Lodestone: A Wynston/Ruth Alternate Universe
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12.27.2012 , 12:06 PM |
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This is just my personal take on things, obviously, but I feel it's a combination of factors.
1) Ruth is all light-sidey in this one and less prone to negative emotions like jealousy.
2) Quinn was monogamous but betrayed her; Wynston is not monogamous, yet would never betray her. I think that the contrast shows that there's more than one way of being faithful.
3) Ruth loves Wynston for who he is, and his work is an enormous part of that. He tries to accomplish that work while killing and hurting the fewest people. If sex is a way to achieve one of his goals, it's one that causes less pain and harm than, say, killing someone. In fact, it can be good and enjoyable - so why not choose it instead of something that has a negative impact? I think that's just the way he sees it and because she loves and accepts him she can accept that, even if she wouldn't feel able to accomplish missions in the same way.
I've taken some time to think about this.
1: Light side or not, Ruth is still a Sith. She was raised in the Empire. Emotional reactions are unpredictable and jealousy is human nature. No matter how hard one fights to purge emotional responses (Jedi) or lessen their effects they are still there and they are brutal things. Ruth likely talks herself out of any jealousy she feels bubble to the surface which doesn't deal with the issue at all.
2: I'm speaking strictly on sexual fidelity and Wynston fails. Repeatedly. And in different positions.
3: There are plenty of ways to get information from people non-violently: money, shiny things, rescuing a loved one from the evil Republic/Empire. Whether or not Wynston takes different routes before sleeping with someone or goes straight for the bedroom has yet to be seen.
What is likely helping this relationship is that Wynston is away for large chunks of time. When he's back, the immediate emotional response is to spend as much time with that person and make it count. When he leaves again, the worry and doubt should return, but, as long as he's there, he's not having sex with some random chick and that is... comforting... somehow.
I'm just having an extremely hard time wrapping my mind around such a setup.
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