- NCT (Band) (2)
Yuta genuinely loved being on the ice. He loved the slice of his skates and the way he glided across the rink. It was such a free moment where he didn’t have to worry about anything except himself, his partner, and the ice beneath his skates. He felt like he was flying. Especially when he did his jumps. Yeah, they were difficult and even a bit scary, but they gave him adrenaline. He could feel it pumping through his veins as he stepped his back foot into a well practiced triple lutz. It almost felt like he was skating in slow motion when he entered his jumps. He had to get it just right or he would pop it and fall out of it. But, everything sped up again when he landed. He could feel his heartbeat in his ears. His breath coming out harshly. This was where he felt most alive. The only thing he had to focus on was winning, his life didn’t have to get in the way. He pulled his energy from the ice. This was where he felt like he could breathe easy.
Or, in which a new solo skater arrives at the rink and introduces himself as Sicheng and Yuta begins to realize there's more to life than just figure skating.
He realized that everyone was living their life just as he was, complicated, upsetting, exciting, hard. He never really understood that people’s lives were just as elaborate as his own. They had their own passions, anxieties, friends, struggles, and to them, he was just a stranger. He was like a leaf on a tree of seven billion other people. He was close to some of the other leaves, very few of them. And one day, he would fall off and float away in the wind, without ever knowing what the other side of the tree was like. To others, he was just an extra in their movie, just as they were to him. He was just another car on a highway that blurred into the never-ending traffic. He realized he was lonely.
Or in which Mark realizes he has a thing for the guy whose camera he "broke", but kisses a lot of people before he actually figures it out.