AMI WAS GETTING HIT FOR LIKE TEN MINUTES HARUKA, YOU’VE BEEN THERE FOR THREE SECONDS COME ON NOW MISS OUTER SENSHI
Nah, this is awesome of Haruka, and I actually really love that Haruka’s basically just accepted “Well okay I’ll just be a meat shield then.” She really has reduced herself to doing nothing more than standing and absorbing the damage so Ami can fix everything, and it’s kind of perfectly Haruka that the way she says “I was wrong” is “KILL ME FIRST!”
What I love most though is her delivery of “Hurry up, huh?” She has this ADORABLE little chuckle in her voice. It’s relaxed Haruka, it’s flirty, friendly Haruka. A minute ago she’s yelling at Ami, “THE FUCK?! ARE YOU EVEN A SAILOR SENSHI?!” but then Haruka gets it. Suddenly in a rare flash of insight, Haruka’s like “Damn, this girl is so sure that she has the answers in there somewhere, she’s going to stand there and take all this punishment like a badass and not stop looking for them.” And Haruka GETS that. It’s their first shared moment. If there’s one thing Haruka can understand, it’s not giving up. And Ami isn’t giving up.
That’s been such a huge piece missing for Haruka since they started this. She thinks Ami’s inability to keep up is because she isn’t trying hard enough (Michiru can do it, so you should be able to do it). She thinks Ami’s wanting to wait to think about shit is because she can’t take action on her own. She thought Ami wasn’t fighting back against Nehellenia, not realizing that fighting was exactly what Ami was doing the whole time.
Haruka has infinite difficulty in seeing any viewpoint that isn’t her own, she’s just that tunnel-visioned and convinced she’s right at all times. Here? I think she STILL probably doesn’t quite get it. She’s not sure Ami will find any answer at all. But Ami definitely does, and so Haruka’s willing to give it a try.