DAW WHAT IS THIS MUSH?
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.