"I can't see it anymore Mythe; is what we're doing still right?"Mythril stood behind him, silently watching the wavering of his ribbonbound's certainty. The splotches of blood covering the pale skin he had worn for so many years proved the struggles they had fought through for their cause, but he did not, could not, comprehend why Seremyn had failed in his assuredness now.Seremyn sighed. A bead of red fluid fell from the end of his nose, and he watched it stain the ground. "Tell me Mythril," he whispered, forcing Mythril to step closer to catch the words, " Tell me, if what we are doing is right, then why does it feel so wrong?"For the first time in centuries, Seremyn allowed himself to feel the pains that flowed through Jadespurn and her people. For the first time since he had almost lost his son, he permitted himself, as all beings must eventually, to cry."I don't know what's right anymore. I can't... I can't SEE where... Ishgailef! We... We tried... Maybe we were..." A pair of arms encircled him from behind, lips pressed themselves to the back of his head."Don't say it. Whatever else you may doubt, Order above, even doubt me! But never, EVER doubt that what we did was right," Mythril whispered into his ear, arms tightening around Seremyn with his words, a stray tear finding it's way down his face.There was silence for a few moments, then Seremyn whispered brokenly, "I'm scared Mythril, I'm so utterly scared, and tired.""We all are," Mythril whispered back, "we all are."~~~~~~~~My scanner ate this *kicks scanner*. It started off as a mere study of the fall of light and shadow on someone's face, and then grew to be something that will eventually become integral to the tales of Jadespurn. It made me cry, doing this piece, which maybe you can't understand, but I've had these characters for so long, they're a part of me now, they're almost REAL to me. And it made me cry, knowing that I'm going to seriously torture these two in the course of their stories. *sigh* I also feel like one hell of a cruel bitch *growls*.pencil, coloured pencil on sketchbook paper. I would really like criticism on the form/shading of their faces.