“ … Make rainbows again, okay? ”
“ Heh, fine. I’ll make them for you. ”
Guess who has no life and decided to make two utau voicebanks using Haru’s and Rin’s voices just to hear them sing Magnet……….
So you know how the general Free!dom headcanon seems to be that Haru wouldn’t like the movie The Little Mermaid because Ariel gives up living in the sea to live on land with Eric.
Well, I’ve been thinking… This might be the case for little Haru, but let’s say he watched the movie again when he was a bit older. I think in that case he’d empathize with Ariel. After all, she ultimately gave up the sea for love, we all know why Haru gave up competitive swimming…
“Iwatobi Elementary is an irreplaceable location for me. The glittering windows, the butterflies flitting about the campus — the brilliance of everything in turn causes me to shine - - That is where I found, My Shining. One day I hope that we can fly together, and then the light would ….”
Wait a minute, this sounds familiar…. I think there was something like this in High speed…. let me look.
*gets out High Speed*
Rin tried to do what he could to catch up, but when he made the touch he had just barely made fourth place. He didn’t even have the time to see Haruka dive in overhead.
All of a sudden, he felt a light and turned around. Haruka was swimming. Haruka was swimming while shining. His strong energy had become a shining light, and it was so dazzlingly bright it emitted from Haruka.
Rin was unable to move. He couldn’t take his eyes off of him. Rin’s heart was completely enraptured by Haruka’s gliding swimming, he was like a water bird dancing in the sky with it’s wings spread wide.
It was only after Haruka had made the turn that Rin somehow made it up onto the poolside, pulled by Makoto’s hand. With a huge lead, Haruka’s head rose to the surface. Then he started his stroke.
He has a catch like he’s going to hug someone. A supple elegant kick. A fluid rolling. Also, a high speed you would never imagine from that calm form.
That sight that transcended reality, captivated not only Rin, but everyone watching. No, not just watching. They’re feeling it. He was sure everyone here couldn’t help but feel the hot throbbing beat.
Haruka touched the goal. Without looking at their time, he easily climbed up onto the poolside. So easily that you could almost forget that he was just in a race.
— Rin Matsuoka’s thoughts in High Speed. (Chapter 7)
Haruka was swimming while shining.
he was like a water bird dancing in the sky with it’s wings spread wide.
Yes… Rin…. a “Shining” you want to “fly” with….
Real Wave: ListenBoth: the pull of tomorrowHaru: Instead of letting it go it was always smoldering in my heartHaru: and then when we fought I realized my true feelings for the first timeRin: I understand now what I need to overcome in order for me to be true to my own feelingsBoth: the water always transmits the truth as if it was obviousBoth: It’s my waveBoth: because it’s here, because it’s you, those thoughts are able to be trueBoth: we’ll be able to smile in the futureBoth: I feel soBoth: what’s transmitted while we’re in the same water makes us more secure in our dreamsBoth: The pull of our hopesRin: From now on neither of us have any intention of losing to our biggest rivalsHaru: the answer we struggled to reach gave us more than we ever thought it would. now and in the pastBoth: Facing forward we pursue itBoth: let’s dive in and feel it for ourselvesBoth: It’s my waveBoth: whenever we were in a hurry or resisting, the water always grabbed hold of us and taught our lost heartsBoth: I will goBoth: all the way to wherever this current takes meBoth: with the power of believing we’ll be able to find tomorrow we’re aiming forBoth: It’s my waveBoth: because it’s here, because it’s you, those thoughts are able to be trueBoth: we’ll be able to smile in the futureBoth: I feel soBoth: what’s transmitted while we’re in the same water makes us more secure in our dreamsBoth: The pull of our hopesWe definitely won’t forget: ListenRin: When you wrote those words crouching under the sakura treeRin: there was still a chill in the windHaru: being unable to wait till spring you take offHaru: and just like the soft sunlight pressing on your back it melted awayRin: I was always kind of distant from the memory because of embarrassmentHaru: it’s waiting for us to return to itBoth: it was too big to forgetBoth: this sight will show us whether that’s true or notBoth: at that time we were searching for a short winterBoth: the entrance to summerHaru: I probably could have stayed like thatHaru: just swimming like myself every day butRin: I wanted to swim like reaching out for my dreamsRin: in the best relay with youHaru: by swimming thought he water, opening a path, and moving forwardRin: we are always freeBoth: we thought we had changed but nothing had changed at allBoth: we got irritated and became some sort of weird rivalsBoth: we ran into each other at that time, and did something we could only do because it’s usBoth: we definitely wont forgetBoth: it was too big to forgetBoth: this sight will show us whether that’s true or notBoth: at that time we were searching for a short winterBoth: the entrance to summerBoth: we thought we had changed but nothing had changed at allBoth: we got irritated and became some sort of weird rivalsBoth: we ran into each other at that time, and did something we could only do because it’s usBoth: we definitely wont forget
Rinharu Duet CD
Track 1 [Download Link]
Track 2 [Download Link]
Drama [Download Link]
Thanks so much to hitsumei for finding it!