Hi guys. this is the first time I post on the forum despite lurking around for a long time
Just want to share my take on MW's past story, specifically with the Firefly Guard as I felt it would be harsh to just refer to him as the "bad guy" after episode 8. Somehow he became my fave in the series lol damn me
Reading the dialogues from the recaps gave me a feeling that CM did indeed try to be a spy at first or at least he was assigned to do so mid-way after the Royals/Princess found out him being friends with MW. However throughout the process he truly fell in love with MW. The end of his mission was coming near and he was struggling as to follow his heart and give up the job (which basically equals committing a crime) or to forget MW and back to who he's supposed to be and marry the princess.
In their last meeting, he kept suggesting her go to him, him go to her, stating he would be willing to risk his life. I doubt if MW truly knew the meaning behind those words, but anyway her telling that they could not be together gave him the ultimate answer, to go back in his original position. He looked sad and empty after hearing that but soon accepted it. That should explain his action later, as well as his saying "You should be alive to kill me" or something.
I don't know. I just feel like some people were born in wrong place, wrong time. These two would have made a cute couple if they were not placed in opposite forces. Or maybe I have been reading too much Chinese novels. Either way I hope he could get a proper closure because he did not look like a bad guy to me