I apologize for asking so many questions; I just really curious about characters and stories stuff. I always have questions in some way or another. These will be the last ones until the next update though (honestly feel like I’m asking far too many and I don’t want to annoy you with constant questions) .
As a friend and someone whose probably gone through the same thing as she has? Certainly. I doubt she would ever bring up the possibility of leaving with the MC if she didn’t have some form of care for them and wanted to convince them to get out of the family situation with her. And she was even quick to get defensive for the MC when Alex had the gall to call his mother a kind woman when she and probably a number of others have seen how she has been treating the MC.
Romance wise though? A lot trickier. I mean, if the MC had been direct about their feelings for her, then the actions she takes feels a good deal more understandable and the mutual feelings more evident (the fact she brings up leaving together, the kiss before they went to sleep). But there doesn’t seem to be much subtle actions from Eleanor if the MC has private feelings for her; the actions seem similar to the ones she takes when they consider her a friend.
The kiss itself feels a bit out of the blue in the case of MC having feelings but never stating them outright. Even if my MC had feelings for her, the fact that they never stated those feelings would probably make a good number of people feel confused when they are suddenly kissed by someone who has seemed to be treating them like a friend in the past while the person themselves had a private attraction toward them. Happy, but confused like ‘Wait, how did you know know I liked you? And how long did you know?’ being one of the few questions that would be coming to the mind from the kiss.
Though the fine line between platonic affections and romantic affections is always tricky to identify.
Even the calmest of us show a subtle sign of our emotions, even if we don’t state them outright. I’m not expecting him to make disapproving remarks or being controlling toward his siblings; mostly expressing a private displeasure to himself or to the MC alone (like giving the MC a nearly unnoticeable look like 'were you not listening to the words I said to you minutes ago?). it’s not like he hides the fact that he himself doesn’t really want the MC to be around the others (for his family’s sake).
Well, I’m leaving the castle with Eleanor and Leo, so I have high doubts that I’ll be encountering his kind and gentle side anytime soon (probably would be little mad that I took the youngest sister away if he ever encounters us).
Considering that I’m playing the role of the Unwanted Warrior and he’s made it clear he prefers me gone… I don’t think I’d want to be his patient at all.