Would Simon ever sing "King" by Lauren Aquilina to Nahyuta when he's sad? Cause that would be cute.
So I had never heard of this song (or this artist really) and I had to go listen to it and it is beautiful and perfect for our two boys thank you so much <3
I imagine that Simon often doesn’t know entirely how to comfort people in the traditional way - he usually is a “tough love” sort of person (just look at his interactions with Athena whenever she gets in a bind; he’s always shaking her out of things or harshly reminding her of what is important). While that approach can work and often does for him, there are situations where that is the least helpful thing and actually can just make people more upset, because they feel like he either is being insensitive or is not really listening to them.
Nahyuta’s transition into power isn’t as smooth as it seems - there are people who are not at all happy with the fact that he is the interim ruler due to his hand in Ga’ran’s regime. Despite the fact that he was doing it for the sake of Rayfa, there are still some who question him and think that his crimes under the former queen should bar him from ruling, and they’re afraid that he - like his aunt - will not wish to give up power when the time comes. On the other side are people who actually still support Ga’ran; though they are few, they are kind of loud and make things rather difficult for him.
(as usual with things I do, this got long ahaha)