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Hey Big Sis by Skailla Hey Big Sis by Skailla
Yeah... it was a very nice year :)
2009 was a nightmare, 2010 was pretty much the loneliest year of my life, but 2011... what a great year...!:la:
so many, but so many good things happened in my life!
but this, was probably the greatest of all things... I can feel there's a big comment coming...c:

Two years have passed since I changed schools. And as some of you might know, it wasn't the best of adventures. I was expecting to have a great time and meet cool people, but all I got was loneliness. People would only value my skills, never who I truly was. So basically, I was invisible.
I've always been secure of what I am, but last year, I began to doubt even what was certain. It's wrong to say that I don't care about what people think of me, because when you don't find anyone to share yourself with (you know, opinions, jokes, laughs..) you begin to feel that hard beat in your chest, that keeps saying "you don't belong here". Every time I tried to be myself, I got those terrible looks, telling me how strange and clumsy I was, how stupid and out-placed.

Since I had classes in the afternoon too, I used to lunch at school every thursday (no time to explain why now). I always lunched alone, so I used to sit down and start drawing while peacefully eating. One day, a six-year-old boy with a weird spanish accent came out of the blue and sat next to me. He watched me intensely for 10 minutes, and after that, he asked me if he could draw too. I gave him a pen and paper, and we spent the whole lunch time drawing together.
The next day, the boy came to me again, and asked once again if he could draw with me. Of course I let him, and soon I was incredibly surrounded by little kids, with big, curious eyes. One of them, a little girl called Marcela, got the courage and asked me "who are you?". I was surprised with such strong question, and just answered "well, I don't know, I'm just a student". She looked right into my eyes and said "WOW! you don't know who you are??" haha I just laughed. But the girl was right. Actually, she made me think a lot xD I didn't know who I was anymore. I just knew who I should be, "just a student", but not who I really was.

Those encounters with the kids kept on happening every thursday. The funny thing is that I'm sort of a shy, closed person. And so are the kids. Kids of 6, 7 years old are very closed within themselves, and are normally afraid of talking to the "older ones" of my age. But they strangely seemed to trust me, and to really like me more and more.
Soon, they would all come the whole way down the courtyard everyday, screaming my name, and when they finally found me, and persecuted me until I had no breath at all, they would say "let's take her down!!!" and yeah... They would jump all over me until I fell on the ground xD
We played every minute I could stay with them. We would roll on the ground, run, fall, pretend, tell stories... everything I used to love doing when I was younger. And I was doing it again. I was back to my golden days =D
But they were real pests some times, and no matter how much I hid myself or run, I just couldn't get rid of them!

But on the other hand, I was feeling lonely, stupid and clumsy by the time those kids first appeared in my life. I thought I wasn't worth a thing, and that I would never have a good relationship with people, because I'm too childish. But they showed me a new part of this story. They all admired me for who I truly am.

Marcela and the rest of the little girls used to tell me I was the most beautiful person they had ever met, and that they wanted to be just like me when they were grown!! can you believe it??(LOL it brings tears to my eyes just to think of that now :))
They all used to tell me they wanted to draw like me as well, and we would spend my whole lunch time drawing! :meow:
it was pretty much stressful, cause they would all keep on calling my name at the same time, all trying to show me something or tell me something. But it was worth it all!
Little Marcela, (the one who's on my head in the drawing), used to call me "big sister". She already had an older sister, in fact, but she used to tell me she was evil. She told me she wanted me to be her new sister! x3

Of course, it didn't take long until my other friends found out about my new little companions. They would all give me that "just what the heck are you doing??" look. But I didn't care anymore. I had found somewhere in that place where I could feel like I belonged again :) (you might be reading and thinking I hit my head hard before writing this) but I do have a point. We never know where the love and acceptance will come from, thats why we must keep our hearts open =D

Well, all of that ended up where I never thought it would: people from all over the school got to know me, or hear about me. Every teacher was talking about me, and hearing things like "Look! that's the girl who does those drawings!!" became more and more common.

In the end, I was surrounded by friends. Even from my own class. I had regained confidence in who I truly am again, and from somewhere no one would have ever guessed: through the young hearts of children who never judged me :)
Having to say good bye was hard even for me in the end of this year, since it was my last year at school. Marcela and Melone hugged me and cried, and made me promise I would come back to visit her and the others. But unfortunately, I probably won't be able to do so :/ but I'll be forever grateful for what they did to me. I was lost, and they were the ones to show me the right way back. They were little angels heaven sent to me.

so anyways, here are the names of the kids in the pic, from left to right: Mariana (the one sitting), Melone (with the flower), Marcela (on my head), Patrick (looking at my drawings) and Nicole (next to Patrick)

sorry for the blabing AGAIN, but I really needed to share this with you guys! :la:

PS: There's still a second part of this story, but I'll stop here before this comment gets too long. It's just a special detail I would also like to share, but it will have to wait for my next drawing!
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Rainbowdashie61 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014  New member
so cute would you draw something for me?
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OkamiMeansWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so sweet! I would love to have little kids treating me like a big sis! (mainly because I'm the youngest in my family and I've always wanted a younger sibling, but now it doesn't matter if it's a sibling or a friend) :) 
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ShadowClipseAVi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel ignored all the time....
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BritishToby Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Photographer
september 2011 to september 2012 was the best school year of my life, the months just flew by
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Skylark23 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
The most glorious story ever
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fangurl47 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
super cute
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FleshBird Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is such a heart warming story that brought tears to my eyes!
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flukeyouarenotalone Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Hermosa imagen y la historia me ha traído demasiados recuerdos tristes, mi historia es bastante similar, en la escuela todos me conocen por lo que hago, pero nadie es capaz de decirme algo, sera tal vez porque yo trato de alejar a las personas que me rodean y prefiero estar completamente solo y aislado, tal vez mi comentario es estúpido pero siento que aquí es el único lugar donde me puedo librar de este peso. La soledad a veces es mala pero yo pienso que es lo mejor que puedo hacer de esa forma estando completamente solo se sufre menos, llevo casi siete años en la misma escuela y siento que no pertenezco a ese lugar y para peor creo que no pertenezco aquí, bueno pero felicitaciones es muy hermosa la imagen y la historia casi me hace llorar.....XD
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EpicSkiFreak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've been going to a high school where there are no little kids, but I can so see this happening to me when I switch schools this Fall. >.< I'm always ignored by people my age and yet loved dearly by little kids, lol.
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sophiacorteslovato Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my God! you are so adorable and sweet i just want to give you the biggest hug evar! :D
i LUV your work too! especially OMFA ;)
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Corithedog10 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the meaning of the picture is just amazing!! I be they were little angles. :)
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Writer
Awwww that sounds adorable <3 It's amazing how much love you can feel from little kids who genuinely want to see you; how heartwarming <3 I love the picture
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Foxfish Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
AAAAW such a beautiful story :meow:

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Love wolves!!!! They are so fluffy :3

Sorry for bad english (sometimes :XD: )
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ibasofi Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awensome :) i love it!
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Blur1321 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
i'm 18, and i watch and read some very sad things. but this...this is just absolutely touching. Just know tears have been shed from a stone heart for your incredible journey. thank you for sharing this with us. :iconiloveyouplz:
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WolfOfTheMoons Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!!!!! The description was so touching!!!! Awwwwwww!!!!!
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Yuki1503 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, how old were you back than, when all of this happened?

I love it!!!!!!! :love:
I love the coloring, the expression on there faces ( I love this picture)
I also love this story you wrote, it's a very nice story and it suits very good with this picture. :glomp:
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EagleofPower Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that description is the most caring and most beautiful thing i've ever read in my life, it really made me think of what i already have in life and that its all i need, not what i desire. If you wanted to become an author then people would sure become inspired by your writing, its beautiful...:'(
love the picture as well, it's cute!
I'm thinking of moving schools coz i hate my school im at now...you should find a person on da called Rinermai - she's amazing at drawing, like you, i bet you'd like her a lot.
I think that its hard for people to fit in when they want to be noticed but if people just keep to themselves (like me) then soon they get noticed for talent or something and then people become friends with that person and they find out who they truly are...
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Shinyumbreon4511 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
i like the pup on top of the big wolves head ^^
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Filmographer
I really like it. It has cute pups in it and I love how you drew yourself as a wolf.
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shadamy20 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
AWW SO CUTE
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XxFelix-The-KittyxX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
aaawwwww :iconiloveyouplz: after i read the story i thought of the song fro Tarzan "You'll Be In My Heart" and i was all like...
" These song goes PERFECT to this drawing!"
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EvaWolferina Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
That story is just amazing...... My heart explodes with joy!
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Snowear123 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Artist
I love it!
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WolpyRocks123 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My little sisters friend would also say "LET'S TAKE HER DOWN!!" xD
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TheLupinearRider Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XDDD I am glad to hear it ^^ your happyness is definitly put into the art ^^
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have the exact same personality as me. Don't ever be afraid of who you are. People like us are unique, and we make the world a more interesting place. Weird and clumsy people are awesome!
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13bluestar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so Cool! I have always loved working with kids (like being a summercamp counsler and awana leader etc.) they really are so fun and excepting of everything that it's refreashing to spend time with them. and I've always loved the stories we tell together. kids are definatly a gift from God and we can learn a lot from them. thanks for your onisty in telling this. not many people would be brave enough to share things like that. you're awesome and I look forward to seeing your next piece. :)
-13bluestar
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GuardainNightWolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
That story took me heart <3 that was so darn cute! same as me im shy,clumsy,but im more of a loner... So anyways I LOVED YOUR STORY the kids at my school do the same thingth are annoying but the are my <3
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KailoCakes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect story! and guess what? I have the same personality as you! :D
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dotydev Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful comment that you did rachel.:clap:
well, the children and you have a big big heart:cuddle::glomp:, when I read it I cried and realized that you're a great person, and also draw very amazing:painter:, these children showed a very valuable thing you never doubt that:hug:. Also hope to have a feat like this.:blowkiss:
besides, these children you value highly,:nod: if I were you NEVER:huggle: bring them out of my heart:heart::heart::heart:♥.:love:
ps: do not be shy and talk to people, byebye .. kisses:kiss: kisses:kiss:, I hope you are successful in your life.:w00t::highfive:
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dotydev Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this image because it taught me something very valuable
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dotydev Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this story get to my heart:heart::heart::heart:
this story touched my heart:heart::heart::heart:
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Flame-Expression Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can you give Daily Deviations, because you definetly deserve some!
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GrinHowl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love your fursona 8D and those kids-pups are sooo cute !! c:
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MizzleTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:')
That's an adorable story. I read all your comment (even if I'm french and don't understand probably every words) and found that story quite magic :heart: People too much judge the other, and what that kids give to you is just adorable :love: Your story is really touching, there is no other words - or I don't know there words :lol:
Never be afraid to be yourself, to be "childish" if that world please you =) People who judge you without knowing you doesn't deserve to be your friends ;) After all, those kids are true friends and make you alive again... What a beautiful lesson they give to us :love:!

Thanks for sharing this with us!

I can't wait to know the second part of the story :squee:
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Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and the drawing is cute aswell x)! Really good job on it :heart: I hope they will see it one day :heart:
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WolfTaske Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find that truly beautiful, kids can sometimes be that way, they will take your hand and show you what is right. I'm glade that you have finally found a way back to yourself. Good luck to you Skailla, and congrats on finishing school, three months more for myself >D then that diploma will be in my hand then off to collage.
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Exoplanet-2049 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This picture is so freakin' cute! :D
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vintage-lime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
aww, thats so moving!
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HaruTotetsu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This has been featured in my Featured Deviants journal entry.
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Acestar324 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
You're so wonderful. I'm so happy you feel yourself again, when you feel yourself everything's more colorful. I hope 2012 will be just as good, maybe even better. :)
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Sally-Ce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly amazing! :D Great job! ;)
I`ve read your text, and it is many things I can recognize myself in. And you know, even though people call you childish or something like that, keep giong! Your the only one to decite that anyway. And everyone is different. Being unique isn`t wrong, it`s something to be proud of! :D
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Bleuxwolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very lovely drawing that goes with a very touching story. :)
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caninefanatic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. That's a really beautiful picture, but the story is even more. That is so, so awesome what those kids did for you, and although you may not think of it this way, you may not have the most popular life, but you seem to be an amazing person, and when people actually try to get to know you, look what happens! They may be kids, but they know how awesome you are, and in their eyes you are like a queen. That must be awesome, you're very lucky :) It's great you can just ignore what others think, and, well, be yourself! (cheesy, but it's the truth!)
And besides that this truly is a cute and beautiful picture!
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kittEfox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be a kid at heart is one of the best things you could wish for in a person.

I can't write as openly and as straight-from-the-heart as you can, but I really envy how full of love your year was. To be brought back up from the shadows like that-it would be worth whatever trouble they came to save you from.

I cried. :saddummy: But I'm glad you had such a glad year :happybounce:

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AdoptionsRuleZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
So amazing story. Makes me want to cry.
Yes, kids can be little angels. Even they don't know what they are talking about... They just say so great things. And sometimes they didn't know how they are changing life!
Amazing story, the same like picture.
But I still hope this little angels will meet you someday, or join you on dA, making they own style, and become like you, someone who they really are.
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