When Damian was created, he was created with the intent of being Flavia's love interest. Their relationship was very rocky, and they were on and off again. While they were off, Flavia married a demon named Sephiro who was killed later on in the story. Flash forward several years, and the story goes as follows: Flavia takes an elf lover, he's also murdered, and after the murder Flavia discovers she's pregnant with his child. Flavia gives birth to her daughter, Talathiel. Few more years later, Flavia ascends to the throne of the demon kingdom. She then marries Damian, finally, and eventually they have two children; Roman, their son, and Autumn, their daughter. Talathiel becomes an assassin, Autumn takes the throne to the demon kingdom when she's old enough, and Roman takes the throne to the vampire kingdom.
For some reason, I recently began to think about Sephiro. He was so cool! And the dynamic of the relationship with Flavia was significantly different from Flavia and Damian's relationship. The Sephiro/ Flavia relationship was calm, very romantic and loving. It was very healthy. The Damian/ Flavia relationship was passionate, and very sexual. They loved each other very much, but it was almost a night and day different from Sephiro. Thinking about all of this, I started to miss Sephiro.
I brought this dilemma up with
, my co-conspirator with the story. She proposed we take a break from the regular timeline, and play with an alternate timeline with this premise: What if Sephiro DIDN'T die? I thought it would be fun, so I agreed.
The story was completely different from how it was with Damian as Flavia's love interest. Sephiro and Flavia's relationship was solid. Of course there was a lot of drama and anger between the two when they first met (Sephiro isn't very social), but once the relationship started to warm up, things went smoothly and were rather romantic. They didn't have the on again off again drama that Flavia and Damian had. Eventually, the story of the alternate timeline goes as follows: Sephiro and Flavia marry. Flavia decided NOT to take the throne to the demon kingdom. Instead, Flavia and Sephiro move to a modest cottage in a small human town. They have one child, a daughter named Helena. Sephiro continues going on missions, much like when he first met Flavia, while Flavia stays at home making medicines and performing medical care on anyone who needs it. Helena decides to be a mage and studies under
's characters Lucian and Alayna. COMPLETELY different story if Flavia marries Sephiro instead of Damian.
It has just recently been decided that we like the Sephiro timeline much better than the Damian timeline. I mean, I completely agree with this. It's just...Damian was created six years ago for Flavia. Talathiel, Autumn and Roman were created three years ago to be Flavia's children. Now POOF! Damian is officially a minor character that barely shows anymore, and Talathiel, Autumn, and Roman no longer exist, nor will they. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with the decision to go with the Sephiro timeline instead of the Damian one. The thing is I invested years in these characters that no longer don't matter. It's a bit of a shock. But I'll get over having my story turned upside down