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KH: Example for 'I Can't' by kitten-chan KH: Example for 'I Can't' by kitten-chan
People keep asking what "I Can't" means. I chose these themes because well when I hear them I get so many ideas for pictures and stories. 'I Can't' is one of my faves because it has this crazy underlying angsty tone XDDD <333

Rku: Sora.......Do you want this slice of bread??
Sora: Riku.....I'm sorry *looks to the side* ...I can't.....
Riku: Eh?? But it's just bread
Sora: *bursts into tears*


So I made this pic and put a lil drabble to it. Very simple use but you can do a lot with it.

I Can't

Axel was looking around the audience, in between songs, when he noticed it. A teenager was slumped over the barrier. He waved one of the concert staff over indicating they should help the boy. He grimaced slightly when he saw the rough manner with which they pulled him over the barrier. Out of the corner of his eye he could see them carrying him backstage. He tried to push it from his mind as he began the next song.

Once the concert was over he exited the stage, waving to his fans. The screams were deafening, yelling for an encore. He found himself looking around for the boy from earlier and frowned when he saw the kid lying on a bench. He let out an irritated puff of breath. Obviously looking after an injured person required extra pay.

He sat on the edge of the bench and gazed down at the boy. His cheeks were rosy on his too pale face, hints of a fever. Axel’s frown only deepened when he saw the way the boy’s blonde hair clung to his sweaty brow.
“Oi, Kid…..wake up.” He gently shook the boy’s shoulder hoping to rouse him. After a few more shakes the boy moved. He didn’t open his eyes straight away. He groaned softly and pulled his legs up in a sort of stretch and narrowly missed hitting Axel in the face, when he raised a hand to scrub at his eyes.

For a second Axel thought he might have gone back to sleep because he stopped moving. He leaned over him examining the boys face.
“Hey Kid, wake up already!” Eye’s fluttered open, regarding him in a drowsy confusion. Finally recognition dawned on him and his eyes widened. He made a move to get up but the thunderous pounding in his ears reminded him very quickly why he was lying down.
“Augh….” He moaned and squeezed his eyes shut. He rested the back of his hand on one of his eyes trying to alleviate the terrible pressure building.

“What’s the matter?” the red-head asked genuinely concerned.
“I have….a headache” The boy said slowly, his voice wavering just a little.
“Can you get up?” The boy pushed himself up onto his elbows but the strain was visible on his face. He bit down on his lip stifling the groan that tried to escape, before lowering himself back down and raising his hand to his eye once more.
“I can’t….” He sighed.
“That’s okay” Axel said gently. “ Put your hand around my shoulder and I’ll carry you to my dressing room and get you something for the pain. Okay Kiddo?”
“My name is Roxas” The blonde murmured reaching a hand up and tentatively placing it on the red-head’s shoulder.
“Duuuh, sorry, I should’ve realised that.” Axel snorted at his slowness. He raised the boy slightly sliding a hand under his back and his other behind the boy’s knees. “Up we go Roxas.” He said as a warning and lifted him.

“I knew I wasn’t feeling well” Roxas admitted, trying to fill the silence that had descended on them. “But I couldn’t miss your concert….I’m a big fan…” He flushed as he said it and Axel smiled warmly at him.
“Now that, is dedication”


It's just a quick example to show you guys. Be a bit more creative with the themes. There's prizes for creativity too.
.....I made the prizes bigger too so there's lots of fun to be had. The new prize list is in my most recent journal.

Hopefully this will encourage you all to be imaginative! I don't mean that you have to mix writing and art, this is just my take on one of the themes.

Oh btw...does anyone want me to finish this drabble?

The competition: [link]
Where to find me when I'm online: [link]
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AvionVadion2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
AWWWW~! That ending though. The picture is so beautiful. The story's really good too. This made my day. :) 
ImLovingDN Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Very cute! I like it! (:
ViiiRoko Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this picture =3=
cheche2000 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cute >w< Roxy being a loyal fan of Ax's and went to his concert even when he's sick! *o* *flails about the place*
i-am-me89 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PLease finish the drabble.
kimberlei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ow lol i like him very vry much :love::iconloveyouplz::love: --> roxy & axel :love:
AnonymousSong Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Ah gosh I love this so much~
oXMiDoRiXo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there I love the picture! And I saw that you continued the drabble but the link doesn't work. I was just wondering if you still have it up somewhere! If not oh well Thanks a bunch!
XX-yoru-XX Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
This is so cute! <3
BlueRoseLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
very cute concept =w= what a dedicated fan
PebbleDart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Very nice drabble indeed.
AgentPufferfish Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Writer
This is so beautiful made.. Love Axel's expression! :D
girly-girl123 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Absolutely want you to finish the drabble!
AnimeFreakGirl12345 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist
love it \^0^/

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Illuh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Hika-Chanlover Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh very nice! I luv this!
KiyotoroxasXaxel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Omg I LOVE THIS!! Great job!
Helios-Star Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Artist
I think that it would be awsome if you did finish it. I would love to read it!! I am already hooked from what you did put. <3
LuigiXDaisy001 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Yees!! Plzz finish!!
EmoCookiex3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
finish finish finish finish!!!!!!!!!!!! x3 pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase :3 i love the picture and the story!!!!!!!!<3333333333333333
Egsy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I come back to this picture and story all the time. I love your style in general and the way you render such convincing expressions. Love.
misspenguin4 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the drawing and the drabble was good too. ^__^b *thumbs up*
8Rain-Lily8 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student
TOO CUTE :iconilavplz:
AxelIsSexy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 :D
DramaticPumpkin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student
How do you managed to paint under your pencil sketches?
LesbianPrince Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
XDDD!!! Is it wrong that I want to make a small cosplay comic strip of the Riku and Sora part?
Yes-No-Maybe-13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
This is like my favorite picture!! :heart:

Did you ever finish the drabble? c:
RoxasIsReal13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
*SQUEAL* I love the awesome pic and the wonderful drabble~
poohspets Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Please finish the Drabble, if you haven't already that is :)
yaoifansevinteen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
you should sooo make the rest off the stroy :3..i wana know what happond befor, dering and after what happons here.XD
icebatchill Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Please finish the drabble. Writing and artwork are beautifully mixed, and sometimes even synonymous. Your drawing is intriguing, with a unique and enticing pose and a story to match. It's my favorite sort of art. People really should be a little more creative with their themes, they're far too disappointing on many occasions.

And to Pheonx23, I would wear that outfit every day of my life if I owned it, and now, because I want to, I'll be looking for the clothes.
Original-Monkii Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I love both the story and the art.
AnimeFreak-KH2fan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
woot! love the story and the pic!
Ldrmas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
WANT ending to drabble!? Please!
Darkluv32 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
cute>< how do u put it to make it looked like that?!
the color
XmusicalXwolfX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Vury vury nice
frostyshark Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
LOL! I love the bread comment! ^_^ Great pic and story btw! :heart:
Borimamiss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
this pic is amazing. and i love the fanfic. <3
wallawallabingbong Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
mitaki1812 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww cute
katriku Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
I love both the picture and the drabble. :) I would really love it if you finished it, it's really good! :iconakurokuglompplz:
mattjivasu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
A good akuroku after a lot of time! I liked very much this one!
The art and the drabble too <3
BlueQ2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i absolutely LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :la:
Kitty-Kat-Gone-Bad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
are you the original creator of this pic? or did you find it somehwere?
Lsenpai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thats so great! What digital devices~ did you happen to use?
Sakura-Essie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist
I love it! It's so cute
kimmyraustories Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
senpercentlove Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Uwaaa O v O
Lady-Achika Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
:heart: One word: HYPNOTIC.
issabissabel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;_; <33
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