Fields of Gold - Haro - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Pairing: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Rating/Genre: G, romance/friendship
Additional Tags: Married Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov, five years later, Yuuri wins ALL the gold, canon compliant
Characters: Katsuki Yuuri, Victor Nikiforov, Phichit Chulanont, Yuri Plisetsky, Katsuki Mari, misc. cast
Summary: It’s difficult to believe that he’s inspired people like this; that children and teenagers in Japan and around the world lace up their skates or put on skates for the first time and think of Yuuri Katsuki, just like they think of or thought of Victor Nikiforov. He almost can’t take it. It’s too unbelievable. He’s just… Yuuri, after all.
Yuuri Katsuki with a stack of gold medals is still just Yuuri Katsuki.
He can imagine Victor repeating the same words back to him with his own name and how he’d argue that is absolutely not the case, and he laughs inwardly a bit at that.
(The story in which Yuuri Katsuki wins everything there is to win and retires as Japan’s living legend, because he’s incredible and beautiful and he deserves it. Aka ‘Yuuri wins all the gold’, the fic.)
I’ve been talking about this oneshot for weeks, and here it is, finally complete! It topped out at about 14,500 words. I want to thank everyone who has encouraged me, both in real life and on tumblr; especially my beta reader and constant cheerleader @abarero as well as @omgkatsudonplease for giving me the idea to include the social media interludes (which ended up being an integral part of the story).
Yuuri Katsuki, as a character, means the world to me. I’ve been a diehard skating fan since I was a little kid, so when YOI was announced I was hyped, but I didn’t expect it to impact me the way it did. It’s an excellent show, but if it weren’t for Yuuri (and Victor and their incredible relationship), there’s just no way I’d be invested the way I am. Watching him grow as a person and an athlete, watching him fall in love and discover that he is loved, was such a rewarding experience for me. This fic is dedicated to him, and subsequently, to any fan who loves Yuuri the way I do or has been impacted by this wonderful character. I want Yuuri to have everything he could ever want or dream of.
I hope you all enjoy this story. Comments and reviews are appreciated. :)