Viktor needed a break, so he did everything in his power to get that.
Obviously, Yakov wasn’t so pleased when he found out about Viktor’s little runaway plan, but the coach knew better than anyone that Viktor Nikiforov wasn’t someone that you could just control. The guy was a force of nature on its own, always changing and running free, finding its own way and losing itself in it.
But after years and years of training, Viktor was tired of being a force of nature. He wanted to be a person at least for a moment.