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Veronica Roth continues to answer fan questions and hunyumstan gets creative....
hunyumstan asked: You said there would be no love triangle. (thank you for that very much!) but if there was, just out of curiosity, who would be the other guy? Also do you find the idea of Tris & Peter ships a little unnerving?
To answer your Peter question— people can root for whoever they want, and imagine whatever they want, it doesn’t really bother me. But my personal interpretation of the situation is this: Peter attacked her and humiliated her. He has no respect for her. (I don’t think even she quite realizes how bad the situation was, either, because sometimes it takes time for that revelation to happen, as people grow older.) If she went for him, it would mean that she’s lost a sense of her own worth, and while that does happen to people after trauma sometimes, it’s not something I would want for her— it’s something I would want desperately to rescue her from.
That said, maybe people have a story in mind that makes it work for them, and of course they’re allowed to, but those are my thoughts. Also, have I mentioned how cool it is that people are imagining this stuff? No matter what it is they think of, it means that they’ve connected to the characters in a real way, and I think that’s so flipping awesome.