@inferioritycmplx : if i die i want you to have all my books.
as mixed as his feelings regarding toko are, this declaration… his response is staggeringly different than the usual curt, even cruel manner that he normally treats her. it somehow feels more genuine and raw to him, less of a desperate (and unnerving) attempt to gain his affections—that, and it plays into some of his hobbies. of course, he doesn’t need her books. he could buy a brand new copy of every single title she owns without putting so much as a dent in his own wallet, but in an unusual show of restraint, he doesn’t point this out.
byakuya simply gives a single solemn nod. “understood.”