yeah but naoto and chie playing video games and watching action movies together
chie teaching naoto kung fu and naoto teaching chie detective stuff
chie laughing at herself for all the crushes she had on action heroes as a kid and naoto admitting her teeny tiny little totally non-existent crush on james bond
naoto admiring chie for being tough and a tomboy but still feminine and trusting her if she needs a girl to talk to about that stuff
chie and naoto
Chie and Naoto watching obscure old crime dramas and detective animes, and constantly having to pause things to have heated discussions on who the true culprit is (and in most cases both being extremely angry by the end about the actual outcome because THAT MAKES NO SENSE THE EVIDENCE NEVER POINTED TO THAT AT ALL).
Naoto confiding in Chie about her concerns over her general cluelessness/failure at feelings, because even though Chie’s boisterous and obviously on board the Kannao ship, she’s also not too overbearing about it, and is also really good at listening to people and knows when it isn’t okay to tease and joke (unlike most of their friends).
Chie and Naoto once in a blue moon deciding to try and do something really stereotypically girly, and getting about five minutes into it before looking at each other and bursting out into hysterics like “PFFFT, NO, THIS IS SO NOT US, WHAT WERE WE EVEN THINKING, HAHAHA”, and immediately dropping everything and going back to virtually punching things or talking about murders.
Chie always going to Naoto for help whenever she attempts to cook something, because Yukiko and Rise are freaking train wrecks, and while Naoto isn’t particularly good at cooking and is equally as clumsy with the finer details of it, she at least will very strictly adhere to recipe instructions and reign Chie in if she starts to get too frustrated or impatient, or (god help them) creative. (“SATONAKA-SENPAI, NO.”)
Naoto showing Chie how to make little gadgets and the two of them geeking out REALLY REALLY hard over the things they come up with, and then going into tangents about how cool robots and stuff like that are.
Kanji figuring out how horrible Naoto’s eating habits probably are, and immediately telling Chie (Chie and Kanji are another adorable brotp, FRIENDSHIP FORGED VIA PUNCHING THINGS), and the two of them taking turns barging in on Naoto whenever she’s working far too late (in other words, always) to bring her dinner because otherwise she just forget to eat. Kanji is just kind of like “SHUT UP AND EAT IT” and immediately flees after shoving elaborate homemade bentos at her, but Chie brings takeout and always perches herself on the edge of Naoto’s desk in order to be SURE she eats it properly. Naoto finds it all some weird combination of frustrating and endearing, so just kind of smiles and takes Chie’s lectures about eating properly in stride (while eating the likely unhealthy and meat-filled takeout she brought, and wondering if Chie actually understands the concept of “nutrition” or not).
(This one is more my own shipcanon but still, shhh, I’m sorry) Chie going to cry to Naoto after Yu moves back to the city (because Naoto is the only one that’s noticed the obvious (and possibly Kanji, because the four of them spend the majority of the last three dungeons in a party together)), and Naoto really just doesn’t know what to say at all, so just kind of lets Chie cry on her lap for a while while patting her hair a bit awkwardly. But that’s really all Chie needed, and she’s back to her usual self once she’s gotten all the sads out, and gives Naoto a hug and drags her out for ice cream or something to thank her.
…I spend a lot of time thinking about these two, okay. *sob*