It becomes a disturbing routine - I start overthinking.
This episode left me scared. Joyful, but scared. Of Yuri.
The way he behaves now is different. When he saw Minami acting all “omg-its-yuri-i-love-him”, he changed in face so fast, that I could not take it as a joke. He seemed disgusted and uncomfortable. But few years back he was the same with Victor. Let’s face it - he still is. He is all fanatic sometimes, but seeing someone else doing the same to him - he is repelled.
And Victor saw it. The reaction from him is immediate too. He is deeply disturbed and disappointed in this, as he understands, that Yuri is looking at others, as they are much lower than him. Looks down on them for a second. Thank god, Yuri understood his frustration and supported Minami, but… What if he didn’t? What if one day we will see Yuri, as an antagonist of the series?
AND look at this hug. Victor not only hugs Yuri. He is lowering himself down. Not to be at one hight level with Yuri, but to be even lower. He slouched before him in hug and when putting gloss on him lips.
With hollow, emotionless eyes Yuri just acceps it, as if it was the thing Victor is supposed to do in the first place. And before this - when Victor tried to encourage him before competition - Yuri just walked away, leaving Victor behind.
Yuri is becoming less amature and bubbly, as he was in last episode. He is getting scary serious and harsh even. Victor knows that, and it hurts him to see Yuri like that.
Yes, it might be stress from competition, but look at it. Victor is changing his behavior a lot just to show Yuri, that he can be better. That Victor himself is just the same human, not so legend, as Yuri used to portray him.
And I am deeply worried and scared, that Yuri might belive it. And become the asshole we thought Victor was. And, judging from his reaction to Minami - Yuri is already on the way there.
something that baffles me/makes me sick to think about: almost everyone in fandom calls shiro "space <<dad>>" all the time -> some people still think it's ok to ship him with other paladins