This wall o’beefcake is looking at a tiny rookie like she could crush him with a word. Because Raleigh doesn’t have an ungenuine bone in his body and he doesn’t see himself as anything other than the washed up lesser brother who ran. Because Raleigh doesn’t see himself like we see him. He accepts everyone’s criticism of him because he thinks it’s probably right. Because the thing that wins Mako over is how unselfcentered Raleigh is. The thing that wins Mako over is the fact that Raleigh has no clue he’s amazing. Raleigh is so concerned with letting Mako know how amazing he thinks SHE is, he never even considers how special he himself is. Because if Mako is all skill and steel, Raleigh is all heart.