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MAGE: The Dance That Never Was by pancake-waddle MAGE: The Dance That Never Was by pancake-waddle
A shadow dipped close; she felt its breath on her ear. She blinked and the shadow became flesh; a dark-eyed bandit.

“Did you know, Lady Knight, that even criminals have their standards?”

She was still, even as he slipped her hand into his, as easily as drawing on a glove. She felt herself being moved to a strange and languorous rhythm (might she call it a dance?), like an infant ship being gently rocked by a deep-lit sea.

“I have one policy that I hold for myself,” he continued, gaze flitting over the swimming lights, over the sentries posted throughout the room (useless), over the myriad of couples that swayed obliviously, merrily, towards their doom. This place would soon collapse.

“I think you’ll agree that it is a reasonable one.” His tone was amiable, as though he was certain she would have no qualms with anything he might say. A sudden swelling of noise bloomed as the orchestra began to play; he leaned closer to speak. “I don’t allow anyone to steal from me.”

A pause. Her eyes were sharp like crystal even in the dim light.

“Unless,” he inclined his head closer just because he could, “I am reimbursed twofold.”

She hadn’t spoken a word, but he could tell she was listening from the tautness that wrought her slender back. A gentle jostle from an unwitting passerby closed the distance between them; a ghost of a smile hovered on his lips. He spoke into her ear.

“I hope you’re ready to pay me back?”

-The Dance That Never Was

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u.. h….some imagined continuation of tricore yeah i’m solly roto totally took liber..ti..es…

racquel (c) :iconrubisdelaflote:

also slowly creeps away from all you crazies because i still don’t understand b-but ess...e................ whispers withers away
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NerdyWriterGal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very good work! You are so talented and i cant tell you how in love i am with this piece. Keep it up!
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pancake-waddle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
ahhh, thanks so much!
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krugner Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
:#1:
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sanitysanitation Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Did you base that on anything, or did you write that yourself? Both the art and the short were great :3 thank you
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pancake-waddle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I wrote it myself! Thank you so much :)
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Awesome.
Is this World of Darkness Mage the Awakening?
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pancake-waddle Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
mm no, it's an RP group :iconm-a-g-e:!
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popthology Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
This reminded me of sasusaku 
love your work <3
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GManicus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much! Wonderful job! It's so beautiful. 
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Oooh I like the story and I really love the image! It looks really great! Is that from something? Because I really want to know more! I love it!
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