High key curious as to if you think Titus would've still followed through on his plans (as Glauca) if he'd known his s/o would've died too (like if his s/o was a Glaive, or if they were on Regis' protection detail or something)
Oh man oh man, I love you so much for asking me this question. My answer:
Absolutely fucking not. I don’t think this means he wouldn’t have done it at all though–I see him as the kind of guy to pull some bullshit on his S/O without telling them about it; like reassigning them somewhere far away, or even having them removed by force from the most dangerous places. (Maybe he’d have Luche and Tredd kidnap them and imprison them in a safehouse of some kind until it’s all over).
If his S/O died at his own hand everything he did would have been meaningless. There’d be no point to going through with it. I think the most tragic thing for him after his S/O dying would be his S/O finding out what he’s done/that he’s Glauca and rejecting him for it after. He’d lose everything then. I could see him going a little yandere like “you don’t have to understand, I’ll keep you safe, you’re mine” if he’s full Glauca.
Personally, what I would love to believe is that if he had an S/O to ground him he wouldn’t go through with things. Maybe he wouldn’t have gotten so warped by hate… or maybe they would have convinced him to stop halfway. Maybe not kill Regis. Maybe they could have fled somewhere together while the world went to shit… @sonsoflucis has many thoughts on this. 😏 At any rate my fan fic for Titus is an AU that assumes the events of Kingsglaive never happened/will never happen, because I just can’t be bothered with the complexity of trying to fit that shit in. Call me lazy if you like, hehe. Thanks for asking!