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Welcome Home, Love by PaintedAbyss Welcome Home, Love by PaintedAbyss
It was another call to the office, no doubt, that had interrupted them at unnecessary hours of the evening. It was inane. Honestly, the man had just gotten home. Axel was still clad in his business attire (granted his jacket was currently slung across the back of his chair and his tie was considerably looser than it was upon his arrival) for goodness sake! And now he had to go back to the office? Roxas was terribly perturbed, but made no comment as Axel rose from the dinner table to answer his wretched cell. Instead, the frustrated blonde opted to glare at his food in silence.

Axel was talking quickly, sounding exhausted and aggravated, but eventually agreed to make another “short” trip back to the office to collect some files his boss wanted finished by morning. The inconsiderate prick.

Axel sighed and closed his cell with a little more force than strictly necessary, “Sorry, love. I’ve got to get back to the office to pick up some work Xemnas needs completed by Monday.” He remarked slightly downtrodden and sporting a tired smile. Roxas frowned, but again made no comment, so Axel continued. “I promise I’ll be back as soon as I can.”

“I won’t wait up.”

The redhead smiled and pecked Roxas on the cheek grabbing his jacket. “Of course not.”

But despite what Roxas had said earlier, after stowing their ruined dinner in the fridge, he ended up curling into a comfortable ball on the plush chair by the window. Roxas fought sleep and hunger (he had refused to eat without Axel) to keep his eyes open and trained on the door. Just in case of an early arrival he knew would never come…

Roxas found himself opening his eyes (a great deal later than when he had first closed them) to a soft pressure on his lips. He smiled and responded almost immediately. The kiss was sweet, chaste, and more than a little firey. Axel. He was home.

“Welcome home, love” Roxas mumbled sleepily with a lazy smile.


Hello everyone. So I’ll just dive right into the information I wish to disclose because I really don’t feel in the mood to ramble at the moment… anyways. Here goes.

I got this lovely pose and background story idea from a manga I read a while ago… I can’t recall the title—the manga was in French—but let me tell you it was awesome! Lols. So this is my belated AkuRoku day pic. It’s sort of plain but I like it anyhow. I apologize profusely for the lateness, it was not intentional, I assure you. But unfortunately my late computer overheated and crashed a few weeks ago, and in the fire it took along all of my in progress projects. I lost everything. It was devastating. But oh well. My new computer—whom I have named Jarvis—came in the mail precisely one week ago, and in that week of hectic school and boorish assignments, I have managed to scrape up this piece. Hope you guys like it :)

Love always,

Characters © Kingdom Hearts
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star-popsicle713 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
T-that was so cute....
xYukiiko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooowh, this is sooo cute !! O.o
I love it love it love it !!
I was reading it with , you know that kind of, creepy grin ^o^
Anyway Well done !! Both the story and the pic !
PaintedAbyss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw :3 Thanks so much! :tighthug:
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! :) Cute, sweet and five bajillion kinds of AWESOME!!! :)


PaintedAbyss Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

unisama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ADSGDHFJGKLG oh my gawsh this is adorable on so many levels~ Very well done as well :)
Aquagurl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I really like the feel of this piece, just waiting for someone to come home and surprise you and you won't admit you've been waiting. It's always so cute.

The soft colors really add to this, too, I think. There's just a real snapshot feel to it. (And, oddly enough, I like that there's no other background or setting than the chair. Really drives home the feeling that this is the only thing that matters to either of them right at that moment.)
PaintedAbyss Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow *-* Thank you so much for your kind words :)
redtora Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:icondatassplz: ughhh axel in a suit is so hot, love this, love them, love everything about this
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