Okay, hello everyone! First off, I have a weird dilemma. I've been writing this Science Fiction "idea" for roughly a year now. It's something I'm going to stick with until it gets published but there's something I can't really get over with my Main Character and her supporting character (which is her male counterpart at the beginning of the story). Now, I might wish to point out that my MC is pretty madly in love with her SC, which makes it really difficult to determine the seriousness of the development between them. I would very much like to show affection between the two, like a couple in a relationship. However, I feel that if I bring this to light too soon it may set the stage for the story as being a romance, which isn't really what I had hoped for. So, I guess my question to you is, how could I show these two having feelings for each other whilst keeping the story dark and depressing? Keep in mind they exist as part of a military and participate in the same squad. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated.