Shion had seen Nezumi’s tears for the first time. When he saw the boy choking on the unbearable tumult of his emotions, there was only one emotion that welled up inside Shion, and it was love. It was neither friendship nor adoration. Neither romance nor awe. Just love.He felt an uncontrollable pull of love for the boy’s vulnerable tears. He wanted to protect him with his life.
No.6 novel, Vol. 7, chapter 5.