The Kiss

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Désirée Dippenaar

"You are not worthless," he whispers, stroking my tangled hair from my face. "Maybe you think that, but other elves don't! What about your sisters, what would they do if they knew the truth? They'd probably kick me out onto the street, or kill me, or something like that!"  Suddenly, he leans towards me, and before I know what is happening, I feel his lips brush mine, softly, gently… He kisses me, even though I'm a snivelling mess; he kisses me, even though I'm a human. And I wish that time would stop just here and this moment could go on forever… (chapter 12, Love your Enemies - by me)   I've had this recent urge to draw a few of my Love your Enemies characters, so here are Katarina and Cirion! ^_^ Though they look nothing like they should... = = Typical. Anyone who draws better than me is welcome to draw scenes from the story though! If you don't know the story, it's about a future in which the world has been taken over by elves and is now part of their huge empire. The elves see humans as below them, though, and don't treat them all too nicely... In the middle of that, Katarina, a human girl, gets to know Cirion, who is a guard at the elf palace (or so she thinks). ;) (February 2008)

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

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