Hey guys, have we cried over episode 9 of Yuri on Ice enough yet?
I think not!
Let’s talk about that airport scene (my precious, beloved airport scene).
It’s beautiful and tear-jerking on its own.
But how about we remember that Yuuri said that he will retire after this year’s Grand Prix Final?
Let’s look at that scene from that angle.
What he’s saying here is basically “Please stay with me, please take care of me for these last few weeks before everything is over.”
And this line, this line especially sounds melancholic. As though Victor is saying “I wish I could stay with you longer but we both know that we can only stay together until the Grand Prix Final. I wish we had more time. If only this didn’t have to end so soon…”
And Yuuri knows that’s exactly what he means. He wishes it would be a promise that they’ll stay together forever, but really, it’s only a reminder that what they have is temporary, that even though they wish it would last longer, it won’t. That everything between them will end, and will end soon.
It’s no wonder there are tears in his eyes.
And of course, we can imagine that Yuuri’s plans can change, that he will compete again next year, or that Victor will stay by his side not as his coach, but as something more.
But they don’t know that yet.
They’re clinging to each other for dear life because, for all they know, this is all the time they’re going to get.
They want to make the most of it while it lasts.