I have fallen so far into makoharu hell that I’ve actually been possessed by a gay swimming demon that only wants to draw snuggles 24/7
Also much thanks to gabbiegallery’s skin tutorial! I never would have thought to shade that way and your coloring brush is one of the wonders of the earth! @_@
Haru looks so content, even more than content with the Tachibana sibling pile he’s got in that top one; his expression is kind of like “Yes, perfect.”
just a little while
Sousuke looks like maybe he’s fallen asleep on Makoto’s shoulder? On the train or somewhere. It must take a lot out of him to go back and forth from Samezuka to Makoto’s house to see him every night, while still keeping up with studies and swimming, so on this date on a rare day off—he’s just kind of passed out. Just needs to rest against Makoto like this “a little while.”
Makoto’s hands are so protective here. As long as you need to, Sousuke.
(Well, that’s what I thought when I saw this, anyhow. ♥)
The play of light and shadows is really beautiful, and gives an extra weight to the different expressions of their united determination.
Some more doodley dos from my phone and a cat. I might refine some of them. Y’all are welcome to join me on my makorin prayer circle until tomorrow.
…I think I had a bunch of things to say, and then I got to the last one (bottom-right), and—the cat…
I do love Rin’s expression in that one, though, all blissed out; I imagine Makoto has a matching expression. ♥
Aww, Sousuke—I bet if you told him how much you like seeing him in your jacket, he’d model a photo shoot for you (only because it’s you).
Or maybe Makoto will find the photos Sousuke is taking now, figure it out, and put on a little surprise show for him sometime…
It went by so fast …
I’ve heard the objections and theories but I still thinking coaching is in Makoto’s future. Maybe not his immediate future and maybe not professionally, but even if it’s years down the road and he’s only a part-time coach for kids at a local swim club, don’t you think that would be so fulfilling for him? :D
I love how into it (and each other) they both obviously are; even if the blush says Makoto finds it a little embarrassing, his smile says he wouldn’t trade his current position for anything. And there’s something almost sweet about Sousuke’s hand around Makoto’s wrist—a declaration of possession even as it’s a request (“You’re mine…okay?”).
Inspired by a post sou-makos made about Sousuke with tattoos and piercings… well, I’ll leave the piercings to others but now I can’t stop thinking about the tattoos. (I hope it’s all right that I grabbed the idea and ran with it, but if I shouldn’t have please let me know and I won’t do this!)
Now I don’t know if this will really fit into holding hands, but I’m thinking that Sousuke already knows Makoto is associated with an orca (Rin has mentioned it, he felt the vibe while racing Makoto in the water, Makoto has a t-shirt with his name and an orca on it). And on their date to the aquarium, it comes out that Sousuke’s favorite animal is the whale shark.
Normally Sousuke would think the whole orca-whale shark thing was pretty corny, but nothing has been normally since he kissed Makoto that night. So he mentions it to Makoto, that maybe they could do something with that. He’s thinking a shirt for himself like Makoto’s, with his name and a whale shark. But before he can get that far, Makoto goes, “Like tattoos!” Says it with that sunshine smile and, without thinking, Sousuke nods.
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