So, there are a couple of characters in my book that have a very complex and developing relationship throughout the story, but the gist of it is that they’re super gay for each other, and this is foreshadowed as early as their first chapter, which is the first chapter of the book itself. In this introductory chapter, the two are dueling, but duels are basically an allegory for sex, and their swords are metaphors for their penises, so whenever they’re whipping their swords at each other, it’s like they’re waving their dicks in each other’s faces, and when they attempt to stab each other, it’s akin to penetration. At one point, they drop their swords and just start to beat the shit out of each other, and what this symbolizes is mutual masturbation. So you can see how this erotic fight between two of the leads will slowly but inevitably lead to a deeper, intimate relationship with each other. Anyway, none of that is actually the intended reading of the chapter, but you can read it like that if you want to (and I will, now that I’ve said it), but they are actually gay.