In which hearts break.
A glimpse at the shadows that plague the hearts of gods, legends, and mortals.
Disbelief is powerful: it crumbles faith, corrodes legends, corrupts dreams. It dismisses the validity of the things you love, denies the potential for things to be, and negates accomplishment. It is a thing that people must fight to conquer, because achievement is recognized in contrast to its stark background. But can this force be conquered when it eats at what you are?
There are two secrets in this page, one for the past and one for the future.
Erik belongs to Leroux and Webber.
Jareth belongs to Henson, Lucas, and Bowie.
Norrington belongs to Disney, Bruckheimer, and Davenport.
Javert belongs to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
Erlkönig, Odin, and Arthur Pendragon are mythological characters and belong to everyone and no one.
You've made me all watery.
I want to say that the Erlkonig’s panel was the future secret when you posted this page, considering the prelude you did to the Kings War arc with the Erlkonig. However, it could also be the past secret if it was referring to during the Such Stuff arc, as both Jadis and the Erlkonig know that they cannot love. Otherwise, I think that the past secret is Javert’s panel, with the starts, angel, bubbles and judgement as were all shown just before Valjean was introduced into this verse.
I mean, I get that he, being Germanic, would have "I Love You" in German, but I want so badly to know to whom it was addressed, and by whom it was written.
In other words, "GAH FEEEELS!!!"
The poem "Erlkonig" was originally written in German.
What could have happened that would make a confession of love, rate alongside being replaced, unwanted, rejected, and damned?
Sorry about that.
I am loving this whole arch, but it kicks my heart, seriously ;w;
Oh wait, those are questions we all ask ourselves constantly. Ay yai yai.
Erlkönig and Jareth were denied love.
Erik, James and Javert were denied the things they wanted most (people to listen, someone to care, and redemption).
I'm going to go cry now.
btw, is the cross shaped star in three panels related to the positioning of Disbelief?