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WANT TO PLAY: Takeharu Kirijo of Persona 3
Gentleness does not run in his blood; he cannot be gentle even with himself, standing before an ornate mirror that had once belonged to his grandmother. This house of heirlooms watches him reproachfully as he lifts a hand, pressing stubbornly at the bone of his cheek, just below his eye.
It hurts, but he’d expected it to, a sharp ache that flares like steelworks within his eye socket. His vision has not yet adjusted to being half-covered. (His daughter, in youthful ignorance, gleefully said it made him look like a pirate; she’d asked him to keep the eyepatch as though he has a choice in the matter.)
“What should we tell the press, sir?” his attendant asks—a zealous new addition to his security detail.
“Hunting accident,” Takeharu replies, mechanically. “Perhaps in Cambodia.”
Drawing upon assumptions extended to a man of his privilege means the press won’t ask questions; they can bridge gaps all by themselves, and whatever they print in his name no longer matters.