So, I definitely got more out of my second read through of Of Bright Stars and Burning Hearts.
One of the things that struck me is how Viktor thinks about Yuuri, and when he does it. We know that at the end of the chapter, at the age of 23, Viktor is ‘completely in love with Yuuri’. But the bit before he says this is very telling: 'Viktor had known for a long time where the path he was walking would eventually lead’. See that? He had known for a long time. Perhaps he didn’t think it in the words he uses at the end of the chapter, but he knew he was falling all the same. And when I read through the chapter I just saw so much evidence of Viktor falling. He’s been falling slowly for a long time, and we can see it happen through the chapter.
Oh boy, do I have a treat for y’all (@swankkat and @caprelloidea have already seen it but I think it’s time to share it with everyone else). Here’s a missing scene from Killian’s POV. It’s under the cut because it’s slightly spoilery, and you know how I feel about spoiling this story for people. (Falling Slowly)