Okay, I honestly don’t know who I ship Elain with yet. However, I keep seeing things floating around about how shes got a mate so that’s got to be the end game. Honestly it annoys me that we as a fandom are trying to force a character into this box. Sarah is all about feminism and how women can, will, and need to make their own choices. If Elain chooses to ignore the mating bond then dammit I support that 100%.
I also feel strongly that soul mates aren’t always our romantic partners. I believe that sometimes we need our soul bonded to be a friend, a mentor, a sibling, and so on. Perhaps Elains purpose will be to show the world that mates can be more than romantic. They can share a friendship so deep nothing compares, while also having romantic partners with whom they share a completely different and equally unbreakable bond.
I’m not saying this is what I want to happen, becuase truthfully I’m not sure. However I refuse to put all of her worth as a character in her mating bond.