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-Leaving- by HennaLucas -Leaving- by HennaLucas
“So what…what are you saying, Holly?”
“I—I can’t go through with this trip to Ireland.”
“What?” His voice was no more than a strangled whisper as his heart dropped into the pits of his stomach. “So you’re leaving me behind? Just like that? But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Everyone does, sooner or later.” He shook his head before looking up at her, fighting to speak past the lump in his throat. “But Holly, you promised! You promised-”
“I didn’t promise!” she cried out with distress. “When has anything in our relationship ever been set in stone?”
“But why?”
“I just can’t, Simon! Not with you being—the way that you are, not in your condition. You could die! I’m not qualified for this, and I refuse to be the cause of your death! Please, it’s for the better-”
“No!” screamed Simon suddenly. The word grazed his teeth and shattered upon impact. “No, you can’t—you can’t just—just give me hope like that and crush it! This was my last chance! My last chance to do what my grandmother wanted of me, but now-” he ran his hands through his wispy, hair which was no longer teased and tousled into a coif, “-now it’s come to nothing!”
“Don’t talk like that! You can find another way-”
“No I can’t! You might, but I can’t! You’ve got a whole life ahead of you to live—you can jump onto the next ferry and go wherever you wanted, and you can grow up to be whoever you wish. But I’m just gonna die here!” A fit of coughing seized him and he fell back onto the pillows. “Just fucking leave, then!” he choked. “Just get out!”


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So people have been asking for a sadder drawing of Simon, so here’s one, you masochists. I don’t have a scanner with me, since I’m away from home: all I have is my iphone, so the quality’s a little lackluster. Oh well, enjoy!
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:iconcookiehalo:
Cookiehalo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your style... ;u; beautiful!
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Raqalien Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*sniff* 8{
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh....Simon....
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LaurenHunter793 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
omg! :'( when can i read this? I've never read anything like it and i absolutely love it!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
You can read the first 5 chapters (which is all I've written) here: [link]
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LaurenHunter793 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thank you:)
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Jo-Mei Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
its so intense, extremley well made expression.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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UmbraCrux Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great artwork, and nice writing.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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dhbPATHWAY1997 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the expression. It conveys everything the scene requires, and honestly, his face is one of the most beautifully drawn and impressive things I've ever seen.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Writer
oh wow, thank you!
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MzyLeRouge Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
He is such a successful character! You've done a great job developing him. <3
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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RosieCecilia97 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful...what is it from?
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! It's from my book "The Things That Stay"
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SirenaClaws Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love it~ c: Poor Simon though...
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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BinturongBoat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, the poor baby! ;_;
You must be getting tired of me saying the same thing over and over, but it's really great! I especially like the way the shadows form in the folds of the sleeves and sheets, and his face just gets me right in the soul ;_; Ouchies. </3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
d'aw :heart:
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TarTarSauce26 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aweh!
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
So sad.. I remember reading this and whimpering my face off.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
aww
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CleaMatt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one really got me, it's so sad yet it really gives this story a lot more feeling in showing what it's really like to be in a relationship with someone with a condition like Simon's. Amazing work!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
wow, thanks! I'm glad I was able to convey it!
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LoverOfTheArts14 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
eugh my hard how could you do this?!? :cry:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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LoverOfTheArts14 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*my heart sorry :P and all of the feels
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blackrain8 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That last bit, damn...
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
:(
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InPBo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
After reading the fault is our stars by john green i'm gonna definitly gonna read this :)
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jim-jupiter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty good for a photo :)
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JarOfHope Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
draw one of Simon sleeping!!!!!! pleeaaaasssseeeee????
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EvranaWolfsong Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh . . . poor Simon!

Gosh, that looks great! I can't seem to take good iPhone pictures anymore. Is it having a steady hand?
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
steady hand and good lighting
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FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Oh... :cries: I'll take you, Simon!

Beautiful drawing, also.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
:XD:
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This makes me want to cry. People actually asked for a sadder drawing? I just want to hug him! =( Well done as always.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
aw, well thank you!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn masochists :iconsadadamplz: :shakefist:

Regardless it's still a beautiful drawing, you draw expressions wonderfully.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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marsforever Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo sad!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
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