This is literally right after he saves her from falling in mid-air and yet she still immediately warns him that it’s dangerous here and he should run as far away from this as he can and OH GOD MY HEART IS JUST SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
Because he legitimately saved her, that’s what Mamoru does, he helps her when she falls, he supports her, but they both know she’s the powerhouse of the two of them, and they’re both totally fine with that, that’s never an issue. It’s only ever that he wants to help her more.
And Crystal is absolutely keeping that, he can help her, he can save her at a crucial moment, but he’s still not strong enough to be in the thick of things if they can help it (sometimes it’s going to be necessary, especially as the series goes along and Mamoru gets more complicated, in some ways), she wants to protect him just as much as he wants to protect her.
THEY ARE EQUALS IN THIS RELATIONSHIP.
THEY SAVE EACH OTHER.
THE THINGS THEY CAN DO ARE NOT THE SAME AS EACH OTHER, MAMORU IS A STRATEGIST, A THINKER, USAGI IS THE PURE RAW STRENGTH, AND BOTH COMPLEMENT THE OTHER, AND ULTIMATELY THEY ARE IN THIS TOGETHER
THEY EACH SAVE THE OTHER IN SUCH AMAZING AND IMPORTANT WAYS AND BOTH ARE SO FUCKING NECESSARY TO THIS COUPLE AND JUST
OH GOD SO GOOD FOR ME