Whereas my mc starts out loathing the kid and seeing him as a cheap replacement for the old SideStep and in general everything he once though he wanted to but never could be. But in the end my mc does gradually end up slowly falling for the kid more and more. He still doesn’t exactly regret the vicious beat-down he handed the kid tho as that seems to be what both motivated Herald to try harder, which my mc grudgingly admires and Herald’s slight new limp is really sexy to my mc because with it he has now marked Herald as “his” even if the poor kid doesn’t know it.
He’ll never do it again, but he can’t deny he’s secretly pleased with the results.
Same for my mc really, they even desire to take similar measures to get rid of the denial. As both Argent and my mc want to get rid of their unique conditions in order to move on with their lives.
Still, I agree that even if she was the right gender a romance between those two would not really be a healthy thing and it probably wouldn’t last all that long.
Seems your experiences with it have been much better than mine as I refuse to ever go near a quack “psychiatrist” ever again, no matter what! But then most of my psych issues turned out to be simply comorbid symptoms of my celiac’s, yet they were all the medical establishment ever seemed to show a hint of interest in during my youth and of course it only got to be that way because some asshole once wrote in my medical files that everything was “in my head” and I had an overprotective mother.
Turns out I did not have anorexia, nor most of the other stuff they tried to push on me and although the depressions certainly were real they were simply symptoms that have gone away and have not returned ever since I’ve lived gluten-free.
Anyway coming back to the game, I think given his experiences with the Farm’s “doctors” it is the same for my mc, not only for mental health care but even for regular doctors as well. My mc here really does not like the medical profession. Fortunately visiting the shrink or not is totally optional in this game.