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Heart's Exile by SilEnigmaArts Heart's Exile by SilEnigmaArts
~...She had always loved to walk amongst the old ruins on nights like this, with the thunder crashing around her and the fresh sea air assailing her nostrils making them flare as she would breathe in the strong ocean smell.

This is how he had found her. For months he had watched her. By night he would hide himself amongst the shadows of the ruins and by day he would sleep the sleep of the dead down beneath the ruins in the old cellars that now only housed bats, cobwebs and scurrying mice. When she would leave the ruins for her home, he would appear in her room in the shape of a bat, hanging from the wooden beams above her bed. There he would stay, sending her thoughts in her sleep, tender thoughts that he didnt know he could still have inside his chest, till, when the distant fingers of dawn would herald his leave back to the cellars of the ruins.

But the time had come that he needed to feed again...he would have to venture out, and soon, for the sustenance he had been getting in and around the ruins was running out. The rabbit warrens were empty and the farmers had been sending out nightly patrols to try to catch whatever it was that was killing their sheep, leaving them intact except for a small mark at their jugular tinged with the red of their blood. He would have to scout a new area close enough so he could return at night to watch over his vision of loveliness....no...he wouldn't bring himself to sup from this beauty. He had other plans for her....


Little did he know that she had seen him many times during her walks but showed no fear for she would continue her exploring as if he wasn't there. She had seen his sharp chiselled features in the shadows, his long shiny raven hair blowing in the wind and sensed his presence near her each time she visited the ruins. When sleep came to her each night, her dreams would be filled with the vision of this dark handsome stranger taking her in his arms, holding her close to him till she felt herself being so enveloped in his tenderness and when daylight would wake her, she would feel a loss deep in her heart akin to grief.

This went on for months and with the passing of each month her love for this stranger, whom she had never met, grew each night in her dreams.

Her last dream was one year ago tonight. One long year of going each night to the ruins hoping she would see him again, promising herself she would let him know she was aware of him. But he never returned.....

Tonight was a night just like that last night she had seen him. Dare she venture to the ruins again in hope..........




Stock:

:iconliam-stock: Girl
:iconnavistock: Building - original [link]
:icondethitastock: Distant Castle Ruins
:iconhermit-stock: Ocean
:iconnight-fate-stock: Sky
:iconredheadstock: Water Splash and Lightning
:iconshutupandwhisper: Flames
:iconjlstock: Torches
:icontammysue: Hair
:iconunholy-stock: Bats




Hope you all like "Heart's Exile"

Eni


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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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BlackMan23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist
Beautiful work Eni, love the scene and the lighting. Great story to go with the image!
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles....thank you very much Jacek....glad you like it :)
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Jaraid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Hi there! :hug: This is absolutely great art!!!
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Hi Jari.....thank you and welcome back. Havent seen you in ages. I hope youre well :)
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:iconjaraid:
Jaraid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
You are welcome! =) Thanks! I'm just okay.. I haven't got any ideas for manipulations so that's the reason I've not being here while.. But I am fine! :heart: :hug:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Well Im glad to hear youre fine....as long as you're happy and well thats all that matters :)
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:iconjaraid:
Jaraid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
You are so sweet! :hug: Thank you!!
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Totally wonderful ! awesome and splendid work ! :heart:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles...thanks ever so much ....I truly appreciate your support :)
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:iconcarlsbergensis:
Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful.
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks Mel....glad you like it :)
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trygothic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work eni great work, have have done and so clever for mixed darky...:#1:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks my friend and thank you too for the fav :)
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Excellent mood and great lighting here - well done.
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks Andy...glad you like it :)
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RooZombie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Where's your stamp? :)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Digital Artist
Here stamp this lol :moon:
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PenelopeT Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Great story Eni! I think that I love the little pool of water at the front the best... so real looking with the rest:)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks heaps Penny...glad you like it.
Sorry for the late reply....
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NaomiFaMi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
as always wonderful! :wow:
there is something.. magical here.. in the story, in this work! :aww:
i love it!
very emotional work :clap:
an aye, lighting is perfect!
:deviation:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks heaps Naomi....glad you like it my friend :D
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:iconaphostol:
aphostol Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Awesome work Eni :heart:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you my friend :hug:
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:icongabyhenri:
gabyhenri Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work Eni
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much Geert and as always for the fav too :D
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:icongabyhenri:
gabyhenri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
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:iconhermit-stock:
Hermit-stock Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
bloody gorgeous stuff !! waouh stuff !! you sure go the ambiance right ;)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles...thank you very much and thank you once again for your wonderful stock :)
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:iconj3ff3rson:
j3ff3rson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
so nice this one Eni
=D
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanky you Jeff :D
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:iconkirliancamera:
KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
really cool!!! I especially like the blowhole, you found great stock to combine :D
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
:clap::clap: thanks heaps Kozy...glad you like it....I wanted to give piece more perspective and i think that tiny little piece down the bottom works wonderfully even if i do say so myself lol.
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emptyidentityentity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
:woot!:
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emptyidentityentity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Oh poot, my woot didn't show up:(
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Lol...i got it....Thanks heaps Emily :D
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MtPvonExplodingArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Very emotional :hug:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks M :D
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:iconsolangeli:
SolAngeli Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Beautiful...
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much ...glad you like it and thank you too for the fav :)
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SolAngeli Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
No problem... I adore Your works..

Sorry for my English... ^^"
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:iconaf-studios:
AF-studios Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Amazing work dear :faint: Love the lighting and the bats,awesome details.
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks sweety and thank you too for the fav :)
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:iconalfastock:
alfastock Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Photographer
Really beautiful.:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Photographer
Wonderful piece of work ! :clap:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks heaps Frank...glad you like it and thanks too for the fav :)
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another stunning piece EWW you are really on a roll this time :clap: and the fabulous back story just adds hugely to it :D
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Awww thanks CB...dont know about being on a roll ..but im happy with this one and with the story too.....leaves it open for another piece here:)
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