Never apologize for talking about Amon or Seidou. Given half a chance, I will ramble endlessly into people's inboxes about that trio and how they balance each other out(and swiftly self-destruct on their own slash without certain personality types. Then you add in the emotional background/familiarity factor and you get some very specific criteria to find people to meet.).
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I think the main struggle between the three is that they all want to be acknowledged by each other, to stand on equal grounds, when before that point they were merely co-workers, some higher ranked, some lower.
Takizawa wants to be acknowledge by Akira but he fears her rejection, so he always runs away first. Akira acknowledges Takizawa but she fears losing him, so she’s comfortable maintaining their relationship at a distance. Amon wants to be on equal ground with both Akira and Takizawa and relate to them as people, but Amon himself struggles with the concept of seeing himself as a person. He’s a vestige of justice, he’s a purpose, he’s somebody who needed a reason to survive. Thus he tends to be above others and hard to reach.
They all want right now a return to their old days, thinking those are the happiest days of all. All three of them, even Seidou want that, but the point is that is an empty desire. Not only is it impossible, but those days weren’t even that happy to begin with. They only ever knew each other as coworkers who socialized outside of work, who clung onto those relationships as the most important ones in their lives because they really did not have much else going on in their lives. The one optimistic note though is that even having lost the convenient structure of the CCG that allowed them all to continue to be together, they now all have the freedom to renew a much deeper, and more real friendship than anything they had previously.
Houji’s included in this picture too and for good reason, Houji too had a choice between acting as a good CCG officer or a good mentor who cared about Takizawa, but even though it was a difficult choice for him to make he still chose the CCG over Takizawa. Amon, Akira, Seidou they still have that choice to make, that is to live in the cage or break it.