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Never After by dark-spider Never After by dark-spider
Once upon a time, a wish,
a promise of eternal love.
A smile, a lie, a last kiss,
and a simple 'wait for me'.

'Till death do us part', you said,
and Death will part us for sure.
But to hold from that day forward,
my enslaved soul was left down.

And I hear the frogs croaking songs
telling me that it's all my fault,
that I wait at the shade of the swamp
for a man that will never return.

Here, where the sun doesn't shine,
the only voice I can reach
is the sad song of a lullaby
of a bell that tinkle in the air.

And when Death comes,
will you cry for me?
Will you be there by my side
at the edge of my last breath?

Past the point of no return,
there's nothing left here for me.
My happy end is the curse
of a twisted fairy tale.


I supposse we could say this is like a twisted version of the Frog Prince tale, or something like that :). I have the sketch of this one done since last year, but couldn't work on it because of the lack of time. So when I was able to work on it again, I spent most time than usual, trying to have all the fun possible :).

References for the frogs by ~Kgambler =ZunSuperGirl *Blepharopsis ~devknu (sorry for didn't say it before, I didn't know the sources)

Artwork and text (c) Cris Ortega
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klacinda Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
so beautiful
ereitita Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Can I use this? I want it for a cover of my book in Wattpad!
It's beautiful (sorry for my english, I'm Spanish :|)
lilliangrimm Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She looks like Hermione in a different life :D Very pretty!!!
TheVerity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Beautiful :D
Eurobabie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Hi, can I use this for my ebook fairytale? Credits will go out as necessary! Please let me know! Thanks : )
canpassion Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
(: Excellent :) :clap: :love: :heart:
pluvis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
This is so perfect. :love: The details are great, along with the colors.
I really love her hair; so pretty.
meranii-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
her expression's great.. i don't know, but i like the candles :D
LauraSim Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Incredible! I love your works *-*
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job !
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