Familiar Faces (starter for @breathless-swimmer)
Dreams and goals don’t always work out as planned and Makoto learned this first hand when he moved to Tokyo. His initial dream of becoming a swimming coach for kids was bypassed when he was presented with an even greater opportunity…coach for the Japanese Olympics Swim Team. He hadn’t expected the call when he got it but accepted instantly anyway. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and he wasn’t about to pass it up.
He was nervous his first day when he arrived at the training facility, but tried to do his best to hide it and with his game face on, he entered and called for his team to line-up as he introduced himself. “Good Morning, I’m Coach Tachibana and I’m very excited to work with you all. First thing I would like to do is roll-call and then stretches.” When no one said a word he started reading off the names and almost dropped his clipboard when he got to the Ns.
One specific name stood out, ‘There is no way that’s him…it can’t be the same guy…’ Makoto thought as he read off the name. “Nanese Haruka.” He called out and waited to see if his suspicion was confirmed.