There’s a quiet lull for a moment, save for Leon’s chanting. It’s a shock to them all, really. Chihiro begins tearing up. Suddenly, Mondo begins mumbling something. It’s difficult to hear at first… then it gets a bit louder.
"Leon, shut up."
But Leon doesn’t hear him.
"Leon, shut the fuck up."
but there’s no third times the charm here. Instead, here comes a fist to the face. He then grabs Leon by the shirt collar. “Say that word one more time, and you’ll be eating your teeth! Girl, guy, you made my friend cry! Your friend cry! What the fuck kind of guy are you?”
Encouraged, the others start to chime in. Naegi states that they’re all friends, and they should accept Chihiro for who they feel they are. Ishimaru agrees, stating that your masculinity mustn’t be strong in the first place if it was shattered by something like this. Chihiro, genuinely touched by everyone’s involvement, apologizes for ‘lying’ to them. But they said it’s not a lie, as long as Chihiro is comfortable and happy with whatever sex/gender they feel they are.
Leon scratches the back of his head, and after a swallow, mumbles an apology for what he said. Mondo says that’s not good enough! Chihiro, go and hit him once, then we’re even! B-But I can’t hit him… YES YOU CAN, GO FOR IT, DOUCHE DESERVES IT.
Chihiro uneasily goes up to Leon, and gives him an itty bitty painless bop on the head. Even.