that episode was fucking sad.
in other news:
NAGISA HAS A PENGUIN/BUTTERFLY SHIRT
((Anyone want to rp?))
I wanna! But I won’t be back until Monday. When I get back though I’ll start something.
Alright friends, I’m leaving today for a con and I’ll be back Monday. My Makoto and Nagisa will be with me and at some point we’re going to do fem-free pool stuff and also they’re doing fem-free maids while I’m going to be Haru in a maid outfit. I promise pictures of us being silly and ridiculous.
Blinking, Ceri then just raised one singular eyebrow before it dawned on her. So that’s what this is about. Brow furrowing, she leaned her head against her hand as she looked back down at her notes.
"Um… I’m not sure about that…"
That wasn’t something she would often think about. “How did you four decide your animals?” She asked, looking back up at Nagisa.
"That’s easy," Nagisa said smiling. "Haru-chan’s a dolphin because he looks like one when he swims. Mako-chan’s a killer whale because even though they’re kinda scary looking and called ‘killer’ they’re actually really nice. And Rei-chan is a butterfly because he does butterfly stroke."
He beamed happily, “and I’m a penguin because they’re my favorite!”
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"… What animal am I?" Ceri asked, raising her eyebrows.
The two were in the library, in what was supposed to be a study session. But Nagisa, as usual, was saying something that threw her off. “What… do you mean by that?”
"What animal are you?" Nagisa asked again, eagerly waiting for her answer. Since she’d joined the swim team it was mandatory that he knew what animal she was. Everyone had one and they all had them on their cubbies and name plates.
"Haru-chan is a dolphin, Mako-chan is a killer whale, Rei-chan is a butterfly even though they don’t swim. And I’m a penguin! What are you Ceri-chan?"
- KyoAni: Season Two of Free confirmed~
- Me: YAY!!! HAPPY FUN TIME!
- KyoAni: *Rei almost leaves team*
- KyoAni: *Nagisa crying*
- KyoAni: *Haru depressed*
- KyoAni: *Iwatobi loses relay*
- KyoAni: *Haru yelling*
- KyoAni: *Sosuke shoulder*
- KyoAni: Hey Future Fish~
- Me: WHAT DID I EVER DO TO YOU?!?!?!
Finally got rid of all my drafts~
surreptitious-phantom - I wanna plot more with you so we can start something once I get back!
I think that’s everyone… If I’ve missed you or you want to start something, let me know! I’ll be online for a little while today then I’ll be at the con from tonight until Monday night. I’ll try to post here and there and reply to messages but for the most part I’ll be gone.
As soon as the door opened just a fraction, Rei sprung into action and wedged his fingers between the gap and the door frame. There was no way he was going to allow him to escape again, not after he had been so close. He couldn’t help but breath a sigh in relief that his hunch had been right and that the blond would return to his hideaway.
"Listen…I’m sure we can work something out okay?" Rei said as he attempted to catch his breath from where he had been running once more. Deep down he knew that attempting to negotiate with a criminal wasn’t the correct procedure, but at this point he was beginning to run out of options.
"If you come with me I’ll try my hardest to get the courts to reduce your sentence by a few months. That’s the best I can do. Just please don’t run anymore because you’re only going to end up making this worse for yourself." he spoke as he wiggled his fingers in the gap of the door, the pressure on them beginning to hurt somewhat. "If you let me inside I promise that I won’t pull my gun on you again okay?" Rei continued. He wanted to at least try and gain the others trust. Maybe if he attempted to show him confidence then the blond would actual believe him.
He wasn’t confident about this at all; and he had proved that when Nagisa had noticed just how much his fingers had been shaking on the trigger of his gun.
Nagisa narrowed his eyes a little as he held the door firmly in place. He was a little guy but he wasn’t a weakling. He was surprised that this guy didn’t just bust the door in. Then again, he also couldn’t shoot his gun at the blond. Some FBI agent he was.
He weighed the pros and cons of letting the officer inside. If he did, he’d have the home field advantage. The guy promised he wouldn’t pull his gun out but that meant nothing to him. Nagisa could easy fight the blue haired one off if it came to that. The pros seemed strong.
On the other hand, he would be letting in an officer of the law. Not only that, but one that clearly was there was arrest him and Nagisa did not want to go to jail. At least not now. The guy could be stalling or something. He probably called back up by now. If Nagisa let him in, the place could be surrounded and he wouldn’t know about it.
The blond stayed firm for a while then made an annoyed sound and stepped back, allowing the FBI agent to come into his home. It wasn’t much. It was sorta messy. He didn’t really care especially now that he was planning on skipping town.
He glared defiantly at the officer waiting to see what he’d do now that the boy had cooperated.
"It is cold but it’s fun." Rei chuckled in an attempt to actually get Nagisa into the water despite his hesitation. He truly believed that this would help, it had to.
Nodding in response to Nagisa’s question, Rei waded himself over to the edge of the pool, looking up at the blond and smiling “Yes we’re on a swim team. We practice almost every day after school and we enter competitions, your speciality is breaststroke and you really are fantastic at it.” the blue haired teen spoke as he leaned against the pool wall “The team…we swim relays together too, we are all pretty close.” he continued as he smiled up at the blond.
"Why don’t you come into the water?" Rei questioned curiously, noticing that the other was still yet to join him fully.
"It looks cold," Nagisa said once more. It was cute how the other male was trying so hard to get him in though. With a little sigh, the blond took a big breath and hopped in. He whined and held himself as he shivered a bit, "it is cold!” He confirmed as he watched the ripples move about.
The water was familiar to him though. There was a flash of memory but Nagisa couldn’t figure out what it was. “Relays?” Nagisa asked thoughtfully. “Those are when you team up and swim in a race right?” It was strange what stuff Nagisa did remember. He couldn’t remember what his favorite color was but he knew how to tie his shoes. The brain was an interesting thing indeed.
"How many of us are there on the swim team?" He asked as he slowly moved around in the water, getting use to the chill. "Are there a lot?"
"Strawberry bubblegum sounds gross, Hazuki-san." But he said it lightly, with a hint of amusement, a trickle of laughter following soon after the words were spoken. Momotarou was always down for ice-cream, not because he had a particularly sweet-tooth.. More because he liked ice-cream.
Locking his fingers together, stretching out in front of them and then raising the joined fingers in a deeper stretch over his head. He concluded the series of movements by folding his arms behind his head, smiling ruefully in the other swimmers direction.
"Oi, ice-cream sounds awesome. Are we almost there? I’m not super-familiar with this are, y’know?" His gaze left the blond, and moved to take stock of his surroundings thoughtfully. His family lived just outside of Iwatobi, and he rarely visit the coastal town. Not because he didn’t enjoy the area, because he often had little reason to.
Hopefully, with his newfound friendship with the second year swimmer, that would soon change.
"Oi, Nagisa-san… Are you always this calm? I remember you being much livelier when I first saw you!"
If there was anything Momotarou took pride in, it was dragging people out of their shells. The redhead was convinced that the breaststroke swimmer had just as much energy as he himself did.
Did that mean…
No, it couldn’t.
"Am I boring to you?"
Nagisa had never been called clam before but even he had to admit he was being quiet. He thought he’d feed off Momotarou’s energy but instead it seemed the younger swimmer just exhausted him some. Was that how the others felt around him all the time.
Seeing the peachy ones face and hearing his mortified question, Nagisa couldn’t help but laugh. “Boring? Not at all Momo-chan! I didn’t sleep well last night so I’m still a little tired,” he explained though it was a lie.
He figured once they were out and about more he’d get use to the others presence and he’d open up and be his old self. “There it is!” Nagisa said pointing ahead to the ice cream parlor. Sure enough, there were a couple cute girls outside eating ice cream cones and talking about who-knew what.
The blond smiled and turned to his friend, “I told you there would be girls,” he said happily. Honestly, he had no idea if there would be or not. Now he didn’t feel like he was wasting Momotarou’s time as well. “Now don’t be creepy!” He said sternly to his pupil.
"You gotta act cool! Just wave to them and say ‘good day for ice cream’ and let them decide if they want to talk back. If I was a girl, if a guy said that to me, I’d want to talk to him more."
I JUST HIT 250
I love you all
Follow this bae please~
I know everyone is having the feels over Haru and Rin and Makoto and Sosuke and literally everyone else but Nagisa and Rei right now.
It seems season two let the Rei and Nagisa episodes come and go as quickly as possible so they could get to the dramatic stuff with Haru and the others. And while I know technically Haru is the main character, I still wanted to point out this scene from episode five.
Nagisa is acting depressed and quiet and then laughs about it and takes off leaving the others confused. Makoto says this line here.
'I feel like we've seen something similar to this before…' When Rei asks what he means he just brushes it off saying it's nothing.
It seems we’re not going to get anymore of the angsty Nagisa stuff but this was a very important line that seems to have gone unnoticed.
I’m willing to bet that when the gang was in elementary school and the end of the year was coming, Nagisa acted the same way. Distant and depressed but laughed it off like it was nothing. Because he knew he was going to lose his friends and didn’t know how to handle it.
I’m willing to bet that’s exactly what Makoto means here but we’ll never actually know since they skimmed over it. And while, yes, seeing Nagisa runaway from home and have study problems and wanting to swim and such-
I still want to know more about Nagisa’s past and how sad he was not having his friends with him. It’s touched on but so briefly. The angst in this season was great but I feel we didn’t even see the half of Nagisa’s pain. As the school year draws to a close and his friends leave again, I’m sure he’s going to be feeling depressed once more (though yeah he still has Rei and Gou and a few others).
But I’m sure they’ll ignore it like it’s nothing. Let’s not forget this blip in the opening where Nagisa is clearly feeling left out and forgotten.
Rin, Mako and Haru are going to graduate and move on while Rei and Nagisa stay behind. Then Rei will probably move on and go to a top rated school leaving Nagisa alone again.
I really hope as the end of the season comes and graduation nears we will see at least a bit more of this side of Nagisa. We know how important his friends are to him after all.
I connect with Nagisa a lot myself because I feel the same way. When I’m with my friends I smile and laugh and have fun but as soon as we’re apart I get very sad and lonely. Especially now that they live back in my home town and I don’t. I only see them a few times a year for a brief moment and it pains me. I can only imagine Nagisa feels similar.
When they’re gone, is he going to think the world is going to become less fun like in junior high?
Please KyoAni, I want to see this somewhere.