I will probably regret saying this because it's Umineko and Everything That Is Bad Happens In Umineko but based on just my read on Higurashi and the way R07 tends to prefer Bleakness With Purpose to Bleakness Without, I find it really funny how the SA thread immediately jumps to assuming the worst things will happen in Dawn Spoiler including potential Wife Husbandry from Battler, since the Kinzo parallels so far have been so heavy. Thing is, Beatrice must exist for the game board to be valid. She is the ruleset. Lambda wouldn't have been able to stage the game without her. Battler's attempts at the beginning of Dawn to exclude Beatrice from her own game seem more like him realising he's gonna have to put her through the shit that made her our Beato in the first place i.e. the aforementioned Everything That Is Bad. I get the sense that he's preparing to take on all the pain of the backstory in an attempt to try to spare her, (or more selfishly, leave her to suffer alone so he doesn't have to witness it) and that's gonna backfire horribly. Her suffering is a part of the game. Her descent into murderous agony is a part of the game. You have to play by the rules to complete the game, even if you're going to put your own flourishes on it. The game is not going to succeed of Battler tries to govern it all by himself, with the focus being on "protecting" Beato from what is in her future, as much as he doesn't want her to go through whatever it is that he realised caused this all. I'm not discounting the possibility that he Fuck Up before that or the aforementioned "being too cowardly/feeling unworthy to face her in her suffering", but considering that Higurashi also had lashing out pre-emptively and keeping secrets and lacking communication over the hard stuff causing at least three of the tragedies... I can't see how Battler would avoid making that mistake, having resurrected Beatrice and having had the realisation that oh shit. She has no idea. Also the wedding will absolutely get crashed by Beatrice who's gonna come hit Battler out of his guilt paralysis and force him to work together with her. Her story needs to be told in a specific way for the board to be valid and the mystery to be solveable. Battler can't run from that to try to make it easier on her, that's not her game.