akira overhearing his s/o's friends telling them that akira they dont trust akira and that they shouldnt date him because of all the talk about him but then s/o passionately defends akira?
— Akira wasn’t particularly affected by the rumors and gossip , due to being used to it. He finds it understandable that their friends would say that , and even reassuring to know that they have friends who look out for them.
— However he does feel pretty surprised , yet touched when he hears his partner stand up for him , but decides not to step in inorder to prevent further complications.
— He approaches his partner in private to tell them about the incident that he overheard , and thanks them for standing up for him. He admits with a shy smile that it was heartwarming to see them stand up so passionately for him , but he tells them that his friends were just worried for them.