NO THAT’S OKAY I DIDN’T ACTUALLY NEED MY HEART FOR ANYTHING. JUST GO AHEAD AND TEAR IT RIGHT OUT. I’LL JUST BE OVER HERE IN THE CORNER SOBBING.
OMG, I just can’t with this scene. Malik calls him his brother and it’s just all Rishid wanted to hear and just….. Rishiiiiiiiiiiiiiid… ;_;
No, okay, this is one of my favorite scenes in the entire DM anime.
Rishid has constantly been compared to and pitted against his younger brother. He’s been told over and over again that he will never amount to anything, that he is “disposable”, and the one chance he had to maybe getting accepted by his father was taken away from him when Marik was born.
In spite of that, Rishid managed to hold it together. As near as I can tell, Rishid never once allows those emotions to guide his actions around Marik. He
definitely probably feels some resentment and anger, as well as misery (because he’s human), and yet he never once snaps or lashes out at Marik. You want to talk about having “the patience of Job”? This is the man who coined that phrase.
So when Rishid is eventually pushed to his breaking point, loses his temper, and finally lashes out, it’s Marik of all people who sees that anger. He understands that pain and reaches out to him the same way his mother did long ago (he even does the exact same gesture that their mother had just before she died). Not only does Marik forgive him for that anger, he apologizes for the pain he’s putting Rishid through.
He even takes it a step further by acknowledging Rishid as his family, the way his father won’t, just like his mother did for him while she was alive, and that….that’s…
those aren’t tears in my eyes it’s a peanut okay i just have really strong feels for this scene
Oh God yes, I agree so much with all of this. You couldn’t have put it more beautifully. And I especially really love the parallels between Malik and his mother and how they reach out to Rishid in this moment, both doing it while they’re lying in bed. But unlike last time Rishid is able to touch him and hang on and it’s from this point onwards that he’s determined to never let him go. ;_;