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Moonlit Mush by Altalamatox Moonlit Mush by Altalamatox

Took a personal art break for sanity's sake here. Luvers Cornelius n' Diana because they are freakin' adorable.

Soo, I haven't been logged into dA for about two weeks on account of finals, and will be disappearing again here for the second half. It occurred to me I should probably have announced an internet hiatus before vanishing, you'll have to forgive me, it's that time of year and I'm out of my tiny little miiind.

It also looks like I have exactly 1,402 messages. BRING IT, INBOX.


Obligatory superfluous info from my notes...

Single at forty, these two'd long been resigned to dying alone. Representative Diana Brooks was that gorgeous woman who found her work inexplicably more interesting than her coworkers. Senator Cornelius Montrey was that supercilious rich guy who was never quite rich enough to make up for his personality...

After the latter's little fall from grace crushed his spirit, Diana, always drawn to stem the suffering of others (even of certain persons she'd spent the last few years guiltily day-dreaming might get hit by a car), invited the ex-senator out for coffee and what turned out to be a very therapeutic chat. Over the months meetings became a weekly then daily thing, until they found themselves waking up in each other's beds and have been happily together for three years now. They're not legally married (because of politics) but are effectively a couple.

Diana has a way of taking Cornelius seriously but not too seriously, and of knowing just what's bothering him and how to get him talking about it. Their relationship is definitely one of dependence; Cornelius would go back to being a suicidal heap of misery without her constant support. He needs her something terribly to reassure him he's not hideous outside or inside. And in return he loves her so much it aches. He's a totally different person around Diana, she's the only person he'll let his hair down for, as it were.

To this day Cornelius wears a happy shell-shocked smile around her, still not quite believing this amazing person is in love with him. She has to remind him that drooling in public does not befit a gentleman.
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dawww sweet babies <3
I love it when you do stuff like this, mushy stuff is a fave
Larlia-Nexus111 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the sweetest lovestories I've ever read T_T Hits home right in the heart ~ <3
TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
This reminds me of how my significant other and I are... We are both very proper, so we don't do much of the... Uh... Wierd things any people our age do within the darned hallways of high school. To see something much like our tenderness is actually really sweet... But then again, most of my friends call me the granny of the group. I hate looking around and seeing what everyone thinks love is meant to be, or how people think it is supposed to be expressed. You can tell when two people have the genuine thing, because they don't have to display that they love each other, they are comfortable with each other, that just sitting side by side is enough to satisfy the other.... Silly teenagers... Well, I am 17, so I guess that would make me one too, but in all technicalities, I am a grandmother in the head, soo... Oh well.

But still, the relaxation between the two is amazing. Wonderful work!
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i hate the inboxes, oh well.
Arlothia Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh! I love these two sooooo much! I'll definately have to brush up on who's who with your characters but just looking at them is just YES!!! Absolutely LOVE Cornelius!
Glad to have you back! ^_^
MBlackwood Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
. . . ;w;

I can't even begin to explain how much I love this pair. They are precious beyond all reason and I am so completely happy that they've got one another for support.

Maybe I'm biased. But I think Cornelius needs and deserves a woman as attentive and caring as Diana to balance out his left-brainedness.
Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
*sniff* OMG I'm seriously going to cry now. For real.
CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   General Artist
So cute, and I love the little story of them. I swear Cornelius is like a basset hound puppy... even if he's happy like here he has that sad droopy face. Diana pull at that mopey face to make him get a honest goofy smile! Oh wait... I am sure Penny would be more likely to do that to her brother then Diana. :shrug: Oh well, he's happy, in his weird way of showing it and that makes me happy too. :)
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Ha! Yes, a basset hound is a perfect way to describe Cornelius' face. XD Just wait twenty years and he'll really be getting to look like one. It's those sad, heavy eyebrows I've shackled him with, they're great for putting a melancholy edge on his every expression.
CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   General Artist
:rofl: Oh dear, I wonder if he cringes at all at that idea how much he'll look like a droopy eyed puppy in later years...
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