Juli, Sweet thank you both!
You made me think harder hahaha.
So I thought another approach to explore some questions and try to connect as many pieces of the puzzle as possible … please bear with me haha …
I think Kaname was waiting and maybe “pushed” Sara to make her move towards Hanadagi in order to set his plan in action. So the questions here are … what “aid” Sara has offered without knowing ofc, and HOW Kaname “ensure” Sara’s participation??? Cuz is like if Sara didn’t awaken Hana, his original plan couldn’t start!
If I could make an analogy with the first arc or a mirror since it seems that Hino is using that element … maybe Sara is like Shizuka’s case and Hanadagi/Hiou are like Rido.
What I mean … Shizuka had a personal agenda (mainly revenge and gain power), like Sara seems to have currently. But Shizuka didn’t represent a huge threat cuz I think from what we have seen thus far Kaname could deal with her, alone << I guess the same applies for Sara.
However Shizuka’s actions created a domino of events with the final result to be Zero’s freedom and boosting >>> ultra necessity for the ultimate battle with Rido << which btw was an expected threat … Kaname knew that one day he’ll had to deal with him.
So the question here is … what if Shizuka didn’t have played her role in the history; how Rido could be dealt? Thinking of that, Kaname’s wording >> “I gather all the pieces that you needed here” (in the academy) it takes a bit different meaning … the creation of the NC served multiple reasons (co-existence bla bla), but also lured Shizuka from her hide-hole and that drove to Zero’s “preparation” … in short to be ready for Rido IF he would return as he was afraid.
Sara seems to play Shizuka’s role now … she is “preparing” the stage … she is dropping the first piece from the domino … She’s using Ouri’s power to break the shield and awakes Hana <<< that’s the help probably Kaname needed.
So how Kaname could have known that Sara will play her role and she’ll break Hanadagi’s icy-shield and awoke him???
My thought is that the role of the NC
, now is replaced from the ball
where Kaname presented Yuuki … the princess of the vampires. The revelation of Yuuki’s existance could have spoiled Sara’s plan to be the Queen??? I think it has … Sara maybe had in mind that she could be the Queen if she become Kaname’s wife (we saw how she approached Kaname in the first ball 1st arc, and how Yuuki felt jealous of her … Takuma’s “kidnap” in order to gather info for Kaname). So after Yuuki’s appearance, in a way Sara was “lured” to find another way to reach her goal since the “throne” was already filled >>> gain more power to eliminate Yuuki and Kaname, since now she couldn’t be his wife >>> awakes Hanadagi <<< She bit the bait!
So Sara played/fulfilled her role into Kaname’s chess game … and the road was open …
Also if the hypothesis that the ball >>>Yuuki’s début >>> revelation of the existence of Kuran’s princess was the “first push”, is accurate, then Yuuki’s encryption for a year, takes also another meaning >>> why she should be a secret? >>> because her existence would fire up new conflicts … maybe bigger than what we can now imagine (I mean not only Sara’s attack).
So everything takes place … she needed time to accept who she was and be prepared for what will come >>> Kaname’s insistence to use her fangs (< as acceptance of her nature), plus her reinforcement through his blood/memories for the time she will be alone and take the “leadership”.
Kaname also said that he needed time to set the conditions for her début. Except from calming down the uproar which senate’s wiped off created, and sign a new contract with the hunters, could have done something more??? What if he made a secret deal with Cross for the time he would be off??? I’m super speculating here, but also Cross’s actions (with Yuuki, NC etc) seem like serving Kaname >>>
1. Cross was heading where; when Yuuki “hijacked” their car … this little “coincidence” placed Cross in the right place on the right time …
2. He did what ever he could to stop Yuuki for going after Kaname … even slapping and arresting her!
3. With a little push, almost guidance from Cross, Yuuki took the role of the leader.
4. Synchronously kept her occupied by permitting the re-opening of the NC and delaying her wish to find Kaname << allowing him to proceed with his plan undistracted and maybe knowing that Yuuki is in good hands. ( >> another mirror with the 1st arc? … Kaname entrusted Yuuki for 10 years into Cross’s hands … is impossible to have done it again???)
Furthermore Kaname’s contradictions may have a deeper meaning as well. Keeping her for himself; aka never reveal her existence? <<< If he could do that, maybe it wouldn’t be necessary to proceed with his original plan. Somehow seems that the apocalypse of Yuuki’s existence is directly affined with Kaname’s plan >>> if Yuuki would be unveiled then his path was one-way. So maybe after all, his hesitation/contradictions had nothing to do with selfishness or possessiveness as he is been accused multiple times *cough*. And as we suspected Kaname took his decision to actualize his original plan, after the “conversation” with Rido.
There is something about Rido that we still miss … what he did to be ostracized from the clan!??? From his puzzler wording can we assume that he knows what drove Kaname into despair and slumber? … my gut feeling is that Rido was involved in the incident that drove Kaname in despair (probably the loss of his wife) and that was the reason to be erased from the family. Everything ties … the core of his torture towards Kaname revolves around his contradictions/fears which concerns his love interest viz Yuuki … the reason of his banishment is still unknown, despite the fact that his role supposedly is over. So I think it make sense, the reason to be a secret is cuz it’s related with another secret >> Kaname’s grief>>loss>>identity of his wife.
Also note this … Rido was Shizuka’s fiancé >> connection with Hiou’s clan … an engagement probably for political reasons which right now we don’t know the implications but could be the missing piece of why Kaname killed also the head of the Hiou’s clan after Hanadagi? Also … Rido became a mad man … could his mother was a female from Hiou’s family who have heredity in madness? << This could also explain why Rido was engaged with Shizuka and not with Juri as firstborn <<< Shizuka could was his half sister thus and the engagement.
Also … remember Aidou-dono’s words … the most sinful crime in the history of PBs, before Shizuka Hiou
went missing! << another reference to Hiou’s family.
Which was the most sinful crime? <<< I think this crime it might connects all the pieces together … Hanadagi, Hiou and maybe Rido >>>
- In the 1st arc everything was orchestrated for the ultimate danger viz Rido, who was coming from the past and he was aiming for Yuuki. Seems like in the 2nd arc also everything that happened were a preparation for Hanadagi’s and maybe Hiou’s elimination hence and Kaname was leaving Sara to move freely.
- Rido was “neutralized” when the game started but Kaname knew that one day will pose a threat. So could it be something similar with Hana? I think is possible cuz Hanadagi was also “neutralized” by being in slumber but his awakening would pose a new threat. How Kaname could know that? Probably from the past … remember the scene where Kaname is grieving over a shattered mirror >>> there is depicted Hanadagi’s castle! << on surface totally irrelevant … but I think Hanadagi is coming from the past and his role had to do with Kaname’s grief/loss.
So every one of the ultimate villains seems to have connection with the past:
- Rido maybe was involved with Kaname’s loss and that’s why he ostracized
- Hiou had connection with Rido and now we have also Aidou-dono’s reference.
- Hanadagi seems he also coming from the past since currently was in slumber.
So my idea is that Aidou-dono’s wording about the most sinful crime in the history of PBs could be the “murder” of the first Queen and Kaname’s wife. A conspiracy where were involved Rido, Hanadagi and Hiou??? I think such a title matches with the murder of the Queen of the vampires …
Then Kaname went into slumber, the monarchy was demolished and the senate start ruling.
> Yuuki’s birth should be kept as a secret.
> When her existence it became known Rido was aiming specifically for her an attack which drove to Haruka’s and Juri’s death in order to protect her existence.
> Rido’s reappearance brought the “big bang” that Yuuki was a PB and not a human after all … and on top of that the Kuran princess!!!
> Yuuki’s revelation as the princess into vampires’ society set in motion a new circle of conflicts …
Based on the above observations can’t stop thinking if we should expect a new apocalypse for Yuuki when Kaname’s reasons for killing Hana and Hiou will unveiled … hints >> Yuuki’s butterflies’ wings, the resin rose, the mysterious key … I think there are things that we don’t know about Yuuki lol.
Cuz seems that everything revolves around Yuuki … so IMO Kaname’s original plan is about Yuuki’s protection …
The co-existence is a general idea which Kaname believed in, and served … his past says so without doubt …
Now seem like it’s served through Yuuki’s protection cuz probably will come to fruition through her! Ergo Kaname’s original plan creates the shield around her in order none threat older or newer, would stop her from actualize a true and long-lived co-existence.
Kaname knew what path she will follow so he opens the road for her by wiping off every threat … Yuuki’s existence it’s not important only for him or for the people who love her, but probably is the key for the co-existence <<< this is something which can explain and justify all the efforts and actions for her protection … from her parents to Kaname currently.
He doesn’t want the past to repeat itself …
PS. @ Juliet if nothing from my above babbling comes true,
please would you write a nice and touching fic like you know???