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The Wyngling Who Wasn't... a Warptide Tale by Ascynd The Wyngling Who Wasn't... a Warptide Tale by Ascynd
Pollux was unhappy. As the other young Wyngrew gathered to play in the leaves and run around and make noise, he'd tried to join them in their raucous games, but they often left when he approached and went somewhere else. Perhaps they were put off by his overly boisterous advances, or maybe they sensed there was something odd about the little brown Wyngling who often seemed to talk to himself, when he thought no one could see him.

The sun was setting, painting the already colorful autumn landscape with even more vibrant hues of orange and purple. As Pollux padded along, he sensed a familiar presence beside him. 'Don't feel bad. It's such a pretty day, and the weather is nice! It's not too cold and it's not too hot.' 

Pollux watched Kastor bound around him on impossibly light paws. To him, Kastor looked like a Wyngling like himself, but where Pollux had claws, Kastor had soft paws, and had claws where Pollux's paws were. But only Pollux could see him. He used to talk about Kastor all the time. However after awhile, he became aware of his parents' slightly worried looks, and so he stopped. Lately he never mentioned his imaginary brother to anyone, and would not talk back to him when others were around. Kastor seemed to sense something was wrong too, and he'd vanish, only to return when Pollux was alone again. But Pollux knew he was always there, even when he couldn't be seen. "I know..." Pollux answered, slightly glumly.

'Well I'll always be happy to play with you. Come race with me brother!' Kastor always seemed to know the best way to cheer him up. He bounded one more circle around Pollux, then took off across the field. Pollux perked his ears up, the gleam coming back to his mismatched eyes, and dug in his claws. In a moment he was flying along the ground after his brother. His hind claws cut into the crisp autumn ground, sending up tufts of grass and propelling him forward until he was catching up. "I'm going to beat you this time!" Pollux laughed. Kastor laughed back, and the ground was a blur beneath them, and the trees of the forest's edge streaked by in flashes of light and shadow. Revelling in the boundless energy of youth, Pollux didn't notice that the sun had gone down and the land was growing dark... nor did he pay any heed to the eerie green glow that bathed him and the ground as he chased after his brother, who always seemed to stay just a little bit ahead...

(to be continued, possibly.)

Pollux's info sheet, more of his background is listed here if anyone's interested:
Pollux Reference (Baby) by Ascynd

1(+7) coins.

Wyngrew (c) Nestly
Pollux (c) Me

Wyngrew are here:   :iconwyngro:
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RabidWuff Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww~ The story is really adorable~ <3 I love the conept as well!
I'm wondering though, is Kastor really just an imaginary friend? Or can other people see him too if they wanted to?
Again! Very adorable and I love how tight their bond is <3
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! The next part will reveal more. =D
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RabidWuff Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! x3
Looking forward to the next part :squee:
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Nestly Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww I really like this. <3 The story is so well written too, I just love reading stories about characters-- really helps me get to know them better!
And I LOVE the fact that Castor is displayed as a firey spirit, just like the Flare Wisps! <3 Nice touch!

I'd also count this image as 5 coins because of the detailed shading and background/effects, and 1 for the story, so 7 coins total. ;)
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! I think you'll like the next one though. Still need to paint the background for it.... this one's going to be difficult because of the POV.
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Nestly Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, yeah I remember the little preview you showed us before. XD But I can't wait to see it!!! 8DD
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CobaltSkye Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AHMG *anxiously awaits the next part*
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you're enjoying it! =D
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knux33 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been waiting to see Pollux interact with his brother and boy I am really liking this >D Quite a nice mix of adorable and ever-so-slightly creepy xD
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! I just finished sketching out some more bits for the next part, so I'll be able to finish it when I have time.
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Alextrosaurus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;o; is this related to the mismatched eyes thing you mentioned in another deviation ??
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it is!
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Alextrosaurus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;A; the feeeels
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zetina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh shit ghost brothers D8<
i love stories like these huehue
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I will have to do part two then. =D Glad you are enjoying it!
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MizuMirai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist
This picture is so well done and i love the story. :heart: 
Please continue, that's so adorable and mysterious! :la: 
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I sketched out bits of the next part so I should be able to finish it sometime later...
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MizuMirai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist
You're welcome and yaaaaaaay!!! :dummy:
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