Hmm, the theory about K not being a Ment at all is interesting, though that also seems like a pretty huge lie when agents are potentially responsible for people’s lives. Seems like at that point, transparency about your capabilities would be considered a big deal! While I wouldn’t be as personally put out as I would be if K really was reading our mind the whole time, I’d still be a little skeptical of K’s ethics, especially if nepotism is, indeed, involved. So, not sure how I feel about this theory.
The MC did assume that K could potentially read their mind. Then they saw no outward sign that this was the case, and let their guard down, which is a pretty natural response to seeing that somebody doesn’t appear to be a threat.
If we assume that K could read their mind, this means they heard the MC’s panic, heard them attempt to guard their thoughts, heard them let their guard down when K didn’t react, and kept going anyway, letting the MC believe they were safe when in fact, they were as vulnerable as ever. Depending on the MC, they could have done this knowing that the MC explicitly doesn’t want their mind read, and possibly has massive trust issues already. Then they acted like there was nothing wrong with doing any of this.
I think it’s understandable to be angry about that—again, assuming it is, indeed, the case.
No, if this is the intended meaning, LadyUmbreon would have the right of it. The MC is more powerless than others, not less—the latter creates a double negative and implies that the MC is in fact more powerful than others.