ryomina ship meme for stress-relief! (featuring some headcanons + elaboration under the cut!)
one of my favorite aspects to explore in ryoji and minato’s relationship is how they go about expressing themselves. the way i perceive it, ryoji and minato have contrasting methods going for showing their affection towards the other. in general, minato is very introverted; most of his affections are quiet and shown through his actions. meanwhile, ryoji’s affections take a very grand scale- he goes to huge lengths to show his love for minato!
i will always be fond of the headcanon that ryoji knows literally every damn language in existence. he knows love languages like no other, and considering his general enthusiasm towards life...? yeah, he’d definitely go and proclaim his love for minato every opportunity he gets. i can’t really give any concrete examples as to how ryoji does it (i’m not much of a writer), but i think he’s a very creative person in this way. his feelings for minato are very authentic and i think that’s adorable! 🥺
with minato specifically, i think it takes him a bit to warm up to ryoji due to the losses he’s been through before meeting him. so how does ryoji get through with befriending him? by giving minato all the clues that, “hey, i understand you on a very intimate level. i can’t fucking tell you why because i don’t know myself but i know from your body language that you’re a very kind person. i don’t want to see someone like you hurt” (god bless the p3 movies). and it’s... a nice feeling for minato; ryoji’s method of befriending him, makes him feel seen, and by extension, a lot more receptive to affection.
so when minato gets to the point of expressing affection towards ryoji! it’s a great development for their relationship; i personally love it when the roles of receiving and giving affection switch from the ‘norm’ ! of course, minato’s method of expression is very different from ryoji. while i do think being around ryoji can get minato to speak more than he would otherwise... minato’s form of affections lie in his actions and just spending quality time with ryoji. while he may not be able to make a verbal essay why he loves ryoji, he gets the point across by being with the person he values most!
in any case, when it comes to the definition of their relationship... i feel that it can vary on a case-by-case interpretation (or AU concept)! i feel with ryoji and minato they just naturally vibe together and they may not necessarily question why they click so well? they just appreciate being in each other’s presence; it isn’t really necessary for them to define their relationship by any labels. what matters the most to them would be the ability to share new experiences together, living each day as it comes. it might just be me projecting as someone on the aromantic spectrum- but their relationship sometimes gives me this “unspoken love/appreciation” type of vibe.
and that’s my ryomina thoughts for the day! it was a whole ton of fun to make this, i love thinking about ryoji and minato’s love language.
for those of you who may want the blank, this was created by @/simkjrs on twitter!
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