i’m probably going to head to sleep after this, but i just wanted to type this out first, haha.
Sometimes I forget that Haru, Makoto, Nagisa and Rei have been soaking in a bath together with a jazz-ish ost playing in the bg and such important things should not be forgotten!
Greece: Do you let others help you when in need?
Until recently, no. I’m very reluctant to accept help when I don’t think I deserve it; I usually end up shutting people out instead. I’m trying to get past that feeling and accept help more easily.
Roman Empire: How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who inspired people to love the water.
Russia: Have you ever suffered from low self esteem? Do you still?
Mm. From middle school until last year, mostly. I really… I really didn’t like myself back then. That’s what led to me quitting all my activities and pushing people away; things like that just didn’t make me happy anymore, so I stopped doing them. I felt useless, so I acted useless. It was a really dumb cycle. That period of time is also when I started telling myself that I’d be normal by the time I was 20; by that point, I was less interested in being special and more interested in just being normal again.
Thankfully I’m mostly recovered from that, but on particularly bad days it still hits me sometimes.
haru, what kind of friend would i be if i just left you when you needed me most?! i know for a fact that if our roles were reversed back then, you would have never even considered just leaving me like that. you’re my best friend, and i will always, always, always be there for you. of course you’re not going to recover overnight from being so sad for so long, but no matter what, i’ll stay by your side. it’s what we promised each other when we were little, yeah? that we’ll stay together forever? you don’t have anything to make up to me, and you never have; all i want is for you to be happy.
I’m going over to your house.
if i could change something about myself i think i’d like to be less of an easily-scared person ^^” i’m scared of a lot of dumb stuff, like dark places and silly horror movies and sudden loud noises and swimming in the ocean, so being able to conquer those fears more easily would be really nice. i don’t want to feel like i’m dragging my friends down by being too scared for fun things, you know?
You don’t have to put yourself into situations you’re not comfortable with for our sake, stupid. Just because you’re taller than me now doesn’t mean I won’t protect you from stuff that scares you. Besides, you wouldn’t be Makoto if you suddenly stopped grabbing my shirt in scary situations.
haru, my eyes are watery! this is really sweet…!