It's the same ole cliche about covering up that said guy is gay by using someone, who is in a similar tricky situation so they can make a deal or preferable if gay guy is a genius, that he looks for an easily manipulated someone. While gay guy can cover up his secret by marrying girl, the girl can live a carefree life as long as she acts her role and maybe even get herself a lover. Both of them could get their own lover by fake marriage. Both would be pleased with that kinda situation, cuz it benifits them both. priorities Nah, its most likely desperation for any romantic happening in this novel. It's in everyone's nature to ship anything with anything.