Today’s featured kiss is Chibiusa kissing Perle from the SuperS movie, Black Dream Hole.
After the Black Dream Hole is broken through and Chibiusa and the others return to the normal world, Perle offers his flute to Chibiusa. As he does, he explains that he protects the sweet “Sugar Energy” that grows inside children’s beautiful dreams. Because of this, he promises to always be with Chibiusa, knowing that she has beautiful dreams and always will.
Hearing this makes Chibiusa happy. After graciously accepting the flute, she moves closer to Perle and kisses him sweetly on the cheek. He is completely surprised and starts to blush. As he flies away, he thanks her for the cookies that she gave him— his first and only present.
I’ll be honest. The continuity of this movie confuses me to no end. Pluto is somehow alive with no explanation, Chibiusa is crushing on a fairy even though she has been in love with Helios all season… I have no idea in what time frame to place this movie to make it make sense.
However, ignoring Pluto’s mysterious appearance I am not particuarly bothered with Chibiusa’s relationship to Perle (and remember this is coming from someone who ADORES Chibiusa/Helios). Because Chibiusa is still very young. She is bound to be attracted to individuals other than Helios throughout her life, whether he’s “endgame” or not. Perle is someone safe to be attracted to— he’s a fairy. He’s innocent and unsure of himself, but even still he wants to ensure Chibiusa’s safety to the extent of his abilities. He can’t stay with Chibiusa for long, but his support will remain there even when he isn’t. This is a good opportunity for Chibiusa to see what it’s like to be attracted to other people, as well as to see what happens when this can’t work out. These are definitely important things for her to learn as she continues to grow and mature!