“Perhaps I am being too forward, I don’t know what your expectations are, the books I have read about Japan did not discuss such things, but, ah… you surely must know that I would very much like to kiss you.”
He hadn’t expected Victor to say something like that so soon, but it was the simplicity of the request that startled and charmed Yuuri all at once. Not a desire for them to go to bed together, or to become regular lovers; only a kiss. And he seemed so concerned that even that could offend Yuuri. It might have, if this were his first time among Westerners. But it was only a kiss. Yuuri had kissed plenty of men.
He didn’t respond, only reached up to take his glasses off, and then slid his fingers up from where they still rested against Victor’s shoulder to the back of his neck before he leaned across the distance between them and pressed their lips together.
I’m currently rereading @thetwoguineabook‘s Blackbird and AHHHHH I love this fic SO MUCH I wish I could draw every single scene in it *sobs*
This scene in Ch 2 is probably one of my favourite scenes in the entire fic. The way Victor tells Yuuri that he wants to kiss him - it gets me every time
i will forever point out the ways that dick and jason have similar temperaments and the bizarre way that DC and fandom have treated them so differently and buried those similarities and think they’re so different from each other, or think of the similarities as positive for one and not the other.
look. dick grayson is the angry robin. end of story.
he’s the one with the uncontrollable temper (he calls it that himself, even). he’s the one who flies into a rage and does things he regrets afterwards. that’s one of his flaws.
jason also has a temper, but despite DC and fandom retroactively blaming him for his death due to it and thinking of him as the angry one, it’s not his temper that caused problems with bruce or made him act out as robin. it’s not his temper that makes him kill. he makes deliberate decisions based on a set of morals. he owns those choices.