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He's really gone, isn't he? by purplekecleon He's really gone, isn't he? by purplekecleon
“Merlot, what are you doing up so late? I’m usually the only one awake at this hour.” The Captain asked this question quietly. He felt this hushed tone was necessary, as the tranquil silence of this night was beautiful to him.

He was sitting along the edge of the castle’s walls, which allowed him a very beautiful, if not somewhat lonely view of the forest spread out beneath him. He wasn’t worried about falling, as there was no wind tonight.

She sat next to him on the wall, looking out into the night sky before answering.

“He’s really gone, isn’t he?” He knew what she meant. He delivered the news to her a number of years ago, but she was a bit too young to fully understand the implications at that time.

“I wouldn’t say that I never lie, but I wouldn’t lie to you, Merlot. I plan to finish what he started.”

This was true. He did his best to be somewhat of a role model for her, as her former one had vanished without a trace. If one were to ask what he thought of Merlot, he wouldn’t be able to easily answer them. Initially, he had seen her as someone he had to take care of out of duty to his family line. However, she had long ago proved she was perfectly capable on her own. She did have some weird habits, though. He was glad he wasn’t a servant.

“Well, at least I got to meet you and your servants! I’m very happy for that.”

Were those tears? He couldn’t really make them out in this light, but it didn’t really matter to him. Emotions were always good to have, even sad ones. It was important to be able to feel strongly about things, even if the cause of them was less than desirable.

“Merlot, I don’t intend to leave once I’m done! I’ll be back when I’m finished, and we can have lunch together.”

For a while into the night they sat on the wall and looked out on the forest, talking about whatever thoughts that happened to cross their minds. Sometimes, there was laughter. Mostly, there was just talking. It had been a good few years since he and his brigade came to the castle, and he was very glad to have done so. He did like her a lot. She would grow up to be even more beautiful than she was now; he knew it. She blushed, then dismissively agreed with him.

He laughed. He would return to Merlot, for certain. There was nothing more important to him.


Final part of this side story about the Captain and Merlot, by :iconmarlkitty:
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LadyMaid-of-Pokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! So sweet! :3
LadyMaid-of-Pokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who is Devonshire?
LadyMaid-of-Pokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does merlot do with her servants? head!
Vulasaur Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Too beautiful.
traficalshours Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
After reading the current mission epilogue (M-5 E 8) I had to come back and check. I'm throwing in my lot with those who believe the former Captain to be the now Devonshire.
eifle79 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Hey, why is the captain wearing lady Merlot's "dracula" cape?
DragonairOmega Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Um... don't you want to hide some of those "spoilers" comments?
Just sayin'
xXxMiZuMiXmIkOxXx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aawww.. ; 3 ;
sdfjkl your work. is love.
Raeoki-Silver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
A band of lovely pictures for a lovely story. :3
Safury Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
awww. sad baby Merlot is so sad. :'(

haha, knew it. :D
the Captain is Devonshire before he died. I had my suspicions before, but I see that fancy tie. :XD:
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