Alexis Rohoes / Asuka Tenjoin
She developed a crush on Jaden/Judai because he treated her the same as his guy-friends. She was used to guys stuttering, objectifying, or just embarrassing her. However, he talked to her as a peer and as a duelist, and she respected him for that. Her crush was likely only reinforced by him helping her, saving her, and not rubbing it in that he did it, as well as growing up. They were friends first, the crush did not come until later. She wanted to tell him her feelings, but knew that nothing could happen between them. It was the end of the senior year, they were both graduating soon and going their separate ways. If they got together, life would’ve forced them apart. It is very possible that she wants to grow up some more herself, and see how she feels when she sees him all grown up after a few more years. There’s a saying that the best things in life are worth waiting for, Alexis/Asuka is mature enough to wait and see by this philosophy. She could meet someone else, they could grow up to be completely different people, or they could become more compatible with maturity.
This was a very realistic, respectable, and mature outcome, to be friends and rivals when we look at the immediate futures ahead of them.
(Screenshot from episode 162)
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