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Old Bonds by Anilede Old Bonds by Anilede
"...Yldae?" asked Faheem. He watched the girl viewing the flower bushes in front of him, and at hearing her name, she turned. She could tell something was on his mind and quietly made her way over, sitting by him. Faheem took a moment to mull over his words, before turning his gaze to his friend.

" told me that your hands are sensitive to magic, and you keep them covered so you don't feel pain." he began, Yldae nodded. 

"Yes that's right." she replied quietly, her hair in her face. It wasn't a topic she liked talking about, but at the same time was curious about why Faheem brought it up so suddenly. She brushed her hair out of her face, but it fell forward again, catching Faheem's attention. The boy cleared his throat out of nervousness.

"I-I didn't forget it is your birthday, and I wanted you to have a better day than I did..." he trailed, pulling out a hair pin from under his sleeve and holding it up. Yldae looked surprised when Faheem placed it into her hands, and he continued, "I crafted this for you. It is imbued with a spell to control the senses in your hands...which means you don't have to cover them anymore." 

Yldae was speechless. She held up the hairpin to get a good look at it, amazed that at only 13 years of age, Faheem could create something powerful enough to help her. Handing it back to him, she smiled, "Will you help me put it on?" she asked, then moved from her spot to sit behind him. She pulled the upper half of her hair back, while Faheem just stared. Then he shook his head, turning to see Yldae holding her hair back, and reached up to put the clip in her hair, where it held everything in place. Yldae then quietly, and hesitantly, removed the bandages from her hands and let them fall to the ground. 

Nothing. She felt nothing. No pain, no burning sensation. She was surrounded by powerful magic. Tellah's mansion was hidden by magic and her hands burned when she accidentally discovered it. But now, the pain was gone. Immediately she turned around and threw her arms around Faheem's shoulders, taking him by surprise.

"Thank you, Faheem! This...this is incredible. I don't feel pain anymore." 

"'re welcome."


I've been working on this for the last month and a half! It was supposed to be a gift for Camara-san on her birthday, but I didn't get it done in time obviously :noes: I found the motivation to finish it last night and put in 5 hours straight lost track of time oops so I can focus on coloring commissions. :dummy: 

Some big changes have been in the works where Faheem is concerned! Yldae is a long time friend of his. They met at age 13. After this moment however, Tellah enters the garden to see a girl hugging Faheem and totally loses it. He tries to hurt Yldae and throw her out, but Faheem, for the first time, defies his master. Because Faheem becomes angry with Tellah, he accidentally sets off the claw for the first time, not knowing it could happen. Faheem was losing energy quickly, and Tellah had to knock him out or else Faheem would die. After Faheem falls unconcious, Tellah strikes Yldae and sends her away. The two don't see each other for a few years, but then resume contact. Eventually Tellah disappears and Faheem takes the title of Master of Magic. Yldae supports him in this transition, especially during the political upset. When Faheem opens his school, he asks Yldae to become a teacher there. They work together for years to come. Yldae fell in love with Faheem a long time before this and eventually, after the events of "The Master and the Sorceress" and Esme leaving, Faheem realizes he loves Yldae.

Going forward, Faheem x Yldae is now official! XD But it happens when they're both in their 50's! I've been anxious to announce this change, haha! XD

Anyway, I hope you liked this! Please comment/fave~ I'd appreciate it! :heart:

Yldae © Camara-san 
Faheem and Art © me
My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain.
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Webmegami Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
They look so sweet, this is a very heartwarming picture. :heart: I especially love the expressions here.
I'm quite curious about their story too.
Anilede Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Woah now, dA never told me you commented on this! Sorry my reply is late ;A;

When Camara-san and I started working together on our twili OCs, originally it was just to pair my Otheno with her Ylith. As their story progressed, Faheem and Yldae naturally formed a close bond and we decided to pair them together later on. They first met at age 13 when Yldae happened to discover Faheem going home to his master's mansion, and their friendship quickly blooms. After some time, Tellah discovers that Faheem's new friend is a girl and tries to attack her and throws her out, then keeping Faheem even more isolated from everyone. The two make efforts to keep in contact with each other in secret, and after Faheem takes the title of Master of Magic, she supports him through a lot of difficult changes. They were close friends for decades! She always longed for him to notice her (I'm drawing something like this! XD). Even when Esme arrived and boldly pushed Faheem to his emotional limits, Yldae quietly stood by and watched, taking care of her sister and helping with her sister's children. The feelings Faheem had for Esme were brief, but his experience with her opened him up to seeing the world the way he did as a child. He realized how important his friends are, and how much he cares about them and everyone around him. He's still serious of course, but ends up being the one to take the first steps with Yldae (about 2 years after Esme leaves). Yldae has a hard time believing that Faheem loves her at first, but when she opens herself to him it's pretty amazing. :heart: They're really wonderful together and I hope you and others will feel the same way! XD
Webmegami Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's fine :) No worry.

And aww this story is cute. Can't wait to see more about it!
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Quite nice
Anilede Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
Camara-san Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMG, just- amg amg amg I can't even :faint:

Just, aaaaaaaahhhh :la: this is so sweet gdi >U This is awesome omg And that small story part ahh I love everything about this <33 and those plants/flowers on the pillars are pretteh
I can't say enough, idk what to say


:squee: <3<3<3
Anilede Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist

So glad you like it!! I'm happy it's finally done haha xDD Now to do more art >U o/

You're welcome!! :glomp:
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