Dazai tells the account of how Shiga burned himself alive to save Akutagawa’s book, over and over again. For all his faults, he repays those who have helped him with immortality in his stories.
Takiji isn’t sure what he feels now, but surprise isn’t it.
”Didn't you publish a eulogy for me, even when it may have put you in danger?”
“Did I? Well, I guess anybody'd be down if their adorable disciple died. That's all it was, really.”
That’s the kind of man Naoya is, risking everything to support the people he loves.
The kind of man Naoya was.