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take me out (let me in) by greenylove: au where kaoru is a stressed out grad student and kojiro is a delivery boy for sushi. really funny and cute.
come morning clarity by fifthmoon: i wasn’t sure whether to count this as nsfw or not... it’s a morning after fic, but there’s no actual sex in the fic. anyway, really cute, really intimate.
dancing in a storm with you by kokirane: love confession via DANCING IN THE RAIN. fuck. actually, just do yourself a favor and read all kokirane’s fics.
burning pile by zoodan21: i could’ve sworn i included this in the last fic rec post with kaorunanjo’s fics but i guess i forgot??? anyway. PYRO CHERRY FOR THE WIN
soft as a petal by fleursbloom: hurt/comfort, kaoru is insecure about his body and kojiro makes him feel better. it’s just...really sweet
on display by kalira: kojiro is trans and insecure about his top surgery scars, kaoru encourages him to be proud of his body. hm... i’m sensing a theme with these recs. anyway, supportive kaoru is the best kaoru
cheek to cheek by midorimortem: okay okay i’m a sucker for dancing together, sUE ME!! this is an account of the times kaoru and kojiro dance together. be still, my heart, be still~!
improvements by utoopija: pretty emotional. kaoru and kojiro discuss their deepest feelings. the prose itself is gorgeous, and i’d like to give special attention to the way joe and cherry are both going through things and both support each other. i’ve noticed in many fanon portrayals (not just for matcha blossom!), where one character is portrayed as a constant wreck and the other character puts aside all their needs to care for them, and i just find this so unhealthy? but this fic gets it, and it is SO GOOD to see these two in a more balanced relationship than i usually see in fanon. note: discussions of body dysmorphia and steroid use.
the 900 by surveycorpsjean: i really love the dialogue. there’s some exploration of kaoru’s anxiety and trauma after his beef with adam, but it’s not the focus.
by your side by nuttinonice: post-ep 9. hurt/comfort. hospital sex. what more could you want
the flower of dawn is cold by serpentinerose: an angsty take on what happened in paris. kaoru isn’t entirely over adam, and being young feelings are confusing and relationships are confusing and that all just leads to poor decisions and lots of pain. read the tags.
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Cherry Blossom + Hasegawa Langa + Joe X Reader Headcanons
—GENERAL DATING HCS
⤷ Cherry Blossom general dating HCs
⤷ Langa general dating HCs
⤷ Joe general dating HCs
❱ ⟣ sakurayashiki kaoru is very sweet — a large gift-giver, for sure
❱ ⟣ he uses his skills in calligraphy for the betterment of gift-giving, and now you practically have a surplus of beautifully written kanji on scrolls, pieces of wood, canvases, and the likes
❱ ⟣ he’s a incredibly gentle and romantic; genuine arguments are sparse and will normally dissolve into mere banter. and since he’s so classy, his favorite type of date is when he treats you out to an expensive dinner, where the both of you can just talk with each other and relax over food
❱ ⟣ nanjo kojiro definitely knows about you, and it is a constant source of entertainment for him. he wouldn’t stand down from either teasing sakurayashiki, or just straight up telling you embarrassing stories of their high school years
❱ ⟣ you thought it was cute, though, because your boyfriend would then get very flustered
❱ ⟣ okay, but he’s also a dumbass. sometimes he isn’t too sure what to do, or how to react to something, and he worries that his natural instincts are wrong. so what does he do? home boy literally asks carla for relationship advice (but he tries to do it discreetly)
❱ ⟣ as for physical affection, it comes fairly natural to him. he won’t deny his need for you touch as he’d pull you closer and embrace you at any time. and, his favor give place to kiss you is either your forehead, or temples — “the most genuinely loving places to kiss,” he once explained to you
❱ ⟣ his kisses are very gentle and genuine; he’s just an incredibly soft man when showing you physical affection
❱ ⟣ he’s also open about his feelings — though depending on how embarrassing he deems his emotions, he may be more hesitant. all he needs is reassurance, however, and he’ll be good to have a hearty talk
❱ ⟣ definitely expect a life of peace and tranquility with him
❱ ⟣ seeing as hasegawa langa doesn’t put focus anywhere else, you two probably met at S
❱ ⟣ he had seen you skate, or skated with you. either way, no matter how good you were, that familiar heartbeat of exhilaration throbbed against his chest, and he wanted to stake with you more
❱ ⟣ skating with you was genuinely fun, and he enjoyed it. sometimes, he’d even skate with both you and kyan reki, who was also more than happy to have you join them
❱ ⟣ your relationship would be one of learning. you’d teach him how to write and read japanese, and he’d teach you words in english
❱ ⟣ other than that, your relationship was very active, as well. the both of you would often skate together, and hasegawa had even shown interest in teaching you how to snowboard
❱ ⟣ please help him. god, he is so awkward. first of all, he wouldn’t be the one to confess. and if he was, then he was incredibly red and flustered. what most likely happened was that kyan had to give him a lot of encouragement and advice (which, honestly, was not very good advice)
❱ ⟣ but once in a relationship, his shyness is very cute. there’ll be moments where he wants to do or say something, but he isn’t too sure of himself
❱ ⟣ you’ll normally be able to tell when this happens, though, as he’ll get fidgety and less focused on whatever he’s doing
❱ ⟣ he’s not very confident outside of skating, so he definitely needs your reassurance; especially since he’s never been in a romantic relationship before, either
❱ ⟣ but once you get him to loosen up, he’ll ignore all worries and have the time of his life with you
❱ ⟣ nanjo kojiro drops being a flirt and a womanizer the moment you two start dating, no questions asked
❱ ⟣ sakurayashiki kaoru eventually finds out about your relationship because nanjo literally just shows you off at S, and everywhere he goes. he’s “surprised the gorilla would settle down with someone,” to say the least
❱ ⟣ did i mention how great it would be to date him? he’s a chef — good food for days. not to mention the fact that he absolutely loves cooking for you; as in, he’d willingly go all out to make your favorite food
❱ ⟣ he lets you into his restaurant to eat and talk late after closing hours. sometimes, you run into sakurayashiki there, and nanjo wouldn’t hesitate to kick him out
❱ ⟣ if he gets into a match with someone at S, or just races for fun, he gets really cocky and cheesy. he’d make it a big deal to “dedicate this race to you,” or some show-offy thing like that
❱ ⟣ girls will definitely still fawn over him, but he makes it pretty clear that he’s taken and no longer open to date anyone else
❱ ⟣ in fact, his female fans end up not romanticizing just him anymore, instead beginning to romanticize your relationship. they’d actually gush every time joe would act like your knight in shining armor, ultimately deeming the both of you as the “power couple of S.”
❱ ⟣ if you did want to lessen your relationship’s public exposure, then he wouldn’t hesitate to comply, either. he’d gladly stop it all if it was making you uncomfortable
❱ ⟣ fights aren’t often, but they aren’t nonexistent, either. he’s still a stubborn and confident man, but he does know when to back down if he needs to. the last thing he wants is for your day to end with a rotten atmosphere
❱ ⟣ because nanjo’s really a sweetheart, and he just feels really lucky to be with you
my favorite men 💕
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