i would sell literally all my vital organs to know what was actually going on during that performance at the music contest tho.
bc by now we are all familiar with the fact that both pov’s are biased. and we saw how it was for pat, it was like pran was staring into his soul, right?? like its the most i’ve seen pran actively flirting with him, singing their song, looking into his eyes. and maybe that portrays how pat sees that song now, bc its always been special, but now he knows why its special. he understands the connotations in the lyrics and the facts those lyrics were penned with him. its like when you listen to a song for the first time and it doesnt affect you, not until you experience something new and suddenly the song makes sense, the lyrics capture what was happening in that moment and how you felt and its like you suddenly hear the music. i dont think pat knew pran liked him until the kiss, but if he was to have any inkling, it’d be in that moment bc the meaning of that song, as a song that pran is singing to pat, is as clear as daylight.
and then there’s pran, and im still not 100% sure. bc to pat, the way pran is looking at his is sweet and pure and has the tiniest undertone of flirting, but is that what pran is actually feeling?? bc where is he at this point, pats been acting kinda weird and he’s fresh off him confessing he likes ink. idk, i kinda get this vibe that this is a goodbye, a way for him to try and move on. he’s been smacked in the face with the fact him and pat will never be, not just because of family circumstances but bc pat does not like him that way. and he’s seen pat with ink twice having fun with each other and being playful, and i think that may have made him finally resign himself to the fact that its not happening. will never be. and its finally time to try and get over it. so he plays their song and sings his heart out, and with his eyes he says goodbye to the part of him that loves pat. like i imagine if this was from pran’s pov we’d see much less of a sparkle and shine in pran’s eyes, and we’d focus way more on pat’s eyes, and more importantly we’d focus much more on him occasionally looking at the side to look at ink, we’d concentrate on them two standing together. and then he goes over to wai, his friend, and has fun. he lets his guitar solo go wild and he gets a small smile on his face. and its the smile that from pat’s perspective is him having fun with someone else thats not him, but to pran its him finally letting off a piece of his load and trying to have fun. and there’s a line at the end of part 3 that was the foundation for this, its when his friends say cheers after winning and pran says ‘thanks to you guys. it was so much fun’. i just really feel like he’s trying to take his mind off pat and find happiness elsewhere, with his friends.
and thats where this point of dramatic irony is born, bc just as pran is trying to say goodbye, pat has finally arrived. he’s trying to let go just as pat is grabbing on. and we’re never gonna see their actions or the looks in their eyes from a neutral perspective. we’re always gonna be the opposite of neutral now, we’re always gonna have at least some idea of what’s going on with both of them, be it through actually seeing their pov or basing it off their previous pov. and by knowing both, we cant see reality, we can only see the heightened versions through their eyes.
thats legit masterful.