reject&protect

GUYS. VICTOR IN THAT INTERVIEW. VICTOR IN THE FIRST EPISODE. IN THAT INTERVIEW. DOUBTING WHEN ASKED WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO THE FOLLOWING YEAR. LOOKING SO BROKEN.

VICTOR. WHO HAD ENJOYED THIS.

AND THEN HAD BEEN ASKED THIS.

BUT THEN HAD BEEN REJECTED THE DAY AFTER WITHOUT A MISERABLE EXPLANATION.

VICTOR WAS STILL THINKING ABOUT COACHING YUURI MONTHS AFTER THIS ALL HAPPENED. SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING THE OFFER, ONLY STOPPED BY THE FACT THAT YUURI HAD SAID GOODBYE IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY.

SO WHEN HE SAW THE VIDEO. 

HE SAW THE CHANCE. HE SAW THAT MAYBE THAT HAD NOT BEEN REJECTION AFTER ALL. AND COACHING YUURI WAS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED. THAT WAS WHAT KEPT HIM SO SAD. HE DIDN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT TWICE.

ALSO. THE ONSEN ON ICE?

THAT WAS NOT HIS ORIGINAL IDEA. THAT WAS BASED ON THIS.

AND YURIO KNEW. YURIO WAS THERE AT THE BANQUET. HE KNEW WHERE THE ONSEN ON ICE IDEA CAME FROM.

THEY BOTH HAD SEEN THAT ONCE. AND THEY BOTH WANTED IT AGAIN.

EPISODE 10 HAS SO MANY DETAILS I WONDER IF I WILL EVER BE SATISFIED ANALYZING IT. I LOVE IT.

Also sorry about the caps I’m just too excited about everything.

EDIT: Well everyone’s telling me the commemorative photo was before the banquet and it’s making more and more sense as I think of it. Sorry guys, the emotion of the moment. Still, it doesn’t change much about my meta, as others have pointed out. Yuuri just vanished after the banquet and didn’t make it to any other international competition throughout the year. He didn’t even try to contact Victor. Still no explanation why for the Russian legend.

The feeling that this left Victor with is mainly the same. That wonderful guy who asked him to go to his home place and coach him is suddenly not skating anymore. He’s nowhere. Imagine Victor longing to see him in the Four Continents Championship. And then in the World Championship. If he made it to the Grand Prix Final that must mean he was one of the six best skaters of the year, even if his performance there was not the best to prove it. He was definitely expected to be in other international competitions of the season. Victor was expecting him to be there. But the guy just never showed up again. IMAGINE THE FEELING.

And the rest of the story goes mainly as described above~

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A thread about millennials and stories (sorry for all the typos I was fueled by too much emotion to type well)

They exchanged rings... and I died, but...

 I know every YOI blog and the next one are posting the ring exchange scene and I really love it, but what I love more is the scene at the jewelry shop and the scene before that.

Just before they enter the jewelry Yuuri was thinking what to give Viktor as a birthday gift, and I really think all the “Lets go sightseeing” is a way for Yuuri to lookfor a gift for Viktor.

He knows that Viktor’s b-day is around the corner and he wants to take the opportunity to get him something nice.

Even Viktor knows that Yuuri is acting OOC, and here we see Yuuri looking for something…

Then they run to do more shopping, a few hours later they come back looking for the missing bag of nuts and after they continue shopping. At this point Yuuri hasn’t found something appropriate to give to Viktor and is getting late, so he ask what he wants

But since Viktor has been neglecting his life up until this moment, he doesn’t care much for his birthday. So Yuuri is left alone to decide what to give Viktor, and he knows he wants something meaningful, something that express all he feels for him, and then he sees the jewelry and has an epiphany of what exactly he needs to express all his feelings, and he blushes because he understands the repercussions of this gift, but at this point he is ready to face them

and so we got the cute scene of Yuuri shopping his wedding ring

and Viktor is baffled, maybe because he cannot believe it, maybe he thought he would be the one to do something like this first, but his Yuuri has grown so much… maybe he remembers the bold Yuuri from one year ago…

and then, the exchange… and someone else pointed out that Yuuri only bought ONE RING, is a gift for Viktor, to show his feelings for him, but…

Viktor also bought one, because he feels the same.

This couple is going to kill me, I’m sure of it…

Just look how they walk hugging each other….

LOVE WINS!!

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YOU ARE THE BEST LEADER THAT A GROUP COULD ASK FOR

You may appear to be indifferent and tough but truth is you are just too good at hiding your own emotions. But sometimes it is okay to break. Thank you for doing such a great job at leading Red Velvet and for being so strong despite everything, BAE JOOHYUN IRENE. Ignore all of the insensitive comments about you and continue to be comfortable living in your own skin. No words could describe how much of a wonderful person you are #ProtectLeaderIreneAtAllCost ♥

let’s talk about this for a sec

So we haven’t fully unlocked Yurio’s tragic backstory yet, but from what we’ve gotten, his grandpa is the only person from his family who is actively involved in his life. 

So that’s why this screen cap is so important to me. Because these three aren’t a family, and things must be really weird between Yakov and Lilia, because they’re divorced. But they’re willing to put that aside to make Yurio feel happy and loved. Becasue even though he’s a world-class athlete, he’s still a kid.

We also know that Yakov really cares for his skaters, even though he’s really crass. Ep. 10 has implied that Yakov didn’t support Victor leaving skating, because it seemed like Victor was leaving to pursue his Japanese crush. But as soon as Yakov saw Yuuri send Victor away in episode 9, he realized that Yuuri returned Victor’s feelings, and took care of Yuuri when Victor was gone.

It’s just so important that Yakov and Lilia are indulging Yurio’s interests, because it’s so important for him to feel like he’s loved. Even though Grandpa is Yurio’s inspiration for agape, he’s certainly gotten some unconditional love from his coaches. 

(also look at how cute the proud little bean is. I mean, how can you not love his happy little face!?)

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In which Jumin’s bodyguards where blessed with the presence of an angel… ☆*:.。.o(✧ω✧)o.。.:*☆

Honestly, he is too precious for this world~ (´。• ω •。`) ♡

[AU] the “year” between their first meeting and their reunion

ETA: I’ve been (thankfully) notified that my timeline of events is way off so this is 100% inaccurate. However, it makes for a lovely AU (because who doesn’t like pining!Victor amirite) so I’ll leave it up. Just keep in mind that this does not follow the canon timeline. At all. Thanks, @nika11ama, for clarifying things for me!


I kept asking myself why, if they’d previously met (at the Banquet) and Victor had really fallen in love with Yuuri that day, had he treated him that way in this scene? How could he  be so nonchalant in that situation? It didn’t make sense.

But what if Victor had spent the entire year lying to himself? Telling himself over and over that he couldn’t possibly have fallen in love with someone after only a day? Forcing himself not think about Yuuri or web-stalk him. Chastising himself every time he caught himself remembering their dance or, worse, pining. 

So a year passes and he thinks he’s golden, thinks that time has finally done its job and eroded his little “crush.” And then he sees Yuuri again and tries to treat him like he pretty much treats everyone else, only it completely backfires on him.

He watches him walk away and tries to convince himself everything’s fine. That he’s fine. That he doesn’t care. And yet he can’t bring himself to tear his eyes away from Yuuri’s back even after the other man is long gone. 

And it’s like a floodgate opens. Every wall he built over the past year to keep himself from obsessing over Yuuri collapses and he finds himself incapable of not thinking about him.

And then he sees The Video™…

…and every lie he’s ever made to himself just turns to dust. His defenses are down. He can’t fight it anymore. He doesn’t want to fight it anymore. He’s in love. Has been in love since since the day they met, and maybe it doesn’t make sense but he’s reached a point where he just doesn’t care anymore. He’s going after what he wants, and what he wants is Yuuri. 

So when an opportunity presents itself he seizes it and flies to Japan without a second thought or a backwards glance. He’s wasted enough time and has no patience left. 

See, he made a promise the first day they met, though not with anything as obvious or empty as words. Yuuri seduced him, and Victor fell, hard, and the traitorous little organ in his chest promised itself to Yuuri without him realizing. It took him an entire year to. 

And that’s why Victor, who’s notorious for never remembering–and therefore keeping–the promises he makes, remembers Yuuri’s request an entire year after he made it. 

The heart doesn’t forget.