'I have never felt less of a man...'

Ais

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*Spoilers for Fool's Fate*




After Fitz brings the Fool back to life, there's a strange passage. It says "I held him while he wept, and I held him after his weeping was done. I let him take whatever comfort he could in the warmth and strength of my body. I have never fet less of a man that I did so." What on earth happened? O_O I've just finished rereading the books and I had completely forgotten about that part!
 

rafar

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Yeah
I still dont understand why he didn't just leave with the Fool.
He's the only one who stuck with Fitz through every adventure and knew him best.
That time when he went to Molly to beg her to take him back was so lame, I've skimmed through it, couldnt even read properly lol
 
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When he says he gave him the comfort of his warmth and strength I always just thought he meant he had held him close and let him cry and cuddle against him. I never thought anything sexual had happened. Fitz is a man's man, and hugging another crying guy through the night is, perhaps, not his general cup of tea - so the fact that he can allow the fool to do this shows how close they are, how the boundaries between them have melted away (but not sexually). That's why he thinks it makes him no less of a man to help his friend in such a way.
I do think as far as sex goes, it's something they can never have - Fitz because he thinks of the fool the same way he would as a human man and has no gay urges, and the fool because he knows Fitz associates sex with love whilst he doesn't. To the fool, love is love. There are no boundaries. That Fitz thinks love has to come with bedding has always been a bone of contention between them, and I don't think it would ever physically happen. So yeah, in the tent that night whilst the fool needs comforting, I think it is just that; comfort.
 
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