✔Swimming and all bodies of water ✔Diving and being underwater ✔Not having to do any work ✔Nature ✔Quiet environments ✔Oranges and orange flavored things ✔Reading (Especially poetry, but he won't tell you that) ✔Writing (but no one is allowed to see!) ✔Seeing great art ☆ ✔Smart people/ Talented people ✔Cats
✘Dishonesty ✘Large parties ✘Crowds ✘School ✘Desserts that are too sweet ✘A lot of loud noise ✘Being forced into things
Souji is not very easy to approach, because he tends to avoid talking to new people. He is quiet and will pretend not to hear his name being called if it means getting into a situation he doesn't want to get into. Although he may appear to strangers to be someone who is cold and detached, Souji actually avoids others because he is shy and also has trouble trusting others. He can be easily embarrassed, especially when interacting with someone new. Souji is very kind to people he cares about, and is very protective of them. Although usually low-key he can become irritated, but he can usually control his temper. He has a more engaging and somewhat childishly demanding side of him that can only be seen by people he is closer to. He enjoys lazing about, especially outside. Souji greatly appreciates peaceful quiet times where he can daydream. He is also a bit of a romanticist at times, which is noticeable in his interest in nature and creative expression; although this is true, he keeps quiet about these things because finds it embarrassing! Since he has a hard time making friends, he tries not to be someone who is strange (to try and make it easier).
Souji was born to young and immature parents who were not quite ready for a child. Due to their inexperience and their frequent bouts of arguing, he was taken from them at a young age by his grandfather, who decided that he could take much better care of him. He moved away to live in his grandfather's old-fashioned house, a quiet place with an enormous amount of land. Because his grandfather wasn't a very emotional man, they spent much of their time together without saying very much; they tended to keep to themselves, Souji doing quiet hobbies on his own while his guardian spent lots of time doing yard-work and other household jobs. Souji had a problem with anger as well as problems connecting with others his age-- he had always been a shy kid. His grandfather, although not the most emotionally sensitive of people, tried to encourage him to express himself and directed him to use exercise as an outlet. Souji began to swim, retreating to a pool whenever he needed to calm his head. The pool became a symbol for peace and restoration for him; He is able to think and also regain his composure when next to a body of water. He became much better at controlling his emotions as he grew, although he hasn't grown much in terms of his shyness. He became very adept at swimming, leading his grandfather to suggest he enroll in a school that focuses on it.
★Additional Info: - He blushes easily around new people. - He usually eats healthy food. - Has a secret weakness for stuffed animals. He has a tiny stuffed bear on a keychain that he keeps in his pocket. - He doesn't care whether he's good or bad at swimming. - One of his eyes is a lighter color than the other. - Sometimes he gives nicknames to people he's close to. - He doesn't quite know how to deal with rowdy or rambunctious people.