juliet wrote:So Zero considers that perhaps his feelings over Yuuki to be fake because they were plotted? does it sound like this or is this my idea?
Hello, Juliet, based on what I read online from some Japanese blogs, some fans did feel that line was about Zero's fearing that his feelings for Yuuki and his thought were just setup. He came along with Yuuki to pursue the answer himself. Also, some Japanese Zeki fan felt the line "私は零とは生きられない" (I can't live with Zero) is like a knife poking into their heart and felt dying after reading her next line "私は枢のもので" (I belong to Kaname). On the contrary, there are Japanese Zeki fans believing that "私は零とは生きられない" (I can't live with Zero) implied Yuuki wanting to live with Zero but she can't because their lifespan is different and she is Kaname's financee. Still, some Japanese Yume/Kaname fans believe the YUME endgame and the love for YUME is unbreakable.
I am a strong YUME fan so I agree myself that both Yuuki and Kaname will overcome their obstacle and strengthen their love at the end.
Thank you nausica for the info from the Japanese fandom
I always found their interpretations as a guide since they’re reading the story in their native language…
Now as far as concerns Zero’s wording about the set up, their feelings etc… my understanding is that the meaning of his words were more focused on their first encounter –which he believes that it was a set up- rather than the feelings that were developed afterwards were planted… feelings that on a certain level is totally natural and predictable to be developed since they lived for 4 years together. However the nature
of their feelings is another story and of course this doesn’t mean that they developed the exact SAME feelings.
Which for me means, that on a second level, he’s questioning/searching Kaname’s intentions
behind the staged encounter that night, and his decision to “allow” Yuuki and him to grow up under the same roof… i.e. what Kaname wanted to achieve with this settlement.
If so; then it is quite different from the notion that whatever feelings and if they developed were manufactured.
First of all if we examine the situation practically and based on the story… Kaname was visiting Yuuki very rarely and on top of that, his interactions with Zero were even more seldom. So how and when he achieved to “plant” into Zero, certain feelings??? Except if he brainwashed him using his PB powers
Of course I’m kidding because even this absurd and baseless speculation collapses from Zero himself >> Hino showed us the emotional stages that Zero got through, regarding Yuuki, in order to realize his feelings for her. It was a natural and unforced process, based mostly on what Yuuki was as a person and on what she offered him during his dark years << something that he also admits in the last chapter >> “You are my benefactor, my savior” …
Thus IF his feelings were artificial or IF he believed that were, be it due to Yuuki’s PB powers or Kaname’s, his soul-searching that Hino portrayed so carefully would be contradictory and his acceptance that Yuuki saved him fake as well.
On the other hand, his wondering about Kaname’s agenda makes sense because even if he didn’t set up Zero’s feelings, however he could anticipate a certain result from Yuuki’s and Zero’s relationship which HE allowed it to be formed. I.e. Kaname could have perfectly foreseen that Yuuki would have been a positive influence for Zero at least (there was no one else who knew better Yuuki’s warmth and gentle nature than him), thus and he was expecting a bond to be formed >> the question is why? Was only because he wanted a shield for Yuuki as he told to Zero already; or his intentions are multileveled? << there lies the gist of Zero’s wording IMO.
Although for me at least this is also contradictory with what Kaname claimed to be his intention regarding Zero >> that he wanted to create a killing machine… How can someone hoping to create a “monster” while is placing next to him a gentle being as Yuuki who could pull him from the darkness??? The feelings that maybe Kaname was hoping Zero to develop for Yuuki, automatically softened his heart, preventing him from becoming a monster. How Kaname could have made such a miscalculation?? O.O
Something doesn’t add up here…
Anyway… in short I think that Zero meant, that their encounter was a set-up/planned from Kaname, i.e. that it wasn’t fated to meet since Kaname was the one who brought them together, who perhaps had foreseen that they would form naturally a bond based on their given circumstances. In other words whatever feelings and if they developed were real and based on their interactions.
Although there is a catch … and the catch is that Zero took Yuuki’s blood many times << this is something that could have influenced/blurred Zero’s romantic
feelings for Yuuki… i.e. that yes he cares for her deeply as a person but are his romantic feelings genuine; or are mixed up with the natural instinct of a common vampire towards a PB’s blood?
Cuz even though that Yuuki never used her powers as a PB still that doesn’t mean that her blood isn’t the most craved >> see what Aido said about Yuuki’s blood when he was trying to calm down the NC.
Also we know from Kaname’s experience that he was avoiding using his fangs and taking blood cuz of the bond that this procedure creates.
I’m not saying that Zero’s romantic feelings for Yuuki are indeed artificial based on bloodlust, but that this could be used from Hino as a way out for Zero IF she wants to.