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-"You're a writer, aren't you?"

Those were the first words she spoke to me.
At the time, I was packing up, getting ready to leave the library.

I had another long day, spending the majority of my free time at the library, loitering around on my laptop,
Staring at my open wordpad as I contemplated about what to write about.

Just as I was readying to leave this girl, out of nowhere, asks me if I'm a writer.

-"I like to think I am."-
That's the only answer I could give her.
I had taken up writing as a hobby,
But no matter how hard I tried, all of my work felt underwhelming.

-"Please...
Could I get you to help me write a poem?
If that is too much trouble than anything else will do too."-

She starred at me with her big blue eyes,
Long golden hair,
Holding her hands together at her chest -
She was quite pretty at that,
Making me question why such a person would come up a complete stranger such as myself, and ask for something so absurd.

-"Why do you need something like that?"-
That's truthfully all I wanted to know.

-"I'm in love" she replied.

-"I have been looking on at a boy from a far for a while now,
 Though I haven't mustered up the courage to talk to him yet.
 Much less to tell him how I feel.
 That's why I want to give him my feelings in writing."-

-"So write him a love letter.
  You don't need something as cliche as a poem."-
I replied in a rather irritated tone.

The last thing I wanted to do was get involved with a random girl like this.

-"Well, I have never been able to put my thoughts onto paper...
 Also, he is a writer so I think he would probably enjoy something as cliche as a poem...
 Please, I need you help."-

I could only wonder what kind of fool she was. Going through such trouble for someone she barely knew.

-"I can't help you." I reply.
"I'm a horrible writer, and I don't know the first thing about love, so I don't think I can be of any help to you."-

I couldn't even come up with an idea after spending hours on end staring at a blank screen.
I'm a pathetic writer, so I was just telling her the truth.

-"It would be best if you found someone else."-

She grew silent.
Guessing she finally understood,
I put a strap of my backpack on my right shoulder, and start walking towards the stairs leading down towards the exit.

Behind me I hear a faint plea spoken:
-"Please...
 I need your help!
 It has to be you!
 Please..."-

When I turned around I found she had almost brought herself to tears.

I took a look at my watch.
(There was still about an hour and a half until the library closed not to mention it was Saturday evening so the library was practically empty.)

-"Fine. I'll help you until the library closes, and then that will be it.
 Also, I warned you I'm an awful writer, so don't expect too much."-

The sadness on her face disappeared.
It was replaced by an enchanting smile like none I had ever seen before.

This girl...
I wonder what kind of guy she is writing this for.

But that was an irrelevant question.
In truth I could only be considered a messenger -
Trying to get her feeling's through to whoever was going to read what we were going to write.

She chose a poem, despite me constantly telling her that I was no poet.
But her reply was always:
-"It's going to be alright, we'll do it together."-

So we started -
She spoke her feelings, and I wrote them onto the empty text document.

Her words were thought out...
They were powerful...
They even rhymed...

She either had no idea what she was doing, and got lucky or she was really gifted.
Having told me she had no prior experience, I could only assume that here I was writing a true blooded poets words down.

Time flew by in what seemed like an instant as we completed the poem under an hour.
After which we edited it together.

Once it was finished, she asked me what I thought about it.

-"I don't understand poetry...
 Nor do I understand romance much less such feelings of hope and love..."-

She remained silent.

I sent the finished poem to the email she had given me and packed up.
She still remained silent.

Were my words really that sad...
I could only wonder.

The time for goodbyes came as the library made it's last call
-"I wish you luck."-
That's all I muster up to say.
After which I walk away.

I start heading down the stairs.
I knew I probably won't be seeing this girl ever again.
From the top of the staircase I hear her yell:
-"Thank You!
 I hope you come to understand poetry and love some day!"-

Her last words caught me off guard.
I sigh.
-"Truly quite the peculiar girl."- I couldn't help but mutter out.

Still, I thought about those final words all through my walk back home.
Finding myself rather depressed for some reason.
Once again, I told myself it didn't matter
And so time went on...

A week passed...
I once again found myself at the library.
Staring into my empty wordpad,
Wondering, why I even bothered with writing.

I grew mad at myself,
For some reason that girl came to mind -
I couldn't stop thinking about her, and wondering how she was doing.
Most of all I was wondering if that poem had been able to relay the message of love.

-"Probably not..."-

After all, it was the fairy tale thoughts a delusional girl written by a worthless writer.

Another half an hour passed by in contemplation, after which I decided to give up on writing as a whole.
The world had no use for another writer, much less someone like.

At that moment from the corner of my eye, I noticed someone approaching.
I turned and saw that it was the girl -
She stopped right in front of me and held out a letter with both hands.

All she said was:
-"Please read this."-

As I was opening the envelope I couldn't help but ask:
-"What happened? Did you give him the poem?"-

-"..."-

I couldn't stop myself from asking the one question that ran through my mind:
-"Did he like it?"-

-"..."-
She didn't reply.

She just stood there eagerly watching my interactions with the envelope.
I had finally managed to open it.
Inside there was a neatly folded sheet of paper on which something was written.
-"What is this?"-

-"...My feelings..."-
She timidly replied.

-"Hmm?
 Feelings of gratitude, eh?
 The thank you you said last time was more than enough, and anyway I thought you couldn't write your own feelings on lett..."-

I cut myself off as I started reading what was written on the page...

-"What...
 Why is this in here?"-

(...It was the poem we had written on Saturday...)

-"You wanted to know whether or not I had given it to him...
 Well, I just did."-

At that moment it seemed as if time had stopped flowing.
I felt overwhelmed by something I had never experience before
My head became foggy...
My heart raced in way like never before...

For some reason as I read this familiar poem,
Every line seemed to set off a different emotion within me.
Reaching the ending, the world felt steady once more.

She was looking at me with her blue eyes,
Timid as ever.
As if anxiously awaiting an answer to the question whether or not her feelings had gotten through...

I had lost all trails of thought, as the world seemed different than usual...
I didn't know what to do...
Finally, words escaped my mouth based not on pure rational thought, but emotion:
-"It is beautiful...just like you."-

As soon as I finished speaking those words she hugged me.
For the first time I felt my cold soul had fill with warmth.

-"I have always looked on, and dreamed of writing a poem in which I could tell you how I feel...
 This is the poem I wrote with you, for you."-

Yet again, her words had woken me up to the world.
At that moment I thought back to the decision I had made earlier, and thought that

Maybe...
Possibly...
Another writer in the world might not be such a bad thing...
A revelation I chose not to think about at such a moment.

I had already decided to take a break from starring at empty wordpads all day.

At that moment I had chosen to start "writing a story" with the girl I love.
Okay, if you have read any of my other pieces, then you know that this is a huge departure from my usual "dark" writings. We are talking ROMANCE from the very same guy who has a knack for giving everything a rather twisted ending.
Truthfully even I was a bit surprised when this piece first came to mind.
At first I was thinking of not posting this at all, but I do want to show the readers that i'm not just a morbid writer.
I don't even know if this is any good or not.
I really have no idea what kind of reaction to expect, so if you feel like it, please drop a comment with your thoughts.
Otherwise, I hope you enjoy!
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KhaiPies Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very lovely story. :)
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Skyilere Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2015
I love how you write clearly as a poem-story,and I was deeply absorbed into this once I read the first word.
Your amazing skill of writing poems is what makes me feel that your poem is long but absolutely lovely. This will do amazingly great as a Valentines' Day poem,but i guess it already is one,right?
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words and for what you mentioned the skills part - really, you flatter me xD. I'm happy you enjoyed it so much. 
Honestly, when I first started writing this, I just felt like I wanted to write a happy story. Give my characters an open, yet happy ending, because at the time I felt like no matter how bad we feel or down we get, as people there is always someone who can cheer us up or pleasantly surprise us and manage to bring happiness back into our lives, sometimes even turn our world upside down, especially if love is involved. I'm a bit of a romantic (though it's hard to tell by my other work), so naturally a bit of romance popped in and thus it was born.
Mainly, I posted it just to try and remind myself of the previously mentioned things because sometimes as life goes on and times get tough we tend to forget little things and facts like these. Afterwards, I saw that people seemed to be enjoying the writing, so I in the end I can't really complain about how it turned out. It especially warms my heart when I get wonderful messages like yours. 
As for Valentine's Day, I'm not really sure if it does fit in or not, but if people like this enough to use it on Valentine's Day then I'd be even happier to hear.

Sorry for the rambling above - get carried away sometimes. Once again, thank you for taking the time to read it and leave a comment.
Cheers! :)


   
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Skyilere Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
*Broad smile*
Wells,as you can see with my previous message,you can tell I'm also another one who likes typing,hm?
Anyway,I'm nothing compared to you,for (just look at your reply again) I'm,AHEM,Keyboard Apprentice. 
"I shall do as you say,Keyboard Master." I'm lame. DX
Anyway,I still think that you deserve to be praised,even though the messages are short little ones,unlike yours,haha.
You are talented,and will always be.

By the way,can you give me some simple ideas on what to draw.I'm idealess. Or perhaps a theme for a poem? 
Thanks.
I went crazy brainstorming on ideas,getting nothing as a result.:onfire:
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, but that's because I have a lot to say I guess :D. I actually spent a good amount of time editing that reply until I finally found it acceptable - spent like 40 min on the thing xD (I like tweaking small details a bit too much).
Nah, you're not lame - that was actually a pretty amusing thing to read :D.
Thank you for the kind words yet again.

On the topic of the help with ideas - I'd love to help you out anyway I can. Feel free to PM me and we can start discussing and brainstorming :) 
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Skyilere Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Nice to hear,thanks.
 Been trying to draw this cartoon angel but unluckily it turned out really,hm... unexpectedly weird.
It's just .... weird. ^-^
Anywayz,I'm looking for some games to kill my free time. Do you know any?
TEHEE. ^_^
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Angelsnowywolf8 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Writer
I absolutely love this. *smiles*
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snowywolf7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Writer
Wonderful job. *smiles*
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MissJoneru Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sure you dont need someone else to tell you "gee, i sure like that story!" I kinda just chanced upon this, but snap... that's incredible... i guess i'm kind of like you. I always let the main character die at the end of my stories. But this is how i'd like my tales to end. I dunno if you'll even reply, but if you do, would you mind letting me know if you believe happy endings like this actually exist? Thanks for the incredible story.
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your message and I'm glad to hear that you liked it.
Also, thank you for the question (I love it when people ask me questions such as this). 

The answer isn't really simple. I do believe that happy endings do exist, the world after all isn't one large shade of gray nor a divided monotone, but a mixture of all colors, meaning that if there are bad endings then there must be good one's as well, but very few people really achieve something close to them. Life in general i'd say is a journey we don't really chose when to begin nor do we know when it will reach it's end. Along the course of it we as people purse different goals, but the one which ties every person together is the pursuit of happiness. Happiness varies from person to person, but is still a common dream for all living beings, making it quite the mythic beast. Happiness tied to love is the most complicated because it involves not something material nor something you can achieve alone, but instead something spiritual between two different souls. 

Now i'm just rambling, so to sum it up: I do believe in such happy endings, because if I didn't then that would make it impossible for me as a person to find such happiness. Hope is what's most important. So believe, try your hardest and you shall achieve.
I hope this answered your question. 

I'm sorry it has taken so long for me to reply to your message - I usually reply right away , but I was occupied with a project from university, which drove me completely mad xD

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MissJoneru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, thanks for the response. I dont mind the time, cuz i havent logged on in some time either! I see what youre saying about the happy endings, but i guess people put more focus on the dark side. It's tough to see those things, but yeah, i see what you're getting at. I suppose we should just hope. Once again, thanks for the story. :)
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truthfully, It is easier to look on the dark side rather on the bright. I know that personally, but I also know that I can't be a winner with a mind so bitter so I usually find myself somewhere in the middle - hoping, yet not having the greatest of expectations. It's different from person to person, so I can't speak for other, but feel free to find whatever combination makes you feel the most at ease.
Otherwise, once again thank you and no problem at all :D   
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Wildfire-Redemption Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Was this inspired by a true event?
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, it's fiction (says so under the tittle xD). Generally, my pieces don't contain anything that has occurred to me or even related whatsoever. Still, I do hope someday something like this might happen out of the blue (don't we all xD).
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Wildfire-Redemption Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I always like to be optimistic xD and I was curious because I didn't read that (until now) :o and I liked it, great job, I write poems, but that does not mean I don't venture into other parts of the woods out of curiosity :)
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the best we can do at anytime xD
Still, thanks. I'm glad to hear you liked it as a fellow writer.
Also, yeah it is quite interesting to check in from timt to time and see what other people around "neighborhood" are up to :D
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Wildfire-Redemption Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How does that saying go? "There is adventure around every corner"? And I like a good ole adventure myself :)
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As do I. Once again thanks for the support :)
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AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed this. :love: I found it very sweet and well-written. Nicely done!
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talkativegrape Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This was absolutely wonderful. The emotion you put here captures the audience in a way that we can almost feel everything you wrote. That takes talent.
Everything was written beautifully. I loved how you made the finest detail paint a vivid picture.
One of great things you out in here was the emotions, as I said so before.
This was well executed, a great sorry brought to life- I just can't fangurl over this enough.
In addition to that being said, I really enjoy your writing style. It is somewhat...quiet way? I'm out of words to describe this, I apologize.
I hope you continue writing this way- it had me hooked from the beginning.
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am truly glad to hear it was to your liking and i'll continue to do my best with the works which follow.
Also, thank you for taking the time to write down these kind words! I cannot express my gratitude enough - They really do mean a lot :)
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TheNighttimeWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Writer
I'm gonna be honest here, this is probably the best love story i've ever read, like seriously. This is the kind of love story that all writers hope happens to them, I certainly hope it happens to me, probably won't but you never know :)

At first I thought this was a true story, and I was hoping it was, since this would be a dream come true for anyone who writes to fall in love with someone who is also truly interested in who you are.

Not gonna lie, this brought a tear to my eye, a rarity.
You have certainly earned my respect, for what its worth.

You say you are also a practitioner of dark writing? Since this is the first i've heard of you i'm inclined to disagree; though I will be stopping by your gallery very shortly; so chances are you'll prove me wrong :)

Again, extremely well done :)
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind words! I'm certainly glad you liked it. Despite this not being my usual genre, I as a person am a bit of a romantic - believing in pure love and all of that. Truth is, I kind of think about such things quite a lot when I daydream (my image of a dark writer is now officially ruined :D ), so I decided to write one down and so here it is. I'm really happy it has resonated so well with people and I really do hope everyone manages to find their own "Writer's Romance" in life :)
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TheNighttimeWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Writer
Naw, your image as a dark writer isn't ruined, you're just letting the insanity recharge so you can write better stories :)

Thats what I do, write a terrifying tale, then i'll usually write something completely opposite. No harm in that.

We all hope to one day find the writer's romance you've described. I hope it plays out similar to your story, though I wouldn't mind meeting her on a stroll through the night covered in fog either :)
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fog sounds good - It's an eerie beauty like no other. Such a meeting would definitely be unique to say the least :D
I personally, wouldn't mind it being in the rain :)
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TheNighttimeWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Writer
I wouldn't mind the rain either :)
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TerminallyAbashed Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
I loved the story. The build up and anticipation I felt waiting for the writer to understand what she meant was perfectly done. It was sweet and light and extremely likable.
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it :)
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realARTIZT Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going to be honest. No exaggerating or anything.

I loved this. Every word of every sentence in every thought it was meant to convey- I loved this. I haven't read any of your other stuff you have mentioned in your description but if this is out of your norm you should definitely go outside of your comfort zone more often. If this was just the last chapter in a book I'd buy it. You have true talent Triple 2. I guess I love this so much because the girl's part seems like something I'd do and there is a guy that seems like the writer written here in your story in my life.

I really am ecstatic that you decided to join #SayItHere and if you should write anything else in this genre please let me know and I'll watch you then. Welcome to the group!
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I just noticed this - typical me rushing to reply notes without taking the time to go through my messages :D
So once again thank you for the kind words! I am glad you enjoyed it so much. :)

I saw that you were a serious start up and I decided to lend a helping hand. Having personally received an invitation, i'd say the pleasure is all mine to be able to be part of the group. I look forward to supporting it in any way possible.
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realARTIZT Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton - I appreciate any and all help you're willing to give! :)
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Demonkitty66 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
that was cute :) usually I don't go for these kinds of things but I liked this a lot :)
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BeAnIndividual Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is so good... it literally, like... brought me to tears....
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am happy to hear that you liked it so much. Reading comments such as this really makes my day. Thank You! :)
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BeAnIndividual Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank YOU for your writing
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dwkeiko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cute X3
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Nelithios Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
such a great way to have met someone! ^.^ like the way you write as well =]
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed the story :D
My style is "unorthodox" to say the least, so i'm happy to hear it is to your liking. :)
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zacpier Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
To break up the "Awww... cute!" comments,


Me gusta.

A simple me gusta will suffice for me :)
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Me Gusta is much obliged :D
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zacpier Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Another writer isn't so bad...

I think you ought to try your hand at a book. You show real talent, something hard to come by these days. *cough* Stephenie Meyer *cough* *cough*
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It is good to hear that you think so. :)
Truth is, as of late I have been contemplating whether or not to start some kind of "chaptered" story here on DA and I do have a couple of ideas in mind, including one which i've made a chapter out of (but it might just be turned into an "enchanting" short story at most) .
I'll see during the coming months what I can come up with and what could work.
Indeed such a side project would be nice down the road, but for now I'll be keeping it short and sweet (with short stories).
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fargreencountry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Awwwwww. This was lovely.
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy to hear it was to your liking :)
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Aww! :) This is adorable!
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again, thank you for the kind words and the continuous support :)
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
No, thank you for writing all of it! :)
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It's so cute ^^
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gameofficial222 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed it :)
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Aqua-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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