This is going to be the start of a series of rants I will have about pairings I think should have a larger group of fans. The particular pairing of Takigawa Yoshino and Fuwa Mahiro took me by surprise when I noticed not many people picked up on it.I realized this when I went to look for fanfiction featuring this pairing and only found a small handful. I talked to someone once about this pairing and they couldn’t see it within the realm of possibilities and I was like ‘What?‘! The anime screamed this pairing.
I have the strong feeling that had Aika and Hakaze not been in the anime, Mahiro and Yoshino would have hooked up.
Mahiro always talked a big game, saying he’d kill Yoshino if he had killed Aika or how they weren’t really friends but associates with a common goal. However, there were times when Mahiro would just stare at Yoshino. All fujoshi know that look. That look says ‘if we weren’t on the screen right now, you wouldn’t be a virgin for very long‘. At times, even Yoshino looked creeped out by that vibe from Mahiro. To me, Mahiro’s obsession with Aika was a cover-up for his feelings for Yoshino. They even sort of stayed together and supported each other after they had saved the world. After Mahiro punched Yoshino in the face for dating his sister, they hung out in the kitchen with Yoshino acting like a little housewife. Not to mention the few times Mahiro caressed Yoshino’s face or invadeded his personal space for no apparent reason. No one can tell me that plot didn’t scream borderline yaoi action.
By the way, Yoshino is obviously the uke in this relationship.
So, I hope this has opened some fujoshi eyes and given rise to more fanfiction/fanart based on this pairing. Until then, here are some good illustrations I found to tide us over.