Well, here goes my first blogchain post! It was kinda ridiculously fun, I definitely should find more of these to jump in on. Though this’ll be my only with TCWT, considering next month I’ll be turning twenty-one (DUN DUN DUUUUUUN).
On that note, let’s jump into it.
The prompt is: ”Write a letter to an antagonist.”
I had to sit and think about this one. I’m one of those people who see a blurred line between a good protagonist and antagonist. Every villain is a hero in their own mind, after all. So I went with someone who really wasn’t a “villain” by any standard. In fact, he was a love interest by the end. But he was the antagonist for the MC of the book.
So my letter is to Akiva, from “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor. (I haven’t read the sequel yet — it’s on it’s way — so only vague spoilers for the first book.)
If I could slap you right now, I would.
And instead of just verbally abusing you, I should probably explain that, huh?
You see, you were an absolutely fascinating character to follow. If I had to describe you in one word, it would be “beautiful.” Not just because of physical beauty, but because of the person you were. Everything about you loved beautifully, ached beautifully, longed beautifully. You really were an angel, bent and broken by loss and grief for nearly two decades. You, once caring, killed without a second thought, driven by an emotionless state of existence. But knowing you, hearing your voice, I would still call it beautiful.
Then, seeing that shell break, seeing you turn from being the bad guy to the one who stood by Karou’s side no matter what! You even went to her and turned your back on your brother and sister, the only two people you had left.
And yet you destroyed Karou. You crippled my beloved main character in just a few short lines because of something you couldn’t have known. You thought you were doing right, or at the very least getting revenge for something that happened so long ago. When you did it, there couldn’t have been consequences. If I were in your position, I would have done the same.
That’s what hurts the most. You made us love you, trust you completely because Karou did the same. I should have seen it coming, but I don’t think I wanted to. Because, like I said, I would have done the exact same thing. And yet I can’t forgive you. That’s killing me, because I just loved you as a person.
So, my dear, you have some explaining to do in your sequel. Or else the slapping will commence.
K. Kazul Wolf
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