Hi Cor! so now that the chapter's out, do you think Kaneki rejected Touka? imo now with the full picture, it seems he was more shocked by the realization that Touka loves him that he couldn't say anything else before Tsukiyama interrupted them.
No, I don’t think he rejected her advances but he didn’t exactly accept them either. Every single time he’s just been finding his feet, he’s been thrown into chaos again and again and again. There hasn’t really been a moment where he’s had the time or the emotional stability to let romantic fancies take over (Haise excluded from this of course). He’s definitely not in the right head space for romance. So even though he knows he cares for Touka a lot, I honestly don’t think he’s actually ever considered the possibility of a romance between them. This panel here is where I’m getting this from
“Touka-chan and… me…??”
He’s been taken completely by surprise- Touka really did a number on him! Kaneki being as obvlious as a brick, as per usual. And that’s why this panel later on speaks a thousand words
Touka says she was happy Haise looked at her the way Kaneki looked at Rize and I think this is the moment it really clicks for him what Touka has been saying. This is the moment he realises her feelings for him.
So, no I don’t think he rejected her but we’ll never know what his answer would have been to Touka’s indirect confession thanks to Shuu :’D