Niiyama Shino

The Other Side

Kirihara deals with a stressful practice and finally snaps. In a good way. Drama, I-3

Akaya tried to unclench his teeth before he gave himself a headache. “Both of you be quiet,” he growled.


Mock Battle

Kirihara sets up some practice matches with Fudoumine, to the general annoyance of most concerned. Drama, I-3

What was it, he thought crankily, with pushy senpai who couldn’t retire properly when they were supposed to?


The Rush

Kirihara’s second spin through Regionals, and Nationals, as a captain this time. Drama, I-3

The pace of what Akaya couldn’t help but think of as the real tournament season had two very different parts. There was the daily practice with his team, which, while demanding and sometimes intense, had a smooth swoop to it. And then there were the actual tournament matches, that sprinted along like a heartbeat after an adrenaline spike.