So there’s an underwater area in World of Final Fantasy. I don’t do well with most underwater anything unless there’s a lot of stuff in the foreground distracting me. It gives me a lot of anxiety. So the minute we hit dark abyss territory, I started freaking out.
Boyfriend just took the controller from me, wrapped me in a blanket while I hid my face, and played the rest of that area. And we have it on Japanese voices, so he read all the subtitles in really cute voices for me so I wouldn’t miss story bits. And told me what was going on in all the fights.
Okay, so, Grand Prix Final Gala, Yuri wins gold, of course, and is selected to dance at the end with the other winners and whatnot and it’s a grand old time.
Just as everyone else is exiting the rink with suspicious smiles on their faces Yurio and Phichit spin around and grab Yuri’s arms. They drag him to the middle of the ice and threaten him to not move until the end before they too leave. Anxiety crawls up Yuri’s spine as he’s left there, the audience staring at him in anticipation.
Then a light comes on rink side as Victor fucking Nikiforov skates onto the ice.
He grabs poor confused Yuri and does a lap to show him off to the crowd, before planting him against the wall at the front. Victor asks Yuri to keep his eyes on him and him alone as he drifts back to the center.
“Stay with Me” begins to play as Victor dances his heart out for Yuri. When it gets to the last bit, right where Victor is a hairsbreadth away from Yuri, he breaks choreography and grabs Yuri’s arms, dragging him with him. Music practically forgotten, they dance together so emphatically that Yuri doesn’t even notice all the other skaters returning to the ice.
It doesn’t occur to him until he finds himself completely encircled by friends and competitors. They’re so close he can’t see where Victor is anymore. After a chorus of cheers from the friends they all skate backward, breaking the circle momentarily to reveal Victor himself.