Syni, I honestly feel the same way you do about Dark. He scares the crap outta me because of his abusive, manipulative nature and how easily people fall for it. Like, good heavens my ex pulled that crap on me; manipulation is freakin bad my dudes.
That’s why I’m so goddamn passionate about it. Yes, he’s a character, I get that. But seeing people excuse a character’s shitty behaviors makes me worry what they do with real life abuse.
I’m so sorry you had to go through that, anon.