Kaz never cared about the necklace itself, but he knew he wouldn’t be able to pay off Inej’s indenture without it. He panics when he thinks Sturmhond will take it from him, immediately giving up info on Alina, and takes money in exchange for it without a second thought. He panics again at the thought of Pekka owning her indenture, and gives her that same money to leave, even though he wants her to stay, putting her well being in front of what he wants.
It's weird and somewhat off-putting to be congratulated on doing nothing more than accepting a note and having an ass pocket for someone to stick their hand into, but I guess that's where my life has taken me.
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE (2018), dir. by Susan Johnson