sometimes I remember Channary Blackburn, my most problematic of my problematic faves. And my heart bleeds because she was awful and did inexcusable things but in the end she was just just a bitter lonely woman who didn’t believe in anything until her daughter was born. And Cinder is going to never know. Like, there is probably no one who has anything nice to say about Channary except that she was beautiful. But everything else? Channary was a horrible queen, a horrible sister, and tbh a horrible person. But she was NOT a horrible mother. SHE LOVED SELENE. But will that ever be known? No. Cinder/Selene will grow old thinking her mother was just as bad to her as she was to everyone else and that just hurts. Hearts out to my fave, Channary.