refreshment in the lobby.