The story is centered around the relationship between a brother and sister. Sister being 9 years old and the brother being 25. They are very close and she is the literal light in his life. The reason why he was able to maintain such a normal life and live well, mentally.
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Though the protagonist has lead a not so glamorous but typical life, he has avoided what deep seeded issues that had been brewing and growing much larger below the surface. This is because his sister was born a year or so before their mother’s death. He would have caved and lost it had he not had his sister there and to look out for. Since she was there though, his life never took that wrong turn and the inner being/who he actually is remained contained.
Had his sister not been taken from him in a heinous and depraved act later in the story, it would have stayed that way. But she was taken and that turn gradually did happen. The protagonist was always capable of forgone madness, he just needed a trigger to give into it. Losing her was the initiation of that.
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Any of you have any idea how one would explain the ability of a human brain to suppress supernatural tendencies, if it is indeed just that - human? Can a mind, secretly full of monstrous and sadistic desires repel the effects of a supernatural mark/tainting for a long while? And then co-exist when they are brought to the forefront of said character.
At his core he is essentially a troubled and ill minded person (always has been); a slasher-esque character by the end of the story with many odd abilities, but with that type of character always existing inside of him and only being brought out due to his loss, is it far fetched (yes I know this is all pretty vague) to think that a troubled human mind with no supernatural ability in itself could clash with supernatural awakenings/discoveries that occur later on in the story and they both play off each other?
I mean, what I am asking is, is it conceivable to believe that a some source not of this realm can be kept idle and hidden by an ill mind? All the while, having his normal humanity reign supreme for most of his life?
Can you be both?