Yet another 'I'm alive!' uploads! X'D
Well... rather.... I've been meaning to put this up for more than 2 months back, but since I have become the ultimate ultimate procrastinator.....
;;; (Is there any
way to dig oneself out of the hole of procrastination regarding uploadance? :'D *kicks self to be moar active*)
This was done for ~HarunaAkatsuki
's charity artbook for the Japanese floods (click click here [link]
for more infos [as well as pretty artworks]?!)~ Thankfully, I'm atleast not that slow in making the stuffs as I am in uploading them, else she'd have chopped me head. X'D The theme of the artbook was to anthromorphize the things one would find in the Tohoku region, and the mad combo of trying to combine the festival of Nebuta and the most yum-looking apples of Aomori in a cheesy tale inspired off the story of Vega and Altair resulted in.... this. [Le Random obligatory story spam [Vega and Altair - Yakra versions!] : The Fire Star Warrior was one of the seven sons of the god of Heavens, charged with the duty to protect and watch over the festival of lights as it happened each year - watching over the lands below and making sure no hindrance disturbed the festivities. Feisty and reckless, he gave his siblings headaches to no end - despite being charged to only observe and guard the festival from high above, he often sneaked to the grounds below and joined the revellers each year. It was one such year, as he sneaked down, in hope of grabbing some of the famed apples when he found not just the fruit but the Apple Princess herself, daughter of the god of Earth. Instantly enamoured, he forgot all about his original intent and instead whisked her up away into the heavens.
When the gods of Earth heard of the news, he raged against the heavens for his daughter to be returned, for without her and the apples she grew, the festival could not happen each year. But to the shock of all, the Princess declared that she too loved the Warrior, and refused to return. Grudgingly, the gods of Heaven and Earth both gave the two permission to stay together, providing they did not shun their duties.
But~ in their joy, as years passed, the Apple Princess forgot to tend to her trees, and the Star Warrior guarded not the revellers, choosing only to protect his wife. And so, their behaviour earning the wrath of both heaven and earth, they were separated, their path blocked by a river of stars, the Milky Way. The Apple Princess was despondent and cried and begged her father to let her be reunited with the Warrior once more. At last he relented and agreed, declaring that he would allow the two to reunite, but only for a while, each year, of she did her duties well and the apples were ready by the festival each year.
And so it is each year, as the stars Vega and Altair cross paths and meet, a bridge across the Milky Way is created, allowing the two to be reunited for a brief while, once more.
[Additional Yakra additions of addingness because one wants happy endings!: It is said a time will come, if all the land shall be filled with apple trees, and people would take care of their own trees, the Princess shall be allowed to finally return and live with the Warrior once more, forever! So plant a tree!!]]
*kicked for HUGE wall of text spams*
...Who all actually read all that?