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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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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   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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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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UmbraCrux Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork, and nice writing.
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