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Taxed Emotions by NoxidamXV Taxed Emotions by NoxidamXV
(Okay, I've gotten into the Robin Hood phase, and I've created an oc. Yall would've thought I'd've gone for Little John (cuz I love bears), but nope! I went for the wolf. I'll post a full pic of Elmina later.)

On one cold, bitter morning like any other day of the week, the town of Nottingham was as silent as the dead fields. A few of the villagers were either going go their homes or stuck in the town stocks because of "Tax Dodging". It was raining; clouds hanging low, like the villagers' hopes as the day floated by. The church was dead silent, aside from the pitter-pattering of rain from the rooftop. Inside, the friar had rung the bell, as usual, hoping to keep some of the people at peace. With him was father Saxton and Mother Church Mouse, Saxton letting the somber music of the organ drift into its hollow chambers. Friar Tuck's apprentices, two young wolves, we're happy to attend to his helpful services whenever they can. The apprentices, brother and sister, try their best to adapt to the current situation that Nottingham was brought under. The boy sat at the organ with Father Saxton while his sister was sitting with Mother church mouse, praying that someday the King would return. The boy sighed and looked at Tuck. "Friar Tuck..." Saxton paused and sighed, his head low with sorrow. "I don't think anyone's coming." The friar nodded and walked out from under the bell and looked at them. "I know, Saxton, but hopefully this bell will bring everyone some comfort."
The boy, looked at Saxton and then Tuck. "How can there be any comfort when that rotten, greedy tyrant, Prince John, had bled the heart and soul out of these poor, innocent people? Nobody has any money left. Not even us!" The voice echoed through the threshold of the church, which made his sister raise her head from her prayer and turn to him. "Billy, please have patience. Whether we receive it or lose it, we will have hope in Nottingham again someday."
"How?" He rose from his seat. "The day that King Richard would return is the day Robin Hood would be captured!" He spat, his frustration consuming his very being. Friar Tuck watched and patted the boys back, trying to calm him of his emotions. "We're all upset, William, but we must do what we can to keep their hopes alive." He too, found it hard to believe, but he had faith. He walked to the "Poor Box" and opened it, taking a peek inside. He sighed, his face drooping with anguish. "Oh, this poor box is just like our church. Empty..." Hearing this, sister mouse ran in to her hole-home, lifting the mattress of their bed and grabbed a lone farthing. It wasn't much, but she hoped it would help. Sister hurried out of the hole and scurried to the Friar. "Friar Tuck... We've saved this. I know it's not much, but, please take it for the poor."
"Your last farthing? Oh, little sister. No one can give more than that. Bless you both." He smiled at her generous gesture, accepting the piece and dropped it in the poor box. Father Saxton smiled sheepishly. "Oh, we were just saving it for a rainy day."
"Well it's raining now!" Tuck chuckled. "Things can't get any worse."
Or at least, that's what they thought until the doors opened, and walking in was the 'honorable' Sheriff of Nottingham. "Howdy, Friar! Looks like I dropped by just in time." Said the sheriff, sauntering over with a grin on his face. William furrowed his brows and growled. "What does that big-bellied bully want here?" His sister looked at him. "Brother, shh!" The sound of her voice made the sheriff turn his head and saw her. Almost immediately, he ignored going to the poor box and addressed her fully. "Well, missy, I can guarantee that won't be necessary." He said to her. "Say, I've never seen your pretty little face around here in Nottingham before. Or at all, at the very least. What's your name?"
Elmina glared at him due to his response, but she kept her cool. "Why should she tell you, you creep!" William snapped, walking closer and stepped in front of her, teeth bared. The sheriff sneered at the young boy's remark. "Now, now, sonny, I'm making a casual conversation. Why don't you move along?" "That's my brother you're talking to. Now get out. You're not welcome in this church!" Bellowed the girl. The sheriff looked at her, shocked by her response, yet surprised. "Not welcome? Oh, you're forgetting one thing, missy, I'm the sheriff of this town, so I come and go as I please. And your attitude is becoming very irritable. So, I'm gonna let you off for now. But I will come back, sweetcheeks." He promised with a wink before he turned and left the church, shutting the doors behind him.

Robin Hood © Disney
Art © Me
Elmina and William © Me
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ScrapMetalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Late comment. I'm sorry XD but have you made a fanfiction like this? If you have then I would like to read it.
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ScrapMetalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall begin working on the plot immediately.
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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ScrapMetalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This was pretty nifty. :) And now I am thinking of ideas for a fanfiction, myself. I'm feeling very inspired at the moment.
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's great!
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ScrapMetalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just thought of a title: "Ironclaw: A Pirate in Nottingham "
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, nice!
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ScrapMetalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished the plot. Do you want to look at it and tell me if it's any good, or not? It'd be much appreciated.
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! Send me the link!
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not exactly, but I did a request a fanfic from one person on here. But it was pretty cool! I can link it if you want.
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ScrapMetalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds awesome! :D thanks a bunch.
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QueenObscurePairings Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
NICE TO SEE NEW ANTHROS FROM YOU! <3
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ljsraksha Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Glad to see the Sheriff getting some much-deserved attention. You're OC is pretty neat, I like that she stands up to him even though it's pretty evident that she'll warm up to him eventually.
I have a she-wolf Robin Hood OC that I have with the Sheriff also.
I really like your OC's name, by the way. It's hard to find a century-appropriate name that still sounds appealing.
The drawing is perfect as it displays their emotions. I'd love to see more of Elmina.
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That is the first time someone has critiqued on my art and that made me very happy. I can gaurentee that there will be some more art of them soon. :)
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ljsraksha Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, I'm glad I could make you happy.
Thank you for the watch!
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! 
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Crystal-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool oc's! :la:
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Elmina and William are my oc's. 
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Crystal-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I like them! :)
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NoxidamXV Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I might make more fanart of them soon.
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Crystal-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Anytime, and I look forward to it! ^^
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