before the aforementioned artist expired i also acquired these
my wonderful, perfect, beautiful children
licorne, bear, and rabbit, pictured in that order
my poor, sad, pretty new friend
such a flighty little thing
Kaybug’s eye narrowed a little at Feral, not out of anger, more out of doubt towards what he said.
"…you’re not pestering me. Even if you were, I’d welcome it. It’s far better than the loneliness I feel every day…"
Wandering from his side, she gathered a small handful of white chocolate flowers and began to fiddle with them as she continued to speak.
"You know… I always thought that I could never be wrong about myself… I’ve told myself for a long time that I’d never have friends again, no matter how hard I’d try to believe I would. I felt as if I was supposed to live a life of loneliness…" While she talked, the female cybrid had fashioned a small corsage out of the flowers. "…but you proved me wrong, and I’m glad you did…"
He scowled, watching her walk a short ways off. “You don’t have to be lonely, dear. Any time you need a friend, you can call on me. I don’t mind being kept busy, ehehoo.”
His laughter died down, and he crept towards her, picking a flower and twirling it in his claws before dropping it with a solemn chittering noise.
"You’re sweet and kind, Kaybug. You deserve so much more. Many, many friends. You should never feel lonely or unwanted or burdened."
Tilting her chin up with one claw, he ruffled her hair and curled his mouth into a wide grin. “Now, let’s see a smile, dearie. Come on.”
i was commissioning a set of portraits for my dear brother as an early christmas present
but the painter met an early end in an unfortunate and completely unforeseeable accident.
Gorgeous metalwork on the Valence Casket (ca. 1305-1312)
Despite his willingness to assist her, Kaybug was not about to ask Feral for simple little favors, even if he didn’t mind. Her mindset had her believe that she needed to take care of herself no matter what. Perhaps in time it would change a bit, but at the moment, she felt like she needed to be self-reliant. However, the smaller bug mutant was not even going to consider arguing with him.
"…I… like you too, Feral sir… You’re pretty much the only friend I actually have… But I don’t want to get in the way of your own friends and family, especially your offspring." That may not have been the case, but how was she supposed to know? Her low self-esteem brought upon by so much past neglect distorted her judgement of things.
"My own friends? Dear, you are my friend. You don’t get in the way.” He didn’t press the matter though, falling into a comfortable silence as he listened to the woods, head turning this way and that at the various noises of flora and fauna.
"Would you like to start heading back? I’m sure you’re getting tired of me pestering you."
Ohoohrr the winter update finally came in
i piped diet cola through the aqueducts to heat the place
the glow makes everything look so festive
Played 53 times.
Ada Jones and Billy Murray - Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
It turned out that dragging her useless leg didn’t hinder her movement as much as she initially expected. Kaybug kept a gentle hold on the other cybrid’s arm and kept close. Because she had never gone this far into the forest, there was no telling what was here. For all she knew, there could have been many dangers lurking around every corner. The thoughts of such things made her tremble, and tried to push it out of her mind. If only she wasn’t so worrisome about everything.
Kaybug was so focused on her own thoughts, she ended up stumbling over a small rock. With a sheepish expression, she scrambled upright and hurried back beside her friend.
Feral seemed at ease as he strolled along, even in unfamiliar territory. He trilled and hummed to himself, only stopping when he felt a pull at his arm as the poor girl tripped.
"You’re fine! No need to apologize, dearie. I was walking too fast."
The candybug smiled, patting her and continuing onward. “If there’s anything you need of me, dear, just ask. If some bad sport is giving you trouble, I can take care of them for you. And I’ll gladly help you find more food if you need it. I like you, Kaybug. I help my friends the best that I can. Generosity keeps my conscience clear, hoo.”