tennis_no_ko: (smile)
Back home on Japanese soil. Lately, jetlag's been hitting me more than normal, but it's so much easier to adjust when you go forward in time instead of back. The season's over, so I'll be free to actually be around.

Yagyuu, Niou, Jackal, any of you want to go out for a drink or for dinner sometime soon? I haven't seen you all in a long time. Bunta, how about I stop by your cafe, I wouldn't want to be a bad influence on Remi-chan by taking her dad drinking somewhere.

Kura, are you still at my place or back at you and Yukari's house?
tennis_no_ko: (Default)
It's rather irritating having to remind people that I'm gay, because once I do that, it becomes my defining feature, rather than something that doesn't really matter, because it doesn't affect my personality or playstyle in any way >>;;

Still, it was necessary. I can't go to Russia for the charity game. For one, I'm eager to get back to Japan soon. And two, I'd rather not put myself in harm's way.
tennis_no_ko: (smile)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACKAL! It's been a long thirteen years of knowing you and I've always been grateful to have you as a friend. Thanks for sticking around for so long!
tennis_no_ko: (lethargic)
There has been an onslew of tournaments lately, and I have been so tired lately from them and press conferences that I haven't even had a chance to update my public accounts, let alone these private ones! But here, I finally caught a break during Swiss Indoors. And soon, after Paris BNP and the Davis and World Cup Finals, all of the tournaments will be done and I'll have a break.

Have I missed anything important while I was being a social butterfly in other countries?
tennis_no_ko: (lethargic)
Well done Echizen. Good luck in the finals later today. Good luck to you as well, Tezuka. I'll see you both after the match, so we can figure out where we'll be eating.

[Privated]

So close, yet so far. Yet, tennis is the furthest thing from my mind, and coach was scolding me about it. Yeah, I know, I was spacing out in the last set. But Kura hasn't replied to a single message. I'm really worried about him. I don't know what to do or even say to the press. If it were anyone else, I wouldn't have been hiding it in the first place, I don't care what they think. But his spy-work...I might have outed him because we weren't careful enough.

Shit. What do I do? Is he not responding because he's angry at me? It's not like him, but god, this situation isn't like us. We're more careful than this.

I hate being this uncertain about things. I just hate it.

....

Aug. 28th, 2014 05:14 pm
tennis_no_ko: (fury)
I was having a great day. Really. I got through to the third round which is great. Then I got a question about my secret relationship instead of my tennis, when exiting the courts. I didn't have any idea what was happening, honestly. You can see my shocked face on live TV. Then I was shoved this article by my manager afterwards.

Yukimura Seiichi has been taken?
The prolific tennis player, currently number 6 in the world tennis rankings after a long hiatus, who is openly gay has been sighted in Japan with an unknown person, holding hands and kissing in the Botanical Gardens. This raises the question for how long has this secret relationship being going on and who exactly is this mystery man?

The article goes on for ages with speculations and interviews with people I've never really exchanged more than a few words with, but they have pictures of Shiraishi and I. Which is...exactly what I didn't need right now. Thanks a bunch, media. Here comes the hate-mail from the people who forgot I was gay and the screams of despair from the fangirls and fanboys.

Screened to Shiraishi )

[ooc: Strikes are just strikes]
tennis_no_ko: (Default)
It's the day before US Open. I'm buzzing with nervous energy, but I really can't wait to start and be back on the courts and in the game. I wish all my fellow players luck and I hope the rest of you will be watching!

No matter what happens, do all of my pro-circuit people want to grab a drink after the final? Or some dinner.
tennis_no_ko: (tennis!)
Despite me coming out to Roger's Cup, my coach didn't see fit to clear me to play in US Open until now. I suppose he was still doubtful about my stamina or something. I think winning two 5 set matches finally got him to calm down. It helps that Toronto is feeling a little chilly this year.

Ryuuzaki-chan! I caught your match yesterday while waiting for one of the practise courts to clear, you did well. I think you'll make it to the finals with that pace.

It feels good to be back on tour, instead of practising against a ball machine.

Anybody want anything from Toronto? I have a couple of hours free since my match today finished quickly.
tennis_no_ko: (lethargic)
All of me hurts. My coach has no mercy. Tennis balls weren't painful enough for his ideas of motivation, so he's started hurtling cricket balls at me when I'm not performing to his standard. I've broken three headbands in the past week trying to dodge them and keep playing the game. Nike needs to make better quality headbands.

I don't want to play tennis anymore today. The world is ending. Yet the sky is not falling and to my knowledge,pigs are not flying. I thought the world's end would be more dramatic.

Someone talk to me about stuff that isn't tennis.
tennis_no_ko: (fury)
I think I'm getting fed up of almost getting killed while going cycling. Tokyo drivers are quite vicious, I have around eight bruises along my left arm. At least my tennis arm is okay

Perhaps I should get a car, this is the third time I've almost died this year. I just don't want to deal with the traffic...and I'm going back to tennis and touring soon. I'm not sure if it's worth it.

In other words...I'm still not sure whether this is mocking Wimbledon or not. I asked my fans and the overwhelming consensus was 'what', so I thought I'd ask you all.


ETA: Genichirou. After much deliberation, I have concurred we'd all look good as girls.
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tennis_no_ko: (uneasy)
I keep getting tingling feels in my hands and legs as I'm training up. I have to keep reminding myself that it's my blood flow rearranging itself after a long period of relative inactivity, and not a relapse. I went through this same thing that last time that I hiatused, but it feels worse this time, more like an accusation. I guess I'm still feeling guilty about abandoning Min-chan, there, even if she asked me to leave.

I just need to get my head on straight. Anyone free for a casual match with a rusty tennis player?
tennis_no_ko: (lethargic)
I forgot how much of a slavedriver my coach is. Doing runs of Tokyo in seven layers of clothes in summer is like torture, sometimes. Luckily, I haven't lost any of the actual tennis, just my stamina, which I should be able to build back with some hard work.

I'm planning to be back for the US Open. Tezuka, Echizen, you'd better be ready.
tennis_no_ko: (soft)
Happy birthday, Renji. I'm afraid I don't get to see you as much as I would like, but have a great day <3

[ooc: Yuki gifts him with a super fancy tea set and some different tea types]
tennis_no_ko: (tennis!)
So I dropped off the social radar for a while. I think I started getting a bit more cautious about what I post and what I don't. Anything on my public accounts have become quite neutral and lacking as little personal information as possible. Not that I said much to them before, but there's even less now.

But honestly, there's been so little in my life, that I've had nothing to say. I've not been very busy. I still exercise, go out and do something every now and then. But I spend most of my time in that hospital with Min-chan or on the Rikkai high school courts. Their footwork is dreadful, it's amazing they even qualified for Districts.

I made a decision, though. After July, I'm going back to tennis. Minoru's pretty much guaranteed to be in hospital full-time now and she ordered me to return, because she's fed up of seeing me everyday. So that's something to train for, I suppose.

-Seiichi
tennis_no_ko: (default)
Happy Birthday, Bunta! It's been great knowing you so far; thank you for being such a good friend to me. I shall see you at your party today, with something nice, hopefully. Have a great day :)

In other words, I told Minoru about what went happened between myself and my father...I was expecting disapproval, but she asked why I hadn't hit him more. Good to know it's a family thing, and not just me. She keeps pestering me to bring her study books so she can finish reading up on engineering. I don't know whether to do it or not. It's not as strenuous as doing something physical is, but I have a feeling that she'll sleep less when she has her studying materials around her. Honestly, you'd think she enjoyed studying >>;

-Seiichi
tennis_no_ko: (uneasy)
....punching my father in the face hard enough to bruise was very satisfying, not going to lie. After that, we had a bit of a heart-to-heart, mostly, me glaring him into telling the truth after he fed me some pretty unconvincing lies. He doesn't have a legitimate reason for cheating on my mother. I didn't expect one, frankly.

I don't know why I went to talk to him. All I discovered was that he really is a dick. I don't really know what I was expecting. An apology? A promise to change? Maybe I wanted us to all be one big happy family. Maybe I just wanted to punch him.

-Seiichi

[ooc: Strikes deleted]
tennis_no_ko: (with shiraishi)
To the light of my heart, my dearest Kura, have a wonderful birthday. Je t'aimais, je t'aime and je t'aimerai, ma cherie.
tennis_no_ko: (despair)
So...Min-min relapsed a week back. She hasn't gotten any of her limbs back into use, yet. I've been delaying it as much as possible for her sake...but she's gone into full-time hospital care now. She says that I could return back to the circuit now that I don't have to look after her at home, but I couldn't do that to her. She hasn't got many of her old friends around her. And having me visit only every two weeks or so? With sparse phonecalls? I couldn't do that to her.

I only remained sane because my team were always visiting. Even one or two days with next to no human contact except doctors? It's difficult. I can't just leave her, not for these first couple of months, anyway. With any luck, she'll get well enough to be released back into home-care soon.

I'm just tired on so many fronts.
tennis_no_ko: (scary)
No means no, means no means no! I'm starting to get really pissed off. I just want to watch something or someone burn, slowly and excruciatingly. But that's too much to ask for so I'm just going to seethe, since I can't even break the fucking phone and stop the continuous ringing.

....

Mar. 16th, 2014 06:10 pm
tennis_no_ko: (soft)
....Can I die from how amazing my boyfriend is? I woke up on White Day, up to a wonderful european-style breakfast and a promise ring. I don't deserve him. Really.

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