And there we go. The reason why Masahiro doesn’t want Akane tagging along isn’t because he’s a huge grump who hates children (although that is, like, at least 50% of the reason why) – it’s because sometimes, he gets LED-eyes and paints the landscape in 50 shades of bloody murder.

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