Shane sighed as she stared into the mirror and tied her hair back into the school "recommended" ponytail. She shook her head, dislodging her hair from beneath the collar of her shirt before lifting her tube of bright red lipstick. However, rather than trace her lips with it, Shane pressed it against the glass mirror, adding a sixtieth mark to her growing collection.
'Two months,' she thought to herself and sighed again.
Her mother waved vaguely as Shane entered the kitchen and went back to her newspaper. Things around the de Gaio house had become extremely quiet since Shane had returned from The Island. She was now used to the silent routine of wolring down whatever cereal was in the pantry and rushing off to school.
"Oh, Shane, a postcard came for you this morning," her mom spoke up. Shane said nothing as she took the piece of paper from the outstretched hand, but the older woman seemed to have no shortage of words. "It says 'Greetings From Saskatchewan', but it was mailed from an Albertan postal code." Shane's eyes widened as they traced over the words. "Is it another piece of weird fanmail?" Shane slammed the postcard down, looking panicked.
"That little bugger!" she cried, racing around, gathering her homework into her bag. "Is he stupid or what?!" She continued to rant as she raced around, causing her mother to stand, worried. "Whatever you do," Shane snapped, spinning quickly to face her mom, "do NOT tell him where the school is!" And with that, the teenager raced out of the house, leaving her mom staring, confused.
Shane arrived at the school and locked herself in the theatre, strutting about the stage, performing her favorite monologues until the bell rang. Once the class filtered in and they began rehearsing for their upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet, all thoughts of the postcard began to vanish. Until the phone rang.
The stage manager answered it as the cast listened intently to their side of the conversation.
"Yes, she's here. But... We're in the middle of... Yes, I understand. Alright, she's on her way." She then hung up and turned to the attentive girls. "Shaneah," she stated with a bitterness in her voice many of the girls had acquired since Shane had recieved the letter summoning her to The Island. "They want you in the office." Shane nodded, quickly removing her Shakespearean hat, her heart sinking. She really hoped she was overthinking what this meant...
Shane quickly made her way through the halls. Her hands started to shake as she drew closer. If it really was him, should she slap him? ...hug him? ...both? She didn't have time to decide before the nasaly laugh that had always annoyed her but she had grown to like.
"Oh man! Nice skirt, SHANEAH," Scott laughed.
"I knew it..." she growled in response.
"This is almost as good as that Shakespeare video Chris showed us!" Shane's face grew redder.
"Shut up!" she snapped at him. He took no heed of her order, but proceeded to laugh harder. She leaped forward, wrapping her arms around him in an attempt to tackle him. The two wrestled a moment and soon Shane began to laugh as well. After another minute, Scott managed to secure Shane in a headlock, just as the ruckus brought a teacher out of one of the nearby classrooms.
"Shaneah, is there a problem here?" he asked, peering over his glasses to appear intimidating to the redneck boy. Scott released her quickly just as a familiar smirk crossed her face for an instant. Before he could do anything, she whined, holding her neck.
"Sir! I was summoned to the office and when I was on my way, this...this...person attacked me!" Shane whimpered innocently. Scott could see why she was always picked for the lead in the school play. He almost felt impressed before he felt bony fingers grab his ear and begin dragging him down the hall.
Shane smirked and crossed her arms as she watched him go, with very little fight. Soon enough they'd recognize Scott, and she'd go bail him out, but he needed to suffer at least a little for this ambush.
She had missed him.
Lately I've got into this whole phase of wondering what the contestants' lives were like in the immediate years after Total Drama. (which has led to another facet for the original cast members, but that's another pic I need to work on >_>)
It's led me to do a whole set of pictures involving Scott and Shane, most having little oneshots of Scott going to visit Shane a province over.This does not mean I am having them as a couple.
Honestly, their relationship is a little strange for even me to figure out, but they're really close friends. The kind of friends that flirt and hold hands and act like a couple, but would never get along romantically. (Of course, they figured this out the hard way
But it's so much fun to write and draw! One picture they're total jerks to each other, the next they're holding hands and reminiscing about the island and talking about where everyone else is
You'll get to see lots more of them in the following days.
As for this picture, Shane looks small in comparison to Scott, but I don't know if that's a good thing or not
And Scott's pose took forever to get positioned. It's still not perfect, but I like it.
Same with the background. That's what I get for trying to make a my own >_>
Speaking of background, I seem to like having my characters attend private or boarding schools...Maybe they should all just go to the same school
Scott (c) Fresh TV Inc, Teletoon
Shane (c) Moi
Art by Moi