Apeldille's picture

Farewell, dear Red.

I wish I had the time to do something better to show both mine and Eph's feelings.

The raven stag had been away from the forest; he had been so very far away -- but still, when it happened he felt it. It was a painful shift in his mind, and then he knew.

He had traveled quickly, faster than ever, but it had been to late. He had known in his heart that it would be too late, and he hated himself for it, but he flew on the vanguard winds of the storm anyway, because maybe, maybe he was wrong? But somewhere deep inside him he knew, and he dared not tell himself, but he flew with such fury just to dampen the immense sorrow welling up inside.

Virgil. His first friend, for a long time his only friend, gone.

The raven stag should be used to it by now; all of them will go, someday, and leave him behind. But he is not. It is always heart-rippingly painful. He has tried to distance himself, but sometimes it does not work -- all too often it does not work.

He comes back to the forest, sees the tears of those who mourned, and he cannot go to them. He does not want to disturb them with his own sorrow, they have enough of their own.

The black undercurrents in his mind threaten to rise and swallow him. Panic waits patiently just outside his waking mind, and so he does what he usually does to cope. Isolation.

He shifts into his raven form. Birds cannot weep, birds cannot cry, and there are no familiar faces in the sky. And he flies, and flies, and hoarse croaks echo over the forest, a lament for his friend.
GlobalBeauty's picture

This brought me to tears just

This brought me to tears just looking at it. It's beautiful, Apel.
Siggies by Carry & Amazengalo
Apparanza's picture

Amazing ;;♥

Amazing ;;♥

By Leuvr
Mis's picture

Oh this looks amazing..

Oh this looks amazing.. Absolutely makes him look holy, or godly. Really love the music as well.
Hart's picture

you never had to do anything

you never had to do anything to show you and Eph's feelings... i'm glad we did good for your tef experience too.
It's still hard to keep the waterworks from flowing... thank you so much for this piece. It means a lot. ♥

This took my breath away. So

This took my breath away. So beautiful.
Silverpaw15's picture

Absolutely stunning. I love

Absolutely stunning.
I love the concept, the colors (or lack thereof) and the pose.
It all just looks so majestic.

Wonderful work.
Xemi's picture

This is beautiful, Apel,

This is beautiful, Apel, completely stunning. <3

Fantastic picture and a great

Fantastic picture and a great choice of music. They're both so sorrowful and beautiful.
wingeddeer's picture

How gorgeous,I love the

How gorgeous,I love the etheral atmosphere,and I like how the pose seems to be reaching toward heaven.

Sighthoundlady's picture

This is lovely Apel. The

This is lovely Apel. The connection with the stars is suiting.
RikkaChan's picture

It's nice to see people

It's nice to see people drawing art of Virgil.
Apeldille's picture

Thank you everyone for all

Thank you everyone for all your nice comments!

And I'm glad you like it Vee. <3


the music,the beautiful

the music,the beautiful image and the short history ,wrapped me in a magical atmosphere, full of feelings , its amazing your work *__*