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Hmm, is adjusting their ages out of the question? If the girl is significantly older or younger than the guys readers may be less likely to consider shipping anyone. (The bigger the age gap, the less likely, haha. Might need to be more than a couple years) Personally, this is my favorite go-to when I don’t want characters to get shipped together. 😂
Or.. she could be related to them? Cousins maybe? I realize that this might not be a possible option for you, so I’ll let you know if I think of anything else. <.>
Or, yk, you could just write them how you want and not stress about whether or not readers ship them, haha. If you don’t want it to be romantic, then just don’t write the characters with romantic feelings, haha. Right??
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