Misconceptions about Free
I feel like I need to add a premise to this post to prevent any sort of misunderstanding.
I do not want to act like a killjoy or a disrespectful person. I like headcanons and they’re all nice to read, still I think that they shoul not be confused and mixed up with canon facts. I’ve read the following statements more than once, so
Please remember that:
I find the first point rather interesting, as I had been under the impression that he had fallen into the river:
I see what you mean but.. having half of the body in the water is semantically different from drowning.
"the moment when he he relized he was in trouble his vision went dark and he lost his balance. He should have felt the weedy ground on the sole of his foot but it just went through the air and he tumbled down onto the embakement. He couldn’t tell up from down. Even though it was his his own body, he couldn’t tell what was happening to it at all. All he knew was Aki’s screaming voice and the sound of the wind blowing through the trees. He could feel the coldness of the water in the lower half of his body, that’s how he knew he had fallen into the river. He slowly came back to reality. Half of his body was in the water. His right hand was grabbing the weeds on the river bank. his left hand… was holding a white muffler that had turned brown.”
(translation courtesy of KudouUsagi).
Ahhh, I see what you’re getting at, the way the common parlance has interpreted ‘drowning’ to refer to ‘the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid' rather than its strict definition of 'death due to submersion/immersion in liquid!’ Much like how electrocution strictly means ‘death from electric shock’ rather than ‘receiving an electric shock.’
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Rin was mostly worried about Makoto’s reaction. I think if Haru really almost drowned, he would have been a lot more worried about him. Rin’s own dad drowned, so if something like that happened to Haru, he’d be really freaked out too. (And even besides that, even if his dad didn’t drown, watching your friend nearly drown would be scary as hell.) So yeah, I don’t think Haru was ever in danger of drowning.