at the end of the day stiefvater said it best herself. trc is a series about overcoming your upbringing and becoming your own person, presumably. kavinsky is the opposite of that. he’s a deliberate foil to ronan (or to gansey if you look at their influence on ronan’s life.) like fucking hell it’s not that hard to get. kavinsky is everything ronan could be and everything he doesnt want to be. and ronan escapes that.