I’m super late to the party as usual, but this is such a wonderful WIP and I can’t believe that I’ve only stumbled on it now! The characters are all super fascinating, and you write in a really gritty-fantasy way that hooked me from the start, and I just love how complicated all the relationships with the ROs can get without said relationships turning toxic / unpalatable for the reader. The rivalry stat has me
At the moment, I’ve kind of been thinking about Merry’s route - if MC flirts with her, she reciprocates pretty quickly, and given how mysterious she’s been so far, it makes me wonder whether it’s some sort of defense mechanism she’s putting up, and whether she’ll slow down if MC pushes her hard? She’s an interesting character so far, and I’m looking forward to reading the other routes (and having my stupid theory debunked lmao).