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-Hold Your Hand- by HennaLucas -Hold Your Hand- by HennaLucas
Holly looked very sad, very sad indeed, and Simon frowned as he scrambled to think of something—anything!—he could say to make it right. But for one of the first times in his life, Simon hadn’t any words to spare, no witticisms or quips or clever jokes to slip from his silver tongue. He stood beside her, fraught, confused and desperately searching for a way to make her happy. He tried to think of what Holy did to comfort him, and after a moment, the words came.
“Holly,” he said—softly, almost frightened. “Can I hold your hand?”
She was staring down at her shoes and didn’t even bat an eye, and Simon wondered whether or not she had even heard him. Still, he reached out his fingers and slowly, carefully, touched hers. When there was no objection, he eventually curled them around her hand, brushing his thumb slowly over her palm. Their fingers never interlaced. It was like two children holding hands instead of adults. But her hand at last held back. Her palms twitched in response to his touch and her fingertips explored the smooth, rutted recesses of his knuckles. And then, for a moment, she smiled.

—The Things That Stay

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art, characters (c) me
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
:aww:
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! :iconhappycryingplz:

I noticed on the second line, sliver should be silver.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
oops, thanks
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
The lines look amazing here, and the little excerpt is really, really amazing. It seems as if even though it's just a little moment, and a seemingly small thing, it really does reveal a lot about their characters.

I like the minimal color here, too. Can I ask what you used for the coloring?
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
White colored pencil & blush-colored pencil over moleskin paper
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:iconbillytheixi:
billytheixi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Of course!

Thank you! I really should try playing with colored pencils again, but I'm so out of practice. XD
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME!!!!
... :)
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
:XD:
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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