It really bothers me when people say Eridan's forever alone.
And it bothers me more when they say Feferi was a bitch for rejecting him.
To clear some things up:
Moirails aren't just best friends. They're like your fucking boy/girlfriend in a platonic sense. Not even boyfriend/girlfriend, they're your soulmate. Without them, you would be fucked up. You cannot live without them.
Now, take in this.
You're moirails with someone for a long time (reread what I just said about moirails to take this in further). Then, when you realize they're fine without you constantly being by their side, you decide to break the leash you put each other on and let each other be free because you're both mature enough to handle yourselves.
Right after you break it off, your ex-moirail mentions that they've been flushed (in love in a romantic way) for you the entire time.
You are not flushed for your ex-moirail. Not only do you reject them because it's unrequited, but because they've been fucking lying to you this entire time and they're making it sound like a desperate attempt to just stay in your quadrants, so you don't even know if they're ACTUALLY flushed for you or if they're just saying that so you'll stay.
Feferi protected herself AND Eridan by rejecting him. She is not a bitch.
Eridan is not forever alone.
He managed to be moirails with the fucking Empress-to-be and had a kismesis as well. Both just ended up breaking off.
Now think of it this way.
You're 13 years old.
Your fucking soulmate just broke up with you and then rejected your flushed feelings.
Your hate-crush (Sollux and possibly Vriska in Eridan's case) refuses to be in your caliginous quadrant.
Reminder - You're 13 years old and fucking stupid like all 13 year olds.
Adding in Eridan's natural personality, you are desperate.
You do know that drones cull trolls that can't fill a bucket, right? And that Eridan is getting rejected in both of the bucket-filling quadrants, right?
He's fucking scared that he'll get culled if he can't find a matesprit or a kismesis.
He IS desperate.
But he isn't forever alone. He's managed to fill two quadrants by the time he was 13 years old.
On human terms, he's a little fuckin' pimp! He had two bitches by the time he was 13! If you've had two boy/girlfriends by the time you were 13, they probably weren't serious enough to count as an actual boy/girlfriend!
So Eridan isn't forever alone, he's just desperate and scared. Feferi isn't a bitch, she was protecting herself and Eridan.
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