After Shirogane returns to see to his own world, Akira comes to visit and get him to unwind a little. Lulu has a talk with Kou, in the meantime, about finding more shin.
"Mm." Kou hadn’t looked away yet. "So you’re not worried he’ll be pissed off if you just show up unexpectedly?"
"Probably will be," Akira allowed. "So what?"
Kou choked on a swallow.
"Sometimes he needs something he doesn’t want to admit to." Akira shrugged. "So I should know how to go."
Kou laughed through his last few coughs. "Yeah, you’re you all right." He leaned back, mouth quirked. "And totally in love too, aren’t you?"
Akira jerked upright. "I am not!"