So... some of you remember these two images...
But in case you didn't see them, these are my new characters, Bard and Thistle.
Barden (nicknamed Bard) is the blind captain of a pirate crew, and Thistle's a wood troll who stows away on his ship. After she gets caught sneaking food, Thistle begs Bard to let her stay and offers herself as his personal servant.
Now, Bard and Thistle don't get along much when they first meet. Thistle's very bubbly and clingy, and Bard's aloof and temperamental.
But eventually the two begin to get along.
Now, I haven't fully developed the scenario behind this image, but it essentially boils down to...
Bard and Thistle have an argument. Thistle goes to mope. Something bad happens (probably some kind of beast attacks.) Thistle almost dies. Bard saves her, and gets hurt/knocked out in the process.
After he finally wakes up, Bard asks Thistle if she's all right. She assures him she is, and tells him that Cookie (one of Bard's many crew mates whom you will see soon enough) will be bringing him some soup soon.
Bard asks her if anyone else is in the room. Thistle tells him no, and Bard grabs her and tells her he's sorry for what he said. He then asks her to promise not to leave him again, and she says yes. He then pulls her closer and kisses her, missing slightly - hence why the kiss is crooked.
Meanwhile, the rest of the crew are trying to peer through the door crack, but get caught by Bard's first mate (you'll see her later too) who tells them to leave them be.
Characters and Art - Me