LUCIEN AND ELAIN ARE NOT MATES!!!!
Sarah J Maas doesnt do things for no reason, and every little thing written means something. So why Feyre's Rant about Elain and Azriel being better as mates? (ACOWAR before court of nightmares visit) BECAUSE SHE IS TRYING TO HINT TO US THE TRUTH!!! Look how azriel acts around elain. No shadows to be found, and HE GIVES HER HIS DAGGER!!! The only other person who drives his shadows away is Mor, so that cements his feelings for her. As for her feelings to him, that's some what harder to see, but ACOFAS does give us some instances of this *cough* headache medicine *cough*. But you are probably still hugging the elephant in the room, saying "Elain and Lucien are Mates and have a mating bond", to which I say sure, but IS IT REAL??? In Empire of Storms over in the TOG series, it is revealed that the big bad guy (Maeve) was able to, with the extent of her power, TRICK A MALE INTO BELIEVING HE HAD FOUND HIS MATE!!! I now ask you, where was Lucien when he declared Elain was his mate? Hybern. What Fae nation has a powerful king who has insane power( I.e. breaking a bargain)? Hybern. And finally, who was the only person in the room not held at bay? Lucien, who was also yelling at the king for bringing two innocents into this.(Cassian was incapacitated, Mor held back by Azriel, Rhys and Tamlin concerned with feyre, Feyre fearing for her sisters, for the record.) My conclusion is that ACOTAR book #6 (#5 looks to be A court of WE ARE SHIPPING NESSIAN WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!!), the mating bond Lucien feels will be revealed as fake and Elriel will shine through.
But hey... that's just my two cents.
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