She was going out of her way to help him, something no one did. No one. She surprised him yet again as she had the day she helped him from being buried alive. This, this was different, it was a new level neither of them had ever reached. Together.
Never had her family (other than her mother) shown this kind of concern, it had seemed lost on a girl like her who was as hard as the waves. He wasn't any softer, but here in some bizarre way they were sharing something akin to tenderness. She didn't mind being close to him and that was a small (very small) comfort. But why? Why for him? It was confusing to the old Ancient Titan.
He kept to his oath though, he did not touch her though some uncertain part of him wanted to. Once again she had become this beautiful thing for him. Monsters didn't get to have such beautiful things.