He had put himself in the way of harm from a knife without hesitation.
He did it out of neither his sense of right and wrong nor his instinct,
but simply a desire to earn someone else’s approval. Was it in any way
an easy thing to do? It was true that love made one blind, but what
Shinra did was simply not normal.
Shinra’s standards were far departed from any other human’s, even including Izaya’s.
–Durarara!! Vol 9 (x)