Makoto’s feelings for Haru are so sincere and gentle and sweet and Haru projects his own insecurities and the feeling of being attacked onto him. It’s sad because Makoto truly doesn’t care what Haru does. HE DOESN’T CARE. He just wants him to be happy, and will not settle for seeing someone he loves so depressed and beaten.
Makoto specifically begins by telling Haru this. He tells him he is not here to pressure him. That he will support whatever he chooses, regardless of what Rin and others may say.
But Haru is, sincerely, done with talking about this. He’s exhausted of it, and it’s bogging him down. Everyone around him is obsessed with someone he can’t see or find. They are telling him he is lacking something, and he has no idea what it is.
If anything, he’s hurt that it seems that even Makoto is no longer someone he can trust. Now Makoto is just another person nagging him, in his mind. He feels like he’s being ganged up on, so he can’t see the difference between pressure and concern.
What Haru doesn’t see is that it doesn’t matter whether or not he has a career path, in his friends’ eyes. It matters whether or not he is happy wherever he himself chooses to be. This is what Makoto is trying to tell him.
And Makoto genuinely means it. He almost cries
But then he says the wrong thing and Haru blows up. And then Haru really feels betrayed because even Makoto has found a future, and is moving on. Makoto, his constant, is going to leave him behind.
The firework goes off just as the realization hits Haru, like a painful explosion. This news is breaking him.
To me this all makes sense in character. Makoto’s concern, but inability to connect has been an issue all season, because Haru has gradually built back up the wall he tore down last year. The distance was at its worse when the confrontation happened. What I’ll have issue with is this not being addressed again. A magical trip to Australia will not solve jack shit. At least not with the real issues. Fuck whatever Haru decides to do with his life. What needs to be fixed is his relationship with his friends, Makoto who he lashed out at verbally and physically, Nagisa and Rei whose feelings he disregarded. This is way more important to me, at least, then whether he goes pro or not. Being Free is important, but season one taught me that it means nothing without his friends.