Welcome to the Moonlight Library’s 30 Day Animorphs Challenge!
Despite Project Animorphs in 2013, I clearly do not talk about Animorphs enough.
This particular challenge is taken from the Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges archive on Tumblr.
Day 17: Three heartwarming moments
I’ve always been a Rachel/Tobias shipper, mostly because I admire Rachel as a role model and Tobias is irresistibly damaged and vulnerable yet independent and self-sufficient. They sweeten my life together. My first heartwarming moment is in #32: The Separation, where Rachel is split into two Rachels, the Mean Rachel and the Nice Rachel. After they’re put back together, Cassie offers to talk to Rachel, but she refuses in favour of taking some time out with Tobias. He says to her, “Let’s go. The two of you and the two of me. Let’s go. Let’s fly.”
My second heartwarming moment is in #29: The Sickness. Ax falls seriously ill, and he’s homesick and a million miles away from his mother. Cassie fulfils that role, taking his temperature and smoothing down his fur and calling him ‘baby’. There’s just something about poor Ax, so alone and so ill, and Cassie using her nurturing side that really warms my heart.
My third heartwarming moment is in Book #8: The Alien, after Ax bites Visser Three in rattlesnake morph. The Visser’s host body is poisoned, and the Yeerk bails. Alloran begs Ax to kill him, and tries to end his own life, but Ax, even though he’s looking at his enemy, he just can’t do it, because this is what the Yeerks do, they enslave people and use their bodies against their will, and Ax can’t kill Alloran in cold blood, even with Alloran begging. I love Ax’s honour in this part, and it really warms my heart to see him stare down his brother’s killer and walk away, knowing his most dangerous enemy will return.