Sailor Moon 2013 series by scpg89
I will never tire of the Artemis and Minako relationship/feels because it is SO UTTERLY PERFECT IN EVERYTHING. Artemis is just so proud of his girl.Anonymous
UGH, Minako and Artemis. Their relationship is just so incredible and special.
That little speech, Anon, THAT LITTLE SPEECH. I mean the pride that POURING off of him.
And you know it wasn’t easy. You KNOW Minako gave him shit and she’s a giant headstrong pain who doesn’t want to listen.
But they’re a TEAM, they are partners, and who Minako is today — this smart, quick, independent, loving, beautiful person — Artemis had a hand in that. Maybe just a tiny hand, maybe just in guiding her to the person she could always be. But that’s Minako, that’s HIS Minako, and he just can’t keep it in. EVERYBODY needs to see her, friend and foe alike.
That is Artemis’ little girl, and he could not be prouder of her.
ARTEMIS AND MINAKO, ANON
(rebloggable by request, for all your Minako and Artemis feels)
I love their relationship so much. I know a lot of people see their relationship as romantic but I honestly see Artemis as kind of a father/older brother figure towards her. He wants to protect her and guide her and is extremely proud watching her growing and developing into a beautiful, capable young woman.
So enter Minako and her first meeting, of a sort, with Usagi.
There’s a lot to consider here.
In the next episode, the others don’t recognize Minako when she comes to the Shrine. They don’t explain why, but let’s go with magic that clouds their identities, at least until they know the truth, since that’s a pretty easy answer. But how far does that go? Is it working for Minako too? When she goes to the Shrine, does she recognize the others, or is she just using logic/process of elimination? (“I know Rei Hino is Sailor Mars. I know Rei Hino is a miko of this shrine. So the one in the robes with the broom must be Sailor Mars, even if I don’t recognize her.”)
She and Artemis have the advantage of Luna having been reporting to them this whole time, so they must by now know, intellectually, who the Senshi are and their real identities. But is the knowing enough, if its just a name and maybe a photograph or two? Would Minako need to actually have that revealed to her directly for the magic to no longer work?
Basically, as Minako is standing here, watching Usagi cry, does she know who she’s looking at?
Her expression is so hard to read. She’s obviously surprised, but it could be for any one of a dozen different reasons, and they’re all fascinating.
I think that this is the moment the magic lifted for her. Like it takes SOMETHING to break through it. Just the knowledge isn’t enough, it has to come with some sort of MOMENT, some flash of inspiration or acceptance, where it all comes together.
Up to this point, Minako’s been following Usagi. Again, intellectually, she knows that Usagi is Sailor Moon, but she still can’t really see it. Then she sees Usagi’s reaction to Zoicite, and it clicks. And then this rush. Maybe a few scattered memories. Emotions she doesn’t quite understand. Standing there, in the street, watching this girl cry helplessly, and just for that moment, Minako’s completely stunned and overwhelmed by everything. It’s all coming together so fast now.
And not even thinking poorly of how Usagi’s reacting either. It’s so real and so genuine. Minako’s about to get her teammates, potentially friends if she dares allow herself to hope. She’ll remain detached for a long time yet, and it won’t be easy for her. But just for this moment, none of that matters. Usagi’s a crybaby and doesn’t know what to do, and has maybe never needed someone like Minako more. And all of what Minako’s been through now has context. That’s what her face in that second panel says to me. Not shock at Usagi’s reaction. Shock at the realization that she’s going to have people like Usagi at all. Real people with real feelings who aren’t always brave and who don’t have all the answers. Minako doesn’t have to be alone anymore. She sees Usagi now, she’s real, and Minako will never fight alone again.
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