the day after rostelecom cup victor sparks a war on skating forums after yuuri performs stammi vicino for the gala. he creates an account (name not attached, of course) while he’s in the taxi on his way to fukuoka airport and posts, “if this had been performed with his quads, it would have been even better than the world record victor set with it at worlds.”
(because this version of the program is something else. the one that went viral the first time yuuri skated it is impressive enough, but seeing it while yuuri is in shape takes it to yet another level. sure, he popped a few jumps and didn’t do any more than triples. but his step sequences and spins were out of this *world* and the emotion? not a single person who was in that audience didn’t cry. victor definitely cried.)
of course his own fans get pretty angry with this online, and a huge debate follows, but victor doesn’t engage. he knows he’s right, and he knows better
that account is accused of being a troll when it makes no other comments — until the grand prix final, right before the medal ceremony, when victor just comments: “told you.”
he adds a selfie of himself with a piece of paper where he’s scrawled yuuri’s world record score.