this is a one-chapter christmas themed fluff fic about makoto and haru from "free!"
With his nose turning red and his breath visible in the air, Haru placed his hand on the doorknob to turn it. He had braved the chilly Tokyo weather to venture all the way over to Makoto's apartment. The close friends did not have close apartments; Haru had to take a train to get to Makoto's. But still, it's good to live in the same city as your best friend. Several months had passed since the move, and the entire time, Haru had been hoping that he and Makoto would form a stronger bond together and maybe even grow into more than just friends.
The door was locked.
Makoto usually remembered to leave the door to his apartment unlocked when he knew Haru was coming over, but apparently he had forgotten this time. Oh well. Knock, knock, knock. Haru waited patiently.
Over the past couple of weeks, he had repeatedly texted Makoto asking when would be a good time to meet up, but somehow it was