Title: The Fine Art of Being Invisible
Pairing: Shinji Watari/Hisashi Kinoshita
Rating: General [G]
Word Count: 3,778
Summary: A Compendium of Fantastical Creatures, #46: the Benchwarmer – Found in every arena of sporting, the Benchwarmer is a sad, pathetic creature that plays their chosen sport purely for the love of the game and in support of their team. These admirable qualities go unnoticed, however, as the Benchwarmer’s defining feature is that they are not as skilled at the sport as their more talented teammates. As such, the Benchwarmer languishes in obscurity, and is only spotted by the keenest-eyed observer. It is believed that, in extreme cases, some Benchwarmers may even become invisible.
Recommendation: Oh man this was magical. I think Kinoshita’s after school experience is a lot closer to what ends up happening to a vast majority of graduates. Most of us don’t know that early what we want to do with ourselves and it can be hard to watch the friends that do go forward while we feel like we’re just spinning our wheels. But it’s a good time to figure stuff out and you often find your life unfolding without you even noticing.