This short story was included as a freebie if you bought the Volume 1-5 set of the Trifecta books from Amazon Japan. I did (mostly to get this short XD), and I’m sharing it now ^^ Enjoy! This doesn’t take place in Volume 5 (in fact, the timeline suggests it’s quite a bit earlier, around Volume 3 or so), so nothing is being spoiled :) Just some adorable Trifecta domesticity!
Not sure whether to be more excited that there’s going to be some Mikoshiba/Gou stuff with decent art, or more Iwatobi-chan/Makoto doujinshi.
It was, as expected, really fun! A lot more enjoyable than the JR one, honestly, but then I love SH a lot more than JR (I criticize Nakamura a lot, and I stand behind those criticisms, but I find the storyline really interesting and love the setting! Also Takano and Ritsu are like a train wreck I just can’t look away from), so that was to be expected.
We were seated perfectly—I couldn’t have picked a better location! Our table had Trifecta mats (adorable little chibis of Kirishima leering suggestively at a flushed Yokozawa) which had been signed by Fujisaki, and right next to a huge Kuma!Yokozawa standee that had also been signed by Fujisaki and decorated with a Henmi chibi saying, “Yokozawa-san, I finished my work!!”
Thanks to the tireless efforts (and good luck) of saerigraphie, I got Trifecta badges, and I managed to get Trifecta coasters too (which will be used with my Free! plates when I entertain guests, ofc~ ONLY THE CLASSIEST SETUP AT MY PLACE). I also, as I mentioned, exchanged my generic Animate card for one with Trifecta+Hiyo on it! I used it to earn points for the meal, too XD
There were TV screens playing the preview on constant repeat, and the music piping through the cafe was the anime soundtrack, so overall it was a really fun experience!
If anyone has the chance to go, I definitely urge you to do so!
(hope it’s okay to answer this publicly! Let me know if not :))
I firmly believe that Takano has never lied about his feelings, so I feel that he was falling for Ritsu again by chapter 3, which is the first time he tells Ritsu he loves him. In previous chapters, he says things like You’re in love with me, right? or Well obviously because you love me or I always loved that about you in the past tense, but that’s the first time since their reunion that he confesses, so he was at least ready to admit to himself as well as Ritsu that he was falling for him again, even if Ritsu (for good reason) didn’t believe him.
I do like to think, though, that it didn’t become that truly desperate kind of I can’t live without you love, though, until Ritsu started showing signs of being drawn in as well, which would have been when Ritsu begged Takano not to go to seek solace in Yokozawa.
So those are the two big points in their relationship where I think Takano’s feelings shifted big-time.
Okay but no, thinking about the Rinharu duet drama track is making me physically ill
I’m not ready to die yett
btw we killed time in Animate waiting for our reservation at the cafe to come up, and on the bottom floor we found an interesting new K poster on display……….. :x
THEY HAVE THE TRIFECTA MOVIE SCRIPT IN A CASE IN THE CAFE. I AM ONE PANE OF GLASS AWAY FROM BEING ABLE TO READ IT NOOOO
Part 2! Dessert (Ritsu’s birthday cake) and my new Trifecta Animate card