Hi! I love your work and could I get a reaction from Oikawa, Kenma, Kageyama and Noya when they find out their s/o is a rhythmic gymnast with a speciality in the ball discipline, maybe casually practicing with one of their volleyballs like a cat with a ball of string and not letting the boys have the ball back =^.^=
again, 3 is the character limit and the random name picker pulled out the setters, so noya’s out this time around. you can always request this again with other characters when i open for requests again
also i hope you know i intended to watch only a few ball routines for this and i was dragged down the youtube rabbit hole and watched rhythmic gymnastics videos for like three hours straight. nonnie, what have you done?????? rhythmic gymnasts are surreal. i couldn’t find a lot of terminology either so if things are…. wrong, let me know and i can edit/rework them but i generally tried to avoid them if i could
- You decide to swing by one of his practices for
a little while just to say hello. You don’t even realize that you’ve picked up
one of the volleyballs and started rolling it smoothly along your arms
- He always assumed that you were some kind of
dancer because of your poise and how you carry yourself most of the time, but
being a rhythmic gymnast catches him off-guard. He can appreciate the effort
you put into it too.
- Also, he really likes how…bendy you are. *wink wonk*
- This is absolutely your chance to get him to
loosen up when he’s practicing too hard.
- “Could you please give me the ball back, ____?”
- “This ball?”
- And then you proceed to toss it up high and back walkover away from him twice before catching it effortlessly. These keep-away-style shenanigans continue on while the ball seems to glide with ease all over you or you throw it up high and catch it in otherwise impossible ways. If the rest of the team is there, they’re completely amused by this display.
- The first time you refuse to return the ball to
him while demonstrating your abilities, his eyes widen slightly in realization.
Your general dexterity makes much more sense to him now.
- Honestly, he doesn’t even want to try to get the
ball back from you.
- “Well, I guess, I can’t practice now if ___ won’t give me the ball back.”
- “We have an entire cart of balls, Kenma.”
- At some point, you do try to teach him some
simpler, less involved skills, and he’s actually quite adept at them. But don’t try to convince
him to give gymnastics a shot. He doesn’t want to learn how to dance. One sport is
enough, thank you very much. Not to mention, he’d rather not do one where he’d
have to perform in front of a crowd.
- But he does start to roll the ball along his arm mindlessly from time-to-time. You even catch a little smile from him if he manages not to drop it before he stops
- This poor boy…he really didn’t know that
rhythmic gymnastics and artistic gymnastics are different, so he just assumed
you were like the gymnasts he’d see on TV during the Olympics.
- Seeing you do skills that weren’t what he thought you’d do downright confuses him. Where’s the part where you do flips on the balance beam?
- The fact that you can catch the ball perfectly between your feet and legs after throwing it up so high renders him speechless.
- He’s so fascinated by what you can do. To him, it must be fate that a setter who can pinpoint toss is dating someone who can do something similar in a different way and with a different part of their body.
- And that total control you have over the ball while you practice is downright mesmeric.
- You have asked him try setting the ball really high
and to see if you can still catch it without having thrown it yourself
- Kageyama is incredibly touched by this, but he’s so flustered when he tries to agree to it that you’re not entirely sure what he’s saying when he stutters his response.
- But at some point, he keeps pinpoint tossing it just out of natural reflexes and you have to give up on attempting that