oh man, your tags about the ending. i agree so much. they built this as a cute friendship gone wrong over jealousy, and for me personally it's been far too long for them to just be best friends again that easily. i get that kinshiro has been sulking over the loss of atsushi, so naturally he'd jump at the chance of rekindling that bond, but also it doesn't feel like something that should be resolved like a fairy tail ending.
okay yeah i’m super glad you agree! i thought the way that the relationship broke down based on their characters was great. i thought it was done very well considering they presented it as being all about curry.
the making up… not so much. okay, so yeah, seeing kinshirou blush and smile made me very happy. i’m glad that atsushi got to rescue kinshirou and that they got to have a bit of a talk to each other - i like to think they both got caught up in the heat of the moment. but i do wish that they could’ve had more time to show us atsushi and kinshirou becoming reaccustomed to being around each other - you know, what happened between the night of the festival and the scene with everyone at the bath. i wanted every awkward and uncomfortable moment. because realistically, it would have been uncomfortable, especially with how very sensitive kinshirou is and how atsushi tends to avoid confrontation. they both internalise their feelings, so i’m sure there’s a lot more to the problem than can be solved with a couple of ‘kin-chans’.
i’m certainly not saying i’m against them making up and becoming friends again. i just wish it had been more gradual. like you said, it’s been far too long to simply disregard all their issues within a couple of minutes, no matter how desperate they both were to be friends again. i can’t imagine they’d be immediately comfortable around each other and i think it would take them a long time to open up and just properly talk to each other (this is why i like to imagine en there as a catalyst of sorts. can’t you just imagine en telling them to just talk it out?). but hey, i think that would’ve been a fantastic and interesting dynamic to watch. and i’m just going to pretend it did happen but we never got to see it.