You and I have the same interpretation. Poseidon has always come off as Zeus-lite yet not nearly as fascinating (“I hate this yet I can’t look away”), so…yeah.
but re: lovey-dovey crap in Aeson’ romance
I’d love for our MC to be able use “soulmate” this and “other half” that when talking about Aeson. I care not a whit for it in real-life relationships, but considering that they genuinely are those things, I’m certain that at least one (if not two) of my MCs would use that as ironically and as genuinely as possible depending on the situation.
What I’d really want is if there were something like a declaration of love scene where the phrases you use become less eloquent the less allure you have (because I love bathos).
Allure > 80
"You’re the only fate I’ve ever wanted". (idk, my irl allure is prolly 3)
Allure > 30
Allure < 30
"You’re the…Mario to my…Luigi?"
“It’s…it’s ok, I understand the sentiment.”