I had the worst day and the internet is making it worse. I’m going to bed. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.
And that’s fine that you feel that way. IMO, he did fight his feelings. I’m actually currently doing a rewatch of the show and yes, it’s been obvious since the first episode that there was something there between Hayley and Elijah. You cannot help who you share a connection with and being that she is now a part of his life because of Hope, they had no choice but to be around each other. We saw him caring and protecting her, which is something he has done before he had developed real feelings for her, so that is nothing new. Even when he was confronted by Rebekah about falling for Hayley, all he could muster up was to say it was ‘complicated’ because obviously he was falling for her, but he knew that he shouldn’t because well that is the mother of his brother’s child. But how many times have they had an intense moment where they nearly kissed and he ended up walking away? Need an example? Episode 8, after Elijah had healed from his “fever brain” as Hayley called it, he had just showed her his memory of Celeste and she touch his hand and they had a moment, but what did Elijah do and say next? He shook his head no and said, “Please, no, Hayley. You’ve seen what happens.” If that’s not fighting one’s feelings for a person then I guess I don’t understand the meaning of the phrase. It wasn’t until Hayley pretty much was like LOOK DUDE, KISS ME, for him to even make any real moves on her. If he didn’t fight his feelings, they would have kissed well before the end of the season because the opportunity had arisen many times.
So, yea, you don’t have to agree, but you would be wrong because there is canon proof that he did fight his feelings for Hayley, whether it was enough for you is a different story.
Now I’m on Twitter, my mission is show to Twitter’s world how beautiful Haylijah is ;)
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