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Exhaustion by xMezMezx Exhaustion by xMezMezx
Then, she whispered the words that she knew he longed to hear. “Kai, it’s all right. You don’t have to try so hard anymore. You don’t have to run. You’ve done enough already.”

Kai wrapped his arms around Meilin’s waist, drawing her closer to him so that he could breathe in her fragrance—no, his own cologne was drowning out her scent of orange and cinnamon. He knew he did not have to say anything. For Meilin understood. That he was thankful to her for just listening without judging him.

Chapter 53: Yesterday's Letter


Holy crap I finally finished it o.o I've been trying to finish this for about a year and a half... Anywho, this is my entry for the New Trials 100 Theme Challenge #60 - Exhaustion! It's also one of my gifts for the 15th anniversary of New Trials!  (Sept 1st is International New Trials Day) I've only been following it for about 4.5 years though lol, but the story is definitely one of those rare fanfictions that are like a continuation of the original series.

I think one of the difficulties I encountered when trying to draw this scene was that I couldn't find any songs that went well with Kai x Meilin (I get most of my motivation from songs that I associate with what I'm drawing). But about a month ago I actually did find some! Yay! My music was on shuffle one day and the song My Kind of Love by Emeli Sande came on and I got really excited after I was able to relate it to these two xD The lyrics on the picture are from Falling Slowly from the movie Once though. I'm really happy I've found songs for KaiMei since they're my 2nd OTP, as most of the time I find them for SyaoSaku (they're just so much easier LOL) I particularly like this scene because it's one of the first truly intimate KaiMei scenes, as in Meilin is actually willing to be intimate haha. And then Sakura iconically interrupts them xD

Happy International New Trials Day once again!

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wishluv Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Oh, I squealed when I first saw this fanart. It's so sweet. And Kais shirtless! Kyaa!!! I love your handwriting by the way. Anyhow, awesome sketch of MeiKai... And thanks for using that quote as well. ^^
xMezMezx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D I'm really happy with how it came out so I'm glad you like it!
selenityshiroi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful!
xMezMezx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :iconcuteblushplz:
AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Oh! It's so beautiful! And a long time coming. Thank you for sticking with this prompt after all this time. This fanart was worth the wait. Meilin has so much love in her eyes and it so rare that we get to see a vulnerable Kai. Great job on the hair, the clothes and Kai's abs! I'm looking forward to adding this to the project. 
xMezMezx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! I had a lot of difficulty figuring out how to draw Kai in the position he's in since I couldn't find a good reference picture of a guy laying on his side and I couldn't really use myself as the male body is a bit different from the female one lol. But I'm glad everything turned out ok! Nothing like using shirtless Brad Pitt as an example xD
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