I’m a little worried about the premise being predicated on “i just have a really intense desire to be needed by others”. I hope the office lady gets some proper development/a sense of self worth so they can stand side by side as equals.
I suspect the villainess is going to impart some independence and backbone to the OL either indirectly or after getting frustrated with the OL’s subservience. It’s a good setup for a character arc! Let’s hope it doesn’t go unexamined
Personally, I hope the student council are made to understand the gravity of what they’ve done via the girl’s funeral and the effect on the student body. They seem to think that only Satsuki would care if she died. I’d prefer them wracked with guilt over something they can’t even properly take responsibility, much less atone for.
They are extremely close in game. Nian is affectionate and a bit of a tease and Lava tends to get flustered and deflect. Also Ling makes some nebulous references to Dusk and Nian having people they desire or something like that, and for Nian it’s a pretty clear line to Lava.
Basically they’re on the higher end of Arknights subtextual sapphics along with Franka/Liskarm, Talulah/Alina, Chen/Hoshiguma, and so on
Not just that, but she made a point of spanking Azul and she got angry when Berserga tried to touch her butt. Plus the name Imitatio. I’d be very surprised if she had no connection to Lord or isn’t just Lord herself.
Ngl, this was in line to be one of my favorite manga like 10 chapters ago but anyone feel like it's kinda starting to drag on? Endless new characters, chapters where nothing basically happens. Just feels like the manga is in the serialization goop now, where its just stretching out chapters as long as possible and each chapter accomplishes less and less as a result. The momentum has been severely drained and the overall story doesn't feel as focused anymore.
I like the Shio-chans! They exist outside the camps of the two mascots and they seem something like the magical girl answer to what Lord was doing. They’re also a good way of refocusing the conflict toward Venalita specifically
There is just one chapter left tho and honestly given the nature of the manga, it's most likely to end being friends with benefits at best, cause i'm sorry but not only "love" mean a lot of things and it would be strange that suddendly she fall in love with the two of them. Yeah poly don't need love but come on, at no part in the manga, any one seem agree to share the prize.
The author/narrator comments have pretty consistently implied that she’s just slow to catch up with her feelings and has been in love for a while now. This realization is sudden for sure, but I don’t think that it being love is coming from nowhere.