I love the fact that you keep calling marius out! i'm just wondering why you always portrait david only as a victim, when he is a creep in the same way marius is. i'm not saying raping david was okay but rather wondering why the fandom forgot how awful david is
Oh, I don’t care for David. PRIMARILY because he waltzes in and replaces both Louis (the bookish love interest) and Daniel (the chronicler) in the story, but he’s also a grade-A prick. What with his statutory assault of “””””””””precocious””””””””” children and general Old White Man patronizing (you KNOW Jesse had to deal with a mountain of ‘splaining all day every day, making me all the more angry that all of a sudden he’s guiding her everywhere like a child in PL).
The thing about David is that I can mostly ignore him. He’s a shitheel, but he’s kind of his own little bubble of unpleasant over in a corner, and not especially important in the first three books. Marius is pretty inextricably bound up in the arcs of three of my favorite characters (Lestat, Armand, Daniel) in addition to being at the center of basically everything as a trusted advisor, which is why he comes up so often (and by the same token, why David mostly comes up in the context of his role in Lestat’s fall into awfulness).