Title: the darkness came and i let it in
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural; Drama; Angst; Suspense; Behind the Scenes
Word Count: 33,798
Warnings: Changing Tenses, Slightly explicit content (Ch. 4 only), Art: Body Horror & Nudity, Religious Themes, Childbirth
Summary: A darkness is rising, and it began with a young girl staring into the fire. The untold story of Rowena, more than 300 years in the making. Canon-compliant until S11E10 (The Devil in the Details).
Fic Links: AO3 | LJ
The original piece for this challenge~ Rowena and her encounters with various darknesses--some incursion, others obliteration, and still others--strength. (Flay her skin and there is muscle yet beneath.)
This one is based on a scene from the fic. A portrait of a youthful Rowena, watching her first witch-burning. I liked that the hair framing her face almost seems like a light source in itself. And I tried to get the flames reflected in her eyes.
Many thanks to coltsandquills for collaborating with me on this project, and crafting an epic, epic history for Rowena (or should I say a mega history?). If you clicked here first, don't forget to read her fic and show it all kinds of love, too!
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ♥