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potrait of a family by erebun potrait of a family by erebun
EDIT: I feel like everyone is misunderstanding me, but the story is meant to be short and it is just written right below... there will be no more than that owo) I hope this clears up everything.. lol OTL

Attempting to write a short story about a family, sorry if it's not good but I hope you enjoy it anyway ;w;


There was a family of five, parents father and mother, first born a pair of twins who are sisters of the youngest son. The Kingsleys, found a shelter in a big abandoned mansion when their previous was destroyed by fire. However, it was most unfortunate that all the unfortunate events happened, mysteriously. Twin sisters, Adeline and Vallory, were poisoned and died. Followed by the death of the father, Icarus fell down the stairs and broke his neck. Mother Victoria was stabbed in the head while she was sleeping. It turned out the son, Rowan was indeed a naughty boy.

Feel free to interpret it on your own!

Thank you ~Xen-Xen for helping me fix the grammar!
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ShanVrolijk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifully crafted :)
IReDavide Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
beautiful *^*
lightning018 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
underlord44 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I LOVE THIS! i really like horror stuff like this. :3
Papair Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Artist
This gallery is my family ...)
Yomi-Romanov Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Omg! I just watch your gallery a little, specially this "dark" folder, It's really impressive.
I was first like:iconshockplz:, but then was like:iconrlyplz:(so beautiful)

bigrika Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist!
DerpInc Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! :D
Yui-chan33 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist
This boy looks like Gaara :la::la: <3 This is fantastic :squee:
moonspirit18 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
For some reason, I now love that naughty boy Rowan.
KittycatKit Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
The boy looks like Robin.
He really, REALLY looks like Robin.
IAmOneHellOfAButler Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow amazing and i just focused all the eyes are looking at the son
GirlyRainbowVampire Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I love this picture so much, and the story is just fantastic :heart:
Great job, really :iconiloveitplz:
PandaHeroSion12 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha i feel so confused because i don't know if the boy killed them... haha still, poor little boy. :iconyuicraiplz: he need some love~~ :iconsupertighthugplz:
Debinoresu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The story is in the description.
darkchaosempress Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
haha love it
Amy194 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
OMG.......i bet the boy did the fire too!!!!
MandieEllie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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MandieEllie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant short story! Well written too~ :la:
Lucia-Huntress Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shyam2341 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Well........I see who would be a naughty one in my house. ( me) nice drawing! It looks amazing!
MusicIsMyLife7 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Artist
Awesome! Rowan, you naughty boy! XD
AzureMehh Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Reminds me of the horror game, Lucius(?) xDD
otakuusagui Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit!,when i finish reading i was so like "holy shit!!!".It is awesome!,a very naughty boy indeed.
freiheit97 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I love the expression of the son!
Another creative idea of yours!!!
gayrainbowsama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You gotta wonder why the boy did it.. Hmm I have the feeling I'll be coming back to re-read an look at the picture alot.
Very well done! I love your work! It's very inspireing.
xX-PumpkinQueen-Xx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how the rest of the portraits have their eyes looking to the son on the far right XD I wondered why he looked so guilty haha
Roxtar173 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Woooaaah! I see! So in my understanding, the youngest, the boy, was the one who poisoned his sisters, pushed his father down the stairs and stabbed his mother in the head. Thus all the blood seeping from the painting of him, resembles all of the blood he has on his hands and soul now. Very good ^^ I love this one!
oh wow!
NeonTeddyForever Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Artist
i like it >:)
PlavaRuza Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Indeed he was a naughty boy. *glance* heh.
Velsinte Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Digital Artist
I love how they're all looking at him and that Rowan is highlighted, in a subtle way, in red.
I like the story. The last sentence caught me off guard. Great work as always.
Meredyth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dyingdiver Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it
JoseHolm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
It's a really nice picture, and great that it's open for interpretation.
For me (before reading the description) I thought the family was being killed off one by one, and the boy now suspects that he will be the next (cause why shouldn't he be?).
But I like some of the other interpretations people have come up with better!
Mutsusho Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Just love it!!!
Tiuni Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I keep saying this, but you're still my favorite anime artist online. I just love how you come up with such original content, and your work has just kept getting better over the years. Love it!
rainbow-chopstick Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Wow. It's so concise and yet it gave me shivers. xD
Gorgeous artwork.
TechnoCraver Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is like the song uh...Horrible things by Creature Feature! i dunno but when you said that Rowan was a naughty boy it made me think that he was the one wh caused there deaths! So, yeah it reminds me of that song!
MisfitAsian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to think that one picture can clearly show such a story <3 lovely
samantha12812 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
awesome!just awesome!
as always,I get speechless when I see incredible works... XD
fishevil-girl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
KuroiMayuge Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Short and sweet(??). It works really well. XD
nightowlsyndrome Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh god i love this. <3 :D
HikariNoMelody Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
One mysterious night when the clock struck twelve, mysterious music began to play.
The boy named Rowan began to see things and hear voices without any further delay.
So the next day he took a vial, believing it to be a magic dust
to cure his sisters and keep them pure from terrible lust.
The visions made him see them as demons, sinners of the worst kind
The voices told him it was up to him to change their evil minds.
He took the poison and powdered it into their bread,
Smiling as he believed what the voices said.
Two bodies lay limply in bed that night
and the ghouls stole the boy's sight.

Now he could not see what was actually there,
everything twisted and contorted into ghastly nightmares.
He saw his father at the top of the stairs,
but that wasn't what he saw with his vision impaired.
A demon stood laughing at the boy in mockery and glee.
The boy stood up to the beast, deciding not to flee.
He pushed the ghastly monster down the steps of despair
as his father cried out and was embraced by the air.
Crack went his neck as impact with the marble floor was made,
and without a single thought, a silent farewell was bade.

Now with his sight gone and the voices louder still,
the boy lost all sanity and his free will.
Woken up during the darkest hours of the night,
the boy stepped out of bed and took flight.
Barefooted he ran to the woods to gather a mighty sword,
made out of splinters and wood, the best that he could afford.
He ran back in a flash and was beside's his grieving mother's bed.
This was when his sight came back, the voiced were silent and dead.
Seeing now clearly for the first time but Rowan denied this reality.
He cackled a mad laugh and his eyes bloodshot, he was taken over by insanity.
He stabbed his mother's head, relishing the feeling of her body going slack.
And ever since then, no one's ever heard of Rowan, the boy taken over by black...

And then in another household, when the clock struck twelve, mysterious music bagn to play....

Srry this is long but I just wanted to show my interpretation of your work! I always love how you leave them open for it so I just couldn't help myself ^^;
L1ghtGoddess Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow that was wonderful! <3
michitan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This is just amazing!!!
Wow I'm really impressed! <3
erebun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Wow, I'm sorry I just saw this, but I really enjoyed your interpretation, I like reading it a lot! Thank you so much :hug:
I-am-the-Rabbit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Wow, that was a amazing poem :)
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