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matsuoka-lin:

hinalilly:

matsuoka-lin:

matsuoka-lin:

hamnskiftare:

Let’s talk about this scene for a moment

What Sousuke says here is actually not really “I see why you’re so taken with him” but he uses さすがお前が惚れ込んだだけのことはある which actually means more along the lines of “I see why/I understand why you’ve been smitten/charmed by him”. The 惚 kanji is the same as when you say you’ve fallen in love with someone. Sousuke basically says that Rin has fallen in love with Haru!

Even the japanese fujoshi fans picked up on this and squealed about it!

What’s up with that reaction, Rin, you’re not denying it!

Is this canon yet?

Well, Rin’s heart was stolen away by Haruka… wasn’t it? ;)

AND RIN DOESN’T DENY IT

I CANNOT STOP REBLOGGING THIS POST.

Master Rin-Centric Translations List

seakittens:


Season 1 Character interview
Post Season 1 Entire Cast Character interview
Drama CD translations
Characte profiles
Overall director interview
Director Interviews
Fun Facts
More random details
Sweet preferences
Random locker shot
Hilarious dating chart
Rin crashing Haru and Makoto’s radio show like a boss
Guide Book pics
Random director quote about Haru and Rin
Random suggestive quote about
Episode Storyboards
How Rin talks
Loserdork birthday messages. I love these! + Haru’s new one
Dating the boys lol
This is super important! “Why isn’t it freestyle” NOT “Why can’t I be free?”
Horoscope stuff
Director on boys’ relationships
Staff comments on Rin
Rin sketches
More cute sketches
More dating advice
ALL DUET DRAMA TRACKS AT ONCE
RinHaru Duet Drama
RinRei Duet Drama

High Speed/High Speed 2

There, now I won’t lose anything ever again hopefully!

UMMMM?????????????
Sousuke: Now I understand how Rin felt with you.
Haru: How so?
Sousuke: He said he felt a mounting pressure from you.
Haru: So?
Sousuke: That swimming with you made his skin tingle. That's the first time I've ever felt anything like that.
Haru: And?
Sousuke: And I've experienced it now--so you're not getting past me again.
Haru: That's assuming you can get out in front of me.
HOLY SHIT RIN JUST HOW MUCH DID YOU BABBLE ABOUT HARU THAT EVEN YOUR GRANDMA KNOWS HIM??

fencer-x:

Souhei, Asahi’s father, is visiting Kyou, Rin’s grandmother; Souhei and Toraichi (Rin’s father) used to swim together when they were younger. He’s visiting Kyou to deliver a message:

"So, what’re you here for?" Kyou took a seat and brought her green tea to her lips.

"…Nanase-kun is swimming with my Asahi. It seems they’re on the same swim team."

"Oh? So that boy and Souhei’s son are… And when is this?"

Ah, I got her, he thought, but kept his expression even so as not to let on he knew. “Day after tomorrow; would you like to come along, O-Kyou-san?”

She took another sip of her tea. “So I suppose this time, you want me to go in place of Rin? …All right, then. Come and pick me up.” He felt the tension leave his shoulders, relieved. He took the teacup in hand, and she continued in a soft mumble, “It’s the boy Rin went so far as to transfer schools chasing, after all. You can’t imagine how shocked I was when I heard that was the reason!”

RIN. DIAL IT BACK. THEY KNOW.

On [Rin’s grandmother’s] altar were lined up four mortuary tablets. To the left was Toraichi’s [Rin’s father], and next to it was Toraichi’s father. To the right was [Rin’s grandmother’s] father and mother’s. All three of these men had died young, taken by the sea.
High Speed! 2, chapter 11 - Belief (via fencer-x)
OH MY GOD SO APPARENTLY THE LETTER REALLY *WAS* FOR HARU.

fencer-x:

This is what I get for not finishing the book before squealing about stuff XD

Context going in is that Haru dropped his housekey, and Sousuke found it. Since it had his address on it, he’s just brought it to Haru’s house to return it, and Haru invites him in for a meal as thanks for bringing it all the way to him.

After Haruka returned the tupperware to the refrigerator, he couldn’t bring himself to look Sousuke in the eye and instead focused on a recipe. Tonight, it seemed they were having sweet-and-sour pork.

"That letter…" Sousuke began, and as Haruka turned to face him, Sousuke began to drizzle sauce onto his second croquette. "It was actually for you."

He was talking about the letter from Rin.

"I’m going to swim as fast as him—as fast as Haru!"

He couldn’t get that single line out of his head.

"I was reading it, and I kept thinking something sounded off—it was too one-sided for a letter to me, like he wasn’t expecting me to respond. He knows I’d never do that, given how conscientious I am."

Sousuke had brought Haruka’s keyholder all the way over here to return it, so he may well have been a rather honest sort, but then shouldn’t he have stopped at the one croquette?

"He wrote about you in the third person, though, and when I looked more closely at it, I could see where he’d erased parts, and it was faint, but it said you instead of him.” He bit into the croquette, and Haruka couldn’t look away. “I’m betting he was going to send it to you and then chickened out. But he’d already written it, so he sent it to me instead… No, knowing Rin, he probably even assumed I’d show it to you. Heh, that’s so like him.” Sousuke seemed to find this amusing, taking another bite of his croquette.

Was this Rin’s way of telling him to swim? Urging him to swim to make up for how difficult a time he was having himself? Was he telling Haruka to keep swimming in front of Rin? He was as selfish as ever.

I. JUST. /CHINHANDS.

RINRIN. YOU PRECIOUS CHILD.

Rin’s letter to Sousuke

Sousuke thrust forward the envelope he held in his hands—it was an airmail envelope. Haruka removed his hand from Makoto’s shoulder and looked at the envelope held out for him, eyes flying to the name “Rin” written on it.

Rin…

"Read it."

He took the envelope from Sousuke and pulled out the letter inside, opening it up. […] In it was written all about Rin’s life in Australia, and the swimming club he was attending. He wrote about the language barrier and how he’d had to resort to body language, about fish he’d never seen before sitting on the dinner table, about how it was fall there right now, about how there were kangaroos everywhere, about how one third of the country was desert and in the middle was Ayers Rock, and how moved he’d been when he’d climbed it, about how everyone around him was so fast…about how he lost to them every day…

He wrote that they were all bigger than Makoto, how keenly he was being made aware of the difference in power between them and himself. And how tough it was for him now, being placed in the slowest group…

"Every day is just more disappointing than the last… I’m scared—scared that I’m going to start getting used to how frustrating it all is. Until it doesn’t feel frustrating at all anymore. But I’m not gonna give up! I’m not gonna let it get to me! I cry sometimes, sure, but I’m gonna get faster! I’m gonna be faster than anyone!”

And…he wrote about their relay.

"I haven’t forgotten it—not any of it. I remember it all. He’s still there…swimming in front of me. And I’m going to swim as fast as him—as fast as Haru!"

Haruka couldn’t tear his gaze from that sentence. He just stared, forgetting to so much as blink.

Makoto, who’d been peering at the letter next to him, quirked his brows. “…Looks like we’d better not slack off, huh?”

Haruka couldn’t manage a voice in response, merely nodding.

(Source: fencer-x)

nanase-rin-rin:

Matching times! AND they set a record together!

pushpulldynamics:

Can the Rinharu fandom please just talk about this?

nanase-rin-rin:

Did anyone else notice the way their hands lingered after the high five?? Pretty sure once you’ve high fived someone you bring your hand back down, but Rin and Haru held their hands together for several seconds. That’s not how a high five works, boys. >_>