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Paper Stars by Skailla Paper Stars by Skailla
I bet you weren't expecting an update from me today... c:

So, did you have a great time on your last day of 2011? =D I truly hope you all did!:la: Cause I know 2012 will be a great year for everyone!:w00t:
And I also hope you're not tired of seeing my drawings in you inbox! because this year, I plan on drawing A LOT. and by that, I mean at least 2 deviations per week, more or less! XD

Soooooooo... about the drawing... yup, it's another true story of my life :) (brace yourselves.. 0w0)
Do you remember the kid's story? I mean, the story I told you here,
Well, this is the "second part" I had told you about. It's nothing very special, really, but it was one of the things that absolutely made my year :)
Back in my old school, I met an awesome boy when I was at the seventh grade. He was always funny, and never took anything seriously. He was super popular, everyone liked him, but never stopped being gentle and kind to everyone. We were never in the same class, but he would come to my classroom every break time to see my drawings. I don't think he understood what I actually did, but he always had a comment to share, even tho he had a very.. different sense of humor. Pretty much like mine. He was light like the wind, always in a good mood, and always easy. And he was probably one of the most handsome guys I had ever seen yes, I had a crush.
One day tho, he suddenly disappeared after we finished eighth grade, and no one knew where he actually went. Life went on, I entered hight school, and finally, one year after, I had enough of that place (for those who don't remember, here's when I decided to move:… so I did it. And guess what? I happened to move to the exact school he was studying at. We were both surprised and happy when we saw each other again, but there was something strangely different in the air. He was different. I don't know exactly what was it at the time, I just thought he seemed a bit out, like if he was somewhere else when other people talked to him. But life went on once again, and I met a boy, called Bren, who I happened to developed a huge crush on. Bren told me one day that the boy who was my old friend was walking with some very bad company, and that I should be very careful around him. I found that warning very strange, but in the end, I stayed alert. My friend came to me many times that year looking for some company, but since I was so worried about impressing Bren, I ended up acting uninteresting towards him, to see if he went away, and in fact, he did.
The following year (2011), for the first time, he was in my class. But we never spoke at the time. He even wanted to, but he felt a bit intimidated by my other "friends", who were the popular kids in that school. Yes, he had changed a lot. I had no idea how much, until I saw it. He had become the quietest boy in the class. The total, complete opposite of what he used to be. He used to be the joker, and now people were making jokes about him. No one noticed him, and when they did, it was only to send him away. But even I didn't notice him. I was too busy being invisible too.

So time passed again, and I met the kids. I used to have lunch with them everyday, and he would buy his lunch at the bakery and come back to the school to lunch alone. One of those days, he saw me playing with them, and finally came to speak to me, full of his charms (thats something he never lost!). I was a bit uncertain about it, and I believe he noticed it. He said he had to go, but the little girl who was with me (she was quite tough! xD) held his arm and told him to stay, otherwise she would punch him (LOL). He laughed, and then sat down again. He asked me if he could see my drawings, and I gave him my folder. The afternoon went on delightfully, for both of us. I really liked to have him around again.
The following lunch times were just the same. He adores kids, which is not typical of boys of his age, and they also adored him. He's still a big child on the inside, which is so rare those days. He would play and run with us when we were all together, and did not care what the others might think of it.

All this happened after October, and I know it is a short time, but it seemed like a whole life at the time. When he was with me and the kids, he said he felt free to be what he really was. And later that year, he actually regained courage to show himself to the world. All those days we spent together made him secure again, and he came to thank me for all the moments.
Everyday after lunch, we used to go to the library, and lay on the huge carpet on the children's area, and come to bother the studious people from my class (in a funny way, of course, since we had the exact same sense of humor) we would make everyone laugh to death xD
One day before the last day of school tho, we went to lunch together, but when we arrived at the library, we were the only ones there. He laid on the carpet, but this time, he turned his head to the ceiling. He was impressed, and called me to lay by his side too. When I looked up, I noticed something I never did on the rush of everyday life: the whole ceiling was covered with brilliant paper stars of all formats, made by the kids who went there. I forgot where I was for a moment or two, and forgot about the time. I think he felt just the same. We spoke about so many things, so many good things while we were looking at those stars. I think it was a moment of freedom. Perhaps the deepest I ever had.
The simplest of all things, the ones we never notice are the ones to make the biggest changes inside our hearts. And he seemed to be the living proof of it. He changed. But this time, for the best.
When I watched him with the kids, I didn't see a boy anymore. I saw a man. Tho I don't think he realized that.

Unfortunately, that was the last moment I had with him. But it was one of the greatest moments of my life. Actually, every adventure I had by his side.
I believe we may never see each other again. We went on separated ways in life. But I'll always have those golden memories to warm my heart. I think about them every single day since I left school. He was way more than just a friend for me. If I said I don't miss him, it would be a lie. He was probably the person I loved the most in my life. But now that he's gone, I just feel... complete :)
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Silvery-BlueWOLF Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
*feelings* T^T
Lunakittycat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Artist
This is so beautiful!
( The art AND the story! )
OkamiMeansWolf Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. That is so nice! The picture is nice and the story is very touching, I've never had any experiences like that where things are so great, although I do have really nice friends this year in school. And I hope you stay feeling complete :)
Akimeterasu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing. The artwork is beautiful, and the story behind it makes it even more fantastic. It's sad (that that was your last time seeing him), but the story was very heart-warming too. You can feel the magic of the moment in the picture. You're a great artist Skailla. :) 
DawnfeatherWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This was just beautiful! The artwork, the story, just... EVERYTHING IS SO BEAUTIFUL! :')
Villiri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmmmmmmm. what a nice couple.
Sally-Ce Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, Skailla. This story touched my heart. :aww: I can imagine the relationship between you and the boy. ^^

I'm going in 9:th grade, and will soon separate from my great friends. :( Some of them have been with me for all those nine years. I can really relate to you in this.
I really hope you two will meet again. :thanks:
Healing-Touch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I favorited this more for your real life story than the picture. Yet, both of them fit together so beautifully!
IgniteTheBlaize Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should start writing a novel or something about the things that happened in ur life, for some reason they're just so entertaining :D
ZoeTaylorArts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Probably one of my fave pieces from you! :)
Blur1321 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
"meet me under shining lights/
I've been waiting right here all my life/
Feelings, you can't deny you're living open up your eyes/"
--Lyrics from Alive by Krewella. I instantly thought of it when I saw this picture. I love it <3
Beautiful story by the way, very touching :,)
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Filmographer
You drew this real good!
LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really pretty. : D
Saakilla Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful story, and so the picture...
Pentaphyllos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That story is so beautiful, and so is the picture!:)
AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That story was so beautiful!! It almost made me cry with happiness! Ur life seems like heaven when ur with ur friends! I wish I was you.
GeenaRulzMyPaws Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
that is cute!! and awesome!!
Kittypaw50 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the idea of the reflection. I'm going to watch you. You truly are an artist.
NytmareFox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
unfortunately i don't have the time to read what you wrote, but i love your art... actually saw it on youtube and made a DA just so i could read you comic :D
serena344 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the other dog realy likes lala from your rawing never forgot
Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! I especially love the glowing effect on the stars.
nixik Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
RH44 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thats a really touching story.
RH44 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thats a really touching story.
FerahW Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Aww, this picture and story both are so sweet! I consider you a great artist, and a great person, though I never actually met you before. I read both of your stories, the one with the kids and this one, and I can only wish you a good year, as you really seem to deserve one. :)
DarkestSoul13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept! I love it! <3
lightnwolf101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
after reading this, it reminded me of my old crush. he loved to laugh and joke around. not to mention, he was a bit flirty too. we used to be good friends until he had a girlfriend, who used to be my friend. he pushed me away and i didn't know why. after he broke up with his girlfriend (who thought that he was cheating on her when he was not), he told me that she was extremely jealous of me and he didn't know why. that was the last time when we ever talked as friends.
i'm glad you're happy :)
Acrylic-Nano Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww, that's so sweet! It's nice to be able to share such a moment with somebody like that! ^^ <3

After reading your comment on the other picture in the description, I'm not surprised you moved! You went through so much hassle! I know exactly how you feel about the meaner girls though :I

The picture is beautiful though! :love: I just love the way you did their paws <33 Happy 2012 by the way! :huggle:
SwiftkillBloodspill1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhhh Im crying plz get me a tissue that was beautiful and so is the picture!
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful story, esp. the stars on the ceiling. I love that line "..forgot where you were..." what a great memory^^ and I love the pic, so wonderful
WolfTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn.... I hope you too randomly find each other again. I really wish that <3
Skunkoon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For some reason, I thought of this song when looking at this [link]
I'm not sure is the "message" in the song fits this picture (or the story), but I like listening to it while looking at this. :meow:

Amazing picture and story. You had some pretty amazing things happen in your life. :) :heart:
WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful, once again.
Aileea Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This picture is so beautiful.
And thank you once again for sharing your wonderful moments with us. They show that you are a very special person.
Bellanote14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I would like to be one of the kids and be with you hehe.
Bellanote14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Happy story hehe. I'm happy you're happy :)
nikicasp Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Ravenhearst201 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
God blessed you with amazing people in life who gave you an adventure of a lifetime. Your boyfriend (well, it depends on your point of view whether it means the lovey dovey one or the 'just friends' meaning), Marcela and the kids. When you felt so alone, you just found them, or they found you. I wish I was in your place right now, because girl you are the luckiest person alive. ^_^
Ravenhearst201 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Skailla, your story made me cry. It's amazing. You've gone through a whole lot in life and you express all your gratitude about it through your art. That's what makes it so beautiful and amazing. You're amazing. An artist like you really belongs here. I'm still not sure about me, but I'm glad that I'm able to see your art. ;)
Loveyellow7 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This is so Cute.. :D
SilverNoia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting story ;o
Well, like the person below me, your life is indeed full of beautiful experiences, I mean, like someone is trying to teach you old important lessons. The young hearts of today are so..rude. It's; or you're popular or you're nobody. The way of thinking is getting worse. People don't think anymore. They don't think about things they do. Like, when you put someones' head in the toilet, they just don't think about his/her feelings!
It's great that the boy you met, in the end changed. All thanks to you, if you weren't there, he probably went to the wrong path..

Still... I love this picture :heart: !!
kittEfox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your life is full with beautiful experiences, love, and joy, along with all the better things of life.

Just saying. :D
Dranocia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing as always Skailla! :D You always impress me with each new update, your are definitely a talented artist. :D
REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Just so you know, Skailla, you've a dam interesting live story. :aww: I swear, someone should write a book about you! :O
MiahTheStormWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Fate has this way of putting us on a path to exactly where we need to be. Most people don't notice it though and keep on being invisible because it's all they know to do. I think the messages we can take from these stories are just because it isn't conventional, doesn't mean it's not supposed to happen and, more importantly, don't be afraid to be stop and look for the little things. They often wind up being the most important details.
LunacyWereWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your stories and I always love to read every bit of it. Your art is very beautiful too, I love it so much that I check my inbox every day for more drawings and more touching stories. Hope you have another great year!
AdoptionsRuleZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
wow, so amazing stories!
Rainie-Painie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a wonderful story!! I love it! I hope you have a great year too! :D

.....and OMG glowing stars xDD
Ravenhearst201 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
God bless you Skailla, and may you have a good year ahead of you! HAPPY NEW YEAR! ^_^
Mytokyokitty Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe, such an awesome and sweet picture. I :heart: it! :meow:

Also, I loved your story. Sounds like you had a great time with him and running into him in different places must have been exciting too. It's nice to have such wonderful memories like that. I just hope that you both see each other again and I hope you try to contact each other now and then. Well, Happy New Year and I look forward to more of your work. :hug:
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