My speciality in life is the analysis of fictional relationships that I can only hope for.
First of all, Makkachin gave me a heart-attack last week so look at him all healthy and so excited to see Yuuri. We also know that this was a phenomenal episode when #savemakkachin2k16 wasn’t the first thing on our minds as I make him the first thing on this post.
Sliding over from Makkachin’s adorable face is Viktor’s tired one.
This is a man who just came back from roughly 20 hours of flight time with probably minimal sleep because on the way to Japan he’d been concerned about Makkachin and back to Russia he was worried about how Yuuri was going to do without him. This was the first time since he became Yuuri’s coach that he left him to go out there alone. He asked Yakov to step in but we all know that Yuuri’s life energy and drive is almost entirely dependent on how much Viktor he’s getting. Viktor’s face is one of tiredness, worry, and he’s been thinking a lot of how he can be a better coach to Yuuri.
They both run to each other immediately. It’s like episode 7 all over again but this time they don’t meet on the ground in a beautiful kiss. There’s a certain desperation in each others’ eyes that makes this even more intimate. They only see each other even when the entire world is staring.
This is obviously not some normal, casual student-coach relationship. This is two people who are entirely in love with each other. They’ve been apart for less than 24 hours and they crave the touch of the other so much. I’m crying someone hold me like Viktor holds Yuuri.