Yes, maybe Mai did open up a little more for Zuko, so she’s shocked and hurt when Zuko doesn’t return the favor since opening up is hard for her, but…
Friendly reminder that Mai shut Zuko down every time he opened himself up to her
Friendly reminder that Mai mocked Zuko when he tried to confide in her about his emotional abuse
Friendly reminder that Mai told Zuko that what he worried about didn’t matter and implied he was being ridiculous and that he’d just fuck up anyway
Friendly reminder that even when Zuko tried to do little things for Mai like give her sweet gifts, she spat them back in his face in mockery
Friendly reminder that Mai doesn’t get why Zuko wanted to go against his father even though she knew everything that happened to Zuko and all the Fire Nation does
Friendly reminder that Mai bosses Zuko around like he’s dog in “The Beach”
Friendly reminder that Zuko has to seek out Mai’s approval to please her in the same fashion that he did with his father because nothing was ever good enough
Friendly reminder that Zuko and Mai don’t even know each other Friendly reminder that Azula hooked them up to manipulate Zuko
Friendly reminder that while Mai does not realize she’s shutting down Zuko and invalidating his feelings, that she has been since day one, and that doesn’t excuse it; and despite the fact that Zuko isn’t perfect and fucks up, he NEVER intentionally tried to hurt Mai, in fact, quite the opposite, and Mai is intentionally trying to make Zuko hurt inside!!!
Friendly reminder that even though Mai feels comfortable opening up to Zuko, She has made Zuko (probably subconsciously) extremely uncomfortable to open up to Mai! Friendly reminder that Zuko opens up to all of his friends about his problems!!! which means there’s a reason he isn’t opening up to Mai!¡ That’s why it hurts her! She doesn’t know she shuts him down! But, she does!!
Friendly reminder that this ship is a dysfunctional mess and sucks for all parties involved and maybe bryke actually realized this for once!!!!!!!