Oh yeah prolonged love triangles tend to be horrible. Especially in a story where theres stuff so much more important going on (like your taking down a dictatorship example)!
But there isn’t any love triangle here: its just someone who’s love isn’t returned and who’s dream will not come true.
Can she live with it? Can she come back stronger for it? Time will tell!
Fun fact! All of my readingverse blogs feature a different stock fictional relationship handled differently from normal
- Rainbow Dash Reads Homestuck is a will-they-or-won’t-they plot that got resolved fairly early on with a “they will” and now the blog is dealing with the ramifications of their relationship.
- Lightning Dust Reads Narbonic features a teen romance between a depressed girl from an abusive home and a major political figure/magical succubus bug.
- Carrot Top Reads Dominic Deegan is a harem plot that is resolved almost immediately with Top going “fuck it let’s just all be one big ball of romance” and now the focus of the blog is the ramifications of that kind of relationship.
- And Diamond Tiara Reads Dangit Grandpa, while I’m still kind of figuring out where I wanna go with it, is an archie-betty-veronica style love triangle, but with the Veronica in the middle instead of the Archie.When I decided that Luna would be romantic, I also made the decision that she would be sure about her limits, but unsure about what she wants, which is not the normal position of power in my experience. Though her interactions with thunderlane suffered because not only was he not a primary character, but he was extremely simplistic. I honestly shouldn’t have tried to have Luna take him seriously.
Hold on now, I want endarkculithetroper (the mod for octavia and vinyl), conspicuouslad (the mod for Gilda), changemodomega (the mod for the most prominent changeling clan), and mwpriddypinkie (the mod for fluttershy and various others) to reblog this with a summary of their blog’s romance subplot.
Then we’ll have all the Readingverse relationship stuff in one easy thread.