If you truly feel something toward an NPC, why not feel several things?
This chapter explores
ways to give the player emotionally complex relationships with major NPCs.
At the end of the last chapter, I speculated that some people in your life probably have mixed feelings toward you. Are there people toward whom you have different layers of feelings?
Many people have a variety of feelings toward one or both of their parents, their siblings, or even their spouse.
If it happens in life, it's appropriate to put one or more NPCs in your game toward whom the player will feel a variety of mixed feelings simultaneously.