This has been happening to me lately. I'll watch or read something and just not get why so many people seem to think it had a sad ending. Did imprinting on Sandman at the age of fifteen skew my brain or something? Well, I mean, I know it did. But did it skew my brain in this way?
I will not deny that I cried, though. I teared up in the scene this icon is from, when Fakir told Ahiru he'd stay by her side even when she went back to being a duck, and then I outright cried when Mytho wondered if he was still corrupted by the raven's blood, because he wanted to love Rue more than anyone else.
I really want to watch it again, with someone this time, and with fewer random long breaks. Sometime.