It's just hit me that even if Flint was in love with Silver all along he'd never have admitted it because he was too broken after losing Thomas and couldn't stand to lose anyone else and now he has Thomas back he can't see anyone else because that love has come flooding back. So the tragedy is that Silver would never have been enough because Flint would never accept that he'd fallen in love after all.
ah, well. i doubt flint is just going to forget silver. silver and flint loved each other, that was confirmed by steinberg (like, he even said they were closer to each other than they were to anyone else, so that includes lovers). to me, the real tragedy is that silver couldn’t see another way to save flint and madi, (“It is some kind of hell to be forced to choose one irreplaceable thing over another.”) … any comfort he gets from knowing that they are alive and well will be short-lived, because of what he made them to give up (madi never truly forgives him), and what he lost.