also is that makoto's back he's looking at!

Free! Novelize Chapter 6: It’s Meaningless Without You

I cannot impart to you the miracle that happened for me to get this to you. It’s actually been ready for a couple weeks, but I haven’t had the time to type it up. SO before we begin, a couple notes:

-I apologize for the blatant irreverence for verb tense; it switches from present to past and back again. So I tried to leave it as similar as possible so it can drive all of you crazy too I apologize for that in advance.

-Also again with the spacing, practically everything has its own paragraph in the book.

-‘Dice Talk’ is literally what the phonetic vocabulary word is for the dice game in the chapter.

-There are a couple lines it is a bit hard to tell who is talking without seeing their speech pattern, so I added the first letter of their name in a bracket after the line just as an aid.

-And finally, the Japanese language frequently doesn’t believe in periods, causing a lot of run on sentences. I adjusted accordingly, but if anything seems overly long, that’s why.

Now then:

Chapter 6: It’s Meaningless Without You

~Haru’s Point of View~

It’s meaningless without you.

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Take Your Marks Review

Okay, general disclaimer first. I don’t speak Japanese nor understand it very well. I have, however, reviewed all of the existing summaries of this movie on Tumblr and am part of a collective (RH Discord Group) that includes people who speak Japanese fairly well. This has informed my knowledge of general dialogue. For the sake of fairness, most of this review will focus on visuals, rather than dialogue. I believe I can speak to what I saw to a reasonable degree.

Look I have proof I was there!  

I’m also doing this review in terms of what I enjoyed rather than a pure summary (though it will be summary-ish because that’s how my brain works) because of said Japanese language barrier.  As I said, there are at least two direct summaries available. I’m going to try to touch on things that lack elaboration from what I’ve seen.

Okay, let’s dive in!

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Free! Novelization Preview

I had a dream about Rin for the first time in a long time.
The Rin in my dream still had the same elementary schooler face that he did the last time I saw him. However, according to the setting he was also in the spring of his second year of high school, same as me, and for some reason we were in the same class. I didn’t find that particularly strange. It’s something that happens quite often in dreams. The Rin wearing an Iwatobi High School uniform looked at me and smiled inside my dream. It was the same smile as back then.
“Hey, Makoto. Would you like to swim in a relay again?”
I vaguely smiled and looked at Haru.
We were on the roof during lunch break. Haru stayed silent and continued to eat his bentou with grilled saba in it.
I stared at Haru. But I couldn’t read his emotions. Even though I could normally tell what he was thinking without him saying anything. In my dream, I panicked since I couldn’t read him. At my hesitation Rin said “Haru says he’ll do it, right?” and without waiting for an answer he grabbed his arm. Haru’s hand eating his bentou stopped and he looked at Rin.
“I…”
While Haru said that Rin pulled him and stood up. Without waiting for Haru’s response.
“Come on let’s go, Haru.”
Haru’s aluminum bentou box fell from his hands, and it clanged against the concrete roof and rolled.
“Wait, Haru…”
I stood up.
When I looked around, the roof suddenly was filled with water, and Haru and Rin were swimming way off ahead of me. Even though I was in the water, no matter how hard I tried to follow after them, my limbs wouldn’t move how I wanted.
“Wait. Haru. Haru…”

That’s when I woke up.
I was a normal Iwatobi city morning as always, I was on the second floor of the Tachibana house. In my room.
Yesterday Spring vacation had ended, and today was the first day of the new semester. Even though it’s the point of the season where the mornings and evenings are still chilly, the collar of my pajama shirt was uncomfortably wet with sweat.
“Oniichan, what’s wrong?”
“Breakfast is ready?”
Ren and Ran said while peaking into my room with worried looks, having come to wake me up.

anonymous asked:

High key think that if makoto proposed it wld b as a spur in the moment kind of thing like theyd be walking or watching a film n he'd just b like yo we shld get married and then try to take back what he said but boi too late lmao

i have so many requests i should be writing instead but o shit made this a teeny scenario as well wh00pz


“Fucking married couples,” Hanamiya cursed as the rest of the restaurant were clapping for the newly weds, “we’ll be way less annoying.”

“We? Are you proposing to me?” You smiled cheekily at him, a teasing glint in your eye that disappeared with urgency when Hanamiya responded,

“Yeah- what the hell- marry me.”

*****

also though i feel like he could also propose in a huge, potentially violent, argument with his s/o


“You don’t love me! I’ve always been a toy!” you hissed in anger, backing away from the man with clenched fists and a frame that towered over you.

“[Y/N]- don’t be a paranoid bitch,” his words were cold as he looked down at you with an emotion very similar to contempt.

“Oh, I’m paranoid? I’m paranoid?” Getting higher and higher, your voice outlined what would be progressively extreme hysteria.

“You’re fucking paranoid because I fucking love you so marry me, damn it.”

clingy

i was going through my laptop files & stumbled upon this little thing that i apparently started back in August of last year 😅 so i polished it up a bit for y’all ❤ hope you enjoy!

Fandom: Free!
Rating: G
Words: 820
Pairing: MakoHaru (sort of)

*Inspired by this



Haru feels bad about this.

Really.

Well, maybe only a little. It’s hard to feel too guilty when Makoto is latched onto his arm the way he is. His fingers are curled tightly around Haru’s bicep and the inside of his elbow, gripping the fabric of Haru’s blue hoodie in a death grip.

“Haruuuu, you said it wouldn’t move!” Makoto whines, scooting closer in their shared seat on the Ferris wheel. Haru shrugs as he subtly pushes the ball of his foot against the lip of the passenger car’s base, causing it to sway forward ever so slightly. Really, any normal person wouldn’t even notice the minuscule movement.

Makoto definitely notices.

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anonymous asked:

pls make a essay on why u like NaeKusaba i dont understand why people like it.

ok it will be short im warning you . 

Mukuro had a crush on naegi before she died and before all the despair happened even though naegi was all over maizono at that point . anyway Naegi is someone who gave her hope and is someone who made look past junko and her despair . 

But going back to your question, Makoto is not just someone who helped Mukuro redeem herself, he also has the potential to make her happy. in her Free Time Events, she always “breaks out of character” or rather, she breaks out of her disguise. Her true self shows whenever she’s  around him and that’s just cute okay. But more importantly, look at her character growth because of him in DR IF . maybe they become something more after it .

but yeah, bottom line is this is a ship that gives hope. Hope that even when you think you’re not worth much, there could be someone out there who would remind you how priceless you are.

anonymous asked:

Makoto and Goro finding their s/o's photos of them with hearts and cute lil crowns drawn on them and cheesy writing thats like "queen of my world! <3" and "my prince charming!!"

omg this is so fucking cute i love it!!!

Makoto:

  • Her and S/O were just studying together one day when Makoto took their notes from them and S/O kind of
  • Flips and is like “M-M-MAKOTO PLEASE DON’T LOOK THROUGH THEM” cause Makoto doesn’t know S/O likes them
  • She cocks an eyebrow but still proceeds to examine the notes but lmao it’s actually a scrapbook and she just
  • So happens to turn to a page dedicated to Makoto and selfies they have took together and S/O just dies
  • “queen of my world!” “cutie patootie” “love of my life” and there’s hearts around Makoto’s face and both of them are blushing at this point
  • Makoto is speechless and she’s trying to process the current situation and looks over at S/O. 
  • S/O just covers their face and was like “S-Senpai, I actually like you a lot… but idk how to tell you so… I-I…”
  • Makoto thinks S/O is suddenly super adorable and forgets about studying and ask them if they want to go get crepes. 
  • S/O feels happy all the sudden and these cute motherfuckers go get their crepes and enjoy the rest of the evening.

Akechi:

  • Akechi and S/O have been good friends for awhile, especially when Akechi realizes that S/O isn’t a huge fangirl/fanboy
  • Sometimes he’ll go over to their house when he doesn’t feel like dealing with Shido and so
  • S/O went on to go check the mail and Akechi notices a notebook on the coffee table of their living room
  • It’s decorated all cutesy and shit and Akechi, being a detective that he is, is curious to find out what the notebook has in it.
  • So being the nosy shit he is, he opens and it has pictures, doodles, and cheesy shit like “my prince charming” “my pancake boy”
  • He realizes it’s all pictures of him and the doodles, while terribly drawn out, are also him and S/O and
  • He can’t help but find it somewhat endearing that S/O’s lowkey a fanboy/fangirl
  • S/O finally comes back with the mail and like… sees Akechi looking through the notebook and they’re a blushing mess
  • “I-I’m sorry Akechi… I-I-I didn’t want you to think I was some crazy fan… b-but I do like you and all…”
  • S/O is cute and Akechi can’t help but to find them cute so he takes them out to go get pancakes or some other sweet
Not All Bad

Support! Ryuji! Sakamoto!

Ryuji was pouting as the Phantom Thieves made their way through Mementos. He had had a particularly bad day. His classmates seemed to pick on him more than usual. The teachers still ignored it and him altogether. And his mom was stuck at work and wouldn’t be home in time for dinner, which left him all by himself. Ryuji wasn’t about to let his friends know about all that, though. They didn’t need to carry the pain of his life. He could handle it all by himself.

His hands dashed for the bottom of his seat as Morgana ran over a Shadow in his car form. The bump was significantly less painful than when you didn’t hold on. He watched as Akira, Haru, Yusuke, and Ann jumped into battle. Ryuji sighed, he wanted to fight. He wanted to get his mind off of his bad day.

“Skull, what’s with the sour expression?” Makoto leaned across the seat back to get his attention. “You’ve looked down ever since we got here.”

Ryuji frowned at the fact that he sucked at hiding his feelings. Also that Makoto had acknowledged his mood. He sighed and waved a hand at her. “It’s nothin’. Just a bad day.”

“How bad?” Makoto asked softly. How come she could see right through him?

In truth, kids in his class had made fun of him and Akira. Pretty bad. They joked about them being a couple. How delinquents went together. One even bothered to say how’d they go to jail together. Ryuji didn’t want to say all this to Makoto. Yet her gaze was hard and caring.

Ryuji frowned. He looked down at his gloves to avoid her eyes. Makoto reached out to place a hand on his shoulder. Ryuji didn’t lift his chin, but made himself look at her.

“You can tell me – well, us. Mona, care to keep this private?” Makoto took the cat car into consideration.

“Go ahead, I won’t tell,” Morgana replied, care leaking into his voice.

“I-It’s just that…” Ryuji twiddled his fingers and Makoto’s grip on his shoulder tightened encouragingly. He sighed and let himself relax, preparing to let it out. “The kids in my class were makin’ fun of Joker and me. And it was… kind of brutal. All this delinquent shit still hasn’t gone away.”

Makoto mirrored his frowned. She opened her mouth to speak but Ryuji cut her off by raising a hand and fumbling for words.

“Y-You don’t need to worry about it, though. I’m past all that. It doesn’t bother me anymore. Just when they do it all day… it’s tiring,” Ryuji shrugs. He looks at Makoto to see her frown had softened into a small smile.

She leaned back and crossed her arms across her abdomen. “I know, you are. Just let me worry about you a bit, Skull. It’s unusual to see you like that.”

Ryuji smiled sheepishly and rubbed the back of his neck. “I guess so, huh? Well, I think I’m out of that mood now. I’m ready for anything the world wants to throw at me.”

“That’s good to hear,” Makoto smiled, shutting her eyes.

When the rest of the team returned to the car, they were hyped from their last battle. As Akira drove, they told Ryuji and Makoto about the whole thing. Ryuji was glad to add enthusiasm to Haru’s skill in leading an all-out attack against the enemy. He was ready to join them on the front line and let Yusuke take a break. His body was light and any worries he had were gone. The past was behind him, all he needed was the present.

salviohexiia  asked:

soumako for the ship thing please? :>

:’) thank you

  • who hogs the duvet: makoto, of course, because he’s a) a butt and b) colder than his boyfriend. sousuke’s a human furnace so most of the time he doesn’t really need it, but he’s the kinda person who can’t sleep without a duvet whether or not he’s actually cold. so, naturally, a war breaks out whenever this happens.
  • who texts/rings to check how their day is going: makoto, and most off the time he calls at the wrong time. when sousuke’s in the middle of work and definitely shouldn’t pick up but makoto won’t stop calling. sousuke’s pretty forgetful so he doesn’t do it, but sometimes he leaves notes on the fridge for makoto to see whenever he bothers getting outta bed.
  • who’s the most creative when it comes to gifts: actually sousuke, contrary to popular belief. despite his forgetful nature he’s a lot more creative when it comes to gifts than makoto is. makoto thinks inside of a very tiny shoe box, thinks “uh, gift cards maybe” while sousuke actually considers what kinda person is the gift recipient. “rin likes things that smell like flowers and crap so i’ll go along those lines” etc etc.
  • who gets up first in the morning: sousuke, because makoto sleeps through all of the alarms he sets and sousuke has to drag his sorry ass outta bed at the last minute.
  • who suggests new things in bed: makoto. it doesn’t happen often because they’re comfortable as is, but makoto’s the one who gets bored the quickest. he gets his ideas from gou and kisumi, sometimes nagisa but everyone tells him not to listen to the little menace. he tries not to.
  • who cries at movies: both of them. disney films, you’ll catch ‘em both wiping their tears with their shirts and sniffling loudly. sousuke’s a very silent crier, though, while makoto can’t help but let a hiccup or a sob slip often when he cries.
  • who gives unprompted massages: sousuke. “hey you look a little stiff” and just gives makoto a back massage outta the blue. makoto appreciates the hell outta it, tho, and turns into a cat that purrs. kinda disturbing sometimes when he really gets into it.
  • who fusses over the other when they’re sick: makoto, and jesus christ is he bad at taking care of sousuke because he frets too much. “are you sure you’re ok? you want more chicken noodle soup? maybe another blanket?” “god jesus fuck makoto i’m not DYING”
  • who gets jealous easiest: mmm i don’t think either get jealous all that easily when they’re actually dating, but if i have to pick i’d say makoto. he’s a little less confident than sousuke is, but sousuke of course doesn’t miss an opportunity to reassure makoto. it’s very rare for jealousy to happen in the first place, though.
  • who has the most embarrassing taste in music: makoto. sousuke listens to a lot of different things, but makoto has songs from children’s movies on his phone. he blames his younger siblings for it but sousuke knows he likes them in secret. he also likes pop which sousuke hates with a burning passion.
  • who collects something unusual: makoto collects things like bus/train tickets from significant days (when sousuke came back after a long ass trip to see his relatives in godforsaken sapporo).
  • who takes the longest to get ready: sousuke, because he always misplaces his shit. “sousuke i swear if i come look for it and i find it i’ll kill you-” “don’t worry i found it let’s go”
  • who is the most tidy and organised: as expected, though maybe not if you didn’t read the above, makoto. half a lifetime of having to pick up stuff after his siblings would do that to him, i imagine. of course he has his moments of “fuck it”, too, and then they’re both royally screwed. it takes inviting someone over for them both to get off their asses to go clean the house.
  • who gets most excited about the holidays: makoto. goes into overdrive and decorates the place to the point where you don’t recognise the house anymore, it’s gross. of course he’s in charge of taking it all down, too. sousuke never sees the point of it all.
  • who is the big spoon/little spoon: makoto loves being the big spoon. chin on ssk’s shoulder, arms around his middle. the best. sousuke doesn’t mind either way.
  • who gets most competitive when playing games and/or sports: sousuke. he starts yelling and crap when they’re playing mario kart and tends to forget that they often do that with the twins. of course, makoto’s very competitive, too, since he has grown up with siblings to play video games and stuff with. but sousuke’s the worst, definitely.
  • who starts the most arguments: it depends on how you see it. makoto tends to bottle shit up and sousuke knows that he does, so he’s the one to bring it up and thus start the argument, but makoto’s the one who worries about stupid insignificant things that sousuke has to bring up.
  • who suggests that they buy a pet: they both want pets, but the thing is that makoto’s a cat person and sousuke’s a dog person. so, of course, they don’t have pets. who am i kidding they get a dog in the end because sousuke manages to convince makoto of their charm. it’s a german shepherd that they get as a puppy and it’s so cute and makoto thinks that it’s not that bad, after all.
  • what couple traditions they have: lame ass ones. to be fair, they’re not too big on traditions to begin with, but they always make sure to do something for the other’s birthday. they also have movie nights where they watch two films (one that makoto picks and one that sousuke picks) every now and then.
  • what tv shows they watch together: crime stuff, documentaries, etc. they both find it very fascinating- though makoto leans more towards documentaries.
  • what other couple they hang out with: kisuharu. they’re invited to movie nights a lot, where they take turns watching a film someone’s picked.
  • how they spend time together as a couple: a fairly docile duo, they lie on the couch and watch tv most of the time, but occasionally one of them will get tired of it and say “hey let’s go out for a walk”. they take trips every once in a while using sousuke’s car, to different cities along the coast, maybe as far as down to kyushu.
  • who made the first move: sousuke. makoto doesn’t think the feelings are mutual, sousuke doesn’t care if they are because fuck he’s gotta risk it or he’ll never know. goes for a lame “hey come hang out at my place this saturday” and of course it works.
  • who brings flowers home: spontaneously, makoto. as an apology, sousuke.
  • who is the best cook: HAHAHA are you kidding sousuke doesn’t even let makoto take care of the dishes. “you’ll burn those too somehow, i just know it”.

naly-chan  asked:

Iwatobi and Samezuka walking in on their s/o sleeping with only a tank top and panties? ♡ Good luck!!

Of course! Sorry for taking months ;_; I just don’t want to push out the scenarios fastly and rather put time into them (Which I kinda don’t have at the moment)

Also guys, please notice that I normaly only do 5(!) guys at once. I made an exception with this and the last one since they’re both really cute and funny.

I hope you like it! ^^ <3


Rin had had searched his shirt the whole time, since swim training ended. With an held back curse on his lips he walked into his dorm room, only wearing a pair of sweatpants and a towel over his shoulders. “Where the heck is-!”, he stopped in his movement. His S/O was lying all curled up on his bed, only covered in short pants and a huge top, which made him blush in a bright rosy tone. He stumbled to them, trying to make as less sound as possible, and softly pulled the blanket over them. Wait, he thought. Wasn’t that…his top?! He stared at them for a while. Finally he decided he could be a good boyriend another time. With an cheeky grin he blew air into the ear of his calmly sleeping S/O biting them slightly afterwards. His S/O woke up with an indigant yell. “WHAT are you DOING?!” Rin almost chuckled, but he wasn’t finished with them. Not yet. He pointed at the top that his S/O was wearing, or rather burried in. “This is my top.” For a moment his S/O looked at him confused. “So what?” Rin leaned down to them, tucking a hair strain behind their ear, brushing his lips against their neck. “Take it off.”

Nagisa would never admit it, but he was quite flustered finding his S/O in a tank and panties only. His face being all red and the words he wanted to say blown away from his mind. After shaking his head about himself, finding back to his normal self he sneaked to his sleeping S/O, patting their head gently and observing their sleeping face. They looked really cute, probably even cuter than a penguine. “____-Chaan!”, he started, waking them up. “This really isn’t nice, you know?”, his hand still softly on the head of his S/O and an innocent smile on his face. Dreamy his S/O opened their eyes and murmured tiredly “What is not nice…?” “Lying here half naked and making me blush of course!”, he grinned at them cheekly “You look quite seductive like that, you know?” His S/O was a blushing mess.

Makoto came back from practise late this day and he also had had to take care of his siblings as soon as he had came home. No compromise whith his parent this day. So he felt really bad that he was hours late at his S/O’s house, when they hadn’t had time for each other lately anyway. With a sigh he opened the door with the key his S/O had given him a while ago. “____-Chan? Are you there? I’m so sorry that I’m so late! Please don’t be ma-”, walking into the room of his S/O he stopped flustered. His S/O was still sleeping, which wondered him after his greeting but he was glad, glad and red, and sitted down beside them, smiling calmly. “You look like a cat.”, he whispered more to himself than to anyone really. “Meow.”, came from the lips of the seemingly sleeping person. “You are awake!” His S/O chuckled and finally gave in, stretching and pulling Makoto down into a hug, snuggeling against him. “You really are like a cat.”, he said, holding them with red cheeks, drifting to sleep beside them.

“___-san! I’m ready! I was finally able to solve this sciene problem!”, Rei stared proudly at his text book, turning his eyes to his S/O who has keeped his company the whole time, waiting patiently for him to get ready. Reis heart almost stopped a second though, as he saw them, half naked and with bare legs, lying on a pillow, waking up from a nap. “Rei?”, they yawned “Are you finally finished?” Rei adjusted his glasses, hiding his blush and confused look. “Y-yeah I…I could solve the problem.. Uhm…why..why are you wearing…this..?”, he asked shy. At first his S/O didn’t know what he meant, then they smiled knowingly. “Oh, I solved my problem as well.” “Which problem?” “The problem of you not paying attention to me….well, also the heat is horrible. Now I cooled down a little.” It indeed was very hot today. “Really…? I think it just got hotter in here…”, Rei murmured.

Haruka and his s/o had spend an amazing, but also exhausting day at the beach. The two of them went swimming and it was one of these rather rare times when Haruka would find the time and nerves to try to teach s/o the way he swims. By now they were back at his home and he had finished cooking some delicious Makarel dinner, when he found them in his room. Sleeping peacefully, humming something not understanbale in their sleep, only dressed in one of his tanktops. Haru stiffed at the second he saw them, unable to move or to say anything at first. Finally he put his courage together and went hesistantly to them, darn why did they have to look so cute…and..hot, „____-san? Wake up. Uh..I finished the dinner.“, he almost says with a stutter, but managed to alomst sound normal. His S/o calmly woke up and streetched themself, which caused the tanktop to reveal even more of their tights, making Haru blush and look away. „San?“, they said with a rusky sleepy voice. „I thought we were over this for quite a while now.“ Harukas eyes widend in shock and embarassment but also a tint of something else…

The first thing Nitori did when seeing his s/o lying on his bed, with only a tank top, he owned, on he let out an internal squeak, how could someone be so beautiful and..well, sexy. However he he was kind of worried, it was a little bit cold and they could catch a cold or something. Still being happy about finding his s/o like that and worried, he stumbled over his feed, being too lost in thought and cursed his clumsyness, now they have woken up for sure. They must have, right? „Ai?“, a sleepy voice muffled. „Are you here?..“ he got up quickly and walked over to them, brushing their head softly „Yes _____-chan. But please go on sleeping if you’re tired, I didn’t want to wake you, I’m sorry.“ His still half asleep s/o noded and hugged him heavy-handed. He let himself willingly be pulled down and huged them protectivly and with an wide grin, rocking them both slowly to sleep. Also none of them was cold anymore.

Sousuke pulled out the key he got from his S/o a while ago, since he didn’t want to get them out of bed. School day just ended and he went to visit his s/o who caught a cold. He had brought some warm soup and their favoruite snack. He knocked carefully on their roomdoor, opening it silently and then gulping at the sight he saw. They were sleeping, and if that would’ve been the only noticable thing he would have let them alone but the fact that they were wearing one of his tanktops, he must have left on their last…uhm, cozy night, was making him staring at them in awe for a while. A soft giggle came from his throat, as he walked over to them, putting the basked with the things he brought near their bed, kissing them softly on the mouth, while trying not to wake them up, but he just couldn’t resist, that’s how adorable they looked. A soft mumbling raised under his lips and he parted a little bit. „Noo.“ they said worriedly. „Don’t do that, you will get a cold as well!“, their eyes fixing him fearful, their voice sounding nasal through the stiffed nose. God damn, they were so cute, even now. „But I can’t stop myself. It is unfair to be so pretty while being ill“ he answered, and put the blankets over them both, cuddling a little and eating their favorite snacks, Sousuke brought, while watching silly gameshows.

Momotarou looked at them in disbelif. Bright, happy disbelieve. How did he deserve that sight? That person? With red cheeks and a cheeky mind he stealt his way over to them, juping on them, starting a tickle attack, yanking them out of their sleep. „WHAT THE-“, ther eyes flushed open, and their head bumbed against Momotarous, causing them both to wimper shortly and Momotarou to stop his tickle-attack. Ow…what the heck do you think you’re doing?“, his s/o mumbled acusingly. „I’m so sworry ____-chan..I just…you looked so hot and…I wanted to. Outch. You really have a thick head!“ His s/o only answered with an „Same.“, both still rubbing their heads.

makobunzz  asked:

hello. recently I read a post that stated "makoharu shippers just ship makoharu because it's easier to ship, since they are already bros and all. rinharu is better because its much more dynamic" of course, I completely disagree with this statement. anyways, my question is: why do YOU ship Makoharu? i'm really curious. and what are your thoughts on this statment? :) (also your blog is my favourite ily god bless)

Someone actually said that??? That’s so ridiculous I can’t believe it. Some people are so petty.

Anyways this is going to be a long makoharu post and it’s probably going to show up in the rh tag because you used the ship name in the ask so I’m sorry for anyone who doesn’t want to see this but here I go.

Oh gosh where do i even begin?? Because I could (and I have lmfao) written log makoharu analyses about single episodes ALONE. Honestly everything in this post is just skimming the top of the water so i guess I’ll just go over a few very big ones. I’ll start off small. 

I guess the smallest reason would just be looks they give each other.

I mean look at Makoto in this gif. Look at the way he admires Haru then laughs at his silliness and the look Haru gives Makoto back ahhh my heart can’t take it they’re just so sweet.

And then there’s this gif. The sparkles in their eyes. The absolute adoration Makoto has for Haru. The way Haru stares back in disbelief with the same sparkling expression. This definately reminds me of scenes in romance animes where they confess their love to each other.

AND THEN THIS PICTURE RIGHT HERE. Look at how sweetly Makoto is grasping Haru’s hand, his other hand mostly likely gripping around haru’s back. It’s such a sweet embrace and the once again we see Makoto giving Haru an adorning look as Haru stares back, wide eyed and just as equally blown away.

*Deep sigh* Now that THAT’s out of the way, rest my soul, I guess I’ll go completely out of order with the series and just go with the general topic of how much they care for each other.

Even now I don’t know where to start? Jealousy. I’ll start with jealousy. Many people like to say things like “Oh haru doesn’t care about makoto bluh bluh bluh’ and every time I bring up

This episode. I have written an entire makoharu post about this episode alone. Haru has never been one to dislike people just for befriending his friends or them doing other activities together, but as soon as someone tries taking MAKOTO from him then he becomes jealous and actually begins disliking the person.

Makoto is the only person in the series that we have seen make Haru act this way towards someone else. Makoto is HIS best friend and anyone who tries stealing him away is on his shit list. 

And Makoto on the same hand is canonically jealous over Haru too. I forget the episode (because I haven’t watched free! in so long I am sorry) but in season 2 makoto says something along the lines “Maybe I’m jealous of Rin” Because he wants to be the one to swim alongside Haru in a race. He wants to be able to swim with haru on his level.

MMMF actually before I move on i think it was either later that episode or the next episode where they DO race and haru ends up winning and Makoto is about to cry and Haru looks absolutely TERRIFIED because he would never want Makoto to cry and think about quitting swimming because it would break him (hold that thought too lmfaoo) But makoto laughs it off BECAUSE HE KNOWS how much it would hurt Haru if he began crying.

Now that whole ‘breaking’ comment is going to have to wait a little bit more because now I’m on the subject of them being protective.

haru has always been protective over Makoto. Letting Makoto hide behind him when he’s scared. In this scene we see Haru holding Makoto’s hand as Makoto trembles in fear. The concern Haru has Makoto in this scene makes my heart weep. He just wants him to feel safe. Haru is doing everything he can to comfort Makoto.

About to kill 2 birds with one stone here: concern and the almost make out scene….and fear as well. Ahhh I’m so all over the place I’m sorry.

THIS SCENE. THIS EPISODE. WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN WITH THIS EPISODE. The concern. The fear haru has in his eyes over his darling friend. “Is Makoto okay? Oh fuck is he okay?” He is SCARED to look Makoto. Then they almost touch lips but no CPR is too gay so Makoto breathes again but anyways moving on.

After this we have the iconic makoharu scene that i could, once again, write an entire post about in itself where makoto tells Haru “It’s meaningless unless I’m with you” which is basically a confession in this show let’s face it.

(Not the same episode, but the point of ‘it’s meaningless without you’ is a reoccurring makoharu theme. Lmfao Haru didn’t even want to join the swimming cub at first. only because of makoto :0) ) 

Also, after this we see Haru get very angry at Rei, for not only risking himself but also his friends. He almost LOST Makoto over this. He scolds Rei pretty harshly. I think haru was also a little mad he had to drag makoto into this because of his fear of the ocean.

Real quick add on: Haru canonly walks between Makoto and the ocean to protect makoto from the ocean hahahahahaha (end me)

OKAY BACK TO THE BROKEN THING LET’S DO THIS

Once again, could do a whole post, blah blah blah

anyways we have seen Haru get in MULTIPLE confrontations and fights over the two seasons. Mostly between Rin and sousuke, and not a single one affected haru as much as the fight he had Makoto.

Haru expects other people to bring the subject of a dream up to him, but not Makoto. haru just expects Makoto to let Haru do his thing, but no, Makoto knows what HARU wants, and unlike other characters who were simply pushing themselves and their wants onto Haru, makoto is doing this FOR Haru because he knows this is what HARU wants.

Makoto knows he can’t just let Haru go on with what he’s doing because he knows haru isn’t okay. That he isn’t happy. he’s concerned.

AND THEN MAKOTO DROPS THE BOMB AND WE SEE HARU ABSOLUTELY FUCKING BREAK. Haru has never broken down like this over any other character. he was fine leaving Rei and Nagisa behind for the swim club. he was okay with letting Rin go off and do whateverthefuck in the Olympics, but as soon as Makoto tells him that he’s leaving haru fucking breaks, because he thought Makoto would always be by his side. He’s the person haru always wanted to be with. Haru RUNS away from makoto with a fucking broken heart and we see him lying in his bed absolutely fucking wrecked with sadness. Enough to where he’s willing enough to leave the country to be away from makoto-

STOP, okay some things I need to say here 1. haru did in fact say he was pretty much only willing to go australia because he was so torn up over his fight with Makoto 2. MAKOTO was the one who even told Rin to fucking do anything. Makoto was the one that texted Rin. Makoto is the one that got him to go on the trip. makoto was the one that cared.

OKAY GO.

After that whole cluster fuck of an episode 12 in season 2 of forced fan service and destroyed character development we get episode 13 and THIS beautiful scene

*Laughs bc once again I have written full posts on this 10 second scene alone* The welcome back was animated so fucking BEAUTIFULLY. The attention to detail, how much care the creators put in to showing how happy and relieved, but also nervous and scared haru was to see Makoto again, The way Makoto sweetly welcomes haru HOME (ahhhh!!!! HE IS HOME) and the way haru just looks so overcome that he almost breaks into tears of relief. So beautiful.

Then they make up with this sweet scene and the world is once again all fine. Also haru does that little scoot scoot towards his boyfriend haha we saw you haru you ain’t slick. (Fuck you kyoani that was the worst 2 weeks of my fucking life) 

Then we have the race between iwatobi and OH….OH MY GOD. the way makoto and Haru look at each other for that fucking scene in the race oh my god

DO YOU SEE THIS??? DO YOU FUCKING SEE THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE. Like they have this entire moment to themselves. just love, and trust and.. so much going on here. Then Rei and Nagisa swam up together. makoto and Haru got their own moment to illustrate the importance of their relationship.

Then there’s the scene where they’re all hugging and Haru smiles and oh my god my heart I’M DEAD.

AND THEN BOOM CLAP WE WIN HARU GOES TO TOKYO WITH MAKOTO.

BECAUSE OF MAKOTO. TO BE WITH MAKOTO. 

Oh my oh my god I’m a mess um smaller things now

Cute shit like this. Makoto doting over Haru like this. It’s so sweet they’re so in love. More so the high speed movie! Once again, there are full posts by people who have seen the movie, but this movie wow. We get the ebautiful conflict Makoto has “Do I swim because I like swimming or because I like Haru” and Haru getting sad that makoto begins avoiding him to figure out but then we get the reconciliation and the BEAUTIFUL FUCKING SWIMMING SCENE. oh my god and after that we get Makoto saying he Loves swimming and he LOVES HARU *Slams cards down on the table to collect my jackpot money*

Although this is not the first time Makoto has voiced the word ‘love’ towards Haru. I believe the first time is in the makoharu fireworks scene in season 1… or maybe it was the fireworks scene in season 2 haha sorry i can’t keep my romantic multiple firework scenes in check.

Wow this has gotten way too long and I had actually planned on doing MORE but this post is already…wow. Anyways I’ll just wrap it up with this:

Anyone who doesn’t think Makoharu has dynamics, development, OR backing obviously didn’t watch the show and are just being bitter lil babies.

Make Haru Laugh!

A/N: First lee!Haru fic, here I go! Thanks anon for the request, you might not remember it since it was months ago ^///^ But here it is, the long awaited contest, and with help from @ticklygiggles like always, I got many nice ideas and the plot in this fic escalated a little. I hope you like iiit<3

Summary: The guys are chilling at Makoto’s place, and when Haru refuses to laugh at the funny movie they’re watching Nagisa initiates a make Haru laugh contest. Friendly warning: Rin and Haru are a thing in this fic. 

Word Count: 1927


Haru was comfortable. He was content. Together with his Iwatobi swim club gang and boyfriend Rin he sat squeezed together on Makoto’s bed. 

Rin’s shoulder pressing tightly against his own, Makoto on his other side. Rei sat next to Rin, barely falling off the edge, and Nagisa lay sprawled across their laps. One cuddly mess they were.

They were having a movie night at Makoto’s, watching some good ol’ classic Scary Movie. The movie was okay, but what was more okay was spending his weekend with his friends and lover. It made him feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Bwahaha!” Haru jolted a little in surprise when Nagisa burst out in a very loud and bubbly laughing fit.

“I remember this part! It’s hilarious!” he cackled. Haru now noticed Makoto and Rin were laughing as well, and even Rei let out a few chuckles. Woah. Did he miss something?

“Don’t think that’s funny, Haru?” Rin asked as if he noticed Haru pondering over why they were laughing, and he probed his side with his elbow, making the serious swimmer blush. Haru never laughed at movies…

“Ehh, I…” Before Haru could even reply, Nagisa who apparently heard Rin’s comment caught on, and he turned his head with an excited grin.

“Dude, Haru-chan never laughs!” he said, and Makoto and Rei also got distracted by their chatter, and they looked away from the TV screen and suddenly Haru felt four pairs of eyes on him.

“He does!” Makoto protested, and Nagisa turned to face Makoto this time, rolling onto his other side and turning away from the TV. Haru shifted uncomfortably when it was almost as if Nagisa was pressing his face into his crotch, and he could hear Rin snicker softly beside him.

“Oh yes? When?” Nagisa asked, and yep, Makoto had to think too long about this. ‘That’s what I thought, Makoto,’ Haru thought with a smirk. He couldn’t remember ever laughing in Makoto’s presence, even after all these years. 

“Well, he does smile sometimes but.. laugh?” Makoto wondered aloud, doubting his earlier claim, and Rin laughed and shook his head.

“Trust me, he doesn’t,” he said. Haru smiled, silently agreeing with him. 

“I’m sure Rin-san knows,” Rei said, but Nagisa shook his head and pounded Haru’s stomach, making him force out a breathless ‘oof!”. 

“I disagree, disagree! Let’s make it a contest, whoever makes Haru-chan laugh wins an ice cone with three scoops of ice cream ready set go~! Rei-chan!” Rei who was partly distracted by the movie again ended up sputtering because of the sudden pressure on him, and he quickly straightened himself and cleared his throat.

“E-eh what?! Right.. What did the beach say when the tide came in?”

“….”

“Long time no sea! Hahah do you get it?” Not even Nagisa laughed, and poor Rei sighed in disappointment.

“Was that all you could do Rei-chan?” Nagisa giggled, and it may not have been visible from his expression but Haru was definitely enjoying the way Rei blushed in embarrassment.

“You should’ve given me more time!” Rei protested, and Nagisa laughed and reached out to pat his leg.

“I never counted down!” While Nagisa and Rei were quarreling about nothing, Haru glared at Rin and mumbled:

“You’re not participating are you?” Rin snickered and took a quick glance at Makoto who seemed to be in deep thoughts about his pun or joke, and he leaned to whisper his answer in Haru’s ear.

“Who knows. Maybe I am.” Haru blushed and turned towards Makoto when he asked for all of their attention.

“Okay guys I’ve got one! A swimming one. What stroke do you think sheep enjoy doing?” Makoto even held up his finger, a big smile on his face. That had to be a good one. 

Haru and Rin looked at each other, then Haru leaned a bit forward to see Rei’s confused expression, and he turned back at Makoto, shrugging.

“Sheep? Sheep don’t swim,” he said with a serious face.

“No, Haru. The answer is baaaaackstroke!” Makoto said it in such a funny sheepish way that even Nagisa and Rin started to laugh. Rei was still going over that joke, and Haru’s eye twitched.

“Who knew you could be so funny Makoto,” he commented dryly, and he looked up when he felt Rin tap his shoulder.

“My turn. Haru, look here.” Haru felt a small urge to laugh when Rin made the silliest face ever.

“PFfftt you look like a silly shark Rin-chan!” Nagisa laughed, and he took his phone and shot a few pictures. Rin held on for a little but when even making a ‘raaawwr’ sound didn’t get Haru to laugh, he sighed.

“Normally it works, I swear,” he whined. 

“You knew I was gonna do this one didn’t you? You just controlled your laughter by force,” Rin said, pushing Haru’s shoulder playfully, and Haru fell back against Makoto, not even trying his best to keep his balance.

“Nah. Jokes get old you know,” he said.

“You mean this once made Haru laugh?” Rei asked. Haru was so busy following conversations, Rei and Rin talking with each other, Makoto joining in, that he was only half aware of Nagisa moving around and bringing his hands to his sides.

“Heh, I thought Rin-chan would play this card but I guess it’s mine. Gather your pennies for that ice cream guys…” The blond playfully squeezed Haru’s sides, and it was as if the whole bed jumped when Haru jerked hysterically, a small gasp escaping his lips.

“Ohohoooo I think this really is gonna be my win!” Nagisa said, observing Haru’s reaction, and Rin, Rei and Makoto turned their attention to Haru who still lay against Makoto, squirming in an attempt to get up.

“No! Nagisa, don’t you dare,” he growled, but Nagisa tickled his sides again and oh nooo out came his laughter. His embarrassing, hideous laughter!

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Free! Creation Notebook: Voice of Creative Staff (Matsuoka Rin)

  • He cries a lot…
  • I like his fashion sense!
  • He’s the character I find the most enjoyable drawing the hair of. When the wind blows and his hair sways in the air, it’s really fun!! and I think the finer strands of his front bangs are really cute.
  • Whenever I draw his swimming scenes, Haruka would also be there pretty much every time, so every cut scene is at least two persons’ job… but I think at the very least, I have become a lot better at drawing goggles.
  • Together with Rei, he ranks no.1 in The Hardest Character to Draw. Beautiful boys are so diffcult to draw. He has become a lot more expressive in “Free!ES”, so it made my job easier.
  • During his entrance scene in episode 1 of “Free!” , it was really cool how he stepped out from the dark accompanied by really cool music! At that time, I absolutely didn’t imagine him to be Crybaby Rin-chan, but the fact that he didn’t become angry even when Nagisa got quite touchy feely, I think it showed a gentle side of him.
  • It was exhilarating drawing his bottom eyelashes. I didn’t get much of a chance to draw Tiny Rin.
  • “Free!ES” really showed the side of him being caring to his friends and I fell in love with the character. Especially the part where he gives Rei special training. I was moved by the line “Even though we’re the in different teams, we’re friends.” I really feel that both Haruka and Sousuke are saved by Rin. And I like the discordance between his pretty face and comical face.
  • In episode 12 of “Free!”, I like the part in the relay where he watches Haruka from the last leg. So good looking!
  • The first time I saw him, I was all TEETH!! SO SHARP!! HIS TEETH! THEY ARE SO SHARP!!!
  • Personally I see him as the one ‘in charge of delivering the punchline,’ so I just really want to tease him nonstop, and I want to make him cry, and I want to meddle with him. (and I want him to get absolutely sick of me.) I even thought that I wanted to humiliate him (I say this with all the love in the world) in canon if possible. I am so sorry.
  • I love his teeth. They are so cute. But he’s really popular in my animation team, so Rin’s cut scenes are usually taken and I didn’t get to draw him much.
  • Rin is very expressive and his face shows a lot of emotions, but among them my favorite is his boyish smile. I laughed at the “Perfect Body” in the next episode preview.
  • Back when it was still “Kyoto Animation corporation CM ~swimming edition~”, we didn’t have a design of his hair without swimming goggles, so how we came up with many different styles really left an impression in me.  When I saw the version that’s used now, with some front bangs hanging, I said “No way!!” out loud back then. I’m sorry about that. (lol)
  • I HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR HIM. I took deliberate care to give him angry eyes in “Free!”, and gentle eyes in “Free!ES”. And I made sure his front bangs are pretty.
  • Because he’s so pretty, I was really nervous when drawing him.
  • I didn’t give it much thought at first, but the way he’s worried about Haruka and Makoto and the others in episode 5 and 6 really tugged at my heartstrings. I also really like how snappy he was at the beginning and how much more relaxed and calm he is after.
  • I was so happy I got to draw Rin in a butler costume.
  • In episode 2 of “Free!”, in the scene where he was looking at a photo of his father. Because of the lighting from the sunset and what he’s wearing, the staff had lots of fun joking about how he looked exactly like a soldier in a battlefield looking at a photo of his family back in his home country.

Scans courtesy of @aliasanonyme 

anonymous asked:

Iwatobi and Rin calming down an anxious/sobbing mess s/o please

aaah yes. comfort. i am the master. of comfort. yes. me. master.


Haruka felt utterly out of place, comforting you. Even though you had been together for quite some time, he still kept himself to himself, and, honestly, had no idea how to deal with you when you were like this. Despite his apprehension, Haruka did his best to soothe you, taking you into his arms and silently comforting you until your sobs subsided. He understood how it felt to be anxious like this, and he realised how destructive it was - the last thing that Haruka wanted was for you to feel anxious. He wasn’t sure what to say, but he hoped that, in his arms, you felt just a little more courageous.

Soothing you, for Makoto, became a priority. He knew how nervous you were, how you’d worked hard and how you were worried that all of your work could come crashing down; yet he also knew that you could, and would, persevere, and he’d do anything within his power to ensure that you remained resolute. Talking to Makoto was like taking a stone off of your back - the crowd of your worries that had beaten you into such a state in the first place was subdued; in Makoto’s arms your trembling ceased, your anxieties waned. His steady heartbeat eased your nerves, and as Makoto felt some of the tension leave your body, he could only feel thankful that he was able to calm you so.

Nagisa hated seeing you like this. You always looked best with a smile on your face, beaming with joy; when you were distressed, Nagisa was, too. Worming his way into your bubble was Nagisa’s way of helping you feel a little better, at first. Just having someone close to you to reassure you that they were there for you was helpful to relieve your anxiety - talking to someone about your fears and uncertainty, someone who wouldn’t just dismiss you… Nagisa understands what it’s like to feel unsure about yourself, and he’s an exceptionally good listener, especially when it comes to you. His refreshing, upbeat attitude turns out to be exactly what you needed.

On the outside, Rei was calm, cool, and collected as he took you by the shoulders and spoke to you. On the inside, he was stumbling; this was new territory, and he knew that with one step wrong, he could make you feel even worse… That was the last thing he wanted.  Of course, he got nervous, but seeing you falling apart like this was heartbreaking. He listened to whatever you had to say, let you unload your worries onto him; he kept quiet, figuring that his input wouldn’t be of much use - not now. He did, however, encourage you to calm yourself, to breathe slowly and reflect on your thoughts before worrying about them too much. At least he could keep you safe in his arms until you felt safe once more.

When he saw your tears, Rin panicked - had he done something? Had someone else done something? Letting you fall into his arms, he coaxed your anxieties out, – and was grateful that he wouldn’t have to hurt someone for causing you grief – ensuring that he listened to how you felt. He hated seeing you like this, but knew there was little action he could take aside from letting you unload; he didn’t want you to feel unloved, not when you meant so much to him. With your tears dried and your concerns alleviated, if only a little, he let you rest against him, wrapping his own body around yours, reminding you how much you meant to him. He knew that you had the strength to make your dream a reality, even if it wasn’t going to be easy.

It actually took me many tries to figure out how to draw everyone’s hair. I still don’t know how to do Nagisa, Rei, Ai, and Momo….but since I mostly draw these four here it is my general process for them^^ Makoto is definitely the hardest one for me…idk I just can’t make it look right but I tried haha. Basically there are 2-3 parts to how I draw hair. For these four, there are three parts. There’s the front fringe (red) then the side fringe (blue) and then the back of the hair (green). tbh I eyeball a lot of things and fix it when I think something doesn’t look quite right…Rin’s fringe also changes when I draw, sometimes he has those two strands in his face, sometimes it’s just one thick strand if I’m lazy lol.

Danganronpa Episode 3 Analysis
  • Spoilers Ahead!
  • I’m tagging these posts with #danganronpaspoilers so if you want to avoid them blacklist that tag!
  • So I decided to make posts about each episode that comes out, analyzing it and what not. So we start at episode 3!

Where do I even begin?

Firstly, Aoi Asahina is alive and well. Good good, but with that being said, someone died, and that being Great Gozu. 

From his death, I found it strangely similar to Yukizome’s. He was hanged by wires, she was hanged on a chandelier. 

This could be a repeating pattern in the anime with deaths so it may be something to look out for. I was shocked when Gozu’s forbidden action wasn’t revealed yet, thinking Makoto and Aoi would have checked his wristband, but we will see later.

Then we reveal Aoi’s and Miaya’s forbidden actions:

  • Aoi: Can’t be hit or punched
  • Miaya: Can’t turn right. 

Although, @shsl-shipper-gamer-fangirl made this genius post stating that Miaya never showed her bracelet, so that rule of hers could be fake. Who knows… 

Now there is still some tension between my babies Ruruka and Yoi + Seiko. We see Yoi refuse Ruruka’s candy again when the two of them wake up. 

Also, they are shown to be very close. With him swearing to protect and not betray Ruruka.

But I think this confirms a few things.

  1. Yoi’s forbidden action must be not being able to eat Ruruka’s sweets. 
  2. If it’s not being able to eat them, than her sweets must have some sort of affect on him. Making it hard to focus or whatnot, since they are in a dangerous situation.
  3. Yoi isn’t with Ruruka for just her sweets.
  4. Their bond is greatly impacted by Seiko.
  5. please please be canon

I say this because whatever happened with Seiko and the 76th built a wall between them and pushed Ruruka and Yoi closer together.

Now, I’m sure that the past will come up and what happened between the three will be at least talked about, but I think both sides have some explaining.

When Seiko and Yoi + Ruruka confronted each other, Yoi quickly protected Ruruka, pushing her behind his back. This could mean that there could have been a fight with Ruruka and Seiko that left Ruruka injured, thus his actions explained. I wouldn’t put this as a full out fist fight, but Seiko maybe pushing Ruruka out of the way, causing her to get hurt and Yoi to become overprotective. Even Koici commented, saying how they are “still not over it yet”. Whatever the tension is, I don’t think it is as horrible and drastic as Ruruka is making it seem, and Yoi sides with Ruruka because Seiko maybe hurt her?

There was a idea floating around that @thecatgirlyang posted here how Seiko’s morals drove a rift through Ruruka and Yoi. I mean, look how sad she looked when Daisuke died. She couldn’t do anything, and right after this Ruruka commented how she “can’t trust some people here”. There are some old wounds, because tbh I think Seiko wants Ruruka to understand what/why she did what she did, but Ruruka won’t give her the time to listen, so she’s forced to act cold and hostile towards her. Notice how her anger is directed towards Ruruka only, not Yoi. Yoi just happens to be there during their arguments, was there when this situation happened.

But in any case, Seiko was having no bs about being called a traitor and pulled this holy grail on my two babies bc she is so honest and good and can’t stand not being trusted.

So she does this orz. 

This also goes against my theory about her not being able to take her pills, and she is already shown trying to help Daisuke when he was dying, so I wonder what hers is. In any case, I’m looking forward to their (Yoi, Ruruka and Seiko) confrontation next episode.

And our bby g Kyouko going out to investigate ; 3 ;

She’s no fool. Any information she can get is crucial, and when she can’t get Ryota to spill on his rule violation she knows something is up. Also when Tengan wakes up, that sneaky little bastard. 

What is this implying? Is he trying to sneakily say that Makoto shouldn’t be trusted? Or trying to say that Kyosuke’s sense of hope is leaning towards despair? Either way, the next few panels go back on this point when Kyosuke and Makoto interact.

And in all honesty, I understood what Kyosuke was saying. The killing game Makoto experienced is nothing like true despair in the real world. None of the students were filled with despair but fell to it BUT notice in all the killings that the ones who “fell” to despair remained calm, their usual selves. They only cracked when they wanted to leave and go home.

This wasn’t despair. They were angry, irritated, scared. True despair wasn’t that killing game. True despairs was what lied beyond those walls. So in a way, yes, Kyosuke was right saying that was just a game. There were rules, punishments. There are no rules for the ultimate despairs, and punishment is a sort of end goal for all of them. 

He wanted to make the world a better place for Yukizome. His whole life goal was based on achieving her dream of hope, for a safe place for her to live. With her gone, so goes his sense of reason. He needs someone to remind him of hope, or what Yukizome would constantly influence on him. His last words to Makoto I think resonate with his feelings on Yukizome and her death. He’s looking for someone whose filled with pure hope. He can’t get that from Juzo, because he kills and hurts people.

Yukizome cared for others. Used her words to convince others and her actions of love to get hopeful results. Who else does that?

Makoto.

Why else did Kyosuke like Makoto’s speech? Because it reminded him of Yukizome. Granted, it didn’t affect him the same way, but he was trying to pull out the answers that Yukizome would give him from Makoto.


Also side note, why you no use door Kyosuke. Oh wait……because you can’t. Mwahah.

anonymous asked:

so I'm a newbie to the free fandom and I ships makoharu. HOWEVER, I want to understand a RinHaru shipper like how come you like this ship, what's the chemistry and love between haru and rin, basically how you get to love the ship? Sorry I'm practically clueless to why so many makoharu shippers bashing RinHaru shippers and sometimes vice versa in the tags? Like what's the problem with the ships??? Thanks loads xo

There is absolutely no problem with any ship at all! That’s honestly why I do love free! so much. Just because of how open the shipping can be and how nothing is canon. People, however, tend to argue a lot about the ships. In this case, MakoHaru and RinHaru takes the top of that argument. I don’t know. It’s just a ship war. MakoHaru shippers ship for their own reasons (childhood friends, always looking out for each other, Haru “only” caring about Makoto, Makoto speaking for Haru in many public situations, Makoto breaking into his house and just knowing or something, etc). Meanwhile, many may just ship it since they think they look hot together or whatever.

RinHaru works very much the same way. I, however, can definitely give you a more detailed response as to why I, personally, ship it. I know many will agree with me.

Okay bear with me. You did ask a very hardcore rinharu shipper.

SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE STARTING HERE

Rin and Haru’s history is complex. Rin came into Haru’s life with swimming and school, and it was Rin’s passion for wanting to have a relay together that really helped unresponsive Haru open up a bit. A bit. Remember, Haru loves swimming with a passion and loves freestyle mainly. This comes in later.

Let’s be clear here. Before this time, Makoto was very close to Haru. This is a major root in where MakoHaru stems from. They are best friends and people did like that a lot and ship them together. (Personally, I don’t mainly because I do have a best friend, she’s like a sister to me. I’ve known her for 14 years and looking at her as if I was in love with her is foreign to me (and I’m not exactly straight ;) ) so that’s why I think I am not into the whole childhood friends concept.”

Anyway, back to the point.

Rin comes in, right? And he basically shifts Haru’s world upside down. He’s determined and kind and pushes Haru to be his very best, very clearly showing his competitive side with him and admiration for him. It’s a Thing, okay?

You see that shit right there? That’s just Rin lowkey (and very much highkey) being all fond with Haru, who’s being a stubborn lil cutie.

Anyway, Rin has always been one to show his emotions and his thoughts. He latches onto Haru and Haru, being the perfect lil cutie he is, doesn’t know how to deal with it. I mean, look at this.

like???? who uses “romantic” in any other concept that isn’t that????

They get to relay together and they are all so freaking happy and it’s so great and just look at this.

And then Stuff happens.

Stuff meaning Rin has to move away and Haru is actually devastated. (I literally cannot find the gif right now where it shows this whole thing happening, but you get my point.)

Look at this symbolism, man. Look at it. Haru’s realization of how far they are apart right now and Rin’s sad acceptance of this fate. Haru looking to Rin, worried and curious as to why it’s all happening. At the freaking tree that is literally their tree (call it their friend’s tree, but Rin is the one who started the whole thing and even season 1 ends with this stupid tree that kILLS ME)

Anyway, so Rin goes to Australia and Haru kind of just is doing his thing. It’s not really shown all the much just what he does.

But then Rin comes back about a year later, and it is shown that he doesn’t really contact Haru. Like at all. (In this time period, it is also assumed that Makoto comforts Haruka since Rin left although that’s not canon or anything- another reason as to why they ship it.)

So, when Haru sees him for the first time in such a long time, he liGHTS UP.

Haru is so surprised and so happy to see Rin again. It’s clear. He looks up and sees someone who hasn’t been talking to him. Even Rin is happy and cute, that lil shit.

LOOK AT THEM.

and here is Haru calling Rin out on his sucky communication.

Awwww, baby Haru is upset that he didn’t call. (This also suggests that Rin and Haru shared contact information before Rin left for Australia….which obviously).

It’s all just such a sweet buildup to it all.

That is.

Until.

Until Rin’s dream seems to be crushed since Haru won swimming against him. Because Rin values Haru so much that they swam together and it determined such a major thing. And Haru has no idea what’s going on, but he knows that something is obviously very wrong and then he blAMES HIMSELF FOR YEARS.

And you know what he does?

He stops swimming?

He stops swimming because he thinks that somehow, he was responsible for whatever was going on in Rin’s life. He was sad about it. He quit swimming because of it.

Friends don’t just quit their most beloved thing in the world for another friend. That “friend” has to MEAN something to them. That “friend” might even have to be so important that it overrules everything else.

Of course.

Haru doesn’t really consider it as this at this time.

(Of course, keep in mind you are talking to a major rinharu shipper who has some bias soooo)

So a few years pass and Haru has still quit swimming. Rin is like a subject nobody brings up. They don’t talk.

And it’s just.

When Rin comes back, everything changes.

Rin motivates Haru to start swimming again. He motivates Haru to start living his life again, the act of “competition” between the two of them.

He motivates Haru, and at the same time, Haru motivates him.

They feel alive swimming together.

They are a constant in each other’s lives, and when Rin wins, he thoughtlessly tells Haru that he’s never going to swim again with him. Since he won.

And that breaks Haru’s heart.

How could that happen when he started swimming again? Why does it matter to him if Rin doesn’t want to swim with him? Why should that stop Haru from swimming?

And Rin. Poor Rin. So stuck on trying to achieve his dream and make his father proud suddenly just can’t anymore. Because he’s not swimming with his friends. Because he was taken off the relay team at his own school and now doesn’t even have the chance to swim against Haru. Because he’s not swimming with Haru.

And when Haru sees this, it’s like everything changes all over again.

His reaction is immediate. Look carefully at his eyes. He’s heartbroken, devastated, shocked, and then quickly it turns to determination.

Determination to show Rin that he has options. That’s he’s great. That he’s great just who he is.

But then more problems arise and it’s Haru’s turn.

And even Rei understands this. He can see the deep level of a relationship that RIn and Haru share. He can see how important it is for them to swim together, and Haru, the ever so covering his feelings Haru, knows what he wants. Knows what he wants Rin to want.

He wants to swim with Rin. Note carefully now. He doesn’t say, “I want to swim with my friends.” No. He specifically clarifies that it is Rin he wants to swim with, and his eyes do that little thing they do when he’s determined, etc. Also, look at the bLUSH.

And Haru knows where to look too.

He finds Rin.

At their tree. Poor, sweet Rin.

And Haru is determined to swim with him. Determined to make him happy again.

They argue, of course. Rin being too stubborn about his wants and the way everything has turned out to be (Rin on opposing teams and not even that anymore).

Haru claims that he wants to swim with him. That he finally understands what Rin was talking about.

That he wants to swim with Rin. He wants to do his most beloved activity with this boy.

And well, Rin is just a mess.

He tells Haru that he wants to swim with him too. He wants to swim with all of them. And it means so much to him for him to swim with one Haruka Nanase that this dork stARTS TO CRY. 

God, and it’s just so pAINFUL. The LOVE these boys have for each other. Whether or not you want to consider it as a romantic kind of love or a friendship kind of love is the main dividing factor between shipping/not. But you can’t deny it.

You just can’t.

And when they finally DO swim together, Rin is just so happy? He cries and he is the FIRST to hug Haru. He basically leaps at the boy and just hugs him so close to him???? I’m dead????

Rin’s words: “You showed me the best sight I could’ve asked for!”

NOW, COME ON! YOU CAN’T JUST SAY THAT AND EXPECT US TO BE OKAY!??

Anyway, so he finally got to swim with Haru again and Haru finally got to swim with Rin again and everything is so gREAT.

ALSO IF THIS ISN’T CUTE IDK WHAT IS

LIKE UGH? LOOK HOW HAPPY?

Also don’t take Haru’s expression as not happy. He is just as happy.

He’s just Haru lol.

Anyway, moving on.

SEASON TWO SPOILERS START HERE

Season two.

Ah yes.

So first, let’s start it off with them being cute dorks when looking at kids run past them who remind them of themselves when they were kids.

LOOK AT THAT FOND RIN GIVES HIM.

(I’m getting tired whoops)

Anywayyyyy.

So Haru and the boys legitimately fill a pool with cheery blossoms for Rin and when they show him, the dork does this???

You don’t have to take that as a rinharu thing just look how much of a noob Rin is omg.

Okay sorry. Anyway.

So lalala Sousuke comes in and he’s Rin’s old friend. Haru’s lowkey very jealous of him and they don’t really like each other all that much because reasons. 

And the things is. Sousuke knows about Haru. He even confronts him to tell him to “not get in Rin’s way” which suggests that Haru is a distraction in the first place.

Also Sousuke tells Rin to give up doing the whole relay thing because relays won’t get him anywhere and Rin basically tells him to shove off lol.

Okay, I’m going to stop lollygagging now. Let’s just do a summary. (Sorry. I’m tired now and I haven’t slept in too many hours)

The second season’s main theme for Haru is him not knowing what he is going to do after he graduates. It’s his final year before university and he admires Rin and Makoto for knowing what they want to do.

Both, of course, know Haru’s having problems, but it is Rin who really drives him forward.

Haru only lets himself go like this with people he loves, cares about, and feels close too. In fact, this is true for many humans just in general. How many of y’all would do this with one of your random friends?

Rin is bringing up all the things that Haru doesn’t want to hear, but needs to hear. Rin understands how important all of this is and when Haru responds like this, he becomes even more determined to help Haru find his way.

This is where Harurinralia comes in lol.

So. Rin takes frustrated Haru on a spontaneous honeymoon trip to Australia? (Also- the fact that Haru does go??!!) Yeah because that’s a totally normal thing for “just friends” to do for each other.

It’s not even the most important part. It’s the part where Rin understood exactly what he needed to do to help Haru. He knew exactly what Haru needed. Did anyone else know?

No.

And basically harurinralia confirmed several things.

How much these boys care about each other

Rin talking about Haru to his foster parents.

their cute lil “boyfriend meets “parents”“ kind of thing going on.

mix up at hotel. one bed. ;)

also where rin tells haru how much he’s admired him and basically confesses his love for him CRIE

and much more etc etc yes I get it these boys are idiots.

likE BASICALLY RIN HELPED HARU FIND HIS DREAM I HATE THEM.

and fast forward the last episode and it’s shown that THEY STILL SWIM TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE. BOTH IN THE OLYMPICS. I’M UPSET.

IT’S JUST HONESTLY.

but like overall.

they make each other better.

they inspire each other.

they love each other (ship or nah lol).

they admire each other.

they work hard for each other.

they help each other.

they are the best versions of themselves when they are with each other and I’m just very emotional.

SO.

I hope that helped clear up all of that!

There are actually tONS of more reasons why (esp for rinharu and makoharu), but honestly, I’m so tired and need to sleep.

Don’t bash people’s ships y’all!

It’s rude and doesn’t change people’s minds! You’re just making a fool out of yourself!

Okay. Well, all the love to you, you “newbie” anon.

-Dianna 💞💙

deadlyxlife  asked:

Go write a naekusaba fic where Junko dresses up Mukuro all fancy to impress Naegi, because Naegi agreed to get coffee with Mukuro. So when she goes to drink coffee with him, she spills some on her dress. Take it from there and go crazy!!! :D

A/N Actually this is more of Makoto and Junko interaction but it was just so fun!

Junko hijacks Mukuro’s date - Naekusaba

Makoto was waiting at a cafe for Mukuro since he was expecting her.

What he didn’t expect was for a dressed up Mukuro to stroll in through the doors.

“Hey, Mukuro. You look…” Makoto trailed as he fumbled with the right word to describe her. He tentatively described her, “Different.”

“Different, not nice?” ‘Mukuro’ fished for compliments.

“Well you do look nice.” He admitted weakly. “I guess I’m just not used to seeing you like this.”

“I just wanted to try something new.” She said as she stiffly twirled a bit, the frills on her dress puffed in the air. “Don’t you like it?”

“I…” He hesitated. And then gave her a weak smile, not really answering her question. “How about we order some drinks?”

“Alright.” She answered, a bit dismayed that he was dodging her question.

Well that was just a minor setback. Here was Junko dressed up as Mukuro all dolled up and Makoto didn’t have a clue. She was getting a kick out of this. She’s not sure anymore if she’s doing this to impress him for her sister or to mess with him for her entertainment. At first she just wanted to try this out and see if it could work but now that it did, she wanted to see how far she could push this. If she knew it was going to be this fun to go out disguised as her twin, she should have done this ages ago!

Everything was going all according to Junko’s plan.

Until she accidentally spilled some of her iced latte on her.

“Goddammit! Shit!” She cursed out loud.

“Are you okay?” Makoto asked worriedly as he hand her tissues but there was also something else other than concern in his gaze. He looked at her warily and then flatly called out her name. “…Junko?”

Shit.

“What? What are you saying?” Junko feigned ignorance as she continued her Mukuro spiel.

“Junko.” Makoto eyed her evenly.

Dammit. And she was doing so well.

“Tch.” She clicked her tongue in annoyance and then her true personality surfaced. “What gave me away?”

Naegi chuckled slightly as he gestured towards her dress. “Mukuro would never wear something so… impractical.”

“Yeah, well what if I made her?” She crossed her arms at him, still vexed that she got caught so early on.

“True.” He agreed and then he smiled knowingly. “But no matter how uncomfortable her outfit is, her reflexes would still be better.”

Junko was about to argue back but someone walked into the cafe and joined in their conversation.

“Junko? What are you doing here?” It was Mukuro, the real deal.

“What am I doing? What are YOU doing here?” Junko shot back. “I thought I told you to stay at home because Makoto cancelled.”

Mukuro raised her phone. “Makoto texted me.”

“What?” She looked back at Makoto in disbelief who gave her a guilty smile. “Since when?”

“Since you walked through the door.” He shrugged nonchalantly.

Wow, mad props to him for catching her that fast.

“Damn, either I suck at this whole impersonating thing or you’re head is just full of my sister.” Junko whistled in approval and also in teasing. “And I won’t accept the one that portrays me with poor acting skills. You totally have the hots for my sis!”

Both Mukuro and Makoto blushed furiously at Junko’s words.
“S-shut up!” He stammered lamely.

“Anyways, three is a crowd so I’ll take this as my cue to cart-thirdwheel out.” Junko nonchalantly declared as she playfully winked at them. “You kids better behave, okay?”

“Junko, please!” Mukuro attempted to get her to stop talking.

She only continued teasing them with a coy smile, “No wait, better yet. Misbehave! You have my blessing!!”

It took a lot of teasing (all from Junko) before she finally left the two alone to deal with… whatever Junko has left them with.

Mukuro started by bowing to Makoto and apologizing. “Whatever my sister did, I apologize.”

“Hey, it’s okay. No need to apologize.” Makoto reassured her. ”I know what it’s like to have troublesome siblings.”

“But still. Junko caused a lot of trouble today.” She frowned slightly.

“And you’re a victim in this as much as I am.” He gently consoled her and then smiled warmly at her. ”So let’s call it quits and get that coffee we promised?”

“…Okay.” She agreed and in a smaller voice, she added, ”As promised.”

Unlike Junko’s disaster, Mukuro and Makoto’s coffee session went smoothly and with no drinks spilling. There was a close call on Makoto’s part but Mukuro was fast enough to catch his cup before it even hit the floor. For some reason that she couldn’t quite place, he was ridiculously happy when she did that. He said something like, “You really do have great reflexes.” and she was too stunned by his smile to say anything other than “Thanks”. They continued from where they left off after that and time passed quickly.

Mukuro may have expected the conversation topics except for this one.

“Hey, Mukuro.” Makoto called her all of a sudden and then smiled brightly at her. “You look cute in that.”

How could he say that so easily?

How could she not blush to that so quickly?

“…!” Mukuro opened her mouth and then closed it. Wait, she wasn’t wearing anything special today. But the way he gave the compliment told her that he wasn’t lying. This left her flustered and confused. “Thanks… But it’s just my usual clothes.” She lamely pointed out.

His smile just widened knowingly.

“Exactly. I like you just the way you are.”

All in all, the coffee date turned out to be a success.

This Summer's long slow distance, part 6

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[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 7]

Ai: Rin-senpai isn’t coming back…
Sousuke: Yeah…
Ai: But I’m sure he’s okay! He is probably taking shelter from the rain somewhere.
Sousuke: That reminds me… That day, there was a storm like this too…
Ai: Huh? That day?
Sousuke: It happened when we were in elementary school. We came here to camp at the lake with the Sano SC.
Ai: Sano SC is… The one Rin-senpai attended a long time ago?
Sousuke: Yeah. We got some free time during the camp so Rin and I went to the amusement park, but the rain started pouring and we ended up taking cover under a tree in the park. A passing kid who was wandering without his parents lent us an umbrella, but the jet-coaster and ferris wheel we were looking forward to riding were stopped. It was pretty bad.
Ai: Oh, is that so… Ah, but now, this amusement park…
Sousuke: Yeah. They’re tearing it apart, right?
Ai: Yes, that’s what I’ve heard.
Sousuke: That Rin… I wonder if he’s covering from the rain there again…

~ Sousuke: That summer’s long slow distance, part 6.

Rin: This place looks like the pool’s office.
Rei: It seems the wind that was coming from the broken windows made the cabinet fall…
(stuff falling)
Nagisa: There are heaps of notebooks…
Haruka: “Memories of the trip”…
Makoto: They’re the notebooks people who came here write in after they’ve visited, aren’t they?
Rin: They’ve really got a lot.
Rei: They must have been keeping them for many years.
Nagisa: Huh? Thinking of it, this…
Haruka: What is it, Nagisa?
Nagisa: Haru-chan, Mako-chan, when we came here a long time ago, we wrote in those!
Makoto: Huh? Is that true?
Rin: What? You guys came here before too?
Makoto: You too, Rin?
Rin: Yeah. Way before I transferred to Iwatobi. It was when we went to the lake with Sano SC. Sousuke and I came here.
Nagisa: Ah… Look, it’s here! Since it was when I was in second year of elementary, so it’s this year’s notebook! …Found it, here, it’s the one Haru-chan wrote!
Makoto: What did he write?
Nagisa: Let’s see… “I wanted to swim more.”
Rei: Ahah, that’s really Haruka-senpai-like.
Haruka: …I don’t remember.
Nagisa: But here, look, you even wrote your name, and there’s Mako-chan’s message just next to it.
Makoto: What did I write?
Nagisa: Hm… “It was fun. I’d like to come again.”
Makoto: Ahah, so I wrote that, huh…
Haruka: What did you write, Nagisa?
Nagisa: Hm… “I’m scared of the giant catfish~”.
Rei: What is that about…
Nagisa: Hum… Ah, that’s right, I remember! This was when Goro-chan told me that the guardian spirit of the lake was the great catfish, and that was super scary, and right at that moment a huge storm started and thunder rumbled, kind of like today’s storm…
Rin: A storm, huh… That reminds me, the day Sousuke and I came here, the weather was the same. And when we took shelter from the rain, a boy who had lost his family gave us his umbrella.
Rei: Huh? …Wait a second. That was…
Rin: What… What’s up, Rei?
Rei: Me too! When I was in elementary school, I remember going to an amusement park with my family, but… It was this one after all!
Rin: Seriously?
Rei: Yes! And when I saw two boys getting drenched, I offered them my umbrella!
Rin: It was like… An umbrella with the illustration of a TV hero, right?
Rei: Super Fusion, Doppelganger! 
Rin: Yeah, that one!
Nagisa: That’s incredible, Rei-chan! So this means you met Rin-chan and Sou-chan long ago?! 
Haruka: What did you do with the umbrella after that? You didn’t give it back?
Rin: No… I wanted to, but we didn’t get the occasion. Our coach came to pick us up with his car, so we left the umbrella to an employee of the park. We asked them to give it back if they saw the boy.
Nagisa: You guys didn’t write in the notebook?
Rin: Let’s see… I have no memory of it.
Haruka: Found it.
Rin: Seriously?
Haruka: Here, it’s on the page after us.
Makoto: So we were here the same day after all?
Nagisa: Oh… “It’s too bad we couldn’t do the jet-coaster. We’ll definitely do it next time! Matsuoka Rin.”
Haruka: Yamazaki wrote one too.
Rei: “To the glasses boy who lent us the umbrella: thank you. Yamazaki Sousuke”…
Nagisa: Rei-chan, did you write something?
Rei: I don’t remember. But, if I did, it would probably be before it started raining, so…
Makoto: Oh… Ah, it’s here! It’s on the page before us, here!
Nagisa: “I’m glad I could come to this amusement park with my family today. Ryugazaki Rei.”
Rei: You’re right, my name is here!
Rin: Although, to think everyone forgot about writing in this notebook…
Nagisa: Hehehe, but I remembered, didn’t I? Aren’t I great?
Makoto: But this is really a great coincidence! Before we even knew each other, we all came to the same place on the same day!
Rei: And the fact we discovered it like this, ten years later, is really incredible!
Nagisa: But if we told that story, I don’t think anybody would believe us.
Haruka: They’d probably say we made it all up.
Makoto: Haha, that’s true. It might be better to keep it between us.
Rin: Yeah. Well, Sousuke should be told.
Rei: Yamazaki-san would believe it, wouldn’t he.
Nagisa: Oh, I know! Let’s take a video! (clang clang, bip) First, a close-up of the notebook. Starting with Haru-chan and Mako-chan’s messages. Okay, Rin-chan, do the narration! And make it romantic, okay?
Rin: H-Huh?! Don’t be stupid! …Huuh… Then. (clears throat) A miracle on a stormy night. The moment our bond transcended time. Saying this was a trick of fate wouldn’t be a hyperbole. Indeed, we had been connected ever since long long ago. But only the passing wind had been aware of this fact.
Haruka: Hey. We’re done telling embarrassing stories. 
Rin: Shut up. I’m doing this because Nagisa asked me to!
Nagisa: Well well, this was really good! As expected from Rin-chan, very romantic!
Rei: What a beautiful poem!
Rin: I’m never doing this again!
Makoto: lolol
Nagisa: Okay, so here we turn the page… Mako-chan, to Rin-chan and Sou-chan’s page!
Makoto: Huh? Ah, yeah… Like this? (turns page)
Nagisa: Right! And then, we’ll insert a flashback, starting with Rei-chan wearing a speedo in elementary school!
Rei: From that far?!
Makoto: Are we ignoring the great catfish?
Nagisa: Hmm, we’re cutting that part.
Rin: Well, this kind of night is nice once in a while.
Haruka: That’s true.

Ai: Ah, Gou-san, Amakata-sensei. Did Nanase-san and the other haven’t come back yet?
Ama: No, not yet.
Ai: Is that so… Rin-senpai still hasn’t come back from looking for them either.
Gou: Huh, onii-chan did?
Ai: I think he probably is just taking shelter from the rain somewhere… Also, Yamazaki-senpai went after him. There’s an amusement park nearby, so he said they might have stopped there.
Gou: The amusement park… The abandoned one?
Ama: Gasp! …This is bad.
Gou: What is?
Ama: Ah, no, nothing… But, I’m a bit worried, so I’ll take my car and go find them!
Ai: Ah, I’ll come with you then.
Gou: Me too!
Ama: NO! 
Gou&Ai: H-Huh?!
Ama: You cannot come. Absolutely…
Gou: Sensei…?

(Ama running, car starting and going fast)
Ama: I have to hurry. This is really bad! Please, let me get there in time!

anonymous asked:

Hi! Sorry to hear that tumblr kinda screwed you over :( screwed me too because it lost my last request to you. Could I have Makoto crushing hard on his best friend (besides haru duh) so iwatobi keep trying to set them up? Thanks - love you <3

guys. guys/. guys. i went off topic (also here to not promise a regular posting schedule BUT LOOK I’M WRITING AGAIN?!?!?!?!?!?!)


“Staring at people while they’re eating is a little strange, Makoto…”

Nagisa’s voice snapped Makoto out of his trance-like state, grounding his thoughts.  He hadn’t even realised just how long he’d been staring at you, but everyone sat about him had nearly finished their lunches; he wasn’t even aware that lunch time had started more than a few minutes ago.

“Hey, Makoto, you ok?”

Now it was you, calling out to him… He wished you’d call out to him more.

Yeah, ‘cause that’s not creepy, Makoto.


“He’s probably just tired from studying, right, Haruka?” Rei chimed in, and Makoto’s attention was fully drawn away from the object of his affections. Out of the corner of his eye, he spotted his phone light up with a message, but before he could check it, Haruka responded, moving his thoughts away from the screen.

“Mm… Probably.” Although his words were nonchalant, Haru’s gaze was suspicious. This wasn’t the first time that Makoto had been ‘out of it’ recently, and it only ever seemed to happen when a certain person was around - you.

“Mm, speak of the devil, we’ve got a study period next, Haru, Makoto. I think I have to get a textbook from my locker, but I’ll see you two there!”

Packing away the remainders of your lunch, you flung your bag over your shoulder, waving towards the still-sitting group. Makoto felt almost immobilised, a feeble wave his only recognition of your departure. His brain was desperately trying to figure out exactly when you had begun to enchant him so, exactly when his heart had begun racing when in your presence… You’d just been a friend to him for the longest time, and yet, here he was, staring and fantasising; wishing you were his.

“Makoto?”

Now it was Haruka, eyes narrowed in concern as he gazed inquisitively at his friend. Makoto knew that he wasn’t behaving normally - being around you was becoming troublesome…

“Ah… I’m fine, Haru. Shall we go?”

“You haven’t eaten much.” Looking down, Makoto took in the sight of his abandoned lunch - he was quite a slow eater as it was, but he may as well have not eaten, going by the state of his bento.

“It’s fine, I can eat some more in the study period!” Reassuring a concerned Haruka, he chuckled, hurriedly stowing away his remaining lunch in his bag. “____ will be waiting for us, though, so we should probably make a move…” He wasn’t sure that he’d be able to get through the study period with you sat next to him, but any time spent with you was precious to him - even if it was spent looking over a psychology textbook.

Speaking of his psychology textbook…

“Hey, Haru, have you seen my textbook? I thought I had it in my bag…” Rummaging through his bag, Makoto began to worry - the last thing he needed was to end up borrowing your textbook; that would mean getting closer to you, having to lean over you to see the words, having to-

“Oh, it’s here, Makoto!” Rei, perhaps a little too conveniently, handed over the textbook, which, for whatever reason – Makoto didn’t care to think of it at that moment in time – had been in Rei’s own pile of textbooks.

“Thank you, Rei!” Shoving the book into his bag, he turned to leave. “See you two later!”

Makoto had turned his back before he could see the mischievous glint in Nagisa’s eyes, the quick murmur to Rei, and the latter’s swift disagreement – which was ignored, as usual –  Haruka, however, caught every movement, and couldn’t help but wonder what Nagisa had planned.


You weren’t sure why Haruka had suddenly left to participate in ‘pool maintenance’ in the middle of the study period, but the lack of his presence had left Makoto in quite a state, for whatever reason.

“Are you sure you understand that, Makoto?” Looking down at the diagram beneath you frowned. Makoto didn’t usually struggle when it came to biopsychology, but, this time, he wasn’t doing so great. “You’ve confused the hippocampus and the amygdala. They’re pretty different things, I thought-”

“A-ah! Sorry, ____… Just distracted, is all!” Before you could correct his mistake, he reached for the sheet, frantically tearing it away from underneath you. Eyeing him, you gently prodded his abdomen.

“Hey… You doing ok? You seem a little distracted.” His eyes were darting about, hands clutching onto the side of his seat. Maybe it was just the stress, getting the best of him? He’d never been like this, before, though… You’d already talked with him about the future, universities, jobs - he wasn’t still concerned about Haruka, right? Placing a hand on his shoulder – and choosing to ignore his startled jump – you decided to ask.“Is this about-”

“____!! ____!!” Nagisa, flushed and panting from exertion, ran into the empty classroom, interrupting your sentence and drawing you away from a rather grateful Makoto. Despite his obvious fatigue, presumably from running, Nagisa was grinning, eyes sparkling as he plopped down onto the seat opposite you. Taking a moment to catch his breath, Nagisa held out a single hand, gesturing for you to wait. “Makoto told me to deliver these to you, ____! Never would’ve guessed he’d be here, too…”

You noticed Makoto freeze up besides you, and your curiosity was piqued.

“Deliver what?”
“Deliver what?!”

Makoto’s voice echoed your own, but he seemed to be more panicked than anything, large frame leaning over the desk in an attempt to see what Nagisa was pulling from his bag.

“Doughnuts?”
“Doughnuts?!”

Raising an eyebrow at the oddly synchronous speech of you and Makoto, Nagisa placed the box on the table, and opened it. You were touched, at first, that Makoto – or at least, you thought it was him, but you didn’t really have a clue – would go to such lengths to convince Nagisa to collect and deliver these, but odd, vibrantly iced letters caught your attention. They looked as though they were supposed to make up a sentence, but the majority of the words necessary were missing, rendering the efforts null.

“… What?”

The grin was wiped off Nagisa’s face as he whipped the box around to face him, exclaiming in despair at something. “Nooo… I forgot to get the other boxes…” His hands dragged down his face as he fell to the table, crushing the doughnuts in the process. You didn’t have a clue what he was talking about, and by the looks of Makoto, nor did he. Casting a sideways glance at each other before moving to console the distraught – and doughnut covered – Nagisa, you didn’t even notice Haruka slip into the room, until he spoke up.

“Check your phone, ____.”

“No, that was meant for later, Haru!” Nagisa’s voice, slightly muffled, protested, and he drew his face from the desk, covered in powdered sugar and jam.  You glanced at your phone, noticing a new message from Makoto. As if the last few minutes hadn’t been enough, now this?

‘Did you agree? I hope you agreed. Makoto’s been a mess around you for a while now and it’s not very pleasant. Nagisa told me to write this as if I were Makoto, but I don’t know how he’d do this… Please agree. It’ll make him very happy, and that would also make us happy.’

The message, obviously not from Makoto, was cryptic at best, and your brain was scrambling to put the pieces together.

“What’s going on, here?” Makoto, who had been reading the message over your shoulder, had gone awfully quiet, sinking back into his chair with a white face and a meek smile. “Makoto, do you know what’s going on?” He looked towards Haruka briefly, only to swallow nervously as the latter narrowed his eyes at him.

“N-not… Particularly?” The colour was returning to his face at an alarming pace, and his eyes were avoiding yours, finding his own hands rather fascinating, all of a sudden.

“That’s not quite true, is it, Makoto?”

“Oh for the love of-” At this point, you weren’t even surprised that Rei was here. Whatever the hell was going on, the three of them – perhaps even four, although Makoto looked as though he were on the verge of fainting – were in on it together.

“Rei!! I thought you wouldn’t come!” Nagisa,

Rei glared sharply at Nagisa, taking in the state of his face and tutting discreetly. Ignoring Nagisa’s animated gestures towards the pair of you, he shoved a finger towards the open psychology textbook in front of Makoto.

“… Check his textbook, page 73.”

At this point, you were convinced that Rei had somehow formed an origami lockbox just from the paper inside the textbook, and you’d have to strip-search Makoto to find the key, and who knows, maybe there’d be more doughnuts inside- Where on earth did strip-searching Makoto come into the picture?

“W-wait! ____, I think that we should-”

“Makoto.” You took ahold of his outstretched hand as he reached to grab the textbook, and noticed how he was trembling. “Either you tell me what’s going on, or I open that textbook.” His eyes widened, his own large hand tightening around your own for a brief moment before letting go.

“I don’t know what’s going on… Just open the textbook, put us both out of our misery.” His shoulders slumped, a pained tone to his words crafting doubt in your mind - what was wrong with him? Had he been hiding something from you? Letting the pages flit down to the cover of the book, you landed dead on page 73, and were greeted by a stuck-in note.

’____, by this point, I am almost certain both Nagisa and Haruka have failed in their tasks. If they have not, then please do not tell them I wrote that. On behalf of everyone here, and Makoto himself, will you please… Please, enter a relationship with him beyond friendship? I believe he has strong romantic feelings for you, and it would definitely be mutually beneficial-’

The writing went on for quite some time, but you needed no more.

“Makoto…”

He didn’t even look like he was present in that moment - eyes of a scared child looked back at your own, and you realised quite how much this meant to him. Were you truly so dense as to not notice feelings of this magnitude? Even though the confession had not come directly from him – hell, he hadn’t even had any part in these plans, from the looks of things – the reality of his feelings was quite evident.

“I-I’d understand if you didn’t want to, um, to d-date me. It’s fine. We’re good friends, and we could definitely… Stay that way?”

“Oh Makoto…” You couldn’t help but smile, bringing a hand up to his face. “You’re some sort of angel, I swear…” The look on his face could only be described as grateful; he looked as though he could have kissed you right then. “I’m surprised I didn’t notice the signs earlier, to be honest, it all seems terribly clear now.”

“Yeah, that’s why we-”

“Please be quiet, Nagisa.” He immediately shut up as you reprimanded him, although continued to giggle softly. “Either way- It’s a lot to take in all at once, but hey,” taking one of Makoto’s hands in your own, you grinned. “everything’s worth a try once, and I could see this working out.”

“I could see us working out.”