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Separated by Difference

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-“I love you”….. just when did such beautiful words became an instrument to hurt a person? Why do people stay away from those who love them, just because they don’t like the person the same way? Maybe it isn’t about the words, but what comes after the words. Love isn’t for everyone, which is why people are made differently, so that there won’t be any chances for some hearts to meet. If the simple act of saying I love you to the person you like will cause pain, then why did I said it myself?

We’ve spent the whole afternoon together, just me and her on a beautiful park. I can’t explain my feelings that every time she smiles, I blush. Every time she’s near me, my heart skips a beat. Every time she speaks, I hear an angel’s voice, and every time she looks at me, my breath is taken away. It sure is weird, liking someone is weird….love is weird.

We were walking along a path filled with flowers and colorful bushes, when she stopped as soon as her eyes took glance of the statue at the center of the park. She stared at it for a while, then she asked:

“Do you know the story behind that statue?” She asked, without really expecting an answer.

“A statue of a brave lion and a heroic man reaching the hands of a beautiful angel, what story could it be telling? I asked back, for I really have no idea.

Then she looked back at me smiling, ready to answer her own question.

“The statue is about a beautiful goddess and a humble man. The man doesn’t have anything, while the goddess has the heavens. Among the clouds, she is a prisoner of her divinity, and is prohibited to walk with mortals. Above the sky, she observes the daily life of humans, when a young man caught her attention.

The man has a kind heart, but even if he help others, people thinks low of him, for he is nothing but a man of no social status, he is nothing but a slave. The goddess watches the man as he help people carry their things, feed beggars and play with children. Slowly, she found herself falling for a mortal, for she has an unexplainable feeling deep within her towards the man. One day, she can’t help but meet the man, thus, she broke the law of the heavens and descended to Earth disguised as an old woman. The Ruler of all Gods and Goddesses learned about her act and sent a ferocious lion to slay the defiant goddess. As the disguised goddess walk to find the man, the lion appeared before her, with its fangs and claws that can reap flesh, it attacked her. But just before the lion strike, the heroic man used his body as a shield, and tried to stop the lion. The town’s people are witnessing the battle. The lion is strong, and it overpowered the man. The man was helpless, as the lion is about to slay him. The goddess can’t just stand to see her beloved die, all after his heroism. The goddess revealed her true identity to everyone, she shines like the sun in the morning sky, and her beauty is enchanting. She used her powers to tame the lion before it preys on her beloved. The lion stopped its attack. The man is in awe, as a goddess stand before him. The Ruler of the heavens is furious and punished the goddess. She has been stripped with all her divine powers and will live as a mortal. That moment, the ruler told the former goddess that she will never be able to go back to heaven. The goddess replied; I have already found my heaven, where I can be free. She confessed to the man, that she loves him. Puzzled, the man asked what she saw in a slave like him. She said that the man before her isn’t a slave, but a person with a noble heart.

Mortal you may be, whose feet may not reach the heavens, but your heart touched mine, a heart so kind that it turns earth into a heavenly place.” 

She finished her story with a smile.

The goddess was willing to lose all she has in exchange for her love towards the mortal. Their difference didn’t become a reason for them to love each other. It was a beautiful story, that it encouraged me to tell her how I feel as well. Thus I did. I faced her, and gave her the gift I’m hiding from her. She was surprised about what I did. She asked:

“A gift for me, what for?” her eyes are confused, as she hold the gift with her tender hands.

I gathered all the courage I could muster and said the words I wanted to tell her.

“Umh, that is a gift from the bottom of my heart…..you see…I want to show you, how important you are….to me…because..…I…I…just want to tell you….that…I LOVE YOU.”

Silence filled the air, as we stare at each other blushing, and then tears fell down from her emerald eyes. I can’t believe what I’m seeing, and asked why.

“I….we can’t…….You have no idea, how different we are from each other…..” She turned her back at me and run away crying.

My goddess is running away from me, farther and farther. Just when she inspired me with her story, it was her who doesn’t believe in the romance of the goddess and the slave. I guess this isn’t a fairy tale with a happy ending. ….We are different? I was left alone wondering what she means ….why are we now separated by our differences?
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Given 2013-11-04
Separated by Difference by ~Hokage3, while being absolutely impressive, also depicts a beautiful and heartbreaking scene. Please refer to the artist's comments for the story on it. ( Suggested by Kida-neechan and Featured by Gwendolyn12 )
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
that is bjeaauutifully drawn mate..
Though the story kinda.. looks odd.
I guess Stories are different for every person aswell eh?
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for my late reply...

Thanks for liking the artwork...
yeah, if it feels like the ending 
lacks conclusion, that's because it is....
The whole piece is a part of a
bigger story, which I'll reveal once 
I finished it hehehe....as for the girl's
story...it's a typical love story hehe...
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:iconalberthein1:
Alberthein1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
late replies aren't a problem :3
I wish you good luck on the story though!
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:iconelphood:
ELPhood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
this is sad:'(
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seems you can relate....
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:iconelphood:
ELPhood Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
if i say  yes i'd  give  myself  away ^^ 
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:iconcherryblossoms99:
Cherryblossoms99 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The story is really charming and thoughtful, I love it. :) 
Congratulations on the DD, you deserve it. ;)
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for appreciating it...
The story is a bit sad, it shows that love
is different, depending on the person involved...
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww..The story and art are so charming :happycry:

You really earned this DD :clap: 
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for my late reply...

Thanks...I hope the story ends well...

Aww, I'm flattered...(^_^)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much..this may be late,
but still I thank you for your liking it...(^_^)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:icontheconflictedman:
TheConflictedMan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD :) and thanks very much!.
seeing this piece is very timely for me, just recently, a girl told me I wasn't man enough for her hehe.
So I can really relate
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry that I didn't manage to reply to this sooner...

That's a sad story dude, the story does have that tone
yeah...I experienced that one as well hehe,
perhaps she too isn't the right girl for you...I know you liked her for
many reasons, but you can either be the guy she'll like, or find a
girl who'll like you for who you are...

so, I really wanna know...how are you now?
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:icontheconflictedman:
TheConflictedMan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, thanks for the response, I'm sure a lot of people here went through the same thing I did.
It ain't easy but you're right. Whats the point if they can't accept who you are.. that's more important than a thousand other reasons when you're pursuing someone.  
Right now, I'm really doing great!, never been happier and enlightened :)
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob...

Agree, forcing yourself to other people will
change you for the worst..you can be finally
accepted, but it's not you anymore...

Glad to hear good news from you, seems that
you have found the girl you are looking for..
(^_^)

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:icontheconflictedman:
TheConflictedMan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
.. actually its more like I found myself ;)
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, that's an even better news....
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:iconmrvisio:
MRVISIO Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
simplemente sorprendente :O
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas Gracias Seņor...(^_^)
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:iconmrvisio:
MRVISIO Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
de nada my friend :D
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe...es un placer
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oOFlorianeOo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful story :heart: It makes me cry :crying:
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for my ultimate late reply...

True, really sad...when the feeling is not mutual..
you sometimes ask what's so wrong, why is it that
you can not have a chance to love that person, while
others don't even appreciate the person you dear most..
(I'm starting to complain...hehe)
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:iconjarrettonions:
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this story made me cry. it is a struggle we all face.
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my apologies for my late reply...

Agree, for some reason, to love isn't always get rewarded...
It's not guaranteed that people we love will love us back,
but still we take the risk, because love makes one feel good
inside, at least...for a moment, he knows he has a heart...

Thanks for liking it...(^_^)
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:iconjarrettonions:
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i am surprised you replied at all considering all the replies you got!
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, of course I'll reply, even if it's late, I will...
I myself don't wanna be ignored when I speak to
someone, so I see to it that the people who made
effort messaging me will receive a reply...however
many they are...

Thanks for your response as well...(^_^)
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:iconjarrettonions:
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha thats great :D thanks for yours too! 
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
:iconcplz::iconoplz::iconnplz::icongplz::iconrplz::iconaplz::icontplz::iconzplz::iconexclamationplz: amazing
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for my late reply..

Hehe, now that's a message I can't miss..

:icontplz::iconhplz::iconaplz::iconnplz::iconkplz::iconsplz:

:iconanimesmileplz:
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
:giggle:
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Great drawing, and a touching story as well. :-)
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

It's a story of two sides of love,
the one that conquers all,
and the one that makes obstacles as an excuse...

we all experience either or both...
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themysticalmediator Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this story true? Either way, despite its sad ending, the manner in which it was portrayed both poetically and visually make the entire memory and scene seem like a work of art to be remembered and admired with bittersweet sentiments as just another thread woven into the quilt of life. It was longer than most descriptions, but it was worth the read. :)
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry sorry for my late reply..some things just keep coming up...

The story can be retold in a different way, yet will still contain
the essence of love in conflict, where one have a reason to not 
love back, despite knowing the meaning of true love, a scenario
we all faced at least once...

(^_^)..I like how deep you saw this piece...it's true, it's a part
of life we tend to feel strongly for, since nobody wants to be
rejected...

Hehe, yeah, it's my habit to write something about the work's 
story instead of just describing it, and I thank you
for you patience in reading and appreciating it...thanks..


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:iconthemysticalmediator:
themysticalmediator Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, it's fine. And you're welcome. :)
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks thanks thanks...:iconmoeblushplz:

sorry for my late reply...:iconimsorryplz:
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:icondaketufirak:
Daketufirak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Ninjas cutting onions, everywhere
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sob....those ninjas are overworking now...

:iconcriesplz:
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:iconpiggie50:
Piggie50 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
This looks just like something I had in a dream once that had to deal with Percy Jackson and his peeps going to school....weird...but so nice!! Great work!!
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, I haven't read any Percy Jackson books 
(I think it's really good), but the Love story
was inspired by Greek Myth (though not directly)...

Thanks for liking it and sorry for my late reply...
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:iconenderswif:
enderswif Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i say having a dream with Percy Jackson is so cool
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:iconpiggie50:
Piggie50 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
It was cool. The school was like magical and all, but in the mythological way, not the HP way :)
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:iconenderswif:
enderswif Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's so cool
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
congratulations on getting a DD on this awesome piece! >w<
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:iconhokage3:
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for liking it....sorry if this is a bit late :iconimsorryplz:


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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
so sad :'(
maybe she thinks she's the "lower one" and that's why she did that?? 
ugh. :shakefist:
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