Right, there's really no shipping on my part. It's pretty obvious what the writer was drawing upon.
A lot of people might bring up the Class S friend to dismiss it, but apparently from what I read that's just mostly a fictious thing surrounded by as expected, male fantasies, lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_S_(genre) Wishful thinking in some senses.
Also, I across this hillarious parody fandub of an Aldnoah insert song (the infamous I SAY CRYYYY) one. I was certain Sawano was just putting gibberish into it, when it turns out, that was really what happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8vrvb1rwlQ