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Some Thoughts on the “Power of Love” to Overcome the Darkness/Lucifer & Some Spec on What It Was God Stole From the Darkness to Form Creation
While replying to an ask I
somehow veered off topic completely because I got lost in 8x17 “Goodybe Stranger” and that sparked a lot of emotions, so I thought I’d post this
separately as it had nothing to with the ask, but everything with the -
as cheesy as it sounds - power of love. And yes, I got a lot more emotional when I remembered the “Frankie Goes to Hollywood”-song and the lyrics, because they just fit this season so well that it delivers a punch in the gut.
That being said, I have mused upon this on and off, but I truly believe that in some way love was involved when the Darkness was locked away and therfore I think the ultimate ingredient to defuse the Darkness and /or Lucifer
will also be love - since it so far has proven to be the one thing, the one emotion, the Darkness itself is vulnerable to.
May that be because she was turned into the antithesis of it? God as the light, Amara as the Darkness. What if to build creation, for God betraying his sister meant taking from her the very thing she used to be the epitome of?What if he stole love from her to be able to create humanity? It would explain why Dean was so receptive to the mark’s powers as arguably Dean as a character is all about love…
I think it would fall perfectly in line with the opposition of love vs. attraction the show has been emphasizing in 11x11 “Into the Mystic” and how the mark has proven to be vulnerable to it since it helped Cain to withstand its infuence for centuries and particularly a mother’s love (and a mother is basically what you could consider the Darkness) has been proven to be able to get through to Dean when he was close to killing Sam. And in this regard in particular, since the love of a parent is special and commonly a couple deciding to want kids is being seen as “love come to life” (something one can see as creation too) wouldn’t it be tragically fitting if it was love indeed God stole from the Darkness to form creation?
Motherly Love / Parental Love
And interestingly in this regard too is that the spell that removed the mark
demanded a sacrifice of the spell caster, but not just anything, the sacrifice had to be someone the spell caster loved - and Rowena loved Oscar, in fact, she loved him like her own child, loved him so much she granted him eternal life - formed a new creation. It sounds batshit insane, but I think it would line up. Even all the way back to Eden, which has been front and center of the arc. From Gadreel to Lucifer to the fall of humanity.
Since we have come full circle to S8 where the focus on the heart and
love has been set up, I just came back to this moment captured above as it is one of the most relevant scenes for the current arc too, which I
am very certain after the partial reversal in 10x22 “The Prisoner” we’ll get
back to at the end of S11. When Dean may be in the grasp of Amara, lost to her command and Castiel, still imprisoned within Lucifer, I hope the question asked in 8x17 “Goodbye Stranger” will be asked again and will then be answered
And it frankly to me only make sense given the context of this
week’s episode and the contrasting of “love vs. attraction” with Dean overcoming Amara’s hold, because it is not love existing between them, no
emotional connection, no romance just attraction (because love was stolen from her, but what is what Dean represents) and Castiel putting Lucifer back where he belongs (or Lucifer being redeemed and becoming the morning star if he helps - thought here) to answer this question with what large parts of the audience has been inserting ever since.
What broke the connection?
And the thing is, this plays not only into
the possibility of Deancas and romantic love, but has everything to do with sibling love
too as Amara and God are siblings like Sam and Dean are. And this season
we have so far seen step by step an undoing of past wrongs and a
direct mention that things between the brothers need to change.
As Gabriel once said there was a story about two siblings, who loved but betrayed each other. Back then he talked about Lucifer and Michael in relation to Dean and Sam, but now we know this goes also for Cain and Abel, but most of all for God and Amara/the Darkness.
In the end I think it’s that Amara and God have to be reunited and God has to give her back what he stole from her and by that possibly both ceasing to exist, leaving nothing but true free will, nothing but balance. And that, balance, treating each other as equals, being close but in a healthy manner may be what this arc will entail for the Winchesters too. God and Amara resolving their issues would be a direct parallel to them.
They wouldn’t love each other less, just differently. In a way that no longer paralyzes them, brings them to making the same mistakes over and over again. Making this arc about more than one kind of love doesn’t diminish the possibility or bond of Deancas, but enriches it. As one could say by Dean and Sam resolving their issues and finding balance, Dean will truly for the first time be free to allow himself to love someone else than his brother. He’d take the vulnerability, be okay with it, because he’s okay with himself and his relationship and that is why in the end he is not truly vulnerable, but stronger. Because love isn’t weakness, it’s power.
#7 with Remus/Sirius would be lovelyyy. have a wonderful day :)))
I’m hoping that 7=G=things you said while driving! hope you have a wonderful day too! ^.^
‘Sirius, I don’t like this,’ Remus says frantically, voice climbing with their altitude.
Sirius just laughs, throwing his head back so his long hair tickles Remus in the face.
‘Sirius,’ Remus says, trying to sound calmer, so Sirius can’t wind him up just for the fun of it. ‘Sirius, we could be seen at any moment, Muggles use the public footpaths near Hogsmeade and I hate to break it to you, but Muggle motorbikes don’t typically fly.’
Of I'm allowed to send this in at this time, A, E, and R for the captains please? If not, then ignore this. Please and thank you~
((Now, I could have sworn Raine wrote E and R for Oikawa, but I can’t find it for the life of me. I don’t know if she did, or if I’m imagining things. You can check in the ask meme tag, though, and if she has, it’ll be in there, too.
Also, I was unsure if you meant current or former captains, so I tossed both Moniwa and Futakuchi in there. And Terushima bc hello weakness hot damn.
Sorry to have disappeared on you guys for a while - I’ve been pretty sick the past little while. Ready and raring to go now, though~! Hope this is what you were looking for, sweet nonnie c:
A= Afercare: Daichi is a giant sweetheart after he and his s/o have sex. He’s gentle and kind, using a low, soft voice to murmur praise as he brushes their hair back from their forehead and leave tender kisses along their forehead. The other admins and I, much like most of the Haikyuu fandom, agree that he’s got one of the biggest daddy kinks - so after a round like that, his aftercare is more tender than usual, and he’s very, very careful in the way he takes care of his partner. He makes sure to use nothing but feather light touches against their skin.
E= Experience: Now, this captain has his fair share of experience. He isn’t the type to play around, and he’s only been with two serious partners in his life. However, he’s always been game to experiment, and he has learned a thing or two from his old relationships - things he’s very willing to use on his current s/o.
R= Risk: Daichi is one of the guys that likes to keep it to a minimum. His favourite place is in the bedroom, and honestly, that’s where he’d prefer it to stay. He’s not one to really be down for a quickie in the bathroom stall, or the locker room, but sometimes, if his partner is lucky, they can entice him when they corner him and get on their knees…
A= Aftercare: Kenji and aftercare really don’t go hand in hand. Yes, he snuggles up to his partner and presses sloppy kissed along their face, but he doesn’t do much more than that. He’s too busy sleeping almost immediately after.
E= Experience: Before his current s/o, Futakuchi really messed around. He’s handsome, smart, and a tease - the perfect combination to get someone down for a quick, easy lay. So when it comes to pleasing his partner in the bedroom, he really knows how to get them going.
R= Risk: Absolutely. Any place, any time. He’ll take his partner wherever they please. The locker room, janitors closet, even in an empty classroom up against the window. He’s not really afraid of people seeing - he gets a thrill out of knowing someone may walk in and see just how good he can please his partner.
A= Aftercare: He’s a little awkward about it, really. Sometimes his touches are too hard, or he gets his hand tangled in a knot when he’s brushing his fingers through their hair - but his heart is in the right place. He apologizes profulesly and won’t stop till his partner plants a little kiss on him, assuring him it’s all right.
E= Experience: Moniwa has always been rather focused on volleyball and school. Besides a few kisses here and there, he really doesn’t know what he’s doing. The first time with his s/o, they spent most of it taking care of him, making him comfortable being with them in such an intimate way.
R= Risk: Along with the new territory that his partner brought to the table when they began a sexual relationship, he also discovered a few things about himself. Perhaps it’s because he never had sex before he met them, or he just can’t get enough of the feel of their skin on his, but he’s very open to taking them just about anywhere they ask - even for only five minutes of their sweaty body against his own.
A= Aftercare: He tries. This little owl tries so very, very hard to be a sweet, romantic lover. But his aftercare game is weak. He’ll follow up the act with a sloppy peck on the cheek, wriggle against them and dig his head against their shoulder, and promptly pass out.
E= Experience: Bokuto has had a few sexual encounters in his life. However, most of what he’s really learned is from porn, which, as we know, is definitely not the best teacher. So he had a lot to really come to terms with when he and his partner really started the intimate side of their relationship. For example…most people really can’t bend like that.
R= Risk: Bring it on. Anywhere - he’s down for it. Akaashi nearly walked in on him and his partner one time, and instead of stopping or hiding, Bokuto fucked them harder, just so they’d cry out louder. Much like Futakuchi, he enjoys knowing that people can hear (or possibly see) how well he treats his partner.
A= Aftercare: Oikawa is a big softie after sex. He cuddles his partner and, much like Daichi, whispers praise against their skin, trailing sensually along their neck, shoulder, and arms with soft kisses - before pressing a kiss to each finger. It’s his way of showing his affections, following up each kiss with a reason why they’re so beautiful to him.
E= Experience: He’s been around the block a time or two. With girls throwing themselves at his feet, he’s taken a few up on their more intimate offers. Each person is different, of course, but he’s come to learn the basic things that sets every person off - and with how observant he is, it doesn’t take much to figure out how to make his partner scream.
R= Risk: Another one for the risky side of things. However, he’s quite unhappy knowing that his partner may be seen, and always takes care to be in front of them - for example, in an empty classroom, he has his back to the door, covering their body from prying eyes. Only he’s allowed to see his partner in the middle of mind blowing pleasure.
Yuji Terushima (mY BABY AWWW YEEEAAAA)
A= Aftercare: Not really his forte. He’s more playful in the moment than anything, and presses sloppy little kisses along his s/o’s shoulders and neck, teasing them about how utterly cute they are. However, after a particularly rough go, he’s always very gentle, and pulls them in to his chest without saying a word, lips resting against the top of their head.
E= Experience: Although it may seem like he’s a master of the craft….Terushima only has a handful of encounters under his belt. His rather forward and pushy nature is offputting to a lot of potential partners. He experiments a lot with his s/o, though, and is down for trying almost anything at least once.
R= Risk: No. Terushima will not chance anyone seeing your body, or hearing your cute voice calling out for him. He’ll take you anywhere at home - the shower, bed, kitchen counter, couch - but nowhere outside of the house. Watching you fall apart beneath his fingertips is something only he can see, and no one else.
I really love how you made amethysts hair short in that last fanart! It makes me think that maybe since her hair was sooooooo much shorter when she was "younger" that maybe Amethysts default hair is a lil bob! Anyway I love your art thank you :D
Yep that was the reasoning behind that hairstyle! Thnk you so much for the nice words!!!!!!!! :D