Okay, so Rudy is indeed being a bit apathetic towards his sister and his friends, but here’s the question: Is he really wrong?
Hypothetically speaking, if you have a crush on someone - and so do three of your best friends - do you back off in favor of making your friends happy or do you pursue your crush? If you said you’d back off, would you change your mind after a significant amount of time has passed with no one doing anything? Is there an okay amount of time to wait? And if your crush gets asked out and swept away by a third party that isn’t among you or your friends, wouldn’t that just be a thrown away chance for you and everyone you seeked to help?
Deep page. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. I feel like I haven’t proposed an “in their shoes” question in a long time.
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Well, Rudy still should have let Gavin and Maria know first
since they all hang out together, and he knew of their feelings.
IMO, I think it is fine to pursue a friend for a relationship as long as you are being considerate of the other people because you are going to strain your relationship with your friend who also has a crush on that same person.
Then if your relationship happens to not work out
then there is not potentially hard feelings among everyone involved.
I honestly think that the bad thing isn't that he asked her out, it's that he sort of blindsided his friends about the whole deal. Really, the best way would have been for them all to talk it out first, so that everyone knew EXACTLY where everyone else stood.
At least, that's how it's always gone down in my social circle, so maybe I'm just biased. :l
Well sure, the way Rudy did maybe wrong or as a jerk. But in truth, Rudy is correct. I mean, we all have to face fact that one of us has to make a move if no one is doing anything or if someone else who is a stranger take her instead. In truth, it better to be the bad guy than someone who wait for nothing. It being first or nothing.
just kiddin' XD
I really do agree with you. All is fair in love and war, as they say...
Not gonna lie, it really isn't very believable that everybody Rain's age who has come in to contact with her likes her, including the gay guy. If it was just, like, Rudy and someone else or something like that, I'd buy it, but I just can't believe that the entire friggin' school + Ky is smitten with her.
And, I agree with the others that he should've warned Maria and Gavin first. With the awkwardness they feel about her, they probably wouldn't have owned up to their feelings even if they'd been warned, anyway.
It was either this or Rudy could have pulled off that one scene in Madoka where the friend says bluntly along the lines of: In one day I will confess my love for him- That's how much time you have to beat me to it.
Completely unfair for me. Not that i shipped someone else, but rather how he just took everybody else's chances and threw them away.
well the person I'm currently with was the person me and 2 other friends liked one person backed off while me and my other friend both liked him she admitted he liked me and so i decided to try and i got him but i get the feeling she was mad at me for over a month so i understand Rudy and i think its fine for him to go after Rain just as long as he's not playing her
HMMMM. While Rudy's justification is /kind of/ reasonable, I can't help but feel that he is acting like an asshole. He could have at least talked to Maria and Gavin first.
Although I suspect that one of the reasons he approached Rain was because he knew it would trigger a reaction in Maria and it might finally determine her to act, and maybe even eventually come out. (at the same time, I kind of doubt that because I don't see him playing with Rain's feelings so blatantly. He seems somewhat genuine.) So in that case it would make sense.
@Haldo & Boyish:
Yeah, a lot of people like Rain. Yeah, it's a little sloppy on my part to let that happen. But you know, it's also mostly fiction. It doesn't have to be 100% believable.
Would all be so much simpler if they all turned out to be poly :P
You can like somebody all you want. But if you want a relationship you have to TELL them you like/love/worship them. Yeah, late reply but I felt the need to say SOMETHING.
If the inevitable result was to be the bad guy, I'd probably back off.
To me, I think the big question is just how worth it would you consider this relationship to pursue?
Rudy seems to talk a big game about being the bad guy and all but how would his tune change if she wanted to cut him out of his life for that stunt?
Friendships and other relationships of the familial sort do end over this. If I were as hurt as Maria seems to be, Rudy and I would probably be done. Logical? Who knows? Fair? Probably not.
But if anything goes, so to do the consequences.
Rudy is 100% correct in his logic.