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Guava #19; Papaya #9

Author: Regret
Rating: PG
Story: Arkadian
Challenge: Guava #19 - No Peeking; Papaya #9 - I've Got My Eye On You
Extras: Pocky, Wafer Cookie
Word Count: 100
Summary: Kse is curious about the unconscious Paradigm. Then she's just shocked.
Notes: Follows directly on from Now What?. Because it just wouldn't. leave. me. alone. until I wrote it. Also, intended prompts are coming out sarcastic again...
Finally, apologies for the terrible quality of the picture, can't get a decent photo... And no, those aren't all the scars either...

He looks so young and vulnerable, asleep in the sea of red sheets. Sitting beside him Kse watches the steady rise and fall of his bandaged chest; more particularly staring at the scars that outnumber unmarked skin. It’s probably a miracle he’s still alive.
Curiosity beating professional disdain she leans over him and, gently, removes his eyepatch.
And gasps.
It’s the best reconstruction she’s ever seen: his eye rebuilt exactly, so good he can even close it. Around it is appalling scarring where the flesh was ripped from his face.
She looks away, shocked; guilty. But she pockets the patch.

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luna_moonsilver
Sep. 6th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this is interesting...

I love the sketch, too :) Very nice!
nothingtoregret
Sep. 7th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
Aaa thank you! :D
lady_macbeth_19
Sep. 6th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Wow! I love this almost as much as 'Now What'! What happened to his eye? And I think the picture is perfect. I especially like the sheet and pillow: I find those impossible to draw. XD
XxLil
nothingtoregret
Sep. 7th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'd love to be able to be all mysterious and say "I'll be writing about how he lost his eye later" but... to be honest I'm still not entirely sure. XD; It happened when he was a child, as a punishment, but I'm still unsure what for.

I have to admit to a major soft spot for drawing fabrics. >_>; They're absolutely my favourite thing (and probably the only 'still life' I enjoy drawing). ^^; So, thank you! I'm really glad you like it! ^_^
smoothiegarten
Sep. 7th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
*stares mindlessly for a while at pretty sketch* You did a really nice job with the proportions and the shading. I am in awe.

She POCKETS the patch? Doesn't he NEED that? O_O

P.S. Which eye did he lose?

Edited at 2010-09-07 01:03 am (UTC)
nothingtoregret
Sep. 7th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I may have made his head a little big but he's pretty skinny at this point (well, he never really fills out anyway) so it's probably not too bad... ^^;;

Haha, yes, he really does - but she's using it as an excuse to ask him later... Not that she gets an answer, it's not something he likes to talk about. :s

He lost his right eye, the one nearest the pillow. :) Unfortunately, what with my shading and my awful photography you can't really tell. ^^;
ichthusfish
Sep. 7th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
She nicked his eyepatch? Poor Paradigm lol! The pic looks great. He looks almost peaceful there, if a little beat up. Cool :)
nothingtoregret
Sep. 7th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, she's using it as an excuse to ask him but also a little to wrong-foot him when he wakes up, poor boy. And he actually managed to get even more scars by the end of the NaNo! >_>;;

Thank you~! ^_^
13066301
Sep. 7th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC)
Whoaaaa, awesome pic. It almost looks like he was just sleeping. And yeah, I love the proportions and shading in the pic. Poor guy, though :(
nothingtoregret
Sep. 7th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
I think by this point he's probably got over the worst of the shock (well, he did bring it on himself... walking miles with a gunshot wound :s ) so he is mostly just sound asleep now.

Thank you! I think I need to practice drawing people laying down though... >_>;; *starting to see bits that look weird now...*
bookblather
Sep. 9th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
Oooh, I like the drawing. Very detailed without being too detailed. I also like the description in the pocky! Very concise and yet detailed. Like the drawing!

*needs sleep*

*still loves this*
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