hiii!! i must know, how do you feel towards lizzy? and how do you feel about her relationship with our!ciel and real!ciel?
Hi anon! Sorry for the late reply, and thanks for stopping by :)
How do I feel: I really like her! I actually liked her even before the series revealed she was secretly a badass. I don’t think she’s a perfect human being and that’s why she’s one of my favs, because she makes mistakes and has character flaws, but is filled with genuine love for her friends and family at the end of the day.
I think Lizzie was more passive when she was with Real!Ciel. RC comes off as a “natural leader” so whenever they played, he was calling the shots and telling her what to do. Whether or not this ever made Lizzie uncomfortable is still up in the air, but she definitely loved him enough to change a lot of things about herself for him (Ex. she kept pretending to be the “cute lady” to the point of almost dying at least 2x in the series, and that would never have happened if it wasn’t for RC’s comment about disliking strong women).
I think most of her affection for RC is based on him being the only boy (besides Edward and maybe Our!Ciel) that she interacted with, him being her closest playmate, and her being raised with the idea that her purpose in life was to be his wife.
With Our!Ciel, I think it’s more complicated. When he returned as “Ciel,” he became more withdrawn (in her eyes), so Lizzie probably decided to be less passive and more outgoing around him. This became a routine and at some point, she grew used to this “Ciel.” Imo, their relationship reads more like a real, natural one than hers and RC’s because they technically started from scratch- OC grew to love Lizzie as his fiancee instead of his sister-in-law, and Lizzie grew to love this “Ciel” as much, and maybe more, than the one in her memory.
OC’s the one Lizzie spent more dramatic moments with (including life/death stuff) and the one she actually grew to love instead of being engaged to him from the start (even if she didn’t know). Now that she does know he was faking his identity, I think she’s doubly torn because OC’s the one she’s really in love with (romantically) now, the one she really wants to marry, but she feels obligated to be with RC and a part of her wants to be with the RC from her memory too. So I think the arc will end with Lizzie realizing her love for RC can’t compare to her love for OC
then she’ll drop RC like a sack of bricks.