‘You know you can just stay here and live in the castle. You’d have your own wing where no one would ever complain about your stench and treat you bad ever again. You could be happy.’
After a significant and highly traumatizing periode of time marked by being left out, mistreated, deliberately disregarded, dismissed or bulled this girl finally got everything she could dream of: a preferred activity she could now safely and freely participate in, a clearly established final of the adversity related to the way she was treated by other racers, a high position - and she wants her friend to also experience the immense relief of finally being accepted and appreciated. She knows how it is to be alienated and othered by the society and she’s willing to protect her friend from the same kind of public perception he had been reliving for years in his own game while devotedly and effortfully fulfilling his duties. And it just gets me every time I rewatch the movie. An actual visual representation of “The loneliest people are the kindest…” quote.