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Old Dog, New Tricks - nivo - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
There is no pathos in real pain.

Real pain is a damp, slimy, graceless thing that tastes of sweat and tears and bile. Real pain is lying sleepless in the dark, counting your own carefully measured breaths in a weak attempt to distract your own exhausted brain from the monster gnashing its teeth on your bones.

There's not much pathos in infomercials and Yuuri's giggles, either, slurred as the day catches up to him and he melts into cushions which could really use a wash to get rid of the ever-present smell of dog and convalescence.

|| I LOVE this, nivo's combination of: bad things happen to good people, but people live through them, love through them, and make good lives anyway, and this take on Viktor's reaction to being injured-out of the sport he loves is so, so him, all delight and bullheaded and love of Yuuri and storytelling and in always, always, doing what he wants for his own story. God. Really really good.

(And Yurio's cameo! And the implied ending of that particular plot! Ugh! Yes! Viktor, you giant, giant TROLL. With a heart of gold. Ugh. Ugh! I LOVE THIS)
fandom:yurionice  author:nivo  pairing:viktor/yuuri  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
december 2016 by blottingtheink

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