- 23 Jan 2019, 05:20
"Well...those are some of the more severe things she's said. Yes, sometimes patronising, but I think that has more to do with teasing her than anything else. I think she finds you irritating, perhaps annoying. You're nowhere near to the point of Iver chauvinism, so she likely doesn't find you that sexist but more...uhm...well, the situations you put yourself in make you seem a little opportunistic. I mean, it seems to me like there's a constant battle between you."
"The women in your life that you've had romantic relations with all seem to rely on you and aren't all that well-versed in how to be independent. Not really your fault. And then the men that Zara has been with have always been challenging her to work harder and take the bull by the horns; she hates the idea of being protected, so maybe she finds you entitled in being the big-strong-man. She likely feels you act entitled to her respect because you can protect people? I don't know, that's confusing."
He shrugged, taking a drag of his cigarette. Yes, there was a reason why he didn't do this often.
"I think you're more similar than you realise, even in those insults. To me, it sounds like she's yelling at your for the exact flaws she sees in herself. We already know she's extremely disappointed in herself, disgusted even, for her actions. She is very biased about men, and has shown multiple times that she has some bad stereotypes about them. She believes she deserves respect, but even more than what is expected, usually - often the reason why she blows up on people. She mocks people for the way they act and who they are, often speaking down to them for not having her history. And...well..."
He cleared his throat.
"She's...very sex-driven. She hates to admit it or show it...but she does love to oggle men. Like...a lot." He lifted a brow at Ivan. "I believe she is so cold, arrogant, aggressive, nasty, and walled-off from the men in this company because she hates being attracted to them. I don't know if you ever heard this but...she um...used to pay for it. A lot. I think when she was with Simon, it sparked it back up again after so long of shunning everything."
Kyle took a breath, and leaned forward to Ivan.
"Listen to me, Vanya. I want you and Zara to get along, to be friends, to work together. But I'm advising you not to try and seek anymore romantic connections with her. Don't have flings, don't try flirting, don't try dating. She will chew you up and spit you out just like she did to Simon, Levi, Hugh, and likely others. What happened to Felix all those years ago has broken her so hard that she is likely unable to recover without intense therapy - and we all know she will never do that. I think this is why she is quitting and wants to work for Astrid...at this point, she want to be a pawn, used to kill, so that she can get out all this tension and stress. So although at first glance I thought you two could be a good match...I no longer think that. She will have you for a time, and then she will leave you in the dust."