--- this is just points for future reference as it gets played out
i. goldentower, along with his sibling, were taken from their parents at a young age by the organization gaianthe. there, they were forced to hone their skills in combat, from physical to magical, to serve the organization.
ii. gaianthe promotes the children finding a partner of the opposite sex for 'comfort and companionship' as they go through their trials. the reality is that they want them to have their own children when they're older as it increases the chances of the offspring having powers. because of this, goldentower has yet to process that it's alright for him to be into boys, and he forces himself to at least feign interest in girls.