The air is brisk against Shinsuke’s face after practice. The team had dispersed rather quickly afterwards, cleaning up with minimal direction while Coach Kurosu had pulled Shinsuke aside to discuss training plans.
“Oh, and Shinsuke,” Coach Kurosu had added, while locking up. “Happy birthday.”
Perhaps it’s the sentiment of this day, but Shinsuke had wanted to thank his team for their hard work. His team surges forward without hesitation, and Shinsuke is never prouder than when he is watching them.
Well, he thinks, stepping through the school gates, he can always tell them tomorrow.