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-Please Come Home- by HennaLucas -Please Come Home- by HennaLucas
I remember being frantically awoken by my sister the next morning. I had overslept, and Saul was about to leave. Hanna was teary-eyed and sniffling, so she must have already said her goodbye. I hadn’t though. I leapt out of bed and rushed to the window—he was getting into the back of the military lorry, his hold-all slung over his uniformed shoulder. He looked back once, back towards me, towards the innocence he was leaving behind, before disappearing inside.
I wasn’t going to make it in time.
With my heart in my throat, I pushed past Hanna, shouting at her for not waking me up earlier, and sprinted down the stairs, missing the last two steps and falling to the ground. My knee struck the hardwood and pain filled me, but I scrambled up and dashed through the front door anyway:
His family and my parents and Ralf and Erich and Anja were waving and the jeep was trundling away.
“Saul! Saul, come back!” I screamed. The lorry didn’t listen, though. It just sped up as I hurdled down the road after it. For a brief moment, I spotted my best friend as well as several other young men peering out the back, and this made me run even faster, run until my lungs felt as if they were being wrung out.
“Sara?” I heard him say. But the automobile was speeding now, growing father and farther away from me.
“Saul, please! Saul! Saul! You have to come home!” My voice was a shriek now, a soprano of desperation as the lorry pulled away, growing smaller until it vanished upon the horizon. I ran a couple more yards, but before I could get any farther, I tripped over a pothole and crashed to the dirt. My elbows yielded to the gravel and began bleeding, but instead of crying I slammed my fist on the ground and gritted my teeth, pressing my forehead into the gravel.


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art, writing (c) me
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
just want to say I love how you draw hair. :)
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
Very poignant - the image and the words... beautiful job. :heart:
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Noriko-chan5 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Artist
ohhhh wow <3 I'm adding you right this second.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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Seabit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... just wonderful: both the drawing and the story :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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Seabit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome! :D
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ScubaSteve13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh why are you so magical!?
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I wanted to cry when I saw and read this!!!
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SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Writing and the artwork are both marvelous. Great job.
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Wow :(. Is he her husband/boyfriend or her brother or something?
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writeacrossme Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Writer
Best friend. :)
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Dang...
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Bite95Meh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
The writing was beautiful, and the drawing was the cherry on top...but I don't like cherries, so whipped cream! :)
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peetasokka Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow.... This makes me wanna cry. Why are you so amazing?!?!
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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vya Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
So much emotion! ;__; :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
:heart:
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ParasiticComplex Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was epic. And adorable.
Love how you can link your writing to your pictures. I can often draw and write to accompany my drawings, but not (often) vice-versa. Talented<3 I might just get a lil' emotional. Loved it. <3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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discipleneil777 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Neat pose.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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notveryoriginal Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Truly an excellent combination of image and word.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Crooked-Raven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly amazing.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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lavandeel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! :D
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
:aww:
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in4life22 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Your piece and your writing is completely incredible.
I can picture every sorrowful moment and it is beautiful.
Wonderful job.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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Pooky-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this truly inspirational:)
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Pooky-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No issue. can't wait to see what you post next :floating:
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
The art and writing is wonderful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Writer
:aww: Thanks!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I loved this passage, even though it tore at my heart. :rose:
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing :clap:
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mei-d Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
This is the excerpt you showed me!!!
I love the picture, so sad):
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Bedashie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me want to read the whole story. Great snippet of the writing and beautiful art.
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writeacrossme Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Writer
You're amazing. Seriously.
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vlewis123 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice drawing :D
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