Ok...so I am trying to feel things out for the relationship between my antiheroine and what I would call her best friend/comrade/ally who serves as a male medic. I want to collect some thoughts from you to see if I'm going along a good direction. I will speak what's on my mind here. If you've read any of my other posts, my antiheroine is a crime boss (oversees a criminal organization). As she's earns a reputation of being a very dangerous criminal, there are only a handful of people she totally trusts. The one she trusts the most is what I would call her most trusted servant (a male medic). Now, I wouldn't call their relationship romantic...more of a best friends or very strong comradeship type...I guess they would get to the point of loving each other as a brother and sister. My male medic is a little soft-spoken and my female crime boss is a quite the opposite. She is the fighter and he is her healer. Even though she's the boss, she doesn't hide behind her henchmen...she likes to do her own dirty work...she isn't a coward. My male medic is a coward to battle but he will do anything to assist my female crime boss. She is physically stronger and taller than he is...she has an intimidating aura about her but she does have a heart for some especially my male medic. I think having a healer as my female crime boss's righthand man would be a good thing for the story. They aren't exact polar opposites but they would blend together well. My crime boss is a private woman but she gets to the point where she is very comfortable with my male medic. She will eventually get some severe wounds on her body during battle that he will come in and take care of. He is her emotional support, there will be a point where she undergoes a bit of depression (maybe suicidal thoughts) phase and he helps bring her out of that. There is an important scene in the story I plan to write involving my female crime boss revealing her battle scars to someone and sharing stories about how she got them and I think the only someone she would ever do that to is my male medic since she trusts him so much. Some of her scars are in odd spots on her back, abdomen, and even one near her heart...she would be comfortable enough with him to remove her clothes to show him but not anyone else. Nothing romantic or sexual between these two, just really good comrades/friends. My male medic has great respect for my female crime boss because...well...she's his boss of course ultimately. Does that sound possible to have such a tight relationship between a guy and girl? If my female crime boss had any sort of romantic relationship, it would be with another female because that's just how she would operate. This other female would be another one she trusts very much as well. I feel it's important that my crime boss has two people she can truly invest in to trust, to back her up. Two people that would make her enjoy her life a bit more. But between the two, the male medic would be the one she would trust and care about the most. A very unique bond. Since it's between a male and female, is it possible to form a type of relationship between the two that is very close yet doesn't imply romance? Any thoughts on my ramblings here would be more than welcome. Thank you in advance!