If Matsuri Hino could do at least one useful thing, it would be for Zero to at least be aware that his feelings for Yuki are mutual. I mean, given the circumstances, odds are Yume is a possible "no-go", and Zero even questioned to himself why he still had hope. And that concludes how Kaname betrayed Yuki and decided to abandon her, whereas Kaname told Zero in the 1st arc, "You will not betray her".
Of course not! Zero's zodiac sign is the dog, and the virtue that very well perceives the dog is loyalty. Yuki and Zero's "unbreakable bond" is a way of denoting how much they care for one another. And there have to be some signs in the 2nd arc that prove Zero still loves Yuki.
Zero accepted Yuki's proposition in chapter 80 to "temporarily" protect Sara.
So we can only imagine just what the heck is going on inside Zero's head. Oh and I don't know if this means anything, but does anyone else think that Zero looks a little worried on the last page of chapter 81?http://www.mangathat.com/vampire-knight/81/9033e
First things first... to answer your question: “No”, if Yuuki romantic love for Zero doesn’t exist in square 1, it doesn’t exist
... You cant show something to someone when it doesnt exist on her end...
Mutual feelings requires both parties to carry the same feeling for each other. How can Zeki have mutual feelings when their feelings is full of confusion and ambiguous like this???
To me, Yuuki feelings for Zero is more like friendship-family sort of “Love”. It’s strong, but it’s different to her love/feelings for Kaname which is “Romance love”.
Its strange how you said Zeki have “Mutual feelings”??... because on my end, it seems more like “Misconceptions/ie confused feelings for each other... In the entire manga, mutual love is on Yume NOT Zeki. Zeki is strong in terms of “Friendship” --> but that’s all there ever was.
Yume romance love is strong where we consider it as “Unconditional” --> this is true love. I don’t think that Kaname has betrayed Yuuki (because he still love Yuuki deeply on his end)... This one page speaks for itself...
Kaname loves Yuuki - there is nothing to doubt about this, its stated all over the manga. Why question this? He is pushing Yuuki away because of his premonition (i.e nightmare) --> that he doesnt want to involve her with anymore danger/doesnt want her to sacrifice in the end of all this. He is protecting her
, because he loves her. From that one page, Cant you see how much they truly love/care for each other? to the point it gives ME a feeling that they truly wish to return to how things were like between them...
It has always been Zero's job to protect Yuuki from the beginning?... there is nothing to question about this.... but he didnt do so well, when he said that "the next time they meet again, he will kill her" (making them enemies between them)... Ofcourse, that's just a figure of speech... Zero wont kill her, because he cant kill her... Right now, i wouldnt say what Zero is doing is on the right path... He is siding with Sara at this stage... Which in a way I believe will cross path with Yuuki / Kaname in the future, considering 1) Yuuki doesnt trust Sara and 2)Yuuki ONLY ask Zero to protect Sara (acted as their duty as dorm president) not side with her.... Zero is now in alliance with Sara (and who knows what he would do next) --> one thing for sure, is his determination and hatred on Kaname is strong.... Do you think Yuuki will just sit back and let Zero and Sara go their ways and attack Kaname like this???... Yuuki say she will stop Kaname... but this is because she wants to SAVE him from his “path of destruction”...
Kaname is not aiming for world destruction – he is aiming for ‘world peace’... he is trying to build a peaceful society for Yuuki and human-vampires where they can co-exist and walk freely.
Yuuki wants Zero to be happy (we all want him to be happy)... Because Zero is important to her.. This is Strong in terms of Family-friendship, but different to a lover sense. We (those who agree) can tell, because Yuuki love for Kaname is more strong (being unconditional) -to the point of being possessive, which she doesnt want to be away from Kaname even for a minute. Her inner desire speaks for itself on how much she craves for Kaname's blood --> to the point that she wish to devour him. Whereas for Zero, when she drink from his blood, the answer to this misconception (being phase 1) have been reveal to the readers that "Zero is not the blood that she desire to drink from" > Hence showing that (I do believe on my end) --> her romance feelings for Zero is NONE
Zero can be happy, but this happiness is not in Yuuki... because Yuuki unconditional love for Kaname (and her heart to pursue him is strong).. IF Zero hold onto this, it will only bring more pain/suffer into him... There are alot of opportunities ahead of him > Maria is in the picture, she love Zero.. there is an opportunity for him to exit this pain-torture of the past-present and his hatred of pureblood – If he let go, he can see alot more clearly without making impulsive decisions like he is now.... He can live happily in the end.
I don’t consider Yuuki having any romantic/mutual feelings for Zero from the start anyways... So if there is none from the start on her end (even now) where her feelings for Kaname remains firm – how can Zero see that Yuuki love him? The thing Zero is seeing is how much Yuuki wants to go after Kaname/how much she wants to stay by his side. Her action speaks for itself on which side she wish to be with.... We see this, the moment when Kaname came back in ch. 79 (when Yuuki saw Kaname again) --> she subconsciously walk towards him --> that’s her desire on how much she wish to go back to Kaname...
IF there was love that Zero has for Yuuki --> it was only the human side to her that he loved. Although Zero can see the pureblood her and the human her is the same Yuuki, but like how he pointed out in ch81 --> his feelings aka love for her was buried on that day (when they kissed- hence goodbye) --> on their end. I am not saying Yuuki is not important to Zero anymore, because i do believe she is very important to him, but i dont think that Zero can see that side to her - love her the way he can (when she was a human) aka "building a relationship with her" / He may see Yuuki as Yuuki, but how i interpret that message is that he cant see Yuuki as his lover --> hence bringing out that message on what Hino made him say in ch. 81. Actually that is the one true reason why i can never see Zero's love for Yuuki "true".. Considering how his feelings can waver like this. It's different to how i picture if 'one's love is true', they will be true to the end'.. Maybe he did love? Her but i wouldn’t say that was his true love for her... Maybe it's love/maybe its mix feelings - since i do believe:
- Yuuki was the first girl that he ever opened up to,
- they grew up together,
- they were always so close,
- they share secrets
- they have that strong bond (Friendship)..
But all this, he can accomplish/move on if he open up himself more, we see him open up to Sayori, we see him open up to Maria --> a good candidate for Zero to love... Maria is a vampire, but he doesn’t hate her, there is a reason why Hino show us this. We see Maria concern about Zero well-being, i do believe that Maria was put into the picture for Zero to exit this LT (so he can have a partner). I personally like Zeria on my end, considering i know that Yuuki-Kaname have voiced out they cant live without each other. Yuuki rather be kill by Kaname than for him to leave her, Hino have pointed out a similar message on Kaname’s end to, Hino never said this between Zeki – its all ambiguous and its all fans speculation that they “Wish” Zeki to happen, but facts are facts – What facts is showing us is the bond/love being unconditional is in YUME NOT Zeki...
So sorry to disappoint you, because I just cant see Zeki happening on my end....