Mamihlapinatapei - The look between two people in which each loves the other but is too afraid to make the first move.
Nihon had been too soon. They’d been too raw after all of the loss and the idea of trying to add another aspect to it all was too much, the idea was like running bits of shattered glass across skin. So they’d left it at that - unnamed intentions and an obvious need for the other.
In Clow they’d been in pieces, both in body as in family. There was comfort given and boundaries seemed to all but disappear when they were alone, but nothing had changed just yet. When their bodies had healed they could move forward, was the unspoken but understood agreement.
Three worlds had come and gone since then and still neither of them had done anything.