This song gives me so many Claire Redfield+Leon Kennedy / Cleon feels.
The scenario: Claire loves Leon and Leon loves Claire. They’ve survived so much together. Perhaps the feels have remained unsaid, but their feelings for one another are coming to a turning point. But here’s the thing. Claire is a survivor, she’s held her head up high, but she’s not perfect. All the events since 1998 have weighed hard on her. She still wakes up screaming. Sometimes she still cries to herself in her apartment for those who died- never will she cry in front of those she loves. The smell of death and destruction never quite leaves her senses.
Her and Leon have become closer over the years, despite how often Leon’s gone for missions. He calls her as much as he can, and visits her at the conclusion of nearly every mission he’s gone for. Maybe a drunken night makes their feelings slip, but Claire has to pull away. She feels too damaged to let herself rely on Leon. She loves him, but she’s not ready.