in the comments of videos about Ray/Saeran’s bad ends, one thing really stands out to me
so many people commenting “is this really a bad end?” or “this is better than the good end!” or other things like that, implying that Saeran’s endings are a positive outcome
all I can think is what the fuck?
Listen, I love Saeran Choi. I want him to be happy. But that’s just it–I want him to be actually happy. I want him to be in a state where he can recover from his traumas on his own two feet, where he isn’t drugged up and compliant to whoever is ordering him around, where he isn’t brainwashed into hating his brother.
The reactions I see to the interactions between Ray and MC… I really can’t fathom it. People saying it’s cute, sweet, etc? Ray’s interactions make me uncomfortable.
I can see how unhealthy this state of being is from a mile away, and I assumed other people could see that too. Or is it just ignored?
He doesn’t like/love MC, he’s obsessed with her. He’s expressed that he wants to control her, code her mind like a program into feeling what he wants her to feel.
the entire point of this story arc is to recognize the difference between love and obsession! The realization that people can’t fix their issues with romance, but need to work on themselves in order to find a place where they can be in healthy relationships!
that was literally the whole point of V’s romance arc, the point that it wasn’t romantic while he was trying to figure his shit out
yet that gets completely ignored when it comes to Ray, who showers you in affection before he even knows you, who gets extremely unstable at the imagined presence of betrayal.
I hate what happens to him in the good / normal ends, I do. It’s the last thing I’d want for him. But just because what happens in his bad ends is better than that doesn’t mean it’s a positive outcome in any way.
He will not be happy in his bad ends, they showed us that. He will be suspicious, jealous, controlling, and possessive. He doesn’t know how to actually trust, so if he perceives betrayal, it won’t matter what you say.
What Saeran needs to find actual happiness is detox, a lot of therapy, and some very long / difficult conversations with his brother.
Oh, you know, like he got in the secret end.