When we were little, Makoto had two pet goldfish. They were given to him by an old fisherman whom he befriended.
One summer, Makoto lost this friend due to a big storm that sank the fisherman’s boat. Some time after, Makoto found his goldfish lifeless in their bowl despite his best efforts.
This probably hit him harder than it would others because of his role as an eldest brother, and as someone who is used to taking care of other people — myself included.
We’re in high school now, but he still makes time to put out flowers for the grave he made for his goldfish.
Makoto smiles for everyone and is always ready to lend a hand, but-
Even though he wouldn’t ask for it, I’m certain he needs someone to support him too sometimes. I try to hold his hand to stop his trembling. It takes me back to that day at the harbor when we saw the funeral march. But even when I try to be the one offering strength, why does it feel like it’s my hand that’s enclosed in his? Am I helping at all?
I’m sorry, Makoto.
I’m not good with words, but I hope I can make you understand that you don’t have to handle everything alone.
More photos (that are less sad, I promise) on my dA:
October 10, 2013 — Happy Birthday, Naruto Uzumaki! No other character has brought so much light into my life and changed me for the better! Thank you for everything, Naruto!!!
We celebrated by being dorks and I ate the Naruto ramen that was given to me as a present! Meanwhile, a certain little fox tried to eat my fingers.
On the bottom part are some noodlefaces I’ve done in the past years. My feelings for this character have only grown stronger with time!
Iwatobi Swim Club yearbook picture!
Did you notice Rei’s new watch? Nagisa got it for him With thug money To remind him of the yellow Speedo
"Wake up, Haru. Let’s go to school."
Or something people said should have happened in Episode 11
Some of the inevitable MakoHaru photos from having fujoshi photographer friends during our Free! cosplay shoot, ahaha. These are Charmie's gifts to other people who also support her favorite pairing.
Free! Iwatobi Bunch of Dorks Club
Rei: THIS IS NOT BEAUTIFUL!!! THERE IS NO BEAUTIFUL WAY TO EAT THIS! WHY DID YOU GIVE IT TO ME? I ALREADY SAID I DIDN’T WANT ANY!
Nagisa: Rei-chan… I had no idea you were so bad at this. So that’s why you never get ice cream with us. I just wanted to see what it feels like to have someone to eat split-and-share popsicles with. Is that what having a boyfriend is like? Like what Haru-chan and Mako-chan have!
Makoto: Haru, are you not looking at me because Rin said real men shouldn’t make eye contact when eating food that are shaped like… these? If you’re afraid Nagisa and Rei will think we’re, y’know. That ship has sailed.
Haru: [thinking] This popsicle is pool-colored. But it doesn’t taste like a pool.
Angles are important. More unintentional MakoHaru from our shoot.
When I saw the top shot I was like “WHEN DID WE-” Then after I saw the pictures that followed, I realized it was from the time I was fixing Miguel’s wig.
procrastacat you have trolled us well done
Our friends are true fujoshi photographers. Earlier I was joking with them about how I christen their work: fujography (As of today the word does not exist on Google, wow did I come up with a thing)