That last comment made me curious.
I wasn’t bothered at all by this scene. It was the opposite even, I liked it a lot. It may depend on how one plays the MC though? I mean, if it feels natural or not. Or maybe it’s just my interpretation?
The MC may say mentally he’s mostly worried, but let’s be real, he suffered an extreme trauma, and you can see that in most if not all scenes. You CAN’T be okay right after that. I mean, he woke up the same day this is all happening. And well, as open minded as he may be, depending on the playstyle, he’s still in supernatural central, basically, and his instincts obviously rear their heads all the time. He may obey them or resist the urges, but you can’t get rid of something like that so quickly, especially in extreme stress situations.
Not to mention he was nervous about not having his weapons, and thinking about that a couple of times. At that moment, he finally got his hands on weapons he’s comfortable with, and his mind strayed a bit, probably still under the effect of exhaustion and stuff. And then suddenly, Lup surprises him, waking him from his reverie. The only thing he senses at that moment is “Behind me! Werewolf! Weapons ready!”. I didn’t feel like it was related to not being able to use his weapons properly or any training issue. It’s because of his good training that he did that.
I mean, it’s my opinion and I’m kinda butting in, but I was surprised someone disliked that part, so I wanted to say what I think about it. I hope you don’t mind?