While Boston, Massachusetts can kiss my ass, the Boston Marathon gets a pass.
Seeing these athletes “cruise” at a 5 min/mile pace is sickening and fascinating at the same time. Oh, and the “it’s mile 20, let me start actually racing” pace is absolutely fucking ridiculous. It’s a stark contrast to my “it’s mile 20, time to die” marathon tradition.
I’m curious though, are any of Nike’s “Breaking2” athletes running? I’m all for #teamRupp, but I feel like some of the big names are missing.
When Shirazu first finds out Tooru is trans, he doesn’t really get it at first, but doesn’t say anything about it (and never stops thinking about Tooru as a guy). Next morning the Quinx are surprised when Saiko ends up going up earlier than Shirazu and they find out he spent the night watching documentaries and reading up about everything.
Contrary to what you might think at first Tooru is the one who ends up protecting Shirazu more than the other way around
Shirazu is constantly worried that he might fail to protect/lead the others, and Tooru is constantly the one who makes him sit back and tells him “Don’t worry, we can take care of this, don’t push yourself too much”
Shirazu promises that if Tooru ever loses control, he’ll be there to stop him. He gravely dislikes the thought of having to harm Tooru, but the smile he gets in return is enough to make it worth it.
They end up together in that slowly sliding way of spending a lot of time together, Tooru helping Shirazu make plans and fixes his reports to the CCG
It also teaches Tooru to be honest about his observations instead of keeping quiet about it, but usually Shirazu has to mention it first
The first time they kiss it’s one of those embarrassingly natural ways of kissing each other goodnight after a long day and neither realizing it until they’ve gone to bed
Then Shirazu stumbles into Tooru’s room blushing like mad and apologizing until he realizes that Tooru can’t help himself from laughing
They decide to talk about it in the morning
Then they forget about it for about two weeks because of a stressful case until they have a calm day and Tooru is studying with Shirazu hanging over his chair and asking “hey, are we together??” “I… think so?”
They end up a great tag-team in taking out ghouls, Tooru being able to go close and fight head on while Shirazu provides assistance from a distance, being able to survey the area and give quick and precise orders
Tooru learns that he fights best when he has someone to protect having his back
Tooru is the first to get promoted, for exceptional show of bravery, and when Tooru tries to argue that he’s constantly afraid and doesn’t really get it, Shirazu takes his time reminding (and low-key scolding) Tooru for being insanely brave in moments where he instantly put himself in harms way so that no one else has to
Basically they’re both very protective but it works out when they’re also able to pull each other back
They are able to emotionally support each other when the other need it, and spend a night talking about their families, Tooru showing Shirazu his scars