In Nyssa's defense though, she DID say she was terrified that she thought Seg may be the love of her life. (or something to that effect) She kinda said it with trepidation. Sure, she could have kept her mouth shut, but why should she? It's war, and she's in the middle of a revolution, so why not tell it like it is? Should she have been more considerate of Seg's emotions? Why? These people are in arranged marriages, so emotions are really not a consideration. Besides, are the Rankless bound to a chosen "mate"? Wasn't Seg elevated to be bound to Nyssa? Their whole system of romance, procreation, & marriage is pretty Romance-Free. Additionally, Nyssa recently found out she was a clone, and is grappling with self-discovery, so she may be going through things.