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-Better Days- by HennaLucas -Better Days- by HennaLucas
And I swear I saw a pair of green eyes and tawny hair, a freckled cheek. I see the way the scar on his brow shifts when he is surprised, I see the parentheses round his mouth when he smiles, the queer way hed only show the top row of his teeth, even when he laughed. I hear the small rush of breath hed make after saying something important, the laugh hed do when he was nervous. I feel the tender, calloused warmth of his palm against mine, the soft pressure of his chin resting upon my hair, the gentle tension after a kiss.
...But the problem with moments like these is that they only last a moment. I blink, and I am Grandma Sara once again.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is glorious, I am not often taken by others stories but with every image, I am drawn further in. I really love your character design, he is such a handsome boy and even reminds me of my own oc(that is not to detract from your's at all! Your's is so nice and it's wonderful to see how you draw him). I think your story is stunning, your skills and hard work are so evident and I truly hope you'll be able to publish this someday.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thank you! :aww:
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HeartofGears Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh! The emotion and stuff is captured so well in this! It's beautiful!
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Evahoodie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
owww... I think I'm going to cry... I think your story's amazing even thought I have not read it. If I judge from the writing under drawings.. I'm sure it's really interesting. but sad too.
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DaniBlueStar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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TheAfterShock Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww. That's so cute! I hate sounding so girly but this is seriously sweet. I mean, this is how I wanna be when I'm old. You're writing is great. i love it. <3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Writer
:heart:
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rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
your writing is beautiful. the slightly out-of-focus look of the picture and the warm colors fit it so well.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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psychoGG Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I'm still crying
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marieistired Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Helen, this is by far your best piece. Not because it exceeds the artistic talent of the other pieces, but because of the writing you paired it up with. It fully captures the essence of that fleeting moment of a tender memory. To be quite honest, this piece almost had me in tears. Benji looks so much like my first love, it's almost frightening. Right down to the way he only shows the top row of his teeth and the scar on his eyebrow. We parted ways two years ago, but not because we didn't still love one another.

I can relate to Sarah on that level, and it's just one more thing that makes me love your characters.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
awww :hug:
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BeeTheBee Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE BENJI SO FUCKING MUUUUUUUCH.
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magical-marnie321 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
YOU TOOK MY ADVICE!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
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amadeaux Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   General Artist
It's curious how the starkest, most unastounding art (I don't mean that in an offensive way; quite the opposite) like this piece can portray love more beautifully than any other attempt. This is love, plain and simple as that. There is nothing better. Thank you. Amazing as usual, both the writing and the artwork!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
d'aw :hug:
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KiraKiraBubble Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Crucified Christ I just saw the tab of this, and I started crying. This part in the book just made me fall apart.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
d'aw :ohnoes::hug:
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KiraKiraBubble Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:hug:
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GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So soft and beautiful.
I love all your art and your novel.
I want to read the whole thing so badddd. I'm just itching for it xD
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thanks! You can read the whole thing here [link]
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GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem [: and ifjnirg the whole thing? Yessss!
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meimei808 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! where is the story section from?
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
from my novel [link]
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Cuffermix Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
....Stop it.

STOP BREAKING MY HEART!!!!
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goo Goo Dolls? XD This is beautiful, and so sad.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
Yep :)
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roxmarie Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The problem that I have with Saul/Sara, is that I feel they don't love each other the way they should, I feel like they're only together because they're all they have left, I feel she never stoped loving Benjamin... And that's awfully sad, for her, and for Saul.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
well speaking as the creator of the characters, I can assure you that's not true. There aren't really "firsts" and "seconds" in love. Sara loves both of them deeply, but just in two different ways. Take this quote, for example:

"I love Benjamin—I love him today as much as I did when we were seventeen. But there are no “firsts” or “seconds” in love. The old Saul, the one with a carefree smile and two working legs is my childhood. He is my safety net, the link to times past and innocence lost, and he lives in photographs and memories. But my Saul—the Saul who came back, he is my future, the hope for a new beginning; he is the determined young man who worked day and night to sustain our London flat, he is the dedicated father who raised and loved three wonderful children, and he is the steadfast shoulder on which I lean when I am weary. He still remains my best friend, he still has a lively laugh and a wit as sharp as my own, but he has learned humility and understanding—two things that the old Saul did not possess. And then there is I, grafted by the cruel fists of fate and the gentle hands of a starry-eyed Jew. I am Sara Fleischer, the mother, the grandmother, the aviator, the runner—the singer, the dancer, the empathizer. I am every bit as new and fresh as my best friend."
-Sara, pg. 368
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roxmarie Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I believe you, I can see what you mean.

And I just realized how silly it is that I said that, since I'm writing a book, and I basically did the same with one of my characters... And my best friend is still not processing the fact that I just cut her perfect pairing, and I defend myself with the same argument. Different people, different love.

I understand it.
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alfiesurprise101 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I kinda feel like she forgot about Saul....
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
haha obviously she didn't; she married him
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alfiesurprise101 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Yeah but all she thinks about is Benjamin...
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billytheixi Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Aww. I love this! :D
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS! Benjamin, I love you!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
:iconluvluvplz:
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Aryjen Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
<3 <3 <3 <3 wonderful :O
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Aryjen Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
noo problem :D
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !:aww:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome !:aww:
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GothKoala439 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
:heart:
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Addicted-Squared Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You keep making my heart melt wit your works ;D
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
d'aw :hug:
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Addicted-Squared Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart::hug::heart:
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