Your shortcoming is that you assume others will hold you back, and put them at a distance from the start.
Confessing your feelings to someone isn't an easy thing. You spend everyday in anguish, yet you still can't do it. The words "I love you" hang in your throat, and you can't seem to force them out.
I've never once thought of you as an ally. Not you. Not Kushida. Not Hirata. All people are nothing but tools. It doesn't matter how its done. It doesn't matter what needs to be sacrificed. In this world, winning is everything. As long as I win in the end…that's all that matters.
You may come to regret trying to manipulate me.
I don't like expending more effort than I have to.