Thanks to his dance training, Yuuri is actually incredible at improving on both the ice and the dance floor. Once Victor learnt about it, he convinced Yuuri to improv routines with him in their free time - which mostly ends up with lots of giggling and cuddling on the ice, but sometimes will result in something totally outstanding that they work into an official routine.
Guys we need to stop thinking of Victor and Yuuri as good for pairs skating. They can’t be competitive pair skaters. Why? Because Victor is strong but I don’t think he is strong enough to throw Yuuri up into the air multiple times a day. Old man would probably throw out his back.
NOW, what we should be talking about is Victuuri as ICE DANCERS. No throws, just lifts, much more manageable. Plus ice dancing focuses so much more on artistry and being in sync with your partner. It can be very romantic if you want it to be. Plus, I bet their twizzle sequences would be lovely.
If you don’t know the difference between pairs skating and ice dancing, hit up the good old YouTube and see what I’m talking about!
Stop messing round with that fire,
Living like love is just a gun for hire,
Cos one moment its just messing round,
To your wiki saying she’s your spouse,
Oh but its not just girls,
Cos yeah one moment I was tearing off her blouse,
Now she says she’s living in my house,
Babe I know you said you’d never smoke pot,
Its just; that burned Like your first splif,
Now we just hanging around in the dark, you’re pale as a ghost.
Stop messing round now, cos am too stoned,
You’re know I can’t save you cos in this game am too gone,
She’s only seventeen, and thinks at sixteen am all there is,
But a degenerate kind, baby am definitely not what you need,
She wants to dance with devil, Mr brownstone is just grave,
Oh Y’know the drugs will drown her out, just too young,
Can’t believe this is my life, smoking and fucking in the back,
Yuuri studied dance at college. It worked really well alongside his skating training, he challenged his body in different ways and learned about artistic expression in, effectively, multiple languages. He was pretty eclectic in his choice of classes - he definitely did ballet, street, latin and pole, and might have tried to fit in a couple of others if he had time, or just had a try with Phichit for fun. If he’s drunk or happy enough, Phichit can persuade him into a duet.
At the time of the first series, Victor has never been to college or university. By the time he was the right age his career was skyrocketing and he needed to focus on that alone, though he always took a couple of books everywhere he went, just for inspiration and trying to stay sharp. He’s always wondered what he missed out on, and when he fully retires from skating it seems like a good new path to go down. He decides to do a distance learning course in Modern Foreign Languages, as he likes foreign languages, and can apply his love of constantly hunting for symbols, themes and new ways of expressing feeling to the novels and poems he reads.