>>2886663>it was established that both nations had teenage sex slaves>Damian got over Laurent nearly had him raped in public + whipped
Laurent never raped him, only whipped him. He was supposed to loose and get raped at the wrestling match but Laurent had nothing to do with that.>became all doting once he found out the Regent abused him as a kid and he finally felt bad about killing his brother in the war
You got the timeline confused, he only found out Laurent was molested by his uncle near the end of the last book, long after they already had sex.
And the reason he starts sympathizing with Laurent is that in the climax of CP he realises he was effectively bought for the purposes of killing Laurent, and that Laurent was aware of being forced to cohabit with his would-be assassin by the Reagant. Damien's flirtations in the baths with Laurent, becomes reinterpreted from Laurents pov as credible threats of rape. > it was established that both nations had teenage sex slaves
There's a difference between fucking 17 year-olds and boys aged 9-10 that haven't even hit puberty. Even the Greeks had standards.> Even Damian thought about fucking a teenage slave boy too
Wasn't that slave 17 or 18?>The dude lived as a slave so it makes sense.
Except he never thinks that, he just realizes that not everyone treats slaves as well as they're treated in Akielos. >Ai no kusabi isn’t the best book either, but it doesn’t pull the same morality play as captive prince nor does it have a fanbase and author that hypes it up as win for representation.
And it's still a worse book. The purple prose, shallow characterisation, the Stockholm romance, the character assassination of Guy to make Iason look like the better by comparison. The only reason people still think this is nostalgia and the ova, which had unusually good art direction for a BL at that time.
CP has problems sure, but the main romance i.e. the foundation of this entire genre, wasn't one of them.