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This pain... by ShadeStrife This pain... by ShadeStrife
It hurt.

Blood trickled over her shoulders, stained her fingers and matted her hair, plastering the strands to her bare torso with smears of red. The blood was warm but the air was cold, and under her hands the floor felt unbearably so against her feverish skin. It was hard to stay aware, hard not to just give in and give herself over to the blessed oblivion of unconsciousness, but...

The nub of the second wing broke the skin and she flinched forward, gasping as her fingers clawed reflexively at the dresser drawer she had struck when she had fallen. Almost over. Clenching her teeth, she forced herself to take one breath, and then another as the wing slowly continued to push through.

'...I can't do this on my own, Des...but once I'm gone, you're all that's left...'

She closed her eyes tightly, holding on to those words. All that's left. He had died to give her a fighting chance against the odds that had overwhelmed him, given her the gift of his wings so that she might make the last stand with a hope of succeeding...

This pain was hers. Her burden. And his final gift to her.

She gritted her teeth, willing herself not to scream as the wing forced its self clear of her back.

Yes, this was her burden. But for Garren, she would willingly carry it until the end.


W00t for last minute portfolio action! >.< ;; I really need to get my act together...
Destiny Elysian, original character from my Requiem storyline. Drawn in 0.5 lead mechanical pencil
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shadowdollcat Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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chereseaaurion8 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
OOH! O.o Oh GOD I love this kind of thing...

I adore wings...
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kakashiZeyes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
this is so amazing!!

i fell in love with it, again.
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OrangeBubble Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
totally amazing...
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garrens-stuff Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
ok thats freaky my names garren...and just weird
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rena07 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
i love it
you're so fucking talented!
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perfectkaos666 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007   Writer
awsome!!!u did a really good job! x-)
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CathM Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
genial... no words

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..broken wings on my arms..
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enigmaticscribble Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Awesome...
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shadow-lozano Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Amazing!!
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KatrinaGrandy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
U finished it!!!!!!! AWESOME...shadestrif ur my hero! THis is amazing!
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alifestory Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
I love the colour and style.
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Indecisive-Mimic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Owie, that looks so painful it gives me chills, yet I can't look away from it...
Yeah, It reminded me of Haibane when I saw this too, seen a few of the episodes.
Kickarse pic, loving the wings and the hair. ^_^
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Ancalimon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005   Digital Artist
This is an awesome pic, the expression in it. you can tell it's painful
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sors Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
Wow, I really love the wing.
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Reiji-Neko-Mitsukai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
:wow: Reading it and looking at the pic makes me squirm... That's gotta hurt!
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Aerena Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
...That is sexy as fucking Hell.
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ShadeStrife Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Yup.
I saw Hibane last year sometime, but only the first few episodes. >.<; which sucks, because I want to see more of it...
Haibane Renmei and DNAngel were the main influances as to how the whole wingaling-growing-type-thing should turn out. :P
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Dood. Nice.

Ever read/seen Haibane Renmei? Looks like a Sinner being born...
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