It’s a chilly, pleasant evening; with the season change coming soon, it’s started to get warmer little by little.
And, as night slowly falls, there’s nothing but a gentle breeze outside tonight. Or is there…?
You spot a familiar Keeper, all by themselves, entering the Archives. While this is no unusual sight, for some reason, your curiosity gets picked. Approaching the building, you can hear music and laughter coming from the inside. What’s happening?
Greeting you as you swing the door open to allow yourself in, is, as usual, Sylvan. However, this time she’s accompanied by other 4 Keepers, and the archivist is nowhere to be seen.
Eh, I’m not sure, Sylvan. I don’t remember inviting them on my way here.
Oh! No wonder they look so confused. Please, make yourself comfy! I’ll explain what’s up.
“This sweetheart got here earlier today. Can you believe they have no company to spend Valentine’s Day with?
We thought such a lovely Keeper deserves a true friend, so we had the idea to launch a party! A party on which they make not only some friends, but precious memories as well, doesn’t it sound like something that would brighten somefae’s day~?”
If you came looking for Alecsander, though, I’m sorry but he won’t be here until later tonight. But-
He’s gone on a date! ;>
(…You’re not supposed to tell that to everyone you see, Hushabye 💧)
I think what my child Sylvan is trying to say is, since you’re already here, why don’t you spend some time with us, my child?
Yes! The more, the merrier~ Bleeding-Heart might even find somefae they want to spend the rest of their days with!
That sounds truly lovely.
We have music, snacks, and good company. Why not join us? *wiggles eyebrows* It’s super simple, listen up:
🎨 Drawing Contest Rules
- You must be a member of the Memory Keepers group in order to participate.
- Let us know which was the greatest memory you made with Bleeding-Heart! You made sure of registering the moment, right? It should have the following:
✧ Bleeding-Heart’s drawing must be full body and at least base colors, but their friends are fine as half-body.
✧ The drawing must be entirely made by you. This means using bases or reusing old artworks of yours in any way isn’t allowed!
✧ The more precious a memory, the richer is its depiction on a drawing! Shading, background, and other add-ons will surely count some points towards you.
✧ The DTA (Draw To Adopt) Contest’s winner will be able to keep Bleeding-Heart, and will also earn 5 Memory Fragments (game currency).
- Bleeding-Heart’s friend(s) can be anyone: a Keeper or an approved Avatar (both should be owned by you, though!) If you don’t have either, you can use one of the 4 NPCs present here!
Izrail, Sylvan, Amalthea, or Hushabye
Just remember to keep their relationship level as “only friends” if using an NPC; they are tied to the story and some have their own relationships!
- For your submission to count, you need to submit it to the correct folder in the group AND the correct comment.
- We’ll use BRT to define the deadline’s time. The deadline is at 11:59 PM on February the 29st (www.timeanddate.com/time/zones…). You can no longer submit your entry after that.
We look forward to making your acquaintance. Hope you have fun, Bleeding-Heart.
I’m already having fun! Thank you so much for hosting a party just for me, everyfae. It’s very sweet of you!
Wait, what’s the purpose of Izrail being here if he’s super antisocial???
I gotta have my own date, too.
Hours later, the familiar bell chimes as the door to the Archives is open once again, to allow someone else in.
Welcome back, Alecsander~
Thank you~ And good evening, everyone! *nodding at the remaining Keepers* I’m sorry for troubling you with organizing this on your own, Sylvan, but thanks for doing me this favor. How did things go?
Want to take a look for yourself? It’s bedtime soon, we shall finish Luzon’s registry before closing and calling it a day.
You have all my attention! Please, show me.
Once Alecsander is comfortably seated on an armchair, by making use of her magic, Sylvan shows him all the things she had witnessed during the party they had just held. All of the memories were rich in details, having a proper description narrated by Sylvan to go along with the images. After some pondering over all the info he had received, the archivist speaks up again.
This is quite a hard decision, isn’t it…? But one of them definitely caught my attention a little more than the others.
I know which one you’re talking about! And I must say I do agree.
Such a strong, and happy memory! As a human, I can’t handle memories the same way Keepers do, but I can feel how precious, how valuable it is. It’s not a memory of my own, and even so, I can’t help but feel a warm feeling in my chest when looking at it.
Congratulations, Troubled-Fox@dA, that’s a very lovely memory you made there!
What do you think, Luzon? Are you happy with this outcome?
I sure am! I couldn’t have had a better welcome than this!
I’m glad, then. I’ll finish your record on the Masterlist right now, and officialize you under your new owner.
The other memories we have here are actually very valuable as well… So all of them created some Memory Fragments! Can I leave this to you, love?
*nods* I will get these Fragments properly stored as soon as I get back.
patbh@dA gets 10, Cloudii-Dreams@dA gets 5, and RoseAnneSun@dA gets 5; is that correct?
Correct~ They all made a very good job on making Bleeding-Heart feel at home, so it’s only fair we give them those Fragments as a little, but well-deserved reward.
Looks like we’re all settled, then! Amalthea, will you come with me? I told Capella I’d guide you back home safely.
You didn’t have to worry about me, dear; but thank you for your trouble~
It’s too late in the night to let a lovely lady walk on her own outside. But before we go…
He hasn’t been this silent the whole time, but he behaved well and helped lots with the welcoming party~
(And all it took me was to bribe him. Why can’t you just be this good all the time, Hushabye? 💧)
Well, then, as I had promised… here you go. *handing the Keeper two packs full of crackers* I bought an extra, so you can see how you actually get on my good side by behaving!
(He didn’t listen to a word of what I just said, I’m sure.) Ready to depart, Amalthea?
Of course. Looks like a lovely night for a stroll~
You come with us, as well, Luzon! I’ll drop you by your new home as well.
Yay! I’m very ready to start my new life, with everyone I befriended by my side! Thank you, thank you everyone for participating!
(They sure seem happy! Many things are warming my heart tonight~)
With Luzon Bleeding-Heart’s lovely remark, they set out, the newcomer Keeper looking for the new adventures they would have.
Bleeding-Heart has just met a somewhat strange creature, she and a very peculiar Dreamborn.
Warned in advance, Bleeding-Heart brought some very typical Valentine’s Day fruits to cheer up Maya !!
After being welcomed and greeting everyfae, Sylvan pulled Bleeding Heart into a corner.”Now that you’ve meet everyone, why don’t you take your welcoming gift?” She slided them a green package wrapped in peach ribbon. “Go ahead! Open it”
Buruu built a little treehouse for Lorelei after a few months and she turned it into one heckuva pillow fort. There, she stores trinkets and bits of material memories dear to her. The star she received last Christmas was her nightlight. Pictures of her new ‘family’ was pinned on the wall along with a badly-drawn doodle of her by Red. She also has a familiar stuffed toy…
Hearing about the new fellow Keeper, she invites them to a sleepover party!!! It’s not much, but she wanted to cheer up a new friend~
Lorelei decides to gossip about Red’s affection towards Alecsander (lolol). She says it’s pretty obvious, but he keeps on denying it, the poor child. They’re both quite amused.
I like to think that Bleeding-Heart thought Maya was super cool and very royal, so they tried to imitate their regal attitude in here~!
In the end, they ended up talking about a lot of stuff and sleeping at around 11 PM. Sweet Dreams~!
This was one of his fondest memories that he had. It hasn’t left his mind in any kind of way and he holds it close to his heart, bleeding or not! He loves to tell the story of how he managed to make some new friends!
Today was the day! The newest member of the group was making his way along the path and to the others that had been showing him around all day. He was a bit worried to say the least, but that was small to the power of the butterflies fluttering in his stomach. He was ready to show his true self, even if it had become a shy and sweet hearted self. “Oh my… There is everyone I met today.. I wonder what kind of things they have planned? They are kind enough so I don’t need to worry about much about something that wouldn’t be too kind. Still… I don’t know how they will be with me all together. They seemed nice the way they showed me around and that is including the quiet and standoffish one. The green one had been a big help and made me feel really happy, so I am very happy to have met them. Hushabye I think was their name.. A loud but friendly sort!” He continues to walk along the path until something bright enters his view. His red eyes widened and then he made a surprised face. There they were! The three he had been wandering around with, sitting in the middle of a cozy forest area. “Welcome~ We wanted to show you a very nice little time and thought that a welcome party would be good for the time.” Said the goatish young lady, Amalthea. “There is cake here with us and over on the other side behind us there is something to drink. Please, help yourself to whatever you like~” She smiled kindly as the two beside her held their paws out to the cake. “We helped make this and thought your colors would be perfect! There are blueberries and cherries here along with a red cherry sauce! Thank you for joining us and allowing us to show you around the area! Feel free to come to us if you need any kind of help!” Sylvan said happily and smiled before looking to Izrail who had been quiet, knowing he doesn’t speak much and seeing him smiling just a little bit as he glances to the newest friend. “Th-Thank you guys so much! I really appreciate this! It means the world to me that you would think to d-do something like this… Th-Thank you.. Really..! I won’t forget this! Not in a thousand or even a million years!” The bleeding hearted fellow found tears in his eyes and sniffled before he paws at them to try and get them to go away. “Yeah… Thank you for coming to our little village.. I mean- Having someone new around is something interesting and.. Yeah.. Thanks for joining us for this little welcome party..” Izrail said as he then looked to the cake. I suppose he used all of his social interaction for that small speech near the end there.
This will forever be one of my fondest memories and I will hold it near and dear to me for as long as I shall live. I am thankful for the friends I had made that day and kept by my side. Thank you.. My friends!