Title: huhu /tears
R: Haru! What do you think you were doing? Why the hell did you do that?!
H: It has nothing to do with you.
R: Like hell it doesn’t! This was an important match with all the scouts watching!
H: What do I care about that? Because scouts were watching? So I can set records in front of a crowd? None of that is what I swim for.
R: Then what do you swim for?
H: I swim for myself and for my friends!
R: Then swim for thoses friends and for your own sake! Do you not understant that what you do out there is going to impact your future? Don’t you have a dream?! Take this more seriously! I know you could—
H: You’re the one who doesn’t understand! What dream?! What future?! It’s you who cares about all that!! I’m not you!! I don’t have any of that!!
"Do you not understand that what you do out there is going to impact your future? Don’t you have a dream?! Take this more seriously!”
"You’re the one who doesn’t understand! What dream? What future? It’s you who cares about all that! I’m not you! I don’t have any of that!”
i find it quite interesting, that out of all Haru’s closest friends, Rin’s the only one who has opened eyes in this dream.
Also he doesn’t look creepy at all, i’d even say he looks amazing with this halo around him, that looks like wings. His eyes demanding, gaze intense. But he’s just too bright and Haru covers his eyes.
Does it mean that in Haru’s head Rin symbolizes future that calls him for decisions he’s too afraid and lost to make? And that’s why Rin is getting all of Haru’s pain when he breaks down, even if all that pressure wasn’t really coming from Rin in the first place.
"If you consider Haruka’s state of mind during that scene - while understanding nothing himself, don’t you think that Rin, who has his eyes set firmly on the future, might appeared to have been shining to him?"
The closed-eyes vs open-eyes is such a neat detail! I really think you’re onto something with the bolded; I couldn’t help but get the same feeling myself. Specially since he pictures Gou telling him that Rin is “waiting for him”. And another thing I find extremely interesting is how this compares to Rin’s S1 nightmare. In Rin’s nightmare, Haru turned and walked away and Rin had to chase. In this one though, Haru envisions Rin welcoming him; calling him forth.
While Rin was scared of not being able to catch up to Haru, of being left behind - Haru is scared of what following Rin may entail. And it’s such an interesting contrast, imo!
someone: I like Rin
me: I like Rin too
someone: but I didn’t like him until season 2