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-Superman- by HennaLucas -Superman- by HennaLucas
We sat there for a while more, but when it started to rain we finally disengaged and he lurched to his feet. His legs failed him a few times and I had to help him, putting his arm round my shoulder and pulling him up.
“Well,” he gasped when his voice had steadied, “that marks the third time I’ve gotten my nose broken in the last three months.” He managed a weak laugh, though it caused more scarlet to flow down his lip. Cringing, he wiped at the blood with his filthy sleeve. “It’s going to be permanently crooked now, just wait. Shoddy luck I have, huh?”
The rain was picking up then, streaming down our faces, and I noticed with alarm that the puddle under his feet was turning red and he was leaning upon me heavily. “Can you walk? Are you hurt badly?” I asked him.
Benjamin breathed in, but he cut short and grasped his side. “I think he broke at least three of my ribs. Add my nose and a couple fingers to that list too,” he said through gritted teeth. “Other than that, I think I’m…well enough. Very, very sore, but I’ll be fine. Dandy, even.”
“Dandy isn’t the adjective I’d use after I got the daylight beaten out of me, you stupid ass-hat,” I snapped, my overpowering distress finally quelled enough for me to be tetchy again. “Every bit of your body is bruised and you’re standing here, making jokes like it’s nothing! I’d be lying there in the fetal position if that were me!”
“That’s because you’re not Superman, remember?” He gave me a crooked smile, then spat out some more blood onto the ground, pulling his arm from my shoulders and steadying himself on his own. “And in case you didn’t know, Sara,” he said, “this isn’t the first time someone’s done this to me. I can deal with this sort of thing. Your tolerance for pain builds up if you’re hurt enough.”

-Paper Stars, 277

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art, writing, characters (c) me
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:iconmirandatodd:
mirandatodd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I love your artwork! You have such an interesting, unique style.  Really cool.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style of sketching just takes my breath away, such clean, beautiful lineart and concepts...your characters are intriguing and your art depicts them and your ideas so well!
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Artistic-Pineapple Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Simply amazing.
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
That's a man after my own heart.
"Superman" should still get patched up though, not perse for health reasons, but it just doesn't look very... attractive ^^
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92KICKSTART Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
whoa nice inking =) but powerful scene
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wow. Just wow. The blood is especially well done, and the hatching on Benjamin's coat is very impressive. Their dialogue is lovely as always, and I love how curly and wild Sara's hair is. I think Benji's expression takes the cake, though. He's been beaten enough to be cheerful about it.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much!
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:'(
beautiful...
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
Thank you!
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any time!! <3
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsobplz: Why must you do this to us???
All jokes aside :XD: It's beautiful! I'm loving your pen/ink work.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
:XD:
But thank you!
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MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
*sobs* Oh, Benji....
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
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missamandalane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the picture, love the writing, and AWWWW BENJIIII. <3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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silenthilldan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
TOO LONG, DIDN'T READ.

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detourhk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
love the picture
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This is so beautiful....
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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intrepid98 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   General Artist
Poor Ben
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
:(
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ddrawers96 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everytime there is a new sketch for this story I just start tearing up. Ugh it's so beautiful!!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
aw
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i should really find time to read this. the snip-it is greatly written, and i need to get my butt in gear. (:
the picture to go with it is also great. awesome work.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no problem! (:
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NerdyAndProud Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student
I'm going to go weep into my pillow now.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
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andiree Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm crying. Thanks Helen.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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bee97 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Benji baby. Why are you so perfect? </3
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bee97 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
le sigh
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v-gal015 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dammit, these two. Here come the feels.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sorry
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v-gal015 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hah, no you're not
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LoverOfTheArts14 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
mmmm yes perfect
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
:XD:
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