Yes, he will, but not for now. Rudeus has focused his attention on his mission and the possibility of curing his tragic condition. However, the door to meeting Sara has not yet fully closed. Sara is an adventurer similar to Rudeus; hence, their paths crossing once more is highly possible. Although things never worked out for the two, their chemistry was obvious. Sara almost became the girl who could have replaced Eris in Rudeus’ life. She liked him wholeheartedly, but did Rudeus ever feel the same way?
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is back for its second season two after two long years. The new season of the series revolves around Rudeus Greyrat’s journey in reuniting with his family, particularly finding her mother, as well as his time as a special student at Ranoa Magic Academy. Together with the new season, a new set of characters has entered the scene, including the beautiful Sara. Sara almost became one of Rudeus’ official heroines in the series but was prevented by Rudeus’ unfortunate state. They tried to make it work, but it seemed fate had told them it wasn’t the right time yet.
Rudeus and Sara’s First Meeting
Sara and Rudeus’ story resembled how things started out for Eris and Rudeus himself. Rudeus had the most adventurous and fun journey with Ruijerd and Eris. In those years that they traveled from one continent to another, feelings started to grow deeper for Eris and Rudeus. When they finally arrived at the Asura Kingdom, they shared a precious night together. However, Eris had bigger plans in order to protect Rudeus someday, the same way he protected her. Hence, she was forced to leave Rudeus behind, causing him to fall into depression.
When Rudeus gained the courage to move forward, he went on a journey to find her mother. Rudeus rode the same carriage as Sara’s party to the Duchy of Basherant. During that time, Rudeus looked completely lifeless and was sighing non-stop, showing that he was problematic about something. This behavior from Rudeus made the Vice-captain of Sara’s party, Suzanne, talk to him. However, he only gave short responses and came off rude, which made Sara furiously point out his disrespect to Suzanne.
Sara’s outburst reminded Rudeus of the same headstrong attitude of Eris. When they arrived at Basherant, Rudeus was recruited as one of the members of Suzanne’s party called Counter Arrow. Although he was not enthusiastic about it, Rudeus joined solely to be able to take some quests. Being close to Sara reminded him more of Eris, making it harder for him to regain his former self.
But, witnessing how the Counter Arrows worked together for each other gave him a new sense of hope. Due to this, Rudeus began to let go of the things that reminded him of the heartbreak he got from Eris. He burned the cut-off hair that Eris left behind and started to regain his life by socializing with others and taking care of himself more.
Rudeus started smiling, laughing, and talking more again. Since his first quest with the Counter Arrow, Rudeus has accompanied them many times, almost making him the unofficial member of their crew. Slowly, Sara began to loosen up a bit around him since, when it comes to quests, Rudeus is undoubtedly reliable. The two talked more, especially when Rudeus’ depressing aura subsided. From their awkward phase, the chemistry between Sara and Rudeus began to grow.
Does Sara Like Rudeus Greyrat?
Yes, she does, or she did. Sara might have disliked Rudeus in the beginning; however, like Eris, she saw the goodness in him. The way Rudeus acted out during their first meeting made her suspicious and harsh towards him. This is because Sara is very protective of her guild members, mainly towards Suzanne, who saved her from being a homeless orphan.
Although she was still abrasive, Sara was even the first one from their guild who invited Rudeus on another quest. In season two, episode three, while they were walking inside a cave, Sara almost fell to the ground if not for Rudeus’ quick reflexes. Though it was not intentional, Rudeus accidentally grabbed Sara’s chest to prevent her from falling. This scene made Sara blush and, at the same time, embarrassed. Both of them were caught off guard for a second while their eyes stared right into each other.
Moreover, as they shared a drink with each other after successfully getting through another quest alive, Sara could not help but praise Rudeus for the luck that helped them. Suzanne even joined in and teased Sara, which made her defend herself while her cheeks were red. But it was not until he saved her from the Trier Forest that Sara’s feelings became certain.
After a quest under the strong blizzard, the Counter Arrow came back without Mimir and Sara. Suzanne told Rudeus (who did not join them during the mission) that Mimir had died while Sara got separated from them. Due to the blizzard, it was impossible for Suzanne and the rest of the crew to find Sara and come back with her. After hearing such unfortunate news, Rudeus went to Trier Forest to find Sara and Mimir alone.
Inside the snow buffalos he killed, Rudeus recovered the parts of Mimir’s body from their insides and Sara’s earrings. This made him believe that even Sara was caught by the snow buffalos and died.
Sara, during that time, has not yet formed a special bond with Rudeus. However, he was still saddened by the thought of her being dead because she had become less hostile toward him. Rudeus wished to have spent more time with her. Fortunately, she was not dead. While Rudeus was burning the snow buffalos and wishing for more moments with Sara, he saw her captured by an Icefall Treant that was sucking the life out of her.
Rudeus instantly got up and fought the Icefall Treant in order to save Sara. If not for Rudeus’ initiative to save her right away, Sara would have faced death like Mimir. This scene proves how Rudeus is as a person – kind and heroic.
Additionally, after saving her, Rudeus healed the wounds that Sara got inside a warm cave before bringing her back to town safely. But before they return, Sara sincerely expresses her gratitude for him going to lengths to save her. The sense of sincerity in Sara’s words got through Rudeus, who was still suffering from depression, and he was not afraid to admit that her words healed him somehow.
It feels like everything up to that point is forgiven. I was saved. It feels weird, since I was supposed to be saving her.Rudeus after Sara sincerely thanked him. (Season 2: Episode 3)
From then on, Sara became closer to Rudeus. Her hostile personality completely vanished after the incident at Trier Forest. These actions of her insisted that her feelings for him started to change and become deeper. Sara started sharing stories about herself and would get a little jealous if Rudeus mentioned another woman’s name. For instance, Roxy’s name.
In one of the Counter Arrow’s gatherings, Sara used buying a new dagger as an excuse to ask Rudeus on a date. Although Rudeus realized that it was a date after saying yes, he was willing to accompany Sara anyway. The two went shopping and had a good time together.
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Throughout their date, Sara was beautifully sweet and kind to him, unlike before. There was indeed a chemistry between them. Thus, it was no shock that fans have also begun to ship them after their date. It was because, after a long time, Rudeus was seen smiling and comfortable with another girl.
Sara asking him out on a date and being bubbly throughout it signified her feelings for him. After their date, in episode 4, the two decided to get a drink. Sara got a bit drunk, making it harder for her to contain her feelings. Also it also made it more difficult for Rudeus to resist him. Therefore, when she asked him to go to his room with her, Rudeus agreed to do it.
Sara once again thanked him for saving her before sharing a kiss. She was not hesitant in giving herself to Rudeus as she had already developed feelings for him. It was romantic or was supposed to be. After Rudeus couldn’t go on with what they were supposed to do because of his erectile dysfunction (ED), Sara got embarrassed and dressed up. She took back all the things that her actions conveyed, including having feelings for Rudues. She ended the night by saying that what she had shown, particularly her willingness to give her body, was a mere act of obligation.
Sara’s feelings for Rudeus were genuine and deep. If the situation during that night had ended a little bit better, then things between them would not have ended the way they did. Sara was a lovable girl who had this strong independent woman aura in her, making it easier for Rudeus to fall in love. It was her that made Eris leave Rudeus’ mind and heart. Unfortunately, it was not Sara who was destined to mend the effect of her heartbreak, particularly her erectile dysfunction.
Will Sara Come Back in Rudeus’ Life?
Yes, she will, but it might take a long time. The embarrassing night that happened between Rudeus and Sara was the beginning of their fallout. Sara was willing to make amends with Rudeus the morning after what happened between them. Sadly, Rudeus flooding himself throughout the night with alcohol hindered it.
His frustrations about what happened between him and Sara and his ED made Rudeus spend the rest of the night drinking booze with Soldat Heckler. While the two were drunkenly talking, Rudeus unintentionally said something offensive to what happened between him and Sara, not knowing she was right behind her. During his drunken state, he mocked their date and implied that curvy girls are better. These words of Rudeus doubled her pain, causing her to slap him. Even Suzanne, who was with Sara, showed disappointment in how Rudeus acted.
From then, Rudeus never went back to accompanying the Counter Arrows and joined Heckler’s guild until he got invited as a special student at Ranoa Magic Academy. Sara and Rudeus never had the chance to talk or say goodbye properly. Because of Sara’s sincerity and the rest of the Counter Arrow, Rudeus began to accept himself and gain his confidence back. Thus, at some point, Sara could have had a proper explanation and apology from Rudeus because she deserved it.
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As of the writing of this article, Rudeus is now busy doing some research at the academy, and another woman has come back into his life. Slyphiette, Rudeus’ childhood friend, is attending the same school as Rudeus, wherein she disguises herself as Fitz. The reunion of the childhood friends implies that Sara and Rudeus’ reunion might take a long time.
But there’s hope for all Sara and Rudeus fans who are yearning for closure. According to Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel volume 13, Rudeus and Sara will reunite twice. Their first encounter will be when Rudeus already has two wives: Slyphiette and Roxy. Sara has joined another party called Amazon’s Ace. She will meet Rudeus while they are on a quest for Ranoa Kingdom Royalty, who is also there for the same reason.
Sara and Rudeus will talk about their falling out a few years back and will patch things up. They will regain the friendship they once lost before saying goodbye. Furthermore, in volume 23, when Sara is already Amazon Ace’s Vice-Captain, she will again meet Rudeus, who is with Eris. He will help her and her team to cross the border out of the war zone of the Kingdom of Gardenia. This meet-up between the two will remind Sara what she really wants to do, which is to find herself a husband and hopefully build a family.
Based on the light novel, Sara will not end up as one of Rudeus’ harem. Although this may seem disappointing to some due to their undeniable chemistry, Rudeus and Sara were always meant to be just good friends. The most significant thing is that they were able to fix what was broken and restore what they once had. There’s no guarantee that the manga or anime adaptation will follow the light novel series in terms of Rudeus and Sara’s relationships. Hence, as in the light novel, one can only hope that all ends well for them both.