Guilt is a weird emotion to write. It’s all-consuming and suffocating for the person with the guilt, yet they are responsible for it. Ramona is guilty about her past and the things she had done, but she knew what she was doing when it happened.
In Soulmates, Ramona is seen as a traitor due to her past actions. She acts aloof, as if it doesn’t bother her, but she is consumed by it. What she did hurt a lot of good people and she is continually punished for it. When she is introduced in Soulmates, she is serving a seven year punishment in solitude.
Ramona is a master of facades and puts up walls around herself, keeping her feelings hidden from everyone around her. Marciella is one of the first characters to know that she does feel guilt for her actions.
Ramona knows a lot of things that could help and hurt almost everyone in the series, which is an interesting dynamic to write. She could be the key to everyone’s survival or everyone’s demise.