My question is simple:
Can attractive and repulsive gravity (the expansion of space between masses, caused by the still hypothetical dark energy, so it seems they are repelled while in fact, they stay at the same place, like the well-known raisins in the rising bread) be separated or are they interdependent? In other words, can repulsive gravity exist without the attractive type and vice-versa? Of course (according to mainstream physics), on a cosmic scale, both kinds don't interfere with each other and can exist happily and independent of each other. But how was this situation, say, before inflation?