mostly a lighting concept for this one rather than a style concept

this is one of the incidental characters from one of my longest childhood stories – I think I actually wrote four short novels for this one

anyway Michael was the cool-guy crush of the main character Alea –
he was supposed to be the dark, mysterious, warm-facaded but broken hearted hero of the last ranks that she idealised and wanted to be with so badly. Then Alea gets out of training early and forced into war as the next rank and once she’s seen the world and the terrors that go with it she comes home to realise he was just a normal teenager like her all along, re-frames herself as his equal and they find mutual respect and comfort in their shared trauma but don’t really develop anything romantic

it was a pretty decent plotline considering i was like 10 at the time


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