This morning, I got a new plot bunny for one of Anri's prompts! It just came to me!
Anri, from Durarara
, has this katana (named Saika) with a female personification - a crazy motherly one that wants to be connected to all of the human race. For those who don't know anything about this anime and manga, I typed up a glossary of terms on my Anri character journal, so to get an idea of how twisted Saika's love toward humanity is, check it out: http://saika-wielder.dreamwidth.org/485.html
For the prompt I picked titled Slash
, I think it's definitely a very interesting idea to write through Saika's POV, the feelings and thoughts of this sentience object of darkness from the day she chose Anri to after the Saika Arc.
I know that whenever I do RP with this character, I mention on what happens with Saika's whispering mantra of "I love you I love you I love you I love you...
" For example: If Anri's in danger around dangerous people, the whispers in her mind that Anri usually tunes out, then she would hear the whispering sound louder, and whispering something like, "I love you I love you I love cut mother love love cut...
" This is more head canon
than pure canon, by the way. This was never really mentioned in the anime, or manga.
I think this prompt idea would be great and really interesting to do. I don't think I've seen any story idea like this on fanfiction.net, or on Archive Of Our Own. I usually think up things no one else has thought before anyway. That's nothing new to me.
Anri's one of my most favorite characters of this series. She's complicated, and is just this mess inside, apart from having a supernatural katana that she keeps as a secret from most. She's afraid of love (the very emotion itself in general) since she was a little girl, yet she still yearns for happiness, to be loved. She loved her parents very much, yes, but there were at times when her father had been abusive to both his wife and Anri herself. I believe her father was a bit of an alcoholic, because alcohol can definitely transform a kind and loving person into a bad tempered and violent person. (This would be another plot device bunny by the way, for the prompt Victim
to this a little, from when I was much younger. My dad used to be an alcoholic so very long ago, and he at times scared me. I won't ever touch an alcoholic beverage, not ever. Alcoholism is a terrible disease. It can severely damage families, both physically and emotionally.
Fortunately, the damage in my family didn't get to the point to falling apart. My parents have been married for over 20 years now, and never divorced. Once, and only once during my childhood did they separate for a while, and that was a close call...
Both prompts for Anri and Saika will be absolutely emotional, and dark. Getting Slash
started this weekend would be great. Yes, I want to do this one first. Then, after that, I'll write out Victim