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NAI
Originally, Gareki only considered Nai to be a burden and only got close to him to get his hands on Nai's Circus bracelet or to use him for his robbing schemes. As they spent more time together, Gareki became more fond of Nai and eventually became something akin to a babysitter, mostly because he had the tendency to order Nai to take care of himself more often. He tried to teach the pure Nai about how he has to get his hands dirty sometimes, but he gave up. He becomes slightly protective of Nai and is still trying to help him find Karoku. When Nai tells Gareki about Karoku knowing that they were together, Gareki realizes that Karoku wants to keep him away from Nai. When Karoku first told Nai to say "I don't need Gareki" to him, Gareki was somewhat hurt though he showed anger instead of sadness (and took it out on Yogi).
In later chapters, he shows his fondness for Nai when he threatens the principal of Kuronomei that he would leave to find Nai than keep going on with his school life.
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Yogi
Gareki didn't really like Yogi at first because the latter was always too friendly, noisy, or just plain irritating. He never saw Yogi as a friend, but a "person from Circus", causing Yogi to cry tears of disappointment. He does, however, acknowledge that Yogi is strong and respects him for it. Yogi tries to act like a big brother to Gareki, like how he acts like a big brother to Nai, but Gareki refuses to let him get close and is sick of how Yogi treats him like a kid. Gareki was shown to be worried, however, when Yogi was injured during a battle, calling out his name properly for the first time. Eventually, he at least comes to see Yogi as his comrade. While at Kuronomei, Yogi would send him extremely long texts that were like diary entries, to which Gareki would never respond (though he would respond to Nai and Tsukumo's shorter ones). Eventually Yogi sent him a shorter text causing Gareki to smile. At the same time, he declared it to be "annoying" but responded back anyway. Since Yogi is usually a very honest character, Gareki gets miffed when Yogi avoids answering his questions or shows him a fake smile.

Yogi is also quite affectionate and likes to hug both Gareki and Nai. Gareki, however, is often irritated by this and retaliates by either punching or kicking Yogi away. Later on, he gets used to it and doesn't fight back as often, though he still hates it when Yogi treats him like a child. In Kuronomei, he tells Tsubame that he trusts both Yogi and Tsukumo to keep Nai safe, making Tsubame realize that Gareki was starting to open up to people.
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Tsukumo
Gareki's relationship with Tsukumo isn't as developed as it is with Yogi and Nai, but it is clear that he does care for her. At their first meeting, Gareki thought that Tsukumo was a typical weak and defenseless girl. As the bandits on the train attempted to attack her, he had panicked and yelled, "Stop! She's just a unarmed girl!" before she surprised him by beating them up. On occasion he finds it annoying when she points out that she's a year older than him. During his time in Kuronomei, he mentions to Tsubame that he was worried about leaving Nai alone, but since Yogi and Tsukumo were with him, he should be fine. This shows how much he is able to trust Yogi and Tsukumo now, as well as his fondness for Nai.
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Tsubaki, Tsubame, and Yotaka

Gareki is grateful towards Tsubaki for rescuing him from starvation and taking him in. He cared about her deeply and was visibly upset at her death. He swore that if he ever found the person who had killed her, he would kill them. It was one of his main reasons to stay in Karasuna- however, he didn't get to kill the perpetrator because Hirato and Tsukitachi already took care of him.

His relationship with Yotaka was somewhat strained, as Yotaka was sometimes jealous of the attention Tsubaki and Tsubame would bestow upon Gareki. They were quite close, however, and Yotaka would occasionally give Gareki extra or thrown away parts of machinery for him to tinker with. After Gareki left, Yotaka went after him to convince him to come back. Gareki refused and threatened him to leave him alone, and they had been on rockier terms since. After Gareki came back with Yogi and Nai, he still acted cold towards him. Upon the discovery that Yotaka had become a Varuga, Gareki was conflicted because he knew that Yotaka could not be changed back to normal. Eventually Yotaka begged Gareki to kill him before he himself would kill his sister. Gareki gave in but was interrupted by Hirato who killed Yotaka by stabbing him through the chest. After Yotaka's death, Gareki would lock himself up in his room and just lay on his bed in depression.

Tsubame was very attached to Gareki and would look for him with Yotaka even when there wasn't a reason for it. Gareki was puzzled by this but he was also fond of her. Yotaka hid Gareki's lifestyle from her and she was left with the naive assumption that Gareki had "moved away". It was shown that she still thought of him and missed him because when she first woke from her Varuga trance, the first thing she whimpered was, "Save me... Gareki...!" After Yotaka's death she was convinced that Gareki didn't care for her and that was why he had left. She was proven otherwise when she realized that Gareki was the one paying for her Tsubaki, Tsubame, and grandfather's hospital fees. They met again in Kuronomei where they had a friendly rivalry as fellow students.
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