The longer I stay in this fandom, the scarier it’s getting, and these latest two fic chapters (one an ending, the other a continuation) are nothing short of horrifying. I was promised an ending where the writer showed that Alex is an absolute psychopath and NOT ‘a slobbering love bunny’…and instead, what I get is some priest telling the male Canon victim that he has to be all ‘forgiving’…which in fangirl language is code for ‘Lie on the ground and let the canon Narrator decimate you even further’. How very convenient that Alex pretends to be sorry and wants an actual friendship with Pete. How convenient it is, also, that once Pete comes crawling back and seeking his approval, he makes up stories of being abused to gain his sympathy and make it all the easier to ruin him from the inside out.
He’s just getting better and better at lying. Just as surely as he lied to get inside people’s houses, now he’s lying to get inside their homes and destroy their families one by one. It’s already been hinted that even hanging around said character is going to destroy his marriage, so I can only imagine what further horrors are going to happen to this victim once his wife realizes he’s now welcoming further abuse with open arms.
Unfortunately, it’s not stopping there, because this canon victim is now the abuser’s main supporter in another story by the same person, and now seems to be drawn in by the abuser’s ‘lawful citizen’ act when in fact he’s getting ready to brutally rape his latest female victim. Around this ‘friend’, he pretends like he’s in love, but he admits to wanting to brutally assault the girl the moment they’re alone again. Instead of feeling warm and fuzzy, now I’m truly getting creeped out. The more I think about this, the more I’m realizing that most of these OFC’s are being created only as playthings for Alex. They’re not equals, they’re not soul mates, they’re just weak females meant to humor him and as mere objects to take out his twisted sadistic pleasure on every single time.
And last but not least…if this is where modern romance is headed, we’d all better move next to a police station and start praying that all the naive girls/women drawn in by this wake up and see it for what it is before it’s too late. Unfortunately, judging by the fact that beloved housewives are buying these ‘Fifty Shades’ books and reveling in the idea of their significant others putting them in the hospital, it’s not looking so good.