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    It’s Tokyo 2021, backdrop for the XXXII Summer Olympiad Games. Oikawa Tooru returns to Japan after a triumphant, eight-year long run as pro setter in Argentina’s professional volleyball League. And it's been just as long since Hajime watched him disappear across the oceans, maybe never to return.

    On reuniting with your best friend, standing atop the world stage, and trying to catch wisps of a golden boy. An Olympic tale, one lifetime in the making.

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    17 Oct 2020

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    Hajime blinks, then looks around him. The living room is packed. All of a sudden, he’s surrounded by strangers, holding the flag of a country they’ve got no ties to. People he doesn’t know and people who don’t know him. People who don’t even know whose apartment they’re in, but who’ve edged themselves into the first available space to watch the match, to cheer for the team that’s painted like the blue skies, for the Japanese boy in their midst who’s exceptionally pretty and so, so talented.

    Emotion wells up in Hajime’s chest, fills him up to the brim. Stabs his eyes. God, god. He wishes Oikawa were here right now. Look at this, he wants to tell him. Look how many people have fallen for you.

    Oikawa’s no stranger to fans and fangirls, but this—this is different. This is fans on a mightier, global scale. This is karmic reward, for all those years he tried and tried and tried, and always fell one step short of greatness. This is getting on a plane at the age of nineteen, flying continents away from home, relearning everything he thought he knew about his own talent, his own worth, and coming back to carve a place for himself into the margins of something great.

    Somewhere in the throngs of people they’ve collected, Hajime meets eyes with Hanamaki, then Matsukawa, and knows they’re thinking the same thing.

    This is Oikawa. Seijou’s very own golden boy.

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    It's too late and with a dawning kind of horror that Hajime realises his worst nightmare isn't his nemesis, the Grand King. No, his worst nightmare is the Grand King getting hurt.

     

    The silhouette of a hero and a villain is identical, what differentiates them is who appears when they come into the light.

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    10 Oct 2020

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    At the cusp of daybreak, Hajime sits with the man who is meant to be his enemy on a rooftop in the city. [...]

    There’s a shade that the sky is painted, before the black fully transitions into glorious shades of rose and amber, that seems almost grey, almost colourless. Perhaps it’s a shade so incandescent that the human eye cannot see it, but it casts something soft onto Oikawa’s face, illuminating the way his lashes flutter as he looks away from Hajime, the way his brow furrows even as his mouth tugs up a little at the corners.

    A real smile.

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    “He’s not my boyfriend. Just my best friend, visiting from Argentina.”


    Or: seven times Hajime and Tooru weren't dating, from kindergarten all the way to the Olympics, and after.
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    22 Sep 2020

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    A Haikyuu!! fantasy AU featuring knights falling in love with royalty, mages and shapeshifters, gods and demons, and epic quests to save the one you love. Primary romantic focus is Iwaizumi/Oikawa, but any tagged ship will have significant content in that fic. Heavy focus on friendship and non-romantic relationships.

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    15 Sep 2020

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    Before he’d come to this country, he’d have sworn to anyone who listened that he was the biggest thing north of Tokyo, and told himself that if he said it often enough, one day it’d be true.

    He’s further south of Tokyo now than he’s ever been before. He has never felt smaller. The world has never felt more incredible.

    In which Oikawa Tooru maps all the places in his heart.

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    13 Sep 2020

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    In that moment, the realisation settles deep in Tooru’s bones: he will always be missing something now, no matter where he goes.
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    “It’s funny, but I think... it’s not like my heart is split in two.” [...] “It’s more like, going away made me realise I have more space in my heart than I thought. Does that make sense? Am I making sense? Do I sound incredibly cheesy right now?” [...] “Even if I don’t belong to a place any more, I think it’ll always belong to me. You know?”