Why does your protagonist pull at your heartstrings?
I feel for Sohalie because she does a terrible thing, and then things happen which make it so much worse. I think we have all done things we regret. I know I have. I didn’t endanger anyone’s life, but I have said and done foolish things that have destroyed relationships that were important to me. I tried and failed to set things right, so I am really rooting for Sohalie as she tries to atone for what she did, even while suffering through some very real consequences.