lev tries bringing yaku a bouquet of flowers. he’s allergic. so allergic. they never speak of it again.
the first time lev bought pretty lingerie to wear for yaku, yaku thought it was for him to wear, and got rlly angry for exactly 3.5 seconds, and then lev started taking his clothes off and yaku went from angry to turned on SO FAST
i have probably already talked about amusement park date where yaku wins lev one of those stuffed animals from the rigged arcade games. well, lev keeps that thing and sleeps with it all the time.
yaku keeps all the ticket stubs and receipts from their dates in a shoebox under his bed.
lev doodles stupid little hearts and writes yaku’s name all over his notebook and schoolwork. he makes the mistake of asking yaku for help one day and yaku sees all of his scribbles. he gives him a very unimpressed look and berates him for not paying attention in class. but after he goes home he flops onto his bed and smiles and laughs a lot bc he thinks it’s rlly cute.
yaku does not like public displays of affection, so not much changes between them at school/practice once they start dating. yaku does stop by lev’s classroom during lunch to say hi though and sometimes they eat together. they also start standing next to each other as much as they can during practice when they’re not actually playing. sometimes yaku will touch lev on the arm or purposely bump him with his elbow though and lev lives for those moments.
sometimes ppl question if yaku really even likes lev bc he’s more reserved about his emotions than lev, and when the two are compared it seems as if lev likes yaku a lot more than yaku likes him. they are so wrong though and the proof can be found in yaku’s phone, which is filled with pictures of lev.
lev is a teenager so yeah he’s insecure but ultimately at the end of the day he knows yaku cares about him and wants to be with him bc if he didn’t yaku would definitely kick him to the curb without a second thought
lev likes yaku bc he thinks he’s cool and smart. yaku likes lev bc he’s unafraid to try new things and throws himself into whatever he’s doing with all his heart. they’re both good at making the other smile, they just do it in different ways.
yaku doesn’t hate cuddling as much as he says he does. he just likes how lev looks when he pouts.
lev isn’t naturally as annoying as he pretends to be. he just likes the way yaku looks when he gets mildly annoyed and his brow creases and his lips purse.
pls imagine lev being picked up after practice everyday by his mom and everyone thinks he lives far from the school and that his mom is amazingly dedicated for picking up her son
pls imagine her running late one day and lev sitting on the curb outside the school gates waiting for her
pls imagine yaku offering to wait with him
pls imagine lev having to walk home bc his mommy can’t pick him up and yaku offering to walk home with him
pls imagine how fucking pissed off and incredulous yaku is upon discovering lev lives only two blocks away from the school and could have easily been walking home all this time wtf lev why are you inconveniencing your mom like that
yaku’s always pretty composed on their dates but lev is a GODDAMN MESS okay
if he isn’t late then he’s so early it’s awkward and terrible things probably happen while he’s waiting for yaku like a bird shits on him or a car splashes him with muddy water
during the date he’s a fumbling, stuttering mess bc he’s never really dated before and he’s so nervous even after they’ve gone on several dates together. he knocks over beverages, spills food on himself, etc. he probably accidentally punches himself in the face by trying to lean his head on his hand and fucking that up.
even when he’s not fucking up it’s even worse because then he’s trying to be ~suave~ and ~sexy~ and that boy is many things but suave and sexy he is not and random strangers who happen to see him are embarrassed for him and how bad he is at being ~seductive~
yaku’s very good at keeping a straight face but after each date he goes home and laughs for at least fifteen minutes straight because his boyfriend is fucking ridiculous it’s a good thing he likes him so much
tanaka as a child rlly looking up to saeko and admiring her and trying to hide it later when he’s older bc he’s embarrassed by how much he looks up to her but he always wants to be just like her
the first time he gets drunk he calls her and starts on a long drunken rant about how amazing he thinks she is and she records it for black mail but ends up just playing it sometimes when she’s by herself and feeling down
he goes away to university and lev visits as often as he absolutely can and he never quite realizes that his bag is lighter when he leaves
until one day he’s at home trying to get dressed and ‘where are all my shirts?’ 'where are my pants?’ 'MOM HAVE YOU SEEN MY FAVORITE SWEATSHIRT IT’S NOT HERE NO REALLY I CAN’T FIND IT MOM’
and he just can’t figure it out until he goes over to yaku’s on the weekend and he’s wearing lev’s pants and shirt and sweatshirt and lev looks around and his clothes are everywhere they’re in yaku’s closet in his drawers in his hamper
he has been stealing all of lev’s clothes and wearing them and now lev is down to two shirts and one pair of pants
and he has to very solemnly sit yaku down and be like 'yaku-san i’m taking my clothes back now i’m sorry’
and all is well and good for a couple weeks and then yaku goes back wicked clothes stealing ways
okay so first year of college yaku stays in the dorms and regularly sexiles his roommate on the weekends when lev visits
the roommate somehow manages to never meet lev until like almost halfway through the school year. somehow they just always manage to miss each other.
so when they finally meet lev they’re just like ‘oh my god you’re actually real’
and lev is like 'yes i am!’
and the roommate then says 'wow you’re rlly tall’
and lev, who has managed to finally hit 2m, is like 'yes i am!’
the roommate looks from this super positive excitable energetic giant to tiny little yaku who’s always bitching at them for leaving their dirty laundry out and is like 'wow i’m sorry’ and he isn’t even sure which one of them it’s directed to
lev is just like 'that’s okay!’ while yaku’s all 'yeah me too’
lev develops a crush on yaku and starts asking yaku for extra help with his technique. yaku agrees, but it’s the most unproductive training ever because lev just stares at yaku and doesn’t listen to a thing he says. he just watches the way he moves, the way his clothes shift and sometimes ride up, as he demonstrates things for lev. when yaku offers to toss some balls for lev to practice he misses almost all of them because he’s too busy watching yaku.
finally one day lev gets pegged in the face with a ball and ends up with a bloody nose and yaku decides he’s reached the end of his teaching abilities and passes lev off to kuroo bc lev isn’t improving any and might actually be getting worse,
okay but i keep seeing this one piece of fan art on my dash from some series i don’t even watch and it’s two characters lying on a bed facing each other and one kind of looks like noya and the other would make a great asahi if asahi had longer hair and no facial hair
and okay let’s think about this trans girl asahi
who feels very uncomfortable with the fact that she’s so tall because girls are supposed to be small and dainty and has trouble finding clothes she likes because there are so few cute clothes in her size
but her boyfriend noya looks at her and tells her she’s the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen and every time he does it makes her want to cry because her delicate glass heart can barely handle how utterly sincere he looks when he says it
he calls her cute when she blushes and holds open doors for her and pulls out her chair for her and offers to help her carry things and that means so much because so few people ever do those things for her