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Sifre And White Coat by Culpeo-Fox Sifre And White Coat by Culpeo-Fox
She feels his hand on her arm - no hard grip, as it could have been; he gently dismantles her crossed arms so he can see the damage. Pain twitches mercilessly through her body, but she holds still. He can see the pulsing heat surrounding her wound.

"That is bad", he says with a soft-spoken voice. As she feels him reaching out to her with his hand, she finally forces herself to look up. Her eyes meet the face of a middle-aged Carped Python, his white uniform being spilled with her own blood.

"Come with me."

She stares at him, almost waiting for some sadistic reveal; she knows all the stories that people tell each other, she is well aware of corrupted White Coats, some of them being even worse than the most malicious Black Coat when it comes to abusing their high position.
"White Coats are the literal foxes in your hen house", she remembers someone saying, "precisely because of the colour they wear. With them Black Vests, you at least know where you're at, they'e executioners. White Vests, on the other hand...they're clothing themselves with a purity which often enough is all too insidious."

"Please spare me with these games of yours", she says, squeezing the words through her beak. She thinks of the consequences that follow any failure and suddenly, the chance of getting locked up almost appears like a welcoming alternative.

He remains silent for a moment; since she doesn't move, he now takes her hand with both his hands.

"Come with me", he says again and this time, there is a certain encouraging yet also urging tone in his voice. "You'll bleed to death if we stay here any longer. Or worse. Let me take you to safety. And don't you worry: this is not an arrest. I promise you that."

She still stares at him; He is lying, the voice of reason yells within, this duplicitous White Vest is lying to you! Weren't you foolish enough already, during this horrible night? Up with you, knock him down and go!

Go where?, she succinctly replies. They will find me. And they'll let me pay. I need to disappear. Just for a while.
And the voice of reason keeps on yelling, even louder - but she pays no  attention to it.
Instead, like through some kind of bubble, she can hear herself saying:
"...what about the others? The unit of yours?"

He makes a snarky noise. "Ah, all i normally do is paperwork. Working in the field's an exception. Today was such an exception. They wouldn't notice if I silently cleared myself out - especially not today, with all this chaos going on. Now, up with you."

He pulls her up.

"Why?", she asks quietly.  

She receives no reply to that. As the python looks at her, tasting her traces of distrust, pain, confusion and an uncertain kind of forlornness, he gives her a warm smile.

"Don't be afraid. Everything will be alright."

~


Riseos and Velocitas; first encounter.
Another Python Guy by Culpeo-Fox Sifre by Skia
Velocitas by Skia
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Seems their world is going through some things.
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AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love the artwork and the story.
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uniccin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist
Aah, ich freu mich jedes mal, wenn ich die beiden sehe und jetzt sogar mit etwas mehr Story. Ich hoff, dass noch etwas mehr Story von ihnen erzählt wird. Ich liebe die zwei!
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Vielen Dank, das freut uns (Skia und moi) doch sehr! :)

Kleine Verständnisbemerkung: Es ist nicht nur eine Schlange, mit der Velocitas da ständig "abhängt", sondern ein Trio, bestehend aus drei verschiedenen Deppen. ;)
The Good, The Bad And The Mildly Annoyed by Culpeo-Fox
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uniccin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist
Aaah, okay peinlich, aber das erklärt einige Dinge :D Jetzt bin ich tatsächlich noch neugierigier auf die ganzen Zusammenhänge und Beziehungen zwischen den Charakteren :3
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doyoulikewafflesyeh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
I'm LIVING for this backstory youre providing! I want to know absolutely everything about every character
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
This - makes me happy beyond words. Really, thank you so much! :)
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doyoulikewafflesyeh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
It is my pleasure! I have been following you for years and adore your work. Thank you for continuing to post, I look forward to learning more about these characters as time goes on!
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
Touching!
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AndrewAllanFaulkner Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Professional Writer
I always love to read the little stories you write with your art. They are wonderful inspiration for this writer.
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Student General Artist
just love your characters and the landscaper
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Combak Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Ooooh... World building!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
good job
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xWolfie36x Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Awwwww. Sweet! Beautiful writing and illustration.
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Blue-Avenger Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice to learn more about these two.
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lunageek520 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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KemptBones Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the texture in your artwork!
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