Top Shelf by Right___Meow
Best friends and teammates, Haru and Rin, hang out at the local bar, Top Shelf, each week with their other teammates to wind down after a stressful week of classes and training. When the two men encounter bartenders, Makoto and Sousuke, their entire existence is rocked to the core.
It's funny that I discovered this story while searching for Reigisa fanfiction, but I'm so glad I did! This is a gorgeous story about four men who are not only finding themselves and where they belong in life, but they're also discovering just how nerve-wracking and awkward it can be to have a crush and fall in love. I devoured each chapter over the course of a couple days and now I can't wait to read more! Right___Meow keeps the characters very true to character and writes them exquisitely. For example, Makoto has to be the most perfect person to ever walk the earth, but he certainly isn't one-dimensional. There's a complexity to him that makes him that much more interesting. I can't say enough good things about this incredible story! Definitely check it out!
artwork credit (makoharu): Official Free! Eternal Summer artwork
artwork credit (sourin): 2y