So ive been seeing a lot of people look at these cats:
and call them makoharu cats. And i can get that what with their colors and size difference.
But thats not what I first thought of. I see these cats as symbolic to Haruka and Nagisa’s relationship.
The image appears when Nagisa goes to Haru’s home for help. Haru is someone Nagisa has always looked up to and wanted to be like. He’s always clinging to him, wanting to be like him, wanting to be his friend etc. And Haru, even though he’s a quiet reserved person, allows this because he cares for Nagisa.
He doesn’t think twice about taking care of him, protecting him, watching out for him. It’s Haru who lets him stay without question at first. It’s Haru who calls Miho, It’s Haru who’s watching out for little Nagisa, like the cats in the image.
At least thats what I saw.
free! es episode 3 vs. episode 5
Rei basically confessing that Nagisa is his favorite little pest and he will never, ever let him leave his side because he can’t live without him.
NO BIG DEAL
EXCUSE ME AS I CRY MY EYES OUT a;lskdjfa;lskdjf;alsdfasdf
Free! Eternal Summer - Episode 5
REI WHY DID YOU NOT HUG HIM FJCKNKKKK
are we not gonna talk about the fact that Nitori most likely tried to snap his strap like Rin-senpai & failed miserably