What kills me about Nate is that he leaves so that Rora can be safe, but he doesn’t come back because it’s what’s best for his family. He doesn’t come back because the war is over. He comes back because it’s time for his daughter to enter the world. He comes back because he thinks that Aurora needs him, and no threat is big enough to keep him away when he believes that that is true. He thinks coming back means his own death, but he doesn’t shy away. He comes back on his own. He comes back and he finds Peter.
And he doesn’t throw a fit. He doesn’t beg Rory to stay with him, even though he is heartbroken. He see’s what has happened, and he backs away. He sacrifices his happiness for hers. He makes his life about his daughter. He is scared, that Rora won’t let him see her, that he will be caught and killed, that people that he thought were his friends, like Cissa will turn their backs on him.
Nate is scared and alone and without the girl that he swore to always love, to protect, to look after. But he finds in himself to let her yell at him, to let her push him away, to accept the fact that she might not forgive him, that she has moved on and she loves someone else. He accepts all that, and loves her for giving him Annabel. He looks after her as best as he can from a distance. He attempts to protect her from heart break, by talking to Peter.
I dunno man I just have a lot of Nate feels.