Honestly Yurio was so precious this episode??? His angry thing is seeming more and more like fun rivalry than hate. I mean. His reaction to his own great performance was
Excited and lighthearted, and though he did make a callout to Yuuri it wasn’t an attack, or a put down any more than what is normal between people competing for something.
AND BETTER YET when Yuuri was struggling with his own performance, Yurio on the sidelines
IF HE WEREN’T CUT OFF, HE WOULD HAVE FUCKING CHEERED FOR YUURI. HOLY FRICK. LOOK AT MY BOY GETTING INTO IT.
Of course he’s still not buddy buddy with Yuuri because he’s a grumpy boy. BUT THEN-
Is it just me, or is this Yurio’s weird, convoluted way of trying to cheer Yuuri up???? I mean he’s not good at it, but he actively sought out Yuuri, albeit not exactly for this, but he brings it up almost immediately. He’s trying, even if he wouldn’t admit to being friendly.
AND GIVE YUURI A BIRTHDAY GIFT. So Yurio bothers to remember when Yuuri’s birthday, and seek him out to give hie something. Not just something. Something special.
Yurio wants Yuuri to eat it now because he wants to see yuuri’s reaction, because he’s obviously thought about it quite a bit.
honestly I thought this was going to be Yurio making a crack at Yuuri about pork cutlet bowls, cause the way he waits for Yuuri’s reaction he’s waiting for Yuuri to say it.
BUT HE DOESN’T MAKE A CRACK AT HIM
HE JUST BRAGS ABOUT HIS GRANDPA.
HE WAS SMUG AND EXPECTANT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO BRAG TO YUURI ABOUT HIS GRANDPA.
SPECIFICALLY TO YUURI.
LOOK AT THIS ANGEL BOY.