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Part 1 of the Tev/Dren hot springs episode.  Y’know, the good kind of hot springs episode, where it’s fun but then also there’s some character development.

I was actually gonna have this scenario go a different direction, but…it was so boring.  That’s actually why there are so many backgrounds, ‘cuz I wanted to at least challenge myself on the art if the script was boring.  But I changed it (…and then kept the backgrounds anyway)!  I think this is better, and it speeds us on toward The Fluff™.  Win-win.

Tev/Dren Masterpost


To keep the alliance between the Port Mafia and Armed Agency stable, Mori and Fukuzawa arranged for Aku and Atsu to be engaged/be partners. Dazai was the one who dropped the idea to Mori in a secret anonymous letter, so he pretends during the meeting he “hears it for the first time” when it is brought up, Dazai shows his full out support to this (Dazai u manipulative little shit). Fukuzawa goes along with it surprisingly.

When Aku and Atsu find out… I’ll leave it to your imagination.

Fukuzawa and Mori also arrange Dazai’s and Chuuya’s engagement behind their backs to even further stabilize the alliance. You can only imagine Dazai’s surprise and Chuuya’s reaction (Chuuya would not take it well to say the least)…..

How I would imagine their reactions to finding out would be:

Soukoku reaction–

Dazai(muttering): “*wide eyed at a loss for words* This….this wasn’t part of the plan…the tables have turned on me…”

Chuuya: *distressed Chuuya noises* *flips chair over he was sitting in as he stands in a flustered rage* *stalks out of room* I-i need wine…

AkuAtsu reaction–

Aku: “*towards Mori calmly* Is this an order?”

Atsu: W-w-wAIT WHAT!? *distressed cat noises*


Mori: “They took this as well as I thought they would.”

Fukuzawa: “Indeed.”

tsukiyama looking out for each other:

Yamaguchi who will watch Tsukishima closely and act as a shield when the press of noisy, pushy people around him gets to be too much and his headphones aren’t enough to block the world out

Tsukishima as a safe fortress from which Yamaguchi can assess new people and new environments before entering them himself

Yamaguchi who won’t let Tsukishima stand still as everything moves past him, unwilling or unable to care. Yama’s there to push and support him through  picking a high school,  joining the volleyball club, going to practice, getting out of bed in the morning; he refuses to let Tsukki be eaten alive by his own apathy.

Tsukishima knowing he isn’t very likable, but feeling like it might be okay because, well, Yamaguchi is still here. He doesn’t need anyone else

Yamaguchi will sometimes break down and ask Do you hate me? Does everyone hate me? Am I even worth the effort? I’m so ugly, I’m so stupid, I’m so useless, I’m so boring–and Tsukishima isn’t really a patient person but he never loses patience with this, calmly and matter-of-factly listing Yamaguchi’s good qualities until the good outweighs the bad

Tsukishima, who will defend Yamaguchi from anything and everything, watching helplessly as Yamaguchi went up against Seijoh by himself and lost, thinking, I should have been able to protect him from this

Yamaguchi can see Tsukki’s potential and it’s honestly killing him, because he could be so much, but Tsukki’s too scared too try because trying means caring and caring means it will hurt you, sooner or later. But Yamaguchi sees that it’s hurting him anyway, and tells him to forget Hinata, forget Akiteru, forget Ushijima, because this is about you, not them. What more motivation do you need than pride?

And Tsukishima, who believes in Yamaguchi more than anyone, watching as Yamaguchi went up against Seijoh by himself and scored 5 points consecutively. Everyone else was surprised, but not him. never him. He was  just proud

Yamaguchi watching the Shiratorizawa match and knowing with chilling certainty that the outcome could either heal Tsukki of his bitterness or break him completely