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Baucis and Philemon by Okemaya Baucis and Philemon by Okemaya
:iconlovepurpleplz: Rissalxa and Axel :iconloveredplz:

This Valentines, I decided to go with a mythological theme. Turns out that most myths of lovers are a little tragic but we're going to ignore that.

Myth: Baucis and Philemon

In a Nutshell: This happy couple accepts a traveling stranger in their home, following the laws of hospitality. After being shown this kindness, the traveling stranger reveals himself as Zeus and blesses the couple with a fine house and other goods. Later, when the two are about die and be parted forever, Zeus transforms them into trees: a liden tree and an oak tree. The miraculous thing: these trees grow from the same trunk, together forever.

Reasoning: Riss and Axel are both very welcoming, even if you're not a god. Its this warmth and kindness that I find admirable in them both.

Other notes: The clasp on Axel's cloak is an infinity symbol to mark their time as forever, but it can be seen as an 8.

Happy Valentines!

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Riss- *Flamongirl13
Axel- Disney and Square Enix
Myth referenced from "Mythology" by Edith Hamilton
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Flamongirl13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
:heart::heart::heart::heart:

Awww... Cotty ; w ; I was so surprised to find this in my inbox when I woke up. This is absolutely amazing, fantastical, wonderful! :bulletpurple::bulletred: This almost made me turn into a disgusting puddle of Riss Goo. And no one wants that. Hard to get out of the carpet.

I feel so touched that you think that way about Axalxa...that it's warm, welcoming, lovely...that really makes me smile. Makes me wanna cry even D: But really...your reasoning behind this, the drawing itself...I'm overwhelmed and having a hard time figuring out just what I wanna type.

I guess all I can say right now is thank you. Thank you so much for thinking about me, about us, on Valentine's Day ; w ; You're such a sweetie, and Saix is certainly lucky to have such a loving person like you beside him. And I know I'm lucky to have met you at all~ :heart:

Thank you!! :huggle: I hope you have a beautiful Valentine's Day too! ; w ;
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Okemaya Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Riss~ ;U; <3

Axalxa is absolutely warm and welcoming. And not because Axel controls fire. XD I'm so glad that I was able to convey it through this drawing and my choice in myth. It just reminded me so much of you two.

You're so welcome~ I am just as lucky to have met you and to find you again online. :tighthug:
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frijole007 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Ffff, I love the greenness of it all! It looks so lively and healthy - just like their love and it'll never die, even in 'death'. Oh, what a wonderful little story to go with such a wonderful coupling~! ;w; :heart: And they look so chummy and in love....dawww!
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Okemaya Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whew! I was so worried about the green but I went with it because its about trees. I never realized that the green could make them look lively or healthy. I am much happier with the choice now. XD I would have never thought of that.
Thank you so much~ :heart:
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