hell yeah friend let us appreciate the sweet cinnamony bara goodness that is mink “big heck” lastname together *v*
*sobs* Let me love you T.T
COME SIT DOWN IN MY CORNER AND WE’LL CRY ABOUT MINK TOGETHER UGH
YEAHHEHAAHA YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH YEAH GOD YEAH UGH MINK YOU WEENIE YOU SWEET CINNAMON CONSENT-SEEKING WEENIE
honestly i was floored by this the moment i realized what he meant??? because literally out of all the boys it has to be the ONE DUDE who everyone thought was a reprehensible dickstain who turns out to be the one who cares about aoba’s decisions the most
and i find it cool not only on mink’s end but also with aoba, because he really takes to heart what mink tells him about being responsible for your own decisions, when initially he was so very indecisive
like he actively decides on his own to go look for mink, he decides on his own to stay and persist with the dude; it is aoba’s own conscious decision to tell mink straight up what he wants from him, whereas compared to other routes it feels to me like aoba is either obligated to sex with the other guys because they are together, or kinda jumped on/pressured into it (and the game styles this as “romantic”, as you do).
there’s also the fact that the other four main guys won’t actually let aoba DO anything in bed besides lie back and think of england, and when aoba tries to take the initiative he’s either discouraged from doing so or just… not permitted to due to the other guy just REALLY wanting to stick it in (see: koujaku’s and UGH REN’S FUCKING ROUTE BYE)
in mink’s r:c route it might seem that mink is the one driving this boat when really, it’s aoba who is actually in control?? because of mink constantly having to check with him to see if everything’s okay, aoba gets the MOST agency out of mink’s route than any other route available and you know what?
IT’S FUCKING GREAT
GOD BLESS MINK