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September 16, 2011
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My Friend, Boo by Wildweasel339 My Friend, Boo by Wildweasel339
“Boo wasn’t like the other bears. He trusted me from the start, perhaps because we were the same in a way. You see, we were both alone in the world. So we grew up together, though I must say he grew a lot faster than me! Oh I remember those warm sunny days when we played in the fields of tall grass. Boo grew so big and strong! You should have seen how he scared off that pack of wolves one time! Nothing in all the forest could touch me with Boo at my side. We were a great pair actually. Boo would catch fish from the streams, I would light a warm fire. Though I suppose I needed him much more than he needed me.

One cool and misty morning, I was riding atop Boo as we came upon a quiet stream. I hopped down to for a quick drink. All was silent and calm, when a fluster of quail sprang from the meadow a few paces upstream. Suddenly a hunter leaped out with his bow drawn. That ignorant fool! He let free an arrow at Boo, just one grave arrow before he turned his scrawny tail and ran. He fled in fear of being chased. He must have seen the beastly rage in my eyes! Boo however, was stunned, limping in circles over the mounds of mud and grass. After long minutes in agony, his weight collapsed to the ground.

Now here I wait with Boo. I can hear his pain within each shortened breath. With each exhale his mighty strength is drained. There is no rage now, just the ache of my gaping heart. I can do nothing as my friend’s life slowly fades before me. How will I brave these wilds alone?”

The story is continued with my next illustration here: [link]
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sethhanbury Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
beautiful picture, even more beautiful words! my heart aches for Boo
ilarizz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
What a awesome drawing :iconblush--plz:
gratteloup Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I 've never seen for a long time(i sure locked the first i have saw or lived  in the depth of my own darkness and do not want to recall,for the time...i will see in coming days),a representation of death ,and loosing so much,very disturbing,
gratteloup Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Man,you here won the crown of sadness
IrvindFox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
<font><font>Восхищаюсь этой работой!</font></font>
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhhhh such a sad story, beautiful painting
Blue-Rat-Designs Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
So beautifully sad :love:
thegothamite Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's so sad and beautiful at the same time.
myself2508 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well painted. the boys face is so relaxed?
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