I couldn't find a thingie for comments so here we go. Do you remember me asking about the other routes on Ran's story? That really excessively long one about how I cry to these and I'm alone: Yeah, hey it's me again. Here to become a record player.
I didn't expect much from Bahadur's story simply because he's generally not the type of character I'm involved in, I tend to never go to the "childhood friend, super nice, and nostalgic" guy. I also didn't know what angst or drama you were gonna be able to incorporate languidly with him that didn't feel weird like you were in an argument with your father.
But holy hell. The arguments and the emotional conflict between these two was actually very mature and amazing. it was representative of way more than just a story, but also a large commentary on feminism and perception of individuals. Beautifully written as always, and amazing character development. When I got to dramatic and emotionally raw moment after the MC rejects Marco on the ship to Umar, I was crying. The sudden realization of regret and hurt the MC felt was a bit to real for me since it reflected that fantastical desire to turn back time and fix mistakes to bridge the chasms in relationships. I love his backstory and the entire scene of him being forced into your cell, unbound and drugged by the water of truth. Actually, honestly, both in Ran and Baha's stories, both the life threatening scenes on the ship to Umar, and then the cell scenes are my favorites. Maybe because I'm a sucker of one, badass MC's, and two, angst. The sweet ending had my heart melting, and adding more character to Lamya and Royo (before her story ofc) was a really charming touch (and ofc finding out who killed the Shah cause damn I had so many question's from Ran's route).
I can't wait until more characters and I will continue to support you with stupidly redundant comments, as well as buying the routes on my broke student budget.
(P.S I feel this heart wrenching need to draw Ran, either like pinup, or just, like, with a pony tail cause I would live for that).