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-Halo- by HennaLucas -Halo- by HennaLucas
Come on, we can dance to it, said he.
Ive only taught you the Jitterbug, I replied self-consciously. I dont think itll go well with Ill never Smile Again.
He laughed. I never said that I didnt know how to waltz, Blackbird.
And then we danced, slowly, gently; I felt his hands resting shyly upon my hips as my own hands touched his shoulders. I remember drifting closer and closer, Benjamin pulling me in until my forehead brushed his chest. I could feel the rise and fall of his breath under the soft flannel of his shirt, and as I looked up at him, at his closed eyes, at his smile, at the yellow halo of kerosene light that eclipsed his head and shoulders, I suddenly wanted to kiss him. It seized me out of nowhere and left me dumfounded, struggling with this alien, prodigious longing. And still we danced, our feet disturbing the dust and sending it into our little circle of illumination. The dust turned gold and swam, flashed and sifted, and I was suddenly reminded of sand in an hourglass.
So harmonized, so steady, so fleeting.
This night is one of my fondest scenes: I often replay it in my mind whenever I choose to look back. I know that I wanted to dance with him longer, I know that I wanted to remain so close and comfortable with this strange and wonderful boy. But no song, however beautiful, can go on forever.


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Art, writing, characters (c) me
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:iconjustagirlwithdreams:
JustAGirlWithDreams Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ughhh, i love this sooooo much !
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PurpleObsessedNinja Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
as always, I adore both your writing and your drawings :)
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Seabit Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Lovely drawing and amazing writing, as always! :D
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Oceanism Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is so beautiful *u*
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So glad you drew this scene, it was so beautiful!! :)
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FuchiRodgz2012 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're awsome!! Not everything can move me and make me cry!!
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8-BitQuilter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;o; So lovely.... the writing and the art....
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PurpleSketcher92 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yet another lovely passage from your book :D
I'm thinking of making some illustrations of your story, but I need to find time to do it x3
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dandelionfire21 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Ok, I'm totally confused, is this a book? Or just a story you wrote cus if it's a book I wanna read it
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Writer
Well technically it will be a book, since I'm trying to publish it
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dandelionfire21 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Okai X33
Thanks
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isthisrubble Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's her book "the Paper Stars" which she's trying to get published now, and it's amazing
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RunawaySpirit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
My heart throbbed in my chest and my eyes burned. I don't usually feel so strongly towards a picture...it's just so perfect.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Writer
aw
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Pooky-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me what to dance with a someone... You've done a good job here.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
aw :heart:
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Nicolle14 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Literally saw this and went, "awwwwwwwwwwwwwww." His face. Omg. His face.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
:iconrazycryplz:
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Nicolle14 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
lol :)
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful.. :iconcryplz:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
The lighting and shading of the picture is just amazing. The poses and the expressions are so sweet, and the writing is as always great. :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
:hug:
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therandomartistchick Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It feels a bit bittersweet.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
If you were familiar with my story, you would certainly know why this is so :(
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am left speechless again!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
aw!
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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livvxyourxlifeee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
that scene brought me to tears- its so perfectly written, and now your art to go with it is hauntingly beautiful!! HOW DO YOU TALENT OMG
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
omg thank you!
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NCgirl1212 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that part!! So touching. And the shadowing on this picture is phenomenal!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you so much!
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