Binky’s Blog: The following series of black-and-white photos were taken exactly one week before Johnny and Victor were married.

This is Johnny’s final warmup before his final performance of that year. After two grueling days of rehearsals that continued until late into the night, he’s bone-tired, and with a great deal on his mind—his upcoming wedding is still a secret known only to his family and close friends, and a few lucky Japanese fans.

As he takes to the ice to prepare for the evening’s show, young skaters are allowed to watch, and they do so with wide-eyed awe. He’s an Olympian and a hero to every one of them.

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