I have tried looking at the many other questions on a similar topic, however, they don't provide a definitive answer to my question.
What I managed to gather so far, is that if a light wave is super imposed onto another (both traveling in the same direction), that their electric fields overlap in opposite directions:
However, this stops making sense when the wave hits a detector like in the double slit experiment. In a region of destructive interference, these waves (with their energy inside their fields) must put their energy somewhere right? How can the energy just magically teleport to the region of constructive interference? What happens to the energy in these destructively interfering waves when it hits something?