This is a depiction of an astral event. It seems that drawing is the best way for me to process all of this. (The drawing is done is ballpoint pen and colored pencils.)
There’s a lot of traditions in Darkness connected to hair, especially among the Royalty. (It’s when I freaked out so much when the Dreamer cut his hair, because a King doesn’t just cut all his hair off on a whim, it’s a Very Serious action.) One of those traditions involves ribbons being woven into someone’s hair when they enter a Family, and taking them out isn’t something done lightly. Lighting them on fire is even more of a “we’re done, it’s over” gesture.
The red ribbons are the Dreamer’s from his Father, and the green ones are mine (I never actually got any hair ribbons from my “Father,” since he’s from a different Pantheon, but I wanted something to show burning that relationship as well.)
So yeah, that is…a thing that happened. Hopefully this will help us both move on from losing people we once loved and looked up to.