All of time and space, everything that ever happened, or ever will. Where do you want to start?
He opens a chain of successful gift shops on the shores of the Shadow Fold. They offer “I survived the Unsea and all I got was this severed artery” t-shirts and volcra bobbleheads. And snacks!
I think that Ms Bardugo should release a Darkling POV novella. Baghra described him as a “brilliant, talented boy" and I would love to read about the moment when he became the badass Darkling. There must have been a time when he was just some kid with lots of aspirations (the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, after all). I’m really scared that he’s gone off to Crazytown, because I want him to be redeemed, but I feel like the only way that he would be able to achieve that is through death, and if that happens I will be heartbroken. Over a fictional character, yes.
"Why won't you leave me alone?" I whispered one night as he hovered behind me while I tried to work at my desk. Long minutes passed. I didn't think he would answer. I even had time to hope he might have gone, until I felt his hand on my shoulder. "Then I'd be alone, too," he said, and he stayed the whole night through, till the lamps burned down to nothing.
He has served countless kings, faked countless deaths, bided his time, waiting for you.
“I’ve seen what you truly are,” said the Darkling, “and I’ve never turned away. I never will. Can he say the same?”
The Star Whale didn’t come like a miracle all those years ago. It volunteered. You didn’t have to trap it or torture it. That was all just you. It came because it couldn’t stand to watch your children cry.