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-Wake Up- by HennaLucas -Wake Up- by HennaLucas
“Benjamin, wake up! …This isn’t funny, Benji! Wake up!”
His chest wasn’t moving.
I struggled to a sitting position and took his shoulders, shaking them, gripping his shirt with both hands. It was still warm. I shook him again. “Don’t you dare die on me! Damnit, Benjamin, don’t you dare die!”
He wouldn’t wake up.
Why? Why wouldn’t he wake up?
I slapped his cheek once, twice; harder—he had to wake up. There was a sob rising in my chest as I took his hand again, feeling his wrist for a pulse, for anything, but there were only my tears, only Benjamin lying in my arms.
“Crucified Christ, Benjamin, get up! I need to tell you! I need to tell you I love you!”


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art, writing (c) me
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MiriCreations Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist
WAKE UP YOU STUPID GUY!! T^T 
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Unwhole Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Damn...
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MischiefSoarer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh man... That last line got me. Right in my kokoro. This is literally tearing me up right now. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL MY GOD.
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sidra09 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh God this gave me chills..
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Hitsuji-chan15 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Now I really want to read this story :iconsadfaceplz:
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HikariAiSuri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Does he really dies in the novel? T-T
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SkaryFox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
You made me cry D:
Hardly ever something else than real life makes me cry T_T
or even real life, it's weird but this.
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CelestialTeez Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why must you hurt me in this way...
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Ion-Swan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are killing me Helen.
DEM TEARRZ!UN-HOLD-ABLE:iconcryforeverplz:
Excuse me while I hug Benjamin through the computer while I drown myself in tears
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ScubaSteve13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse while I bake brownies and hug a pillow...
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Seabit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nuu: :nuu: :nuu:
:iconcryforeverplz:
So sad-
Wow... amazing... Both the drawing and the writing :heart:
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rababco Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, a very intense piece! Reminds me of Katniss and Peeta for some reason.
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selahthecool Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
omg. so sad. *cries forever*
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abbic314 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcraiplz:
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Mayu2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
:nuu:
:<
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queenofwhatever Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
what's the meaning behind the title The Paper Stars? like, what made you choose that specific title?
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
Essentially, it has several meanings. But the "paper" part is supposed to symbolise fragility, yet permanence as well, for so much history has been recorded on paper. It's a way to preserve. And "stars" tie in with both the Jewish stars, stars as a symbol of hope and light in darkness as well as the famous idea of "star-crossed" relationships. Hopefully this sheds some light upon the title :)
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dreamingofshadows Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Noooooo
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:(
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I *sob* cried *sob* so *sob* hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *sob*
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't feel bad though, books make me overly emotional! Its a lovely picture and a lovely (even if also extremly sad) story.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
It was so beautiful and well drawn/written. And sad, it made me tear up.
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ishifishy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwaaaah:
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Desuke-Love Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
............
Why must you make me sad?!?!? DX
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
Sorry!
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Desuke-Love Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
Lol
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E-A-Skeleton Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconrazycryplz:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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Lemaua Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
:*C
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:(
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow that section was very heartbreaking, I read that last sentence and I just wanted to cry. Beautiful art and writing! Amazing.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you :heart:
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fallin-sky12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh...this is heart breaking...
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:'(
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fallin-sky12 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It serves it puropse though, which make it beautiful
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MusikPrinzessin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:iconrazycryplz:
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denya-chan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sad and beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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LadyMuffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Wa!! The picture and what you wrote beneath....sad! :(
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:(
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
:(
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:'(
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andiree Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
:iconrazycryplz:
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InPBo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
So many memories coming back :cries: BENJAMIM
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
</3
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