I know I wanted domestic fluffy cavity-inducing MarkKit scenes, but I didn’t know it will give me THIS much cavity.
Not to mention the dreamy looks they gave each other during the whole shrine visit scene. Shut the fuck up MarkKit you’re too loud. 😔 Some people watching are single you know.
YUURI IS SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER BECAUSE HE’S NOT ONLY INCREDIBLY COMPLEX AND RELATEABLE BUT ALSO
AND SOMETIMES ALL OF THE ABOVE
not to be over dramatic but I’d die for Katsuki Yuuri he’s so
I LOVE HIM SO MUCH HE’S THE BEST BOY
My little sister is so talented! Please, follow her on Instagram: @magicshop.8 & Tiktok @midnightmemories
Favourite Show: Gen Y
Favourite Character: Mark
Favourite OTP: MarkKit
Favourite Friendship: MarkYu
Favourite Location: White Bench
Favourite Line: “I’ll keep doing it until you don’t hurt anymore.”
Favourite Kiss: MarkKit Car Kiss
Not me sobbing my heart out watching shoma uno skate at japanese nationals. Watch that big smile on his face! It’s wonderful to see him this happy on ice again. The routine didn’t go perfectly but so what?!? He has rediscovered himself, and he’s back. He’s truly back!
Baby, it’s cold outside…
Baby, it´s cold outside…
“Ash, I have to open the d…”
Eiji’s voice gets lost in the middle of a warm, anxious kiss. That kind of kiss that Ash usually gives him when he tries to convince him of something. Eiji is sure that Ash knows that his lips are the greatest of his weaknesses so Eiji finds it difficult to cope with that kind of weapon.
“Don´t open, let everyone think that the party has been called off,” says Ash and catches Eiji in his arms again.
Both of them are in the middle of their penthouse room and the doorbell announcing the arrival of a new visitor continues sounding insistently while Eiji tries to regain sanity, something that is not easy to do when Ash´s hands caress his back.
Eiji thinks that the miracle of Ash’s closeness is like being trapped in a spell that is made stronger by the magic of the Christmas environment that surrounds them: the huge tree full of colorful lights and decorations that Eiji put with the help of Kong and Bones, the scent of a huge turkey that Jessica and Max chose for everyone to have for dinner, and the cold weather outside that makes Eiji want to have the heat of Ash in his arms forever.
“Ash, everyone was excited about the Christmas party, we cannot cancel it …” says Eiji trying to be strong.
“Tell them we will have another next year, there will always be another Christmas …” Ash whispers on his lips and Eiji gets a chill that makes him feel the urge to cancel the party after all.
“But this one is important…”
“Of course it is, it’s my first Christmas with you, the first of many …”
“Ash …” exclaims Eiji before kissing the other boy feeling completely moved by what he has said before.
“You see it? You also want to spend tonight alone with me…”
“If you open the door, the cold will come from outside, you do not want me to be cold, do you, Eiji?”
Eiji smiles when looking at Ash´s face who at that moment is smiling in that way in which the fallen angels do it when they know they have gotten away with what they wanted. Eiji would do anything when Ash looks at him that way. Eiji could give him the whole world if Ash promised he would stay by his side forever. It is also true, Eiji doesn´t want Ash to feel cold anymore in his life and Eiji wants to be an eternal spring in Ash’s life.
“No, I do not want you to be cold” says Eiji and Ash puts his arms around his neck.
“Then forget about the door, please,” says Ash laughing happily. “We have ten minutes before someone remembers that there is a key under the welcome mat, so…”
“Well, if it’s just ten minutes…” says Eiji laughing too.
“They´ll be the best of your life, Eiji…”
Ash’s lips crash again on the Japanese’s boy and the two of them are still kissing surrounded by colored lights until the sound of the doorbell, after several minutes, simply gets lost in the middle of that particular world in which Ash and Eiji don´t know anything about the cold outside anymore…
Note: Merry Christmas! Thanks a lot for reading my stuff :)
Tell me all the ways to love you…
The pale light of the moon is drawing shapes over Eiji´s naked skin. The boy whose black hair covers his forehead is asleep. He´s breathing slowly, carelessly as if he was in a safe place.
“And he is in a safe place now”, Ash mumbles and a sweet smile, the kind of smile the world outside will never know, the kind of smile you think a stray kid or a boy who has been a killer isn´t able to produce, appears on his lips.
Of course Ash is able to smile like that because of Eiji. Eiji is the secret behind the happiness that is hidden in his smile.
Thinking on that, Ash lets his fingertips touch Eiji´s soft skin. Eiji´s soft in all the right places. Eiji´s also strong, the muscles of his abdomen are hard and Ash´ fingers stay there for a long time. They play, they wander and they draw pictures of a better future with the light of the moonbeams.
Ash knows he really likes Eiji. No, it´s more than that: he loves Eiji. But also the word love doesn´t seem to be enough.
He adores Eiji.
He breathes for Eiji.
He´s alive because Eiji is in his life and even when these words may sound exaggerated and cheesy, Ash knows they´re painfully true. He loves Eiji. He doesn´t even know he was capable to love someone, but he knows he loves Eiji.
“Tell me all the ways to love you”, Ash whispers as his right arm rounds Eiji´s waits and the boy leaves a soft kiss on Eiji´s forehead.
“You already know how to”, answers Eiji with a sleepy and adorable voice.
Ash bursts into laughter for he has been caught. Yes, he guesses he has learned how to love Eiji and he kisses Eiji´s lips before he covers him with his body. He loves Eiji, he doesn´t need to learn anything because you can´t learn how to love, you simply live it, you feel it, it´s something that captures you.
Love is sometimes like a prison and Ash thinks that Eiji´s arms are the best prison he has been caught in.
Forever ain’t half the time I want to spend with you…
Ash has always had problems with the word “forever”.
Does forever exist after all? Is there something like eternity for human beings?
Before Ash met Eiji, the Lynx had thought nothing lasts forever and that it was a good thing to know. He hasn´t had to stand his father forever, for example. He hasn´t had to deal with the abuses he suffered as a child forever and luckily, his relationship with Papa Dino finished for good and the pain that Griffin´s death caused him wasn´t infinite as well.
Ash used to think forever wasn´t a good thing for him, not when he had to learn how to live day by day as he realized that life can be short and fragile: in one second you´re alive and the next one you´d be dead. Human lives are not more than a flame which can be blown out at any time. Humans are destructive as well and if the world doesn´t destroy them, they could do it very well by themselves. No, forever isn´t a good thing for a finite race; forever is just an absurd ambition for naïve people, forever couldn´t and mustn’t exist.
Of course, it was what he thought before Eiji.
Ash smiles widely as he is watching Eiji running in the field where he has started training pole vaulting again. Ash feels his heart burning in pride as Eiji starts running, and he admires the way in which his body knows exactly how to move to get the impulse he needs to fly using the pole and finally, the way in which Eiji´s body flies over the sky as if Eiji´s flight could last forever.
Ash feels the urge to stand up and clap but he controls himself and only smiles. Immediately after getting up from the landing area, Eiji runs towards him with a bright smile that Ash is only allowed to see when Eiji is practicing the sport he loves.
“How was it?” asks Eiji like an excited child would ask for his present on Christmas´ morning.
“Perfect like you”, Ash answers and Eiji laughs shyly, adorably, and Ash feels the new urge to kiss him right away.
“You are not objective, Ash” says Eiji, “I´ll try again. Let me show you something really perfect. Don’t keep your eyes off of me.”
“Never”, says Ash and that simple word makes Eiji glow like the sun does in spring time.
Eiji runs to the field again and Ash discovers he has a new problematic word: Never.
I´ll never let you down, Eiji. I´ll never stop loving you. I´ll never hurt you. I´ll never leave you.
And that word´s problematic because if there is a never, then there must be a forever as well.
Ash sighs and thinks that maybe it´s time to accept that forever exits for real.
Forever is in Eiji´s smile. Forever is in Eiji´s eyes. Forever exists because Eiji exists.
And if there´s forever, then forever isn´t even half the time Ash wants to spend with Eiji…
When raindrops fell down from the sky…
“They are disgusting.” Sing points out.
“They are madly in love”, says Max with a playful smile on his lips.
“They are also sickeningly sweet and happy. They remind me of our first month of marriage, do you remember Max?” says Jessica jokingly.
“I do remember”, Max laughs, “I think we´ll have a wedding soon if those two continue like that.”
“Gross!” says Sings and everybody bursts in laughter again as the young Chinese teenager walks away to the living room where Michael is watching cartoons.
Everybody is watching Eiji and Ash from the window of Max´s house. It´s Michael´s birthday and everybody is enjoying the child´s party or at least it was a party before the rain had ruined everything, making them hide inside the house.
All of them feel that´s the first normal meeting they have had since the war is over. There´s no more enemies, no more battles to fight. That´s a normal summer day and even when the sky is falling down hard over them, everybody feels content and easy.
But nobody looks happier than the boys who are playing hide and seek outside in Max´s garden. The laughs of Eiji and Ash are audible from outside and all of them can´t help but watch them as they are running under the rain, running away from the other and trying to catch him in his arms as soon as possible. The umbrella they had been using when they decided to go outside in order to be alone is laying on the green grass now as if the couple had never needed it. They´re like kids, and while watching them Max thinks that actually, they are.
The game ends when Ash catches Eiji by the Japanese boy´s waist and both of them fall over the grass. At the beginning, they laugh and call each other´s name until the silence appears and they look at each other´s eyes as if it was nothing more important and beautiful in the universe. The rain is falling over them but they don´t seem to notice it.
Ash and Eiji smile, and the blond boy caresses Eiji´s lips before kissing them softly and Eiji closes his eyes as if his one desire is to get lost in that kiss. Yes, they are definitely in love and the rain is a new shelter for them.
“I think they need a little privacy”, says Jessica sighing as she holds Max´s hand.
“Sure they do”, says Max, “Who wants pizza for dinner?”
Inside the house, everybody answers affirmatively to Max´s question and the interrupted party starts again.
Outside, two boys are kissing under the rain and as the raindrops are falling over them and their kiss becomes longer and deeper nothing else really matters…
Blackbird singing in the dead of night…
Eiji’s singing and Ash is watching him from the kitchen´s door. The blond is hiding and he doesn´t feel like letting Eiji know that he´s there.
The Japanese boy is looking cute and adorable as usual. He’s wearing a blue apron over his usual clothes and Ash finds it lovely. Eiji’s is mixing a lot of ingredients in a deep saucepan and the smell that comes from it makes Ash’s mouth water in anticipation. It really smells delicious and Ash says a little prayer because he´s grateful they are not going to eat tofu sandwiches today.
But above the stunning vision it is to see Eiji preparing dinner, it’s beautiful listening to his singing and Ash smiles. He shouldn’t be so surprised because Eiji is like a bird after all and all the beautiful birds in this world know how to fly and how to sing.
And Eiji’s singing. Yes, it’s just a soft and sweet humming that comes from Eiji’s mouth creating the illusion of a love melody and Ash wants to listen to that sound in his ears forever.
The song continues his journey from Eiji´s mouth to Ash´s ears and the boy realizes he knows that song perfectly:
It is the sound of endless nights, enamored whispers and passionate caressing.
It is the sound of his heart beating at the same time of Eiji´s.
Eiji´s song sounds like the rain and it is telling a story, their story.
Ash´s heart melts at his cheesy thoughts but he´s not embarrassed anymore. He´s happy, absolutely happy. Eiji´s a singing bird and Ash feels joyful because Eiji has chosen to fly in a sky where he can see him and where he will be humming their song forever…
If he says he loves you, tell him you love him too…
Ash has brought him flowers.
Eiji looks at the bouquet with a mixture of surprise, enchantment and wild emotions he didn´t know he was able to feel. Nobody has given him flowers before and as of lately, Ash is his first time in that little thing too.
Yes, Ash has been his first in more than one way for him:
Ash has been the first to kiss him.
Ash has been the first to touch him.
Ash has been the first to ask him to stay by his side forever and there they are, looking at each other´s eyes. Ash is holding a beautiful bouquet of red, pale pink, orange and yellow flowers and Eiji takes it into his arms. He doesn´t know what to say. He´s just there, looking at his flowers in awe as Ash looks at him with a shy and adorable smile on his lips.
Eji knows that Ash is waiting for a comment, even a “thank you” would be enough but Eiji is lost for words. He isn´t available to come out with a speech which can do justice to the kind of emotions Ash has woken up inside his heart. Because Ash has given him flowers, because Eiji remembers his mother told him once that the flowers have its own language, those flowers mean something but the only thing he can think about is that they are a present from Ash and every little thing that comes from Ash is absolutely flattering.
“So… do you like them?” says Ash shyly and Eiji founds it captivating to see the boy who once targeted a mafia boss with his gun, behaving in that awkward and sweet way.
“I love you…” says Eiji and at first, he doesn´t notice he has said “you” and not “them”.
Ash´s green eyes sparkle with the sound of the words Eiji has said and without hesitating a little bit, Ash gets closer to Eiji and kisses his lips. Ash wants to catch the echo of those words in his own mouth forever because Eiji is the first person to tell him those words.
Eiji has been the first to say “I love you” to him.
“I love you too, Eiji” says Ash and the Japanese boy smiles widely as if those words and not the flowers were the only sign he needs to know that spring has come his way and, that as long as Ash is with him, they would never know about winter anymore…
Episode 9 is also the first time we see Kao being insecure. We see that, for as sure as he acts, he really isn’t. He knows he’s in love… but he worries too. And he SHARES THAT INFORMATION and TALKS ABOUT IT and LISTENS TO PHU AND SOLO.
Oxygen’s communication is a breath of fresh air, seriously. Watching them discuss problems, watching them check in on each other, watching them be friends and lovers and have healthy relationships within their own little group is just so nice.
None of them are keeping secrets or being jealous without the other person noticing or pretending not to like each other or any of the other stupid interpersonal plots we’ve seen before. There’s just this beautiful honesty between all of them, this sense of understanding and a willingness to try, to listen, to be there together, that I’ve been missing in so many couples.
But back to Kao’s insecurity. He doesn’t try to hide it. He doesn’t fake it harder. He straight up asks Phu. And you can see how ready he is to hear that he is annoying, how ready he is to listen to Phu and change, if he needs to do that.
I really think that’s part of why Phu finally opened up. He’s known that Kao cared and he’s been starting to care… but having Kao show his insecurity, having Kao admit that he isn’t sure how Phu feels? That’s what pushes Phu over the edge to admitting that he wants this, regardless of if he’s leaving soon. He still wants to try.
And I’m so excited to see where this will go in the next few episodes. I can’t wait to see where they go, together. They’ve taken a big step, together, but there’s a whole staircase ahead of them that they need to walk side by side.