The Story Behind Chris’ Death

If you are following Darwynn’s Law you know Chris has perished – a victim of a therian attack. (So much better than typing were, or were creature and getting a weird look from my stupid screen.)

I promised I’d tell the story behind it. So here goes. AJ has an outline. AJ tries to follow outline. We kinda smushed it and moved things and went a different direction. AJ also has a horrible memory. But when it comes to the world it’s usually pretty good. Not this time.

But before I get to that, let me share. AJ had things randomly done. Random kids, random names, random descriptions, random personalities. She threw a few knowns in there like Chris, Nate, Dylan and Michaela. They all have background story. Threw a couple of the ruling family in for good measure and everything else was random.

AJ knew Trent was going to die. She had an avatar for him but since moved him cause she didn’t want to kill Eliot (from The Magicians). Kenny – well Kenny was going to die. Kinda had to kill Kenny – cliche but yes it was a must.

Two kids were slotted to die. AJ randomized that too. Stuck them in the same group and then randomly assigned all of them to groups, and assigned me, Trent and Dylan all to groups. She went so far as to randomly decide winners and losers and grades etc. But I don’t think we’ll be using that stuff. But it’s there if it’s needed.

So those two kids who died were supposed to be in Dylan’s group. Opps. AJ normally could have corrected that mistake but the post had already been published. AJ kinda has this rule if it’s published to the real world – it’s kinda law unless it’s ‘back story’ or just me rambling about something – like the past Dorian stuff. No one ever saw the drafts where he and I were an item thus it was changeable. So whoops – fuck up. So AJ looks who’s in group two, Trent’s group.

AJ could have rolled again, did it randomly. But AJ’s a bitch. (I love you AJ, but you are!) Given that it would cause me the most grief, AJ killed Chris. I knew AJ had to do it. I’d do it too. So, Chris wasn’t important to my story. But he is now. He’s my best friend’s nephew. Now I have to deal with Jace and his reaction to losing his nephew. I’m not looking forward to it. I can only hope that Jace forgives me.

James Green was slated to die, but he survived – the arrogant prick. In his stead John got to die. A ruling family is caused distress, maybe prompting them to take a look at things. Doubtful, but it adds to the drama of life in the AU building.