I SHIP HYURIKOKIYO SO MUCH
but that’s kind of beside the point ahaa~
I think that they were a very cute couple. I can see Kiyoshi being even more of a dork around Riko, and she just scolds him half-heartedly and sighs dramatically and finally gives the big baby a kiss GOD I’M GOING INTO DANGEROUS TERRITORY
I really wish we knew why they broke up. You know, Fujimaki tends to do this thing that I really hate: he just randomly drops information with no context whatsoever, and everybody’s just like ‘what’. The worst part is that he probably has a reason to do that and I hate it because I’m just so incredibly curious it’s not even funny. A perfect example of that is his answer to the ‘Why do Riko and Kiyoshi call each other by their first name’ question.
'Oh, they went out with each other at some point' my ass. Where’s the fucking story behind it when did they go out why did they go out who confessed to who why did they break up goddamnitall
But yeah, for some reason still unknown to us they dated, but aren’t anymore. They’re still on great terms with each other, so it was probably something both of them agreed on.
Hyuuga’d have felt a little left out at the beginning of their relationship. He’s pretty good friends with both of them, so seeing them together and leaving him behind would have left him pretty upset, no matter how much he denies it. But of course, he fully supported them and even helped Riko bring Kiyoshi down from his high when he was being too much. And also, since he knew Riko before Kiyoshi did, the latter would’ve definitely come to him for some advice. Even though he was pretty sad that they kind of left him behind, he was really happy that his friends found love in each other.
When they broke up, I think the three of them tried to act as normal as possible. So a relationship didn’t work out; okay, that’s fine. I’m happy for the memories you gave me and I’ll treasure the time we spent together, but life goes on. Hyuuga played a very important part in this, because he didn’t treat either differently from what he usually did during all this time and the two of them couldn’t be more grateful to him for that.