Once upon a time, I was hell bent on making Nil and Lu a canon pair. Further plot development led me to realise that things would turn out for the better if they didn’t.
So, yes, that idea is now in the bin. It is for the best, plot-wise.
This, of course, does not mean that they do not care for each other. Lu is a meddler by nature; he pokes his head into people’s business, even if it is often unwarranted. Nil? His feelings for Lu go beyond mere tolerance, at least. He is a sentinel by nature, and Lu is someone important to his boss.
I found some photos from an old shoot. Do enjoy.
Your Friend and Author,
Nil kind of lives and breathes the stalker-bodyguard thing.
Lu just lets him be.
For old time’s sake. When I wanted them to be a thing.
But they’re better off as friends.