Now, I maybe have my slash goggles on too tight, which is one of the hazards of being a slash fan for as many years I have. But, is it me, or does Valentine and Luke have a lot of unresolved sexual tension between them? No, don’t laugh, just look at the subtext, look at the emotion being brought across in the text.
It really feels to me that Luke was romantically in love with Valentine.
Yet, beyond the inherent slashiness of the first snippet, I think it’s time to move on to the second one. Again this snippet has a lot of subtext in it, and it really feels that Valentine set up Luke to get bitten by a werewolf. I wonder if Valentine viewed Luke as a threat because Luke was in love with Joceyeln. I personally think that Valentine realized that Luke was in love with his wife and about that Luke was thinking about ditching his little cult and then decided to take Luke out of the equation. And you know who agrees with me?
The Shadowhunters show writers do. I will talk about later on when I recap the show, but they actually changed this part in the book to Valentine actually intentionally setting Luke up on the show. I honestly that it could have been an interesting tidbit in Luke’s history and gave him more depth and more an overall storyline.