The fact that High Speed too will focus alot on Makoto and Haru in middle school makes me emotional.
Haru quitting swimming and Makoto not knowing why but staying by his siiiide
And they’ll also be introducing new characters, so maybe we’ll see other people vying for Makoto’s attention? And Haru being uncomfortable with that????
After years of study, classmates friends family and teachers alike have all realised that Rin simply does better with Aiichirou Nitori in the room, or in mind.
It can be explained no better than, when the kid is around, Rin feels a strong need to be cool and suave. He can’t control this need. He immediately becomes cooler, suaver, and smarter in Aiichirou’s presence.
He suddenly remembers test answers and formulas and birthdays. Suddenly he is the best brother and son known to man.
Rin Matsuoka feels a constant need to be impressive to Aiichirou Nitori and his subconscious never fails.
usually if rin stays after practice to get some extra laps in nitori will stay and time him but one day rin tells him to go on ahead without him, that he’ll be there in a bit except he loses track of time and when he finally gets out of the pool and showers he notices nitori dozed off on a bench waiting for him
tsundere piggyback ride ensues
what if Rin and Nitori did the whole ‘describe your crush’ thing with each other and they both describe each other but neiTHER OF THEM GETS IT??? So fucking, Nitori gets like “short, cute, good swimmer, we met when we were much younger” and assumes it is either a girl, or fuckiNG NAGISA ((LIKE WHAT?? AREN’T THREE TALL BOYS ENOUGH DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE RIN TOO??)) and Rin gets “tall, red hair, likes to be in charge, really smooth sometimes, but kind of awkward others” and one huNDRED PERCENT is CERTAIN it is Seijuuro and they’re both down for a while and are on the fucking lookout for any interaction between their crush and their enemy and they totally psych themselves out
I have no idea how they straighten things out maybe they don’t
I NEED THIS SO MUCH
i was watching the Winter Olympics last night and hnnnng just thinking about them doing twists and synchronized dance routines and Makoto lifting Haru is just lsadkjbkasdbfjksdj
/dies from blood loss/
but for real the possibility of haru having kissed makoto at one point in his life is so fuckigng high like they’re cute best friends that love each other and they’ve probably been alone at one point when they were little and one of them was like “yooo i saw these people in this movie do this thing with their mouths wanna try” and the other probably shrugged and they kissed and then laughed about it like dorks bc “wow that was weIR d ///lmao wanna do it again”
When Rin is away on some form of swimming training a baby gets left on their doorstep with a note saying it’s time Rin took responsibility for what he caused. Leaving Mako and Haru forced to look after her until Rin returns, who was completely unaware he ever fathered a baby. So lots of baby fun times with Mako getting frustrated at Haru for trying to feed a 3 month old baby mackerel, fights over who has to change her nappy, family trips out, joint lullabys to get her to sleep and such.
i aM SCREAMING