Tiny droplets fell from the sky, wriggling frivolously in the air before landing with a plopping splash on whatever may be below.
To be a raindrop must be a depressing existence.
Falling for hundreds.. thousands of feet before colliding with the ground, with no way to stop your descent or to change your fate. And once you land, broken and battered on the ground, you rise back to the sky and repeat the process again, for eternity.
Destined to fall.
The short gray demon stood on the corner in the rain. staring up at the beautiful and unforgiving sky as it released it's barrage fourth upon the land beneath as if some sort of fluffy assault rifle was peppering him with cool, wet bullets.
He sighed, his shoulders slumped a bit and he gritted his teeth. The rain brought bad memories, reminded him of days passed. Events he wished he could leave behind him forever but could never really escape from.
It was a terribly sickening feeling. He gritted his teeth, his face was hot and he could feel a burning in his eyes, his throat.
And just when things seemed hopeless, there was shelter. A beautiful bastion of peace and protection, standing at his back as it always had before. The rain seemed to stop flowing. bouncing off of his motherly shield and landing on the ground around him.
He glanced back to see her form glancing back at him. grand, and soft as it had always been. a comforting sight in this bleak void of hellish memories.
A look of surprise overcame him.
"If you stand in the rain.... you'll get wet."
She said in a very "as a matter of fact" sort of tone as she continued to look forward, her fluffy umbrella protecting them from the falling drops.
He didn't reply, her statement was met only with the rain and the ambiance of the world.
"You should have told me you would be out here."
"I... didn't wanna bother you..."
"Hasn't stopped you any other time."
The silence was awkward, but meaningful and brought a feeling of peace.
"Don't be stupid." She mewed glancing back at him now.
"... You don't have to do things alone... You never have to be alone. I mean... what are friends for?"
She says, her face still serious, though dampened by droplets of rain from sharing the all too small shelter she held with the short demon.
"From beginning to end. I'm always here, and I said I always would be. And I'm not the type to go back on a promise."
She says this turning away, her face reddening, shifting softly to a cute expression of anger.
"N-now come on.... it's cold out here..."
Her tail wraps around him for a moment in a soft embrace before she begins to walk away.
Turning, he follows. To follow the warmth, the sanctuary he had always had. His eyes and lungs no longer burned, but he felt a flutter in his heart, a steady beat, a pleasant burning within his very soul, rekindled by the simple words of his love, his sanctuary.
To be a raindrop must be a beautiful existence.
traveling for hundreds.. thousands of feet before landing with your brethren, your friends and family on the ground, always moving forward, undeterred and without a care in the world, destined to reach your destination, and then rising to the sky and floating above the world alongside everyone whom holds you together.
The ones whom make you who you are.
Destined to return to your sanctuary in the clouds.
A sanctuary that will never falter.
One that will never fade.
To be a raindrop is a beautiful existence.
Listen to this while you read, it inspired the story
Anywho, I've had this one sitting around for some time now I just needed to figure out how I was gonna color it and post it and what not but I decided to go with this.
Nitros may be the hero, always there to protect Katrina, but all the same, Katrina is there to protect Nitros. Even though she can be very unpleasant towards him. She would do anything to help him, to make sure he comes out ok. And she will always stand at his back, as they make a sanctuary for one another, protecting each other and raising the other's hopes and dreams.
Sometimes even Nitros gets depressed, and when he does, she is the only thing that can break him of that feeling.
Nitros is dressed the same, but I put Katrina in a rather frilly, Gothic Lolita dress as... well she is quite fond of frilly and cute outfits, they usually just don't fit her. XP
So I hope ya enjoy the story and the pic~