So I just realized something
When you max out Yusuke’s social link, he mentions that one day he’d like to paint Akira’s smile. Which is adorable in and of itself.
I realized that it implies that Akira happens to smile quite often around Yusuke? If not the Phantom Thieves in general?
It becomes more obvious when you talk to Iwai, Takemi, and Sojiro.
While shopping at Untouchables: Iwai comments that Akira looks so serious.
While shopping at the clinic: Takemi asks him, “What’s with the serious look on your face?”
If you talk to Sojiro, he will comment that you appear to be scowling a lot.
So it’s either that Akira has a massive RBF around adults, or he always seems to look unhappy on a daily basis. I can’t fault him for it considering how he’s treated.
But clearly he smiles around Yusuke and Yusuke finds his smile beautiful enough to paint. And that’s fucking cute.