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Silk and Steel… and half-demon chibi-cuteness XD

Ahoi! I hope you’ve had an utterly splendiferous week! 🙂 Ours has been a mixed bag of liquorice allsorts XD I honestly don’t understand how lock-down can have caused so much calamity XD But there has been mostly good amongst the sporadic weird – the car got fixed which was unexpected and fabulous and lots of art has happened which is always a good thing! I even got to do some arting myself so I’ve started making chibies of the Silk and Steel characters thinking that for Inktober I will paint them in tea XD

So here’s my cutesy lil half-demon librarian Edmund for you… just a basic one as I was figuring him out, I want to do one of him puffing his heart-shaped smoke rings at some point too XD … (and as with all my pics you can print and colour him in if you want 🙂 )

Edmundpic

 

And here’s the next bit of Silk and Steel… still at the docks and from Xander’s perspective… I hope you all have an utterly fabulous weekend and are starting to feel a bit more ‘normal’ lol, whatever that is! XD

 

When Spyro gave the signal, Xander immediately looked around for Vraxi but he was nowhere to be found. Cursing, he pushed through the tide of bodies all surging to engage with the few remaining guards. He elbowed, shoved and butted people aside, not caring which side they were on, his mind filled only with horrific visions of what trouble the idiot could have managed to get himself into now.

 
He glanced up at the wall and saw Fey take out one guard while another jumped her from behind and locked a meaty arm around her throat, but before he could think of a way to help, an osetra sailed neatly through the air, did a fancy little flip and buried itself in the man’s neck.

 
Looking in the direction the knife had come, he saw Vraxi up on a nearby rooftop beside Ros and breathed a sigh of relief, before remembering he was furious with the wretch and would definitely have to murder him when they got home.

 
A blow to the side of his head suddenly sent him reeling, black stars danced in front of his eyes and he felt the demon surge and thrash inside him as waves of panic, adrenaline and fury pulsed through his brain.

 
He turned, his vision clearing in clouds of dissipating claret, seized the guard who had struck him by the hair and slammed his knee into his face, breaking his nose and dropping him to the floor where the mob trampled him blindly into the mud.

 
The noise and mayhem drenched his senses, like a wet curtain that he struggled to fight free of to no avail, and he lashed out blindly for a few seconds, terrified and unable to discern who was attacking him and from where.

 
Breathe. He told himself. Stop flailing and take control.

 

He forced himself to stand still, open his eyes and focus on what was happening around him.

 

Fey was doing well again on the wall, on the roof top Ros and Vraxi seemed to be picking off guards on the other side of the barricade.

 

On the ground the mob were making some headway dismantling the cart planks and lower placed pallets. There were four guards left on this side. Xander pulled his knives from his belt and went for the nearest.

6 responses

  1. Aw, Edmund is adorable🥰 Your chibis are scrumptious, twill be a treat indeed to see him puffing his heart-shaped smoke rings ❤️

    Looking in the direction the knife had come, he saw Vraxi up on a nearby rooftop beside Ros and breathed a sigh of relief, before remembering he was furious with the wretch and would definitely have to murder him when they got home.

    😂❤️😂 Yay…I’m so glad he’s safe, and deelighted indeedy that’s all Xander gave a stuff about with a bloody battle raging around him. 😁 Oh I love the knotty tangle of Xander’s feelings for his miscreant.😻 Sooo luscious. I do so hope he gets his moment of magic.

    A blow to the side of his head suddenly sent him reeling, black stars danced in front of his eyes and he felt the demon surge and thrash inside him as waves of panic, adrenaline and fury pulsed through his brain.

    Oh this is fabulous…it’s so tactile, tangible. You’ve somehow managed to conjure a palpable enscapsulation of how that must feel in about a dozen words.🥰

    The noise and mayhem drenched his senses, like a wet curtain

    ❤️Sublime❤️ Oh, what a wonderful simile…I love it. I’m so chuffed you managed to sneak nuff time to write & share a snippet. Thank you as always, my angelcake🌹 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    July 26, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    • Penny Blake

      Aw I can’t thank you enough my treasure for all your wonderful words of encouragement and for still being here despite my sporadic sputterings it means more than I can say! -heart- (for some reason my browser won’t handle emojiis anymore grrr!) Aw I’m so glad you love cutesy Edmund he’s a dark little horse bless ‘im but innocent and oblivious with it XD And oh I’m so so glad that Xander is coming across the way I wanted him to – that means the world it really does – I hoped he wouldn’t seem like just a ‘tin soldier’ / cardboard-hard-man but it’s hard to show his ‘soft side’ when he does everything he can to deny he has one! XD XD So I’m glad it shines through regardless XD Oooo his ‘magic moment’ um… keep your tentacles crossed? XD XD xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      August 11, 2020 at 9:28 am

      • Aw..you’re welcome my scrumptious one. I’ll always be here, if you want me to be!
        How rude of it! 😮wot no smilies!😮
        Oh cutesy Edmund is adorable…innocent/oblivious are one of my very favourite combos😁
        Aw…I love love Xander and he’s sooo far from being a tin soldier you could wave an industrial strength steampunk magnetic contraption his way and he wouldn’t budge an inch.🥰 He’s come over every bit the way you hoped, the softside denying scoundrel! I don’t believe him one bit! XD XD Oooooh citing. I shall wait with tentacular paitence and tingles to m’toes.❤️ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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        August 11, 2020 at 3:39 pm

      • Penny Blake

        Aw thankyou my cherry pie! Lol, I shall always want you to be here for as long as you want to be 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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        August 14, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      • Aww….thank you! ❤️ hehe…Then here is where I’ll ever be 🥰xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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        August 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      • Penny Blake

        Hurray! 😀 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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        August 17, 2020 at 10:58 am

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