So maybe she’s a little offended and wants to prove him wrong. Maybe she knows in the back of her mind that she has more than enough vacation days to burn through. Maybe she’s wanted to experience his lifestyle in Brazil since the first day she saw him, a gleaming and tanned glory standing on the court.
Maybe the cataclysmic mixture of all the above is what enables her to accept.
"Okay. I'll go to Brazil with you in November." She declares.
- Part 2 of hinayachi adventures
01 Aug 2020
Her life is indeed a shoujo manga of unrequited love. But it doesn’t feature an emotionally constipated protagonist. This protagonist shines in a separate shonen storyline.
He’s too busy training and bickering with Kageyama at the entrance of volleyball heaven, and unwittingly drags her heart into the fray.
- Part 1 of hinayachi adventures
He wasn’t any little giant. He was The Little Giant. Nicknames derived from oxymorons never impressed you that much; to you, they always sounded corny.
Apparently, his moniker derived from his talent in volleyball. You guessed that he was a shorter-than-average player who happened to stand out on the court because he was able to keep up with other taller players.
You were half right.
Hoshiumi Kourai didn’t just keep up; he set the pace for his team. When he launched off from the ground, he flew above everyone else. His lithe form froze in motion: his right arm was pulled back at the ready. His gaze was focused in front, unblinking, all-seeing, searching for a weakness in the wall before him. He always found one.
In the span of a few seconds, he managed to hit the ball past the barrage of blockers that loomed above him. The midair battle was over as soon as it began; the libero on the opposite team reacted too late. His descent was light--a droplet of water upon a leaf--to the cacophony of cheers and excitement.
You acknowledged that they weren’t overreacting nor overestimating the height of his vertical reach.
Better yet, you were moved.
04 Apr 2020
What bought Yaoyorozu Momo the most joy was researching heroes.
She subscribed to most of the hero publications, and was well-versed in hero history and trivia. Despite being quirkless, she devoted herself into learning about the people she once dreamed of becoming with unexplainable fervour.
Human nature was wanting something that you couldn’t have; to cope with the gap in experience, Momo was determined to bridge the gap with knowledge.
If anyone asked Momo who her favourite hero was, she would respond with, “Todoroki Shouto” point-blank.
You’ve always attended Sakusa’s volleyball games without fail. So when Sakusa doesn’t tell you that he has another game with Schweiden Adlers this time, you were hurt to discover that you were the last to know. Naturally, you show up unannounced with Komori’s extra ticket, demanding to know why.
“No,” Tobio snarls. “It was Miwa, so we have to…”
He trails off as it occurs to him he has no plan. His big sister is downstairs, having just caught him rather obviously doing something with someone, because he didn’t hide the evidence well enough in his panic, and the culprit is still in his room. Tobio starts wondering wildly whether it’s feasible that if he and Hinata just shut the door and stay put, they can literally ignore the problem until she goes away.
“Miwa?” Hinata pipes up, derailing Tobio’s runaway train of thought by looking absolutely delighted, for some inane reason. “Can I say hi?”
In which Hinata discovers, and finally gets to meet, Miwa, and Kageyama gets a chance to re-connect.
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09 Apr 2020