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All we are is dust in the wind... by Samuraiflame All we are is dust in the wind... by Samuraiflame
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^ Song from which the title was taken. I suggest listening to it while reading the description.

So this is something I drew for ~Jay-Jay-Bloodhound based on one of our RPs. If you don't want to read the long summary I have, that's fine. XD

It involves Cisaya and his OC, Ralph, in a medieval-ish setting.
Cisaya is the newly crowned queen of a kingdom. Her stepmother, the queen before her was an evil ruler and so the citizens dislike Cisaya because of the cruel legacy left behind. Ralph belongs to an organization of assassins and is sent to kill her. He goes undercover as her personal servant to gain her trust, but when another assassin tries to kill her, Ralph ends up saving Cisaya. He realizes that he can't bring himself to kill her, and instead takes her back to the assassin's camp.

For disobeying a direct order, Ralph has his right eye taken by the leader of the assassins, Stryker. However, Stryker lets Cisaya stay at the camp and tells her how the assassins (formerly known as the Rangers) were once the protectors of the Royal Family, before her stepmother broke their alliance by executing the last Grand Master of the Rangers. Eventually, she finds herself involved with their prophecy and manipulated by the obsessed Stryker.

Luckily for her, Ralph decides to take her back to her kingdom, and they confess their FEELINGS for each other. Cisaya wants Ralph to stay with her and be the new king, but he declines and asks to just become her advisor. Eventually, they get news of a rebellion in the east, and Ralph prepares to go take care of it. While Cisaya is alone, Strykers comes back and tries to force her to make him king. Ralph returns right in time to fight and kill Stryker, and then makes a promise to never leave Cisaya.

Things go well for a while as Ralph is crowned king and they get married. Unfortunately, the state in the east has worsened and Ralph is deeply concerned about it. He finally decides to go secretly, and leaves behind just a letter to Cisaya.
When she finds the letter, she is heartbroken and depressed. At first, all she can do is cry and lock herself away, but eventually Cisaya becomes angry and bitter. Her advisers take advantage of her sadness and stress to change her to their will. She turns into a heartless queen much like her stepmother and oppresses the kingdom once again.

After a year, Ralph returns to find Cisaya has become almost pure evil. She tries to get her guards and strongest knight to kill Ralph, but he defeats them all. Cisaya has also sent many innocent people to die, including children that Ralph once took care of in the Assassin's camp. Although the rest of the kingdom wants Ralph to sentence Cisaya to an execution, he refuses to do it. He slowly brings Cisaya to her senses again, and saves her from being killed by the angry citizens. Together, they decide to fix everything they have done, and change their kingdom for the better at last.

4 years later, Cisaya and Ralph are the much-loved rulers of the kingdom, and now have a daughter named Cherie (nicknamed 'Ree' by her father). However, Cisaya has been deathly ill ever since she gave birth to Ree. They both know that her time is close to ending, and decide to go out to the castle garden to have a picnic. They sit under the ancient tree that contains the royal prophecy and watch their daughter playing. As they are watching Ree, Cisaya gradually grows weaker and weaker and finally dies peacefully in Ralph's arms.



So this picture is just their final scene .3. It's got a special meaning to me I guess XD; because I was bawling all through the RP. I wanted to capture the feelings that Ralph and Cisaya have for each other. They've both hurt each other a lot during the time they were together and apart, but in the end have forgiven each other for everything.

Yup, emotional picture... I tried my best. OTL

Ralph belongs to ~Jay-Jay-Bloodhound
Cisaya belongs to ~Samuraiflame
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:iconxxbambigirl22xx:
XxBambigirl22xX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. :)
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lauramma Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My my my, this one is simply lovely. So serene, so sentimental, everything is working together, the color and its tones, the characters, the expressions. You pulled out a nicely job here, very goergous. The ending seemed harsh though, but still beautifull in a way. Congratz :)
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TheGirlOfWonder Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a really amazing artwork
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Thanks a lot .x.
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carryepie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
ITS SOO CUTE!!

Sorry had to say it. ^^
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Thank you :iconarigatouplz:

It's fine ;w; I appreciate it
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carryepie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
your welcoem! ^^
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angelofstars Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Why So Pretty .
Sad But Beautiful ;o; .
<3 .

And His OC . Omgg . Hawt .
LOL.What Am I saying? XD .
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thank you :iconruncryplz:

XD Oh yoou.
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
That's quite a story. You guys have great imaginations. :) The ending is a bit sad though. :(
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thank you :iconhappytearsplz:
Yes, but it had to happen ;3; Traaaagedy.
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You're welcome :)
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FallenAngelKokoro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah this is so pretty *w*
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you~ :iconblushplz:
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FallenAngelKokoro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np ;3
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Midnight-Shoujo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist
awww
what a sad pic
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Mmm yeah :icondepressedonionplz:
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:iconmialovechoco:
MiaLovechoco Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Awhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
sad face-...SO SAD!
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:iconsamuraiflame:
Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Yes very sad

Cheers.

- X
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LightyOle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dats so beautiful ;u;
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
The team thanks you

Cheers,

- X
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XoAmethyst-ArtistoX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww that's a real great pic (and story). Ralph looks quite a bit like Klavier from Ace Attorney lol.
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Jay: The hair style was supposed to be inspired by Klavier but instead it sort of just became his hair because I couldn't describe it for Sam.

But I assure you it wasn't meant to look so stunningly like Klavier, it's just an unfortunate result
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XoAmethyst-ArtistoX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh I see. In any case, whether his appearance is similar to another character's or not, it came out really great. : )
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Glad you think so, thank you very much~
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XoAmethyst-ArtistoX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to thank. :3
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Amazing job on this picture, it looks great. :)
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Description Updated.

Thanks very much

Cheers,

- X
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
You're welcome :)
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GraphicManga Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really sweet picture....
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thank you

Cheers,

- X
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GraphicManga Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :glomp:
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Indeed

Description Updated

Cheers,

- X
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Mattsurai Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I cloooooooose myyyyyyyy eeeeeeeeyes,
Only for a moment and the moment's gone...
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Indeed

Cheers,

- X
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