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Twelve Days by Toonikun Twelve Days by Toonikun
Long cheesy shitty story ahead skip if you hate reading and sorry if i caused anyone to OD on cheesy or vomit blood m(_ _)m

There was a boy who lived with his younger brother. His brother was a frail child and often gets sick easily and on his tenth birthday he was in his worst state. The doctors told him that his brother could only live on for 12 days. The boy loved his brother so much that he was willing to sell the cow and wagon they owned so that he could afford the medical fees, but in the end nothing could be done to save the boy's brother.

The brother however accepted the fate that he will die and requested that he want to spend his last Christmas with his brother. But sadly Christmas is on the 13th day. Desperate to fulfill his brother's wish, the boy went to the village witchdoctor to seek help.

The Witchdoctor in the village then told the boy if he was brave enough to venture into the deep forrest he might be able to find a special kind of flower that blooms every night, and the flower could stop a body from aging for 1 day, but to get the flower he must pay a price.

On the second day the boy went into the forests to look for that flower, After 2 days he came across a cave with many weird looking statues around it, and inside the cave was a big stone clock with flowers blooming on the walls. The boy who was sure that he had found the flower plucked a handful of them to bring back to his brother.

As the boy was about to leave the cave he was stopped by a barrier surrounding the entrance, and the guardian of the cave appeared in front of him. The guardian said that he had trespassed a forbidden realm that was only allowed for deities and he needs to pay the price for stealing the flowers.

Scared but determined the boy begged for mercy and made a deal to the guardian that he would come back on the day after christmas to accept his punishment as long as he was able to celebrate christmas with his brother. Suprisingly, the guardian swiftly agreed.

So in the end the boy went back to his home and indeed his brother made it through the 12th day and they celebrated christmas together, and on the 13th day his brother passed away.

The next day the boy went back to the cave to accept his punishment, the guardian then told him that he was to be turned into a statue to live in misery everyday, but since the guardian was moved by the boy's kind heart towards the brother he cast a sleeping spell on the boy and planted a seed in him. And when the time comes for the flower to bloom within him he will be ascended into heaven to reunite with his brother.

1000 years past and what was left of the boy is a smiling statue covered with flowers that he has once used to save his brother.


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Twelve Days by =Toonikun is a piece that is easy to fall in love with. The colours, mood and details presented in this picture makes it one that is hard to forget. ( Featured by sambees )
torivan6 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
simply amazing work 
Cinnamony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
this is so wonderful
breesecake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Once again, the detail in your work is something beautiful and it all has so much brilliance in it's magic touch.
Kairi6 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what did you use to color this magnificent piece with?
Anatdell Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh... the story's so lovely. ^^ Makes the work all the more special. <3
Loving it.
BentKatana Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Wow, this blows me away. Great story and awesome art! Definitely my background now, hahaha ;)
kuangfeng49724 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
so beautiful!
Lovesucks777 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Filmographer
DenkitekiKenkaku Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very impressive. You reserve some respect for this.
chibi-banane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
awesome! <3
mjvictoriano Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! Loved the picture and loved the story! Great! :D
Reilune Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooo wow that's cool :D
Namae-san Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm addicted to this picture. Such a great idea!!! You touched me with this piece of art.
jesscapologist Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This is so so so beautiful, the picture and the story :3
KABOSHace Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
That background is so dreamy, I love it so much!
Antipodesnzl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
It has all been said
MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, I love the gears! :heart:
flamingchibi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Might I suggest that you make a full-length novel from this piece and use this as the cover image?

I can well see this story on the shelves of a major book store: the plot, the pure goodness and selflessness of the main lead character and everything that goes along with it.

You are sure to go, in the long run, ahead with this idea should you continue it.
Kibatsuki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Damn you. The story made me cry >.<
Voxieniv Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
it's absolutely amazing !
wordlesschamber Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
beautiful, it reminds me of Gustav Klimt
Dark-Angel-Marie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
voodoo-luver Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I love the designs in the
SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
No, it´s very interesting. DId you write this story?
kindfullove12 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Love the story and the drawing ^^
PTGreat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Beautiful! :heart:
DeathApple91 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
its beautifuli love it
3ihard Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Digital Artist
omfgsfds unbelieveable
thehederahelix Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
The perspective and detail is brilliantly done. :)
silviaelisa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
amazing! the story is soooooo beautiful and it gives depth to the artwork!
PiccolaGhI Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
great drawing and beautiful story ç_ç
Yisashi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
so sad Q___Q
zara-rockergirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
You have talent
Lurdekan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Wow, great it's story, though have some aspects that are really commom in historys of fantasy, adventure and drama.

Well, forget what I said, the drawing it's perfect.
Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
This is... so amazing. :wow:
dark-vampire-ninja Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
this is amazing, both the dtailing and the story XD
admiral-squee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Incredible intricacy. I see something new every time I look at it. Love the flat colors.
Zetsubou-Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cute story, cheesy, but cute. Lovely tones in the picture btw
dragoon811 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww excellent work, and I love the story! <3
karlarei2003 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the details in this!

And I thought the story was very nice. (It didn't make me vomit blood to read it XD)
AmensLamia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Congratulations, you totally deserve this!
eichkater Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Wonderful picture, yet the story needs a bit of work yet, right tense for example. Other than that it's beautiful : )
TRmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
The detail is incredible, beautiful and the story was moving, don't criticize it so much! It's fantastic!
Ichigogod75 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Beautiful... I like the story too! Great job! =)
Seleylone Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Great story and beautiful artwork! :D
evethethird Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like stories, I like it, the story is the touching part to this picture, which is amazing, I love the stone clock! ^^

Sad days though about the brother, but they got to be reunited though, ((sorry if comments bug ya)) still the guardian looks awesome too ^^

Ever think of a name for the flowers?
ArtificiallyAwake Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hope you read this
noticed a lil mistake on the pic
on his wing theres a part where theres some cream off the wing that looks like you forgot to erase it
Adamo-Lividis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sssssssooooamazing my little time mage
k0h4ku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
omigawd... the story just made go "awww..." and teary eyed *I'mma sucker for chessy brothers story like this* i love teh clock rigs and how your colour the clock =)
Lady-Liara Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
aah such beautiful perspective *u*
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