[This post in no way hates on any ship or character. This is simply the way I interpret Free! and am not trying to convince others]
So recently I
was aggressively pushed into joined the Free! fandom.
It was aaallll really sweet and cute in the first few seconds.
Then I saw how smitten Makoto was by Haruka. Still really cute. I mean I could totally see myself shipping MakoHaru-
Wait. What’s this? Haruka is… In love with Rin? Who is completely taken by Haruka?
But… What about… Makoto…?
This is where I completely questioned all my fandom knowledge. I thought if you wanted two characters to be together you shipped them, read fanfics about them and that was that?
Not with Makoto and Haruka though.
I have to watch this show, knowing how in love with Haruka he is when Haruka cannot love him back the same way because he loves Rin who loves Haruka back.
Do you see how bad this is. In no universe can I ever feel/see Haruka loving Makoto back the same way. In no world will Haruka ever not be in love with RIn. And in no world will Makoto fall for anyone other than Haruka. He will never ever love anyone else the way he loves Haruka.
And the worst part is that Makoto knows this. Haruka knows this. They both know how much Makoto loves Haruka. But Haruka can never feel the same way towards him.
This is a place with no escape. There are no fanfics to dull this pain.
There. Is. No. Closure.