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Less than wholely platonic relationships... [Mar. 4th, 2008|11:33 pm]
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Ok, just trying to figure out if this "feels" off to anyone.
Our MCs are a pair of young women (in their 20s, in modern-day US). I shall, for convenience, refer to them as A and B.
A is cheerfully bisexual, cheerfully and enthusiastically promiscuous, and quietly in lust with (or possibly even in love with) B.
B is nigh unto asexual (still a virgin, has gone on maybe 2 dates in her entire life--and not because of religious beliefs or whatever, just because of lack of interest/time).
A and B have known each other since kindergarten or so, and have been Best Friends for years. They are currently traveling together (A is exhibiting her paintings in galleries around the country, B is Killing Evil Things)
The situation I'm not sure about the "rightness" of:
B knows that A would cheerfully jump her bones, A knows that B isn't interested in having her bones jumped by A (to the extent that she's not asexual, she's probably heterosexual). But other than the occasional "Just in case you've changed your mind" token advance from A, and some effort on B's part not to "tease", this is Not An Issue between them. Not in the sense of "This is a suppressed thing we Just Don't Talk About", but in the sense of "This is how things are, such is life, *shrug*". If I'm making any sense.
Does this seem emotionally unrealistic to anyone?
(if anyone's still actually reading this comm)

[User Picture]From: versipellis
2008-03-05 12:46 pm (UTC)
It seems more or less realistic to me. For the record, I'm a 23-year-old girl from the UK, quite similar to B in terms of sexuality (not so much the killing things ^^). When I was at university, I had a guy who made it obvious several times that he would be happy to go out with me/be a friend with benefits. I found this awkward because he was quite dependent on me emotionally and he was also quite nosy about my sexuality in general. I think if A didn't try and guilt-trip B - and obviously if they've been friends since kindergarten they must be very close - then there's no reason for it to be an issue between them.
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