Eleska, let me tell you something. YOU DON'T LOVE KAROKU. Because if you did, you wouldn't want him to change who he is. You wouldn't want his personality to change, or his outlook on life, or his opinion of you . . . BECAUSE THAT WOULD CHANGE WHO HE IS. IT WOULD MAKE HIM A DIFFERENT PERSON THAN THE KAROKU YOU KNOW. THUS, YOUR PERFECT CHANGED KAROKU WOULDN'T BE "KAROKU" ANYMORE.
And if you loved him, and he loved Tsukumo as your paranoid little brain is suspecting, YOU WOULD SMILE AND ENCOURAGE HIM AND WANT HIM TO BE HAPPY. YOU WOULDN'T TRY TO KEEP THE GIRL HE SUPPOSEDLY LOVES AWAY FROM HIM, BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE HIM UNHAPPY. IF YOU LOVED HIM, THAT WOULD BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE.
Ugh. Just go die somewhere, Eleska. Please.