Stargazing Lions

“The stars shine during the day too, you know. It’s just that the human eyes can’t see them because of the bright light of the sun. But… if you look up… the stars are always with you. As long as you don’t forget that, the stars will always be watching over you.”

Leon x God of Leo, Star Crossed Myth

Did you think this would be a Lion King quote? It’d make sense wouldn’t it? Oh how severely disappointed some people probably are…

Sorry, it occurred to me as I was writing in a title that even I expected a Lion King quote. Sorry again, because this is going to be a little depressing.

This quote hits me close to home. I am sure many of us have lost a loved one at some point in our lives. I lost my grandfather some odd years ago, and then my grandmother maybe two years later. It was not a fun time for anyone in my family.

It comes off as comforting in a way, like yes, we may not see the stars at all times, but they are always there. We just have to believe in them.

Leon is a bachelor from a Japanese otome game (literally “maiden game”), or dating simulator, called “Star Crossed Myth.” It’s a little embarrassing to say that I read these, not going to lie, but they’re fun and interesting reads nonetheless.

Back to Leon: he is the star God of Leo, the zodiac sign known for being proud, having a high ego, and a driving personality to look for love. Though he denies the need for love multiple times, he is actually seen as a very lonely God (and he is not a fan of being lonely). In Leon’s case it also makes him proud enough to blatantly ignore multiple rules within the God hierarchy.

Something that is akin to the lion that Leos are based off of is Leon’s great, physical strength. I suppose we could also say that his laziness is another trait similar to a lion’s, though the strength in this context is most important. Once Leon realizes his feelings for the MC (aka the Main Character) are more than platonic, he decides that he needs to break their relationship off as soon as possible before someone gets hurt. Gods aren’t allowed to love mortals in general, but because he is so strong that he is unable to control his power 24/7, he knows that he must listen (for once).

It does take him a while to put this break off plan in motion, which is why he says this quote to the MC. This context also brings up another good point in the quote.

This person that he refers to in the quote (the “stars”) do not necessarily have to be dead, but they can also be someone that one must leave forever (or at least for a very long time).

Though we may not see a friend, a lover, or a family member anymore, as long as we remember the memories, they will always be with us in our hearts.


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