Okay, I’m still not over the fact that they actually skated the legit pair program because you know what does it mean? Oh, so many things. It means it wasn’t spontaneous. It means that at one point one of them said “would you like to dance an exhibition with me” (I’m 99% sure it was Yuuri and when Victor realized it’s not a joke he probably died from happiness). And it also means that they choose the music together and talk about how important this program was for both of them and what does every line of the song means and then they had to prepare matching costume for Yuuri and then Victor choreographed them a program and decided that he will be the one to offer support for Yuuri’s jumps and I’m sure Yuuri isn’t light as feather and Victor had to actually exercise a little to be able to hold him and THEN they had to practice the whole thing, like imagine Yuuri being a bit scared and embarrassed to actually lean on Victor and Victor just taking him in his arms and all that innocent holding hands a bit too long and hugging and falling on ice together I can’t is this show even real, I swear we don’t deserve such happiness.
Ok I have to get to work so this is gonna be rushed af and incoherent and all but like can we just take a moment because
Like Yuuri being precious smol innocent sinamon roll as always, just happy to finally stand by everyone and share food and drinks and all, ever so grateful that he’s come this far, and met the love of his life in the process, which he couldn’t even get the nerve to talk to before. But we now know that’s not true because he basically declared his love via interpretive dance. Exhibit A:
LOOK. AT. THEIR. FACES.
Ok so it goes without saying that this is where Viktor fell in love. He’s just like omg this quiet meek guy is not what he seems like at all and by god just marry me already. And THEN, this darling little Katsudon goes on, after they’ve already parted, goes on to perform Viktor’s very own Stay Close to Me:
WHICH I’M PRETTY SURE VIKTOR INTERPRETED AS SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF: I haven’t forgotten; please come back to me, please be my coach. Look how well I skated this piece, just for you. This is me proving I’m worthy to skate with you as my coach.
Which leads me to this. Viktor’s priceless reaction:
Because like, ok. Imagine being Viktor. You share this amazing night with this guy and you fall in love at first dance basically, and it’s just so so great because again look at how much FUN they’re having together and the way they’re smiling at each other and it’s like Viktor says in this episode, love and life were something he’d ignored for far too long. But here comes Yuuri to change all that.
And now imagine, showing up at that hot spring. Like tada here I am! Aren’t you glad! And Yuuri freaking the fuck out. And Viktor thinking how endearing that is because aw he’s shy.
Aw he’s embarrassed from everything that happened when they were drunk
Aw he just needs to open up his walls and he’ll be the same guy he met on that night.
If you ask me I think this explains Viktor’s boldness throughout the series. Because it’s like he’s been in love all. this. time. and he’s just going around assuming Yuuri is the same way. The whole ‘let’s sleep together’ and ‘be my boyfriend’ and ‘tell me all about yourself’ at the beginning isn’t just Viktor being a cocky bastard. It’s Viktor being in love. In complete and absolute love.
And it sort of explains the whole Eros thing too. Because it’s not just on a random whim or even the fact that Viktor wants Yuuri to step out of his comfort zone. It’s because he KNOWS he’s more than capable, because he’s SEEN it before.
Which he follows with something along the lines of ‘you’ll show it to me soon, won’t you?’
Which basically now I’m gonna interpret as Viktor trying to get Yuuri to understand that what he did on that night was a hell of a lot more seductive than Yuuri himself might even realize, and if he can control that, then it’ll be the hook line sinker that’ll get him to finals.
Also a bit of revenge since, I’m assuming this was probably the first time Viktor was ever caught off guard. I mean seeing Yuuri doing things like that was probably enough to catch anyone off guard. And so maybe this whole time Viktor was just trying to get even, trying to prove that he could seduce Yuuri just as much as Yuuri had seduced him (and not exactly in the sultry way).
And I just. I’m so happy.
Please excuse my rambles. I’ll try to edit this after I get home.
A/N: THIS TOOK FUCKING FOREVER TO TYPE and I don’t even like it that much lmao… This is just a filler chapter before the dance exhibition chapter tomorrow! TBH, i had more fun making up the nicknames than making the conversation because they are all 100% dumb and I love them. Anticipate for more group chats in the future (which will be better quality… I hope)
What I love most about this show program is the storytelling. The piece is very well-choreographed and well-packaged. The costumes are very fitting to the theme. The evident chemistry between the two of them is moving.
Piper and Paul - Let It Go
I love, love, love this song and I’m so glad that someone performed to it. I like that this show program shows a different side to Piper and Paul. I love the somber feel of the program. I appreciate the intricate lifts they incorporated to this piece. I would have loved to seen Piper in a more simple, toned down, grey dress to match Paul, but overall, there’s no denying that this is a great show program.
Madison and Zach - Slip
Cool music choice. Costumes look great. Superb expression of emotions, as always. I love the whole table setting scene. It really sets the mood. A well-packaged show program.
Tessa and Scott - Sorry
I like a little groovy show program once in a while. I know it’s Bieber, but I think it’s good to see them do something of this upbeat, modern style. I love the cool music edit at the beginning. Great choreography. Chemistry for days. I like Tessa’s dress. A delightful show program, for sure.
Kaitlin and Jean Luc - Earned It
This piece is pretty cool. Great choice of music. Kaitlin’s one-piece is gorgeous. Sleek show program.
Christina and Anthony - You Are So Beautiful
This young team deserves a special mention. At such a young age, they already have fantastic chemistry and great technique. This show program is a testament to that. It’s light. It’s heartwarming. It’s sincere. I find it very impressive that they are able to display such deep emotions at this stage. They have so much potential, it’s ridiculous. The fact that they won a bronze medal on their first Junior Worlds is just amazing. What a way to go for this team. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.