Honest Opinion on RitaxEstelle
On the topic of RitaxEstelle (Ristelle?), I can understand why there are alot of shippers of it (similar to FlynnxEstelle but that’s a later post) and why many people support it. But with seeing the friendship between the two, it honestly feels more like Rita has feelings for Estelle, but Estelle would not feel the same. My reason being is that at first, Rita only saw Estelle as her next experiment. Something that Yuri threatened Rita about. But as Rita and Estelle became better friends, Rita saw her as someone she had to keep safe rather than have her in harm’s way. Now I’m not saying that the ship doesn’t work, in fact I completely understand why it’s a popular ship, but studying how Rita is after this with Estelle, it really seems that Rita is overbearing and pushy with trying to get Estelle to not put herself in harm’s way, even though it’s established that in order to continue the journey, Estelle must go against Rita’s wishes. On this, there is the difference between Rita and Yuri that shows how both are willing to protect Estelle, but Yuri shows her there is more than one definite choice but Rita is much more demanding in having Estelle be confined to safety. Seeing as how relationships are built upon, I do think that Rita’s feelings for Estelle are conflicted as she had never had a friend before or knew of the inner workings of friendship and that led to having feelings that she couldn’t decipher between friendship and love. As an introvert myself, I can heavily relate to her as having my first real friend at such a late time in my life had caused me to have similar feelings before self realizing that it was platonic. Not to mention that Rita is still just a kid, while Estelle is an adult (young adult?).
Rita’s still a gay disaster tho.