*spoilers warning*rant begins* I love the idea of Eric, Vlad, and Sephiroth as warrior friends in my verse. Of course, Sephiroth can never take Constantin’s place in the hearts of the two vampires, but he wouldn’t need to. The unique character that he is… well, it would be a different, happier, more fulfilling friendship. Constantin’s past before the Deadliest of the Deaths wasn’t pretty, much like Eric’s, and although I don’t have Constantin’s backstory in PMF or DTRT, it’s worth mentioning he had a brooding but extremely loyal personality. I also don’t write openly that his final death was his own doing. He gave into his dark side (remember Sookie asking Eric not to?), and eventually it consumed his sanity. Meeting the sun was the only way out.
Sephiroth is way more pragmatic as an OC/OOC in my story. I model him (his appearance in particular) after General Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, but in my verse he’s not what he is in FF7 – a human whose DNA was manipulated with alien cells at a fetus stage. I can’t reveal yet what exactly he is, but he has the qualities Vlad and Eric value most: unparalleled fighting (specifically with katana) skills, fierceness, smarts, wisdom, knowledge of vampire and supernatural history, connections, financial savvy, sexual prowess, and above all loyalty. If these three learn to trust each other, they will trust to their final deaths. Yeah, I’m pretty eager about Sephiroth joining the cast, but we’ll see how and in which capacity. Maybe, there will be an opportunity for the three of them to come together in the DTRT epilogue. I leave you and myself guessing at this point. But expect to meet Sephiroth before this epic concludes. *end fan rant*
Well, here we are, getting closer to the grand finale. I’m pretty sure there will be one or two more chapters after this, plus an epilogue. That’s it, people, I solemnly swear, no more. Now’s time to cheer me up and show me some love, ’cause my Muse is getting depressed – not a good thing, considering we’re stuck in the beginning of Chapter 26 on a hugely important, pivotal scene, and I’m just not feeling it *sigh*.
BTW, as I was writing Chapter 25, I added a bunch of notes to myself to go along with the main narrative. The notes show the inner workings of the plot, so I might arrange them into a readable post if anyone’s interested.
So, find a cozy spot, grab a drink, and prepare to read and, you know, review.