LoveOfPurple wrote:Let’s say hypothetically if Liam and Hope don’t make it to the alter and get married (which I hope and pray that they don’t because I don’t want Liam with her nor do I want him with Steffy) and Hope gets really desperate for a man to call her own and she decides that Bill is the one, how much outrage would Ridge present if Bill and Hope got together? Would he be raising sand like he is is raising right now, or would he just be relieved that it is not Steffy who is with Bill. Not let me say for the record, I don’t want Bill and Hope together, I would rather that he go back to my girl Brooke and Wyatt and Hope to be reunited but this is a soap opera where anything and everything can happen. How would Ridge handle this one is the question at hand?
I feel strongly that he would be JUST as protective of Hope if she turned her eyes toward Bill, as he is of Steffy!
He is upset that Hope is trying to take Liam away from Steffy when she is carrying a baby. Remember, Ridge told Liam,that he knew that Liam loved his wife, which Liam agree with. Ridge then told Liam that Steffy is flawed and made a mistake, but she is Liam's flawed woman, and he had to accept that and forgive her because of all her good qualities. Let's be honest, there has been approximately three times that Liam was just about ready to get back with Steffy, and Hope has interfered. That has upset Ridge, and yes he has had a "talk" with Hope. But if the shoe was on the other foot -- and it was Hope that was married and pregnant with Liam's child and had made a HUGE mistake, like Steffy, he would be telling Liam to forgive her and go back to her also!
Ridge was almost killed by Bill and was left with a disability that almost made it so he couldn't work as a dress designer any longer. Bill pretended to be sorry, but he was laughing about it with Justin behind Ridge's back. Ridge has seen how badly Bill treated Katie when he was married to her, also. He also knows that Bill deliberately set out to take advantage of Steffy when she was upset and vulnerable. Steffy claims she went along with it, but Ridge also knows his daughter's personality, and she is the type to accept responsiblity for things she has done wrong, and doesn't say she was a "victim" ever. Then there was problems Ridge had with Caroline. Bill almost killed her when she fell from the balcony. With all these bad things that Ridge is aware of, of course if Bill and Hope became interested in each other, he would be very protective of Hope. Just as protective of her as he is of Steffy!!