Aw. In Oblivion I played a Nord bruiser as my first character, and he was sweet on his maid in Skingrad. I roleplayed it that his family in Skyrim was sending him a “true Nord” to marry, a fate he accepted. But I had him occasionally put a necklace or gem on Eyja’s nightstand. I imagined he’d tell her it was a tip for good service. Even lack of romance can be an RP story.
Now the Thieves’ Guild and their hot, unavailable men- that’s just cruel. Every time I see Brynjolf now, all he says is “sorry lass, I’ve got business to attend to.” So I walk away and immediately hear him behind me chatting with Vex and telling her “you’re the best we’ve got.” *weep*