guess it’s just another night alone
The summer between Junior and Senior years Victor Nikiforov becomes completely unavoidable.
Victor is on principle, Yuuri suspects, an unavoidable person. Last year he became the first Junior to run and be elected student body president. He’s the lacrosse team’s star midfielder, leading the team in three undefeated seasons since Freshman year. He’s president for Alpha Chi, one of three pre-eminent alpha-exclusive fraternities on campus. His best friend is Christophe Giacometti, which means he’s always present at crew parties, usually hovering in the corner of Yuuri’s eye. He’s the kind of unavoidable where he’s always catching his sleeve on Yuuri’s as they reach for the same cup. Their elbows smell like the same chalk, their fingers smell like the same brand of tobacco. It’s a sign of spending three years on the same campus together and developing habits, Yuuri is absolutely sure.
But then Victor becomes a different type of unavoidable.