I’m so out of my mind but I can’t wait for the actual development or reveal of how their friendship formed so here are my thoughts. Okay, recall back that:
So like, how else would Yuuri and Phichit became friends unless it was Phichit who made the first move right? And in the first ep, Phichit appeared as a 3-second shot in reaction towards Yuuri’s video going viral:
And the people who were shown to react to the video held a somewhat strong / respectful bond (the newscaster, Minako, Phichit) or an ‘eventual’ bond (Yurio, Victor) with Yuuri.
So, Phichit’s bond with Yuri is so important that they even animated his short scene in the first ep JUST to show how supportive / happy he was to finally hear about Yuuri after last year’s competition. And the thing is, Phichit cares A LOT. Not only was he happy to have Yuuri video call him but he even said he left Detroit cuz Yuuri wasn’t there anymore.
Skating or training in a foreign country was no longer fun for him because Yuuri wasn’t with him omg
What if, Phichit already saw in Yuuri what Victor did? What if he already realized what Yurio realized when he lost in the Onsen on Ice? Can you imagine the amount of respect Phichit has for Yuuri despite Yuuri having so little confidence at the time? What if the first time Phichit saw Yuuri skate was in the wee hours of the morning / late at night all alone on the skating rink, dancing and skating the programs he was supposed to do well in?
Because the reason Yuuri flunked last year was due to his (pressure binge eating and) dog’s passing, HIS BELOVED DOG. And while most people saw Yuuri fall and fail, Phichit still knows how good Yuuri is cuz they trained together and he’s seen Yuuri perfect those programs before. I MEAN CMON, YUURI EVEN MADE IT TO THE GRAND PRIX FINALS FOR GODSAKE THATS INCREDIBLE
And Yuuri being comfortable enough to video call Phichit shows how far they’ve actually come while practicing together in Detroit and that is absolutely beautiful! Yuuri could even reminisce with Phichit about the music that girl composed because they were close enough for Yuuri to even WANT to share that information. Their friendship is so pure and I’m just so happy Yuuri has Phichit ;;3;; I hope this topic will be touched again when they fight off in the China Cup.
These two should totally meet up asap because I NEED TO SEE YUURI BEING HAPPY WITH A FRIEND HE MADE WHILE HE WAS AWAY FROM HOME
In reality, I am a perfectionist. I think I was like that since I was young. If I had to present something in school, I hated saying stuff that made no sense so I would practice over and over again until I memorized everything. I always plan things out. If I don’t have an organized plan of what I’m going to do the next day, I can’t fall asleep. If I feel that the things I have to do is overwhelming, I organize it on a memo and post it beneath where I sleep, and only then can I relax. Because of this, Yeri tells me I live such a tired life, but I can’t help that this is my personality.