LLS 2 and ChikaRiko
Declaration of shameless bias: ChikaRiko is my LLS OTP (Chika & You is BroTP)
Season 1 heavily sold the special (distinctly romantic) connection between Chika and Riko and dropped some pretty heavy hints about Riko’s orientation. By my judgement CR is either canon or outrageous baiting, season 2 will tell. Unfortunately, since it is mainstream anime, and particularly given the genre and market tie-ins, I am not optimistic. So I’m trying to focus my writing (visualise nailing a cloud to the wall) to get some CR stuff done before season 2 spoils my fun. Hoping that public announcement will keep me honest ;)
ChikaRiko seems really under represented in the fandom, btw many thanks to @chikarikotranslations for brightening up my dash lately.
Snippet from the wip:
“Are we still friends?” Even speaking quietly Chika’s voice travelled easily across the gap between their windows.
Riko sighed and slumped down with her back against the wall under her window. This was why she had delayed so long… but friends was better than nothing.
“Of course we are”
“I need to talk to a friend right now” Chika was silent for a long moment. Riko wondered if she should say something encouraging, but the other girl finally continued, “I went on a date today, and it didn’t go so well”
“It started out ok, but the end wasn’t so good. I messed it up”