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The Forgotten Child by SerenaVerdeArt The Forgotten Child by SerenaVerdeArt
Randomly working on some Inavesu (not so)side characters' design, because at some point I'll have to decide how they should look like D:

Meet princess Tanine (here probably in her 14), Vehnas little pet back to the time when, as a human, he dwelt at the court of Luske kingdom as counsellor for the king and teacher for his two sons and heirs.
Yes, you read well.
They had no idea.

Cute and shy, Tanine was afflicted by a severe form of stuttering, which precluded her from normal interactions with al the people around her.
Mistaking her speech difficulties with a general lack of wit, she was soon set aside by almost everyone, and basically treated like a dumb and clueless doll: she was deprived of any kind of education and also of her rightful heirdom as the King's daughter. She wasn't even allowed to attend formal events with the rest of her family.

No wonder that, under these circumstances, she soon became completely addicted to Vehnas presence.
A grown up man, who basically gave her all the kind of little attentions she always wished for and not even her father was willing to give her, that seemed to always understand her no matter what, and that, for once, didn't make her feel worthless as everyone else did.
He taught her how to read and write, instructed her on history, geography and all sort of subjects she wished to learn.
In few years, to everyone amazement, her stuttering was almost completely disappeared and she was finally recognized for the valid girl she had always been.
Alas, by that time, her devotion toward Vehnas had grown so much she barely allowed herself to breath without having his consent firs. At that point, she had lost all the means to recognize his inappropriate behaviours toward her. In any case, she probably wouldn't have cared at all.

Mechanical pencils/printing paper

"Inavesu - The Timeless" (c) Serena Verde
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stananamaria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
She is so beautiful....Congratulations, Nadezhda! Just a question:What happened to her after Vehnas' death?
SerenaVerdeArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh :heart: thank you so much!

Well, after Vehnas leaving she became rather unstable, so her relatives decided to keep her confined in her rooms under constant surveillance, to be sure she wouldn't hurt herself or anybody else... 
Vehnas came back for her some years later though, during the celebrations for his defeating (yeah, bad idea), and just to prove everyone that his control over her was still strong no matter how much time had passed, he convinced her to free herself from her prison and rejoin him by... jumping out of the window of her room u_u'
Let's say that the event kinda killed the celebrations ^^;
grassa48 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Methos-DIW Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Her look is amazing
berserralk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is to pencil o.o
Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Very pretty! Very detailed! You are talented!!!
amon-ra-chibi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only do I love the design, but the story sounds fascinating.
Kailani-e Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece! I love your style ^_^
Ludimie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
She is really cute, I love how you did her hands :)
twisk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Love the picture, love the story :) I would like to know so much moreee! :D
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