Wait, Toue intentionally wanted the police to capture Aoba so when Virus calls him and warns him about it, is that actually a genuine attempt to dismay that plan?
Is that surprising?. They originally wiped Aoba’s memories of scrap and rhyme to protect him from Toue finding out he was alive. Back then instead of capturing him,((which lets be honest the two were taking out Rib teams for Morphine like it was childs play, if they wanted they could have taken Aoba at any time, but did not.)) they cleared his memories and continued to allow him to live a normal life with his family and friends.
And in Ren’s good ending, Virus calls Aoba ((though as usual Aoba never recognizes his voice)) from the hospital and informs him that his /brother/ had been transported from over seas and was waiting for Aoba to come get him. They saved Sei from the tower falling, brought him back to health and as Ren assumed control of the body, they returned him safely to Aoba who was heart broken without him.
They do more good watching out and making sure nothing bad happens to Aoba from the shadows and hardly ever get credited on it.
Even so, their past actions are acted on whims of self-interest and a lot of manipulation. I’m not discrediting what you’ve said, I’m just saying those actions are something to really consider.
Self-interest? They like Aoba as something inhuman with powers that defy logic. They don’t want him to end up a lifeless doll like Sei? So they tried to keep him a secret from Toue. They’d take him out to dinner and hang out sometimes. Badgered him into hand making them Valentine Day chocolates so they’d have an excuse to spoil him on White Day? Past actions don’t sound specifically for their own benefit.
B!E wise, if they had left Aoba, Toue never would have stopped until he got his hands on him. Aoba was no longer safe, so they took him somewhere Toue wouldn’t chase. In every B!E, the boyfriends get into non-con interactions. Ren, Noiz, Clear. Everyone has faults in B!E’s. Virus and Trip are no better, but their intentions were not laced with self gain. Never did they poke or prod or try and make use of his abilities. There is no gain from keeping Aoba like that as far as power goes, hence why they never tried to capture him before. Neither seem to happy about cleaning piss off the floor daily. It’s twisted but in their own way it seemed like the only way to keep him safe from a power they knew all to well would win.
“You mean that group that people talk about like some mythical creature?
Heh, no clue.”
“I don’t see anyone else complaining~”
Was this why my dick was tingling?
Satan is on his way. Damn.