People hating on Haru for finally standing up for himself and telling Rin off
tachibanasousukes said: LOLA YOUR SOUSUKE SMILING GIF SET IS ASDFKLJAS';F I CANNOT HANDLE TO PRECIOUS ┻━┻ ︵ ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
COOL AND CURIOUS FACTS ABOUT SOUSUKE SMILES:
1) He has smiled at least 20 times so far, and about 90% of those are directed at Rin.
2) He’s also smiled at: Gou and Nitori.
3) and a smile full of contempt and sarcasm for Haru
4) His smile may or may not be a defence mechanism: he also smiles when he’s thoughtful, resigned, sad, being sarcastic.
Protect Sousuke Yamazaki smile at all costs.
Anonymous said: I really want to ship Sourin but it seems so unhealthy. The whole worsening your overall health, blaming others for Rin's actions, and plain oblivious of the other's pain ruins it for me. Most fan stuff that makes it healthy is great but not canon...
i think that most of their problems stem from their lack of communication, which is both one of the pro’s of their friendship but also a big con. They rely too much on an implicit understanding of each other to actually sit down and talk about the important things.
Sousuke blames Haru, and perhaps Iwatobi in general mildly, because he knows the influence he has on Rin, but what he doesn’t know is the emotional importance of the relay, because when Rin stopped sending letters to Sousuke he thoughts things were okay. He wasn’t up to speed with whatever happened to Rin in Australia so when he sees him again it’s as if they’ve picked everything up and they don’t account for the fact that the both of them have grown and changed in their time apart. He blames Haru;s influence because he can’t seewhy that scenario would ever be possible if it wasn’t Haru’s doing.
I’m not justifying Sousuke, though, just trying to point out that he acts on whatever limited information he has. I think this is a lot like (in sou’s mind) to having your friend date someone who you know holds them back, or isn’t the best in regards to their future but you know you can’t do much about it. In Sou’s mind, at this point, the olympics and Rin’s competitive swimming future is still the number thing for him, he’s only coming to terms with that changing and Rin’s inclusion of other things in his future but he’s doing his best to understand him and i think that’s valuable and important to their dynamic.
The unhealthiness stems, mostly, from the fact that Rin isn’t putting his part in the work of the friendship, he’s taking things for granted and is okay and well in the semi-balance that they’re maintaining. However, that’s not bad, it’s a room for improvement for Rin and that’s what Sousuke can be, that’s the beauty of their friendship. it’s also important because Rin connects Sousuke to a lot of things: friends, family, teammates. it’s through his influence that he attemps to be more social and open towards the people around him, so Rin IS a positive influence on him after all.
Sousuke’s case isn’t that atypical, there’s plenty of athletes who hide their injuries, and in his case i’m pretty sure it’s not all because of Rin. He’s hiding it from everyone it seems, not just him. Perhaps even his parents (he may be 17/18 but he still went alone to see the doctor). sousuke strikes me as a the type of person who wants to solve everything himself and thinks he can handle it (much like Haru’s like that too) and he doesn’t want to appear or seem weak.
When Kisumi finds out, he’s angry because someone knows, the chances of him telling anyone he knows were very low but he’s still angry that he finds out, even if he come cleans about it. I think that Sousuke didn’t return to Samezuka just for Rin, though he’s definitely an important reason and i also don’t think he swims just for Rin, despite his injury, he also has a motive we haven’t quite heard about - of that I’m sure.
There’s a lot of downsides to their relationship but fortunately these are things that can be talked about and solved - the truth will come out and things will be handled accordingly. Also unlike some people think I think the shoulder injury can open a drift between them because of the guilt that Rin will feel, it can push them apart rather than bring them close together however even that will make them both grow as persons and human beings.
I think they can walk the line of friends and maybe something more for years without ever doing anything about it, and it’s that possibility that opens their relationship to endless scenarios. It’s how much they can learn from each other and grow together. How Sousuke is understanding and tries to figure Rin out, and how Rin brings so many positive things that give Sousuke cohesion as well as an understanding of goals they share.