But look at how proud Makoto is to be Haru’s friend! Even from the very start, all Makoto ever wanted was to see Haru happy. When Haru succeeds, it’s enough. When Haru excels, it’s enough. When Haru is happy, Makoto is happy. When Makoto loses the race to Haru, he’s happy because despite everything that has happened, Haru is still the best in the water, he’s still at peace when they’re side by side, he finally knows what it feels like to be on the same level as someone he treasures, and all of that might just be enough to get them through anything; and to keep Makoto happy too.