Guest Poster wrote:Lilly has the tendency to hog people's burdens and try to shoulder as many of them as she can. Since Hanako's bad-end breakdown covered both mistakes by Hisao and by Lilly, I'd be extremely surprised if Lilly blamed Hisao for something that she also played a slight role in. More likely would be for her to shoulder her own blame and take some of Hisao's for good measure. I can't see her trying to push the result of her own mistakes onto Hisao's shoulders.
On the flip side, look at how she handled the situation with Shizune. She had a part to blame in it (a very slight part, yes, but one that Shizune actually magnified), but actually put almost the full blame on Shizune for a while. And it even angered her enough that she lost her composure just thinking
Oscar Wildecat wrote:I don't think she would go the mother bear route. However, I could see Lilly succumbing to parental pressure to remain in Scotland without resolving things with Hisao and Hanako (especially if she feels that she's the one that messed up.) From that point, I could imagine that it would go "not having a chance to forgive" to "not forgiving at all" in a mind tormented by self-blame.
Honestly, I could see that, too. Hear about it from Hisao, proceed to avoid both of them with her self-esteem falling to dangerously Hanakoesque levels. Or, worse, try to make it better, and then get a SECOND Hanako bad ending, and maybe even a variant on a third with Hisao playing the part of Hanako, too.
That said, Hisao did directly disregard Lilly's advice, which turned out to be completely correct, so she'll at least know at some level that he's to blame. And, given that her relationship with Hanako is
rather, ah, motherly... really, I could see it going several different ways.
Helbereth wrote:This doesn't quite seem like a complete fic, though. It's more like a blurb one might write as a basis for a larger story.
I agree 100%, but I'm playing with small stuff right now, because I need to get practice getting my point across concisely. I do think this one has a lot of room to expand (either using this as a starting point (possibly for a fix fic, or for showing how the characters deal with their lives apart) or as part of an ending, or maybe as a midpoint in something), but last time I jumped on an idea for a long story, it didn't work nearly as smoothly as I thought it would.