where do you think wook is gonna be while soo gets tortured to near death?????? do you think her getting punished make him go crazy????
I think he’s going to be crying. A lot. Wook is the man of “missed chances.” By this I mean he hesitates a lot. He tries to balance what is “proper” with what he really “wants” and it works out against him.
He does want to bring Soo out of the palace and restore her to her position as a noble lady (and then make her his wife) but he wants to do this the right way.
“The right way…” which doesn’t include running away with her to condemn her to live the life of a fugitive from the King (who wouldn’t stand still for that crap.)
You have to wonder if he doesn’t want it for her sake or if he’s not truly ready to give up everything because of her. A lot of people say he’s secretly ambitious. I wonder if he was or if it’ll be, as you suspect, that he will want the power of the King because he is so powerless now to protect her as he wants, which is “the right way.” I don’t know. We’ll just have to see, won’t we?
I think I prefer the story to work out that he turns that way because he feels so very “helpless” and “useless” and not because he was always harboring those ambitions in his black heart. I kind of like it when a good feeling (like love) can end up twisting someone into a monster.
It’s more interesting than the “me was always a baddie inside” trope. That’s boring and overdone. Give me a good guy who turns bad, not a bad guy who paraded as good.