What you try to retcon as hallucinations is a standard way in TV and film to present memories of people. Because otherwise you would just have a boring 1:1 conversation. Or no conversation at all, in the case of a character thinking about Funny SUNS IN FOUR BOXING Shirt . TBH it becomes quite sad to see you scrambling for excuses as to why it still can’t (CAN’T!!!) be Redarina. Just suck it up, own up to your misinterpretations and deal with it. It’s not the end of the world to acknowledge you were wrong.