for sphintusalexius, feel better soon!!
Kunihiro might not really be anything special, but to Izumi he’s everything special. He’s a slice of normalcy in the noble’s otherwise strict lifestyle. Someone who expects a lot of him, but admires him for whatever he does in the meanwhile. Who listens to him without complaint and gives advice when it’s more than simple venting. He’s someone Izumi prizes above a lot of others, even if he has to act like he doesn’t, and carefully left gifts tell him so. Hopefully. Kunihiro never brings them up and Izumi never asks, but when he sees the servant wearing an earring he’d bought on impulse his knees shake and he throws himself into learning his lessons, trying to get his mind off the way the other brushed back his hair to reveal it like he knew.