Happy Harmony Day Phillip!
Aw, jeez! Thanks, Lil!
Lillian giggled. “I understand, back when I was little I had a tendency to forget that the world wasn’t a fantasy land that I found in books.” she blushed lightly, rather embarrassed that she was talking about her childhood, or well, lack there of.
She looked down at the ginger haired farmer and smiled. “Really? Thanks Phillip.” she said softly. His offer made her really happy, and rather fuzzy inside as well.
Inching closer to the boy, she looked back up at the sky. “You can kind of see a few constellations out tonight…” she commented, tracing the stars with her pointer finger. “Do you think we might even see a shooting star~?” she was joking, but there was still some hope. who knows? maybe they’d get lucky and see a few!
"Mmhm," He feels himself agreeing, though he was hardly the type of child to indulge in the fantasy lands of fictional empires— he understood what she was saying despite their apparent differences in upbringing. "I lived by the sea. No cities for a good while away."
He’s unaware when she scoots closer, having closed his eyes to enjoy the short silence between them. The cold prickles at his arms, but it’s easy to ignore. “…Shootin’ star? Maybe. You gonna make a wish if we do spy one?” A smile curled on his lips, cat-like and partially obscured by the night.
I spent New Years alone. I’m not complaining, though; I finally finished the letter I was supposed to send off a month ago. Mom’ll be pleased to hear from me.
I guess I don’t believe in the new year anymore? I haven’t made any resolutions, and I’m not feeling any excitement for what this year might bring.
I really must be getting older.
Lillian lied her head down on her knees and looked at the ginger farmer. “I love this place. I’m really happy I moved here.” she closed her eyes and thought about all of the good times she’s had living here. “I feel more at home here than I ever did when I lived with my parents…”
Opening her eyes again, she frowned. “Oh no…” she shifted positions so that she was sitting straight up and her legs were on the ground, bent, and her feet were pointing to the side. “Did you get in a fight?” she asked, concerned. “Or could it just be that you’ve both been busy?” she inquired further.
"I know that I’ve been really busy and so have Cam, Ash, Laney, and Georgia, so I haven’t been able to talk to any of them recently…." she sighed and looked up at the stars. "It’s been really lonely…"
"I guess the both of us have just been busy," stretching his legs out, flopping down onto his back to stare up at the stars without putting a knot in his neck. "Yeah."
"I don’t get lonely too easy. I kinda just forget there’s a town outside of my farm, y’know? So sometimes I miss stuff. It doesn’t bother me too much, though." Grinning, turning his head to look up at the girl. "If you ever get lonely, you can come along down to my place and we’ll do something together."
This was an entry for Natsume Inc’s fanart contest (this is a more tidied-up version of it though).
I think I’m going to start submitting old arts I’ve never posted anywhere before…
melodic-thunderstorm asked you:Oh my god I’m gonna cry you’re art is so freaking cute - if you’re still taking requests could you draw Phillip from Tale of Two Towns? If you do I swear I’ll get out my blue feather right here right now, ♥ ♥ ♥ If you can’t then just take this as a reminder of how fan freaking tastic your art is ♪.
eeeek sorry its so late hahaha;;; honestly speaking i think phillip is too attractive to be a player character ;A; also thank you kindly!!
Kana you cheeseball
Lillian was surprised to see that it was Phillip who was joining her on the mountain tonight! “Oh. Y-yeah…I am..” she admitted, looking down. “Nobody in my town was free, and I tried to go over to Konohana to ask someone else, but I wouldn’t have been able to make it in time.” she explained.
The female farmer looked over at her friend and smiled. “I’m happy that at least you’re here, Phillip.” she said, pulling her knees up to her chest. She leaned forward and wrapped her arms around her legs.
Looking up at the sky she let a soft giggle escape her lips. “Yeah…” She took a deep breath. “You know, I used to live in the city too. I’ve always hated it. It was too noisy, and the smog from the cars used to make me really sick…” She paused for a moment, before continuing. “when I was younger, sometimes i’d look in an astrology and astronomy book for fun, so i could see the stars at night when I couldn’t usually do that at home. I don’t remember anything that was written in it now, but at least the depictions of the stars are the same.”
Lillian looked all around at the huge blanket of stars int he sky. “So did you have the same problem as me?” She asked, somewhat out of the blue. “Finding someone to go with you, I mean.”
Pulling up a few blades of grass, threading them between his fingers to distract himself from the girl beside him a little.
Speaking up quietly, once she had finished talking; “I used to live in a town, so the stars weren’t hard to see. I think it’s nicer here, though. You know?” Small grin tugging at the corners of his mouth, “I’m glad you don’t gotta live in the city now, Lil. If you hated it so much.” His wording is clumsy, and he gets flustered easily by the way he talks. He thinks he sounds a little sleepy.
"Ah? Nah, I was gonna ask Reina to go with me. I sorta…" Lowering his brows, figuring how to say ‘haha i totally forgot to talk to her the past week’ without sounding like he has no idea what’s going on around him half the time. "We sorta haven’t talked in a little while, so, I figured I’d just come up to see on my own after work was done.”
Lillian sat on top of the mountain that connected her town of Bluebell to the town of Konohana. sighing, she set out her picnic blanket on the ground and sat down. She looked up at the dark velvet blue sky and smiled a little. The stars were really pretty tonight. Shame she didn’t get a chance to ask anyone to watch them with her.
Maybe someone would show up to the mountain later on? or maybe even right now? Looking back to make sure, Lillian was surprised to see someone!
"Hello there!" she said with an endearing smile, "It’s really pretty out tonight, isn’t it?"
The ginger almost jumps out of his skin when Lillian’s voice reaches his ears. How’d he not notice she was there, in the grass? His brows furrow, cheeks heating up in embarrassment as he swipes a hand through his hair— not that it does much to fix it. It just cocks back up when he brushes it down.
"Lillian, are you watching the stars on your own…?" Small frown curling on his lips, hesitating before joining her in the grass. Letting the sandy haired girl have the picnic blanket to herself, apparently preferring the grass. He’s muddy, and dusty. Knees of his work jeans frayed enough to show some of the grazed skin under, and mud caking the heels of his boots. Hands playing idly with the ripped cotton hanging from the hem of his shirt, trying to choke down his embarrassment of catching the other up here. He planned to come watch on his own, after he forgot to ask Reina to come along with him.
"Yeah, real pretty," answering her quietly after a few moments of silence, head tilted back to stare up at the specks of white in the sky. "It’s nice to see the stars like this. Could never get this in the city, with the light pollution an’ all that jazz."
Lillian’s eyes widened and a large blush made it’s way across her cheeks. “O-Oh!” She didn’t expect him to say that. “W-Well umm..T-Thank you..!” she said quickly, stunned. Lillian easily became flustered when she was complimented like that.
Clearing her throat, she looked away, still blushing. “U-Um…anyways..y-yeah…I-I figured that People would laugh if I told them that Lillies were one of my favorites…Ash probably would or something…I don’t know..um…” she tried to change the subject to something else to make things less awkward. “Um! Are you hungry or thirsty at all? we could go in for some tea or something!!” she offered, her voice rather higher than normal and slightly panicked.
His own cheeks gain a few shades of red at her blush, ducking his head a tiny bit and whipping his hands out of his pockets, left index finger scratching at a warm freckled cheek.
"S-sorry. That was inappropriate of me— oh, uh—" Clearing his throat and standing a little straighter, attempting to play off his embarrassment when she offers him a drink, "Y-yeah! Tea would be great…! If y’don’t mind having me."
Lillian’s concern left as soon as she saw that he was okay, just embarrassed. Smiling, she shook her head and laughed lightly. “Stupid rocks, Don’t worry, I tend to trip over them too.” she admitted. “but um, I was saying that If I told you Lillies were my favorite flower, you’d probably laugh at me.”
It takes the farmer a good moment or two to realize why he might laugh at that. Then he remembers her name is Lillian and almost outwardly groans at his own stupidity.
"Why’d I laugh at that? Lilies are real pretty, just like you!" Playful wink in her direction, pocketing his hands and leaning forward.
I hate this weather so much. Winter is unbearable and my Konohana uniform is thin, so it looks like I’m gonna be wearing my work outfit most days until spring.
I don’t really want to muck around on the mountains while everything is iced up. I’ll probably break something. I’d take Uma out and ride her to Bluebell, but she’ll probably freeze half way there. Is it okay to take a horse out in this weather?
I’ll make some spicy curry and drop by Kana’s to ask him about it later today.