Then that means I have achieved what I wanted with that scene.
See, here’s the thing. Rosslyn’s been in custody for a long time, during which she was experimented on, and conditioned to hunt her own kind. She wants out, she’s been trying to escape for years, and along comes the MC, powerful enough to defeat/kill a platoon of soldiers and, apparently, free from the APRD’s leash.
So, she decides to take a risk with you. How would she know you’d keep your word after she helped you escape? Because that’s what you were doing. She needs some way to hold you to your “promise”, or some leverage to ensure you’ll come back for her. Posing a threat to your life seems like a good contingency plan, no?
She already knows you have a healing factor, she knows why you were on that dissection table. So, she puts a shard of glass inside you. You might have a healing factor, but she doesn’t think you’re capable of tearing open your own chest to take it out.
And I don’t know if anyone noticed, but the number of shards she puts inside the MC is directly related to how much of a threat she sees them as.
She’s not a friendly person, she’s learned to be distrustful. And, as others have said, she’s desperate by this point. She’ll do whatever she needs to get out.
Spire and Noran are completely correct here. You weren’t supposed to like Rosslyn, that wasn’t my intention with that scene.
To have this happen you need to break two of her ribs, nearly choke her to death with a flaming chain, destroy both her eardrums, destroy and then gouge out one of her eyes, and then slam her head against the floor until you think she’s dead.
One can hardly blame her for being pissed and not thinking straight., and the same is valid for your MC. After all, she did stab you first.
They absolutely do, and don’t count on me to do anything to placate that particular reaction.
Then once again, that means I’ve achieved my purpose. It was never my intention to start Rosslyn as a friend, she’s supposed to be a threat, someone you distrust. Even if your character doesn’t feel that distrust towards her, her actions still stand, they won’t be swept under the rug. Like everything else, they’ll have to be dealt with sooner or later.
Peacefully? What’s that?
In all seriousness, though, I look forward to writing that particular reunion. It should be an interesting interaction, to say the least.