The window gets smashed, and even as Haruka’s putting her hand up to shield her face, she’s reaching out to grab Michiru and pull her safely out of the way.
This is the most demonstratively protective I’ve seen Haruka. Even better, because it’s so instinctive and uncalculated — you know, unlike every single word out of Haruka’s mouth — it’s also the best example we’ve had yet for how she feels about Michiru. There isn’t time for all her word games and dismissing things. There’s more love in that one gesture than anything she’s allowed herself so far.
This has to be one of my all-time favorite Haruka x Michiru scenes. It’s just so small and simple, too. Haruka values Michiru’s safety above her own. That’s all there is to it. She doesn’t even THINK about it, just DOES it on reflex. I think that speaks a lot more about their relationship than any words could.
The four castles shown in Sailor Moon. From left to right: Triton Castle (home of Princess Neptune), Miranda Castle (home of Princess Uranus), Charon Castle (home of Princess Pluto) and Magellan Castle (home of Princess Venus).
But whatever else may have happened today, Rei was untransformed and she sliced a monster in two with a folding chair.
In case you ever feel like underestimating her, remember that this young woman can fuck you up with a folding chair, a handbag, a supermarket cart or a small piece of paper with handwriting on it, and she will.
Quite possibly while wearing pink dungarees and deck shoes.