I love all the thought put into what Rin and Yukio are thinking and doing but I also kind of wonder what everyone else is thinking. Like, are they all going WTF as much as the fandom is? Or more even bc this whole thing with Yukio came out of the blue from their pov?
That’s a good question. Yukio has been a bit more removed from the exwires compared to Rin due to his position as their teacher, except for Shiemi. And we haven’t seen him have any significant ties to any exorcists in the order besides Shura.
Probably the general thought is “what!? he was always so quiet and disciplined..but you know those prodigy types. Besides, is it so weird there’s something wrong with him? His twin brother is a demon after all…”
Most exorcists seem to hold Yukio is good regard but aren’t particularly engaging with him. Yukio probably spent most of his time as an exorcist with Shiro and Shura so it makes sense. Plus his age is a natural barrier.
And with recent events and spy-reveals and the war with the illuminati and the relatively recent discovery of Satan’s son existing people in the order are probably turning every stone for traitors/spies/demons. Yukio’s recent actions might be painted with that light because of recent events.
The exwires seem more aware of his decline, especially since Shiemi and Rin have noticed. Shima has noticed because he’s a spy and was probably told by Mephisto/Lucifer. Bon seems to take particular offense to people who try to handle things alone so he’s noticed, though has held back from saying anything likely due to Yukio being his superior.
There’s a lot happening, big picture things, Yukio and Rin are just part of those things.