hysteris and glister,
"I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat."
-- [ notes .] --
DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE, CLAIM AS YOUR OWN, OR TAKE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
SS was having server troubles and this filled me with great anguish
so I made anguished art
it wasn't what I was supposed to be doing though
"An unearthly shriek split the night, ringing to heaven and back, rippling across every pool in Atrox. At the very same moment, a pain unlike anything Hysteris had ever felt before gouged through him, tearing, searing, devouring. He echoed Glister’s cry with a howl of his own, a sound that seemed as though it couldn’t possibly have come from him – it started low, but it built, growing higher, shriller, sharp with growls, keening with sorrow, shivering into the night. He could hear Glister’s unending cry in his mind, and it bled into his own, so that it was the scream of both owl and wolf. He felt her beautiful wings crumple. He felt her body drop to the earth and go still. And through it all was the tearing, the tearing. It was like a massive hand had reached right into his chest and yanked at his heart, severing every vein and artery, ripping apart the delicate network that kept him alive. It went on and on, even after his voice faded into stunned silence, and he could do nothing but curl up against it, shuddering, waiting for it to end. And then it did. Everything was still. The pain was replaced with a quiet kind of numbness, shuddering gently in the wake of his agony. His chest was cold.
It felt as though his heart had ceased beating altogether."
- Bitter End, a thread in which Hysteris loses his soul shadow.
-- [ credits .] --
wolf to ChrysocyonFrax.
Background to night-fate-stock.
Owl to Chocomix-Stock.
Smoke brushes to Falln-Stock.
Everything else was painted by me in Photoshop CS6.