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  1. Public Bookmark 44

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    Shouyou wonders what the people watching him go by would think if they knew. You see that one guy, Japan’s top scorer? I once played a game against him and won. You see the one making his Olympic debut before he’s even turned twenty? After matches, we would walk home together. He doesn’t like to hold hands but he likes to pull you close. We’d walk with our arms linked close and stars dotting the sky. It always smelled of cherry trees.

    Kageyama must be on top of the world, right now. Shouyou isn’t there with him. 

    It feels bittersweet, in a way. He’s not there, but he will be. Just because he took a detour doesn’t mean he’s stopped running; he might be taking the long way home, but he’ll get there when the time is right. He made a promise, after all. 

    He sends Kageyama a text. I saw you today. You were amazing.

    Then he races.

    Or, Hinata Shouyou takes the long way home. Featuring the universal experience of being other, untranslatable words, Carnival-induced catharsis, and of course, hunger.
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    28 May 2021

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    i miss brazil

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    Kageyama and Hinata make more vows.

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    25 May 2021

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    ' "I already told you, I am not signing any adoption papers for that orange demon," Tooru says. "You know we'd have to take in Tobio, too."

    "First of all, Sawamura would drown us before allowing that," Hajime points out. "Second, I know how fond you are of Kageyama, so nice try." '

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    Hajime meets a worthy opponent.

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    23 May 2021

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    no thoughts only iwakage

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    'Kageyama clutches his phone in his sweaty grip and stares at it unblinkingly. The screen is entirely too bright in the dark of his room and his eyes are starting to burn. It is punishment, he thinks, punishment for not seeing the error of his ways until it was far, far too late.

    I like you.

    The message, bold and black on the stark white LINE background, is just there. It's there, on his phone screen, a reminder of his stupidity, of all the ways in which he has made a Terrible Mistake. At the top of the chat, the name of the recipient glares back at him:

    Hinata Shouyou.'

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    Kageyama sends an impulsive text at 2 AM, and immediately regrets it.

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    23 May 2021

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    'Kageyama balances a tray of scones, and little teacups and saucers, and a pretty teapot, as he walks across the room slowly and carefully. His attention is entirely focused upon the very breakable, spillable things he is holding. So much for his innate setter's skills at the task; he moves so slowly that Hinata isn't sure how he's managed to serve anyone since they started. He's sweating profusely, apparently from stress and intense concentration, little beads of perspiration running down the side of his face and arms. His shoulders are too wide and broad for the outfit, the bulk of his muscular arms straining against the ruffled sleeves.

    "Oh, no," Hinata says.'

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    In which the volleyball club decides to open up a maid cafe, and Hinata is forced to confront his feelings for a certain setter.

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