Fantime Posted January 11 Share Posted January 11 17 hours ago, MizarAlcor69 said: I am honestly so glad there is an ongoing conversation surrounding a story on this site. I feel like discussion adds a great deal to the experience of reading. In any case, my personal main worry when it comes to this story is the way Gabriel is handling everything. I truly believe both Auggie and Gabe can find a mutually beneficial relationship, but it is the speed at which it is happening that has me worried. The switch from a caring but platonic Gabe to one pushing for heartfelt romance just seemed too sudden. The fact that his room is filled with nothing but motivation sticky notes to keep up the charade doesn't help either. While Auggie may be able to find a fulfilling relationship, even if it is one that is rather uncommon, Gabe seems to be placing actual strain on himself. As such, if he breaks from the strain, I then worry for Auggie. Auggie was given a taste of what a classical relationship with Gabe can be like. So, if Gabe can't continue in his act, Auggie's emotions would have been played with and his desires left wanting. Honestly, this story has me uneasy (in the best way mind you) because of this "will-they-won't-they" scenario. Slow-burn romance necessitates investment in the characters and their relationship, which leads me to genuinely care for both sides. I want to see Gabe live happily and wholly without sacrificing himself, but I also want to see Auggie get everything he needs without flying too close to the sun. In any case, this has been a wonderful story so far! It truly is novel-worthy! Remember to take your time posting though. Personal care and comfort should always come first after all! THESE ARE MY EXACT WORRIES!!! A part of me wants to end the charade for both of their psychological well fare, but at the same time I hope for a VERY unrealistic "Oh Auggie I had sex with you and now I want it more and more and when I had the Fleshlight it was gross but with you it isnt" and I know that wont be the exact case but the dread I feel, knowing this wont end in the best way, but with at least one person hurt.... I want to know everything The latest chapter show a Gabriel that tries to be something he isnt, and as a person who struggles with similar emotions I understand that he wants to make Auggie happy but its at his own demise and at his own mental state, I was in a similar state of mind (not body) and a 100% people pleaser, I WANTED so desperatly that people like me and want me to be near them that i destroyed a big part of my own innerself to be that, but I can finally see how wrong I was and that saying "I come first" isnt just a saying BUT A ACCTUAL THING TO NOT GET USED BY OTHER PEOPLE! Seeing similar things that Gabriel is doing makes me want to drag him back to his room and get all the notes, books and plans, RIP THEM TO SHREDS and then Burn them. I know he is fictional, and that I am over reacting, but all of me wants to put a protectiv blanket over Gabriel and tell him that he is "Perfect the way he is and that he doesnt have to change for ANYONE!" with a 100% Eyecontact so he can see in my eyes that I am not lying to him! I also want to thank you for making this amazing story, sorry that I never write I just dont like to comment a lot as it takes away my energy to do day to day things (Chronic Illness is shit ). Again thank you for writting this and sorry for spaming you full with this comment 5 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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