Tried to re-design Dirk and Roxy’s clothes in my AU…
I don’t have a scanner so I just took a picture and…I got lazy and just randomly snapped a picture without setting the lighting. So fuck this. Here. A sketch. For my AU.
taking a break from painting to doodle the kids when they were younger in my homestuck au
Skaia is a country torn with war and corruption. The provinces of Prospit and Derse are waging war against whose government is better suited to take the lead, yet they both agree at the same thing, the monarchy is a piece of crap. Growing up with corrupted parents who only wanted money, and angry civilians who shun their children away from him, Dirk’s life was miserable as it is, especially as a child. However, he is the sole prince and heir to the throne, so he wasn’t allowed to complain. You could even say he took care of himself by himself. Yet soon he found solace; he found friends who looked at him as a person instead of a prince, or the son of two evil people. Jake found him first. An orphan who got into training as a page in the palace. His cheerful personality despite his unfortunate disposition is what attracted Dirk to him. Next was Jane, a maid in training in the palace and also the only daughter of a high official. Contrary to Jake, she is wise in her words and asks questions that no one else dare to ask. Last was Roxy, a daughter of some obscure traveling merchant. Her smile always calms everyone; she is the pillar of their group. The four of them grew up with close connections, they shared their dreams for the future with each other and made a promise to meet once they come true.
Dirk wants to overthrow his parents and make a better country while uniting the two provinces. Jake wishes to be a hero. Rather childish compared to Jane’s who simply wants to be a mother to a happy family, in which she reasoned that she never had a mother of her own that loves her. Roxy smiled, as if she had something to say, yet she gave in and said, “I want everyone to be happy.” Puzzled, no one questioned her.
Years later, Dirk managed to sway the public’s trust and united most of the country. Although it was still a mystery on who assassinated the king and his queen, along with his mistresses. It became a rumour to the guards that during the night of the assassination, a woman whose face was hidden by a long scarf did it, but no one was sure. However, the country wasn’t mended that easily, the province of Derse was still doubtful and there were many corrupt officials still lingering, and the threat of a great country who recently took over Skaia’s neighbor was at large. The country of Beforus grew larger and is in it’s golden age, while it’s capital, Alternia, remains strong. Led by Jake, the military defended Skaia’s borders against the attacks. Jake, who became Jane’s husband and a soon to be father, is also a hero for the people. He is Dirk’s important right-hand man and he helped him lead the people against the corruption of their country. Now, he is defending the country they have worked hard to fix. Meanwhile, Roxy remained as the merchant’s daughter who is satisfied on bringing smiles to her friends, but mysteriously disappeared after Jane and Jake’s wedding. Dirk somehow knew the reason why, yet he doesn’t want to admit it and secretly blames himself.
Soon, a catastrophe happened. Jake died in battle on the eve of Jane’s labour. It was a difficult one since Jane was having twins. In the end, only one survived. Jane died of childbirth and a stillborn child rests silently beside a healthy baby boy. Roxy being nowhere to be found, Dirk was all alone. Everything he had is now gone. Heart-broken yet still managed to gather his composure, he was determined to raise the orphan boy and make him his heir.
I’m sitting here with a large serving of DQ blizzard, which means I am jackfull of sugar wired in my brain. My only conclusion is to think of more shit about my own AU because I haven’t given it much spotlight lately.
Yeah, it’s still called Fair Tale Stuck because I’m lame. In the first place I wanted it to be fairytaleesque…but more like Grimm brothers kind of aura. That’s why some parts of it are kind of…dark. I tried my best. So far I’ve only posted a chapter of it, and honestly, I want to revise it a little, maybe also change the name. Heck, if I have this much sugar in my brain, might as well think of a good title. But I am bad at those kind of things…
Anyways, after this post I will post shit about the AU that I have slowly thought about the whole time I was on hiatus (mostly when I am doing nothing but spacing out, in which I may quote, I do a lot in my free time).
This is supposed to be Rose for my AU but then I accidentally gave her a black eye and scratches…
Finally! After a long procrastination break, I finally finished colouring their outfits. I should really start writing and drawing the next chapter for my Fairy-Tale AU…\cry
For those who missed the first chapter: link
Here is a little Fairy Tale Stuck doodle.
When John was born, he was an orphan. Jane’s father (Dad) took him in and raised him. At the time, Dirk was preoccupied with his duties as the new ruler of Skaia - but at the same time, he was lamenting over two of his best friends’ deaths and the disappearance of one. However, he is constantly watching over John as an act of responsibility.
When he was older, John got a visit from Dirk - which he didn’t know yet that he was the country’s prince. Dirk stopped for a second and suddenly hugged him, while muttering:
“It’s not your fault. You are not alone. I am here.”
All the while John was confused and asked,
“Mister, why are you crying?”
That’s when Dirk realized, he was saying those words to himself. He was lonely the entire time.