Oh man, that hint of jealous, possessive darkness in paragon jock/ace student Akira? Rin’s sad, wistful (yet kinda heated) admiration? Mayuki’s naïve, single-minded yet open admiration? Oh man, those are some tasty feelings. I also love the sexual dynamics here, with Mayuki like “please teach me all about kissing, Senpai” I also love the sexual dynamics here, with Mayuki like “please teach me all about kissing, Senpai” while Rin holds herself back and tries to keep from going full ara ara, and now we’ve got angry, jealous Akira who will probably try to take it out on yielding, enthusiastic puppy dog Mayuki until she loses her balance in the feels and will be like, “oh shit I like this way too much.”
I love it when more dominant/aggressive/mature women with Issues top a girl that goes all puppydog pliant and accepting, and then get ensnared by her kindness so she fills their minds and hearts. Dominant ladies getting seduced by submissives is -chef’s kiss-
Anyway yeah apparently I’m really feeling this quarantine lmao
I also think we gotta chill on judging Akira right now. Literally the only knowledge of her character we have right now, beyond the school prince/idol image, has been that she is kind of possessive/insecure about her affections toward Rin (or, more precisely, Rin's potential feelings toward her.) This superiority complex showing up in the face of being overlooked in favor of another partner (she thinks) is one of her flaws, and it's the only personal character trait we've gotten from her so far. That is to say, we have only really seen her at her worst. I'm really looking forward to finding out what else she's hiding under her, admittedly very, polished exterior.
That’s note entirely true. Chapter 3 did show that she had at least some consideration for Rin’s feelings, hence why she didn’t confess right away. It’s only now that said feelings are being directed at someone else that Akira’s thoughts start to become toxic. Before that she could tell herself that maybe their relationship would just evolve naturally with time and that she could safely confess then; she doesn’t have that luxury now, so she’s panicking.