Anonymous asked: I understand that we don't know for sure who Pike loves, but who do we know to be likely candidates?
What we know about the individual that Pike loves is from her playlist on Geek & Sundry:
She joined the crew of The Broken Howl. An unlikely crew member because of her stature but they accepted her and taught her the ways of navigating a ship through treacherous waters. She became strong (and also gained the scar she now wears on her left eye). As they say “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.”
She dreamed of home and about a certain someone. Another reason she chose to leave is the desire for the one she really loves (which was hinted at in one of the games). Maybe one day she will tell him, if she ever finds the courage. These lyrics perfectly represent the aching a heart can have for someone you know is all wrong for you.
Even though Pike’s heart belongs to another, it can’t be denied that Pike and Scanlan have a special connection. Whatever that turns out to be. :-)