Thanks! So uh, I’m gonna disclaimer that this is only my interpretation based on what I saw + have seen others say about this.
Also I’m screencapping the ask and making a new post because I’m a mobile user who doesn’t use anything like xkit. The tl;dr is basically to pay really close attention to Victor’s expressions. (Also for others muh original post was [here])
So when Yuuri went into the store, Victor almost definitely thought that Yuuri was buying rings to blatantly propose to him. As in an overt, no getting around it “WILL YOU MARRY ME” sort of proposal. I mean looked at Victor’s expressions
Notice how shocked and arguably touched
best boy Victor looks.
Then Yuuri drops the “good luck” line. Importantly, in Japanese it is the exact second Yuuri uses the word おまじない which literally translates to “good luck charm.” Anyway, it is hard to tell in still images but if you listen closely Victor audibly gasps and story boards show that his internal thoughts were “So this is what he means.” [edit: yes good luck charms in this sense have a specific cultural context that doesn’t equate to the western concept exactly, but that’s not what I’m here to get into]
But nonetheless, the implications are still there because even someone as dense as Yuuri has to know exactly what he’s doing, and Victor must know that. So Victor later clarifies this in the later scene. Some people write it off as Victor joking but given the context of both what Victor must be thinking and how the scenario is presented that seriously makes no sense whatsoever and i could write a whole essay on why I hate that interpretation
maybe I will