The Living Force
I never used the words pity or sex-starved. I meant someone painfully hurt by rejection (or in general hurt by life), depression kind of pain, where they just want to be alone and away from life and someone else who isn't expected at the time to be a long term love aka just a friend or obsession afterwards doing something sex related to provide temporary help for the depression. In Emily's case, she was betrothed to someone else and in the example from my life, the girl had a boyfriend.I don't know why you would think that.
Emily was in love with Ash basically since the first time she met him, and definitely by the time he left for India. She never stopped loving him, and when he came back broken, she knew what she had to do for him. Had he told her everything when he returned instead of being an idiot and holding back, they might have married immediately. It really had nothing to do with a sex crazed or starved man getting pity sex from a friend. He was an idiot in Heartless, and had to learn his lesson through extreme suffering.
I certainly felt I loved the girl the first time I saw her in German class (there were only 4 of us and she was the only girl) and every school day for two years I wanted to tell her but couldn't get words out (my sister told me she did doodle my name in her notebook). She not surprisingly got a boyfriend for the third year (perhaps relatedly she left our German class) and I just wanted to close my eyes and block out the world for as long as I could and that's exactly what I did during that free period when she showed up for one of them and I just looked at her for the whole period. She's kind of lucky or rather I was kind of lucky I bothered to look when she walked beside me making some noise sitting down. I never lifted my head off the desk though but somehow she stuck her face where I could see it. When she got up, I still didn't lift my face for a minute but did in time to see her leaving with her back to the door she was leaving out so I could get one last look at her.