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We never got those towels – ‘his and hers’. Those matching pajamas. Our pillows didn’t even match, which I know irked you. Sometimes I wonder if you woke up every morning and immediately felt cross because of my pillow, and yours. Yours and mine.

But if you did, you never showed it. You woke me with a kiss and a smile more radiant than the sunrise that we never saw, nestled deeply as we were in the jungle of apartment buildings. Perhaps, then, you were cross about many things. The way I never put away my shoes, so you always were tripping over them; the way I didn’t replace the toilet paper when we ran out; the way I wouldn’t write ‘mustard’ on the grocery list when I used the last of it. If it bothered you, you never said it. I had my flaws, and you had yours. Yours and mine.

I suppose it’s best we didn’t get those towels, those pajamas, matching pillows. Even now little things remind me of you, things that didn’t used to have any significance. I can’t even drink coffee anymore. I’ve never again attempted to make meringue cookies, not so much afraid that they’d turn out wrong as afraid that they’d turn out right. Two months afterward I found your shirt that I used to sleep in, the one you won at that office party that we crashed. Sometimes I wonder if that bothered you, the way that I did things like that. Like when I decided that instead of planting real flowers in our window box, I would plant little whirligigs; bright, sparkling beacons of what real flowers could never be, beautiful in their artificiality.

And now, months and months afterward, I wonder why I thought I could stay here. After all, this place will never be mine, just like it could never be yours. It was ours. Yours and mine.
Another one of ~austheke and I's prompts. I really like this one, actually. I think it's good because I was trying to imitate Aus's style a little. XD Although she got really upset when I said that.

That girl doesn't understand what a good writer she is. Go tell her; here is her 'Yours and Mine' which is infinitely more beautiful than anything I could write: [link]

<3333 LOVE GINNY~
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midnightsunsetmusica Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty. I read your's and ~austheke 's and I loved them both. Though, I, well, got lsot a bit. :blushes: Oh well. I loved them both. It's really good.
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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austheke Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Writer
Ohgod, this is like a... punch of tragedy and loveliness and everything that a piece of short fiction should be. I absolutely, absolutely love this piece, and I don't understand why you haven't gotten a DD for it yet. XP
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha, because you're biased. ;D No one else thinks it's that brilliant.
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austheke Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Writer
LIES.
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Fusion-of-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful, it even made my heart ache a little.. :heart:
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you so much!!
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austheke Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Writer
Dear God I'm an idiot.

Heyso, I finally recommended this for a DD, and will continue to do so until they get sick of me and ban me or give it to you. I love you, and I love this piece, and you sure as hell deserve a DD for it. :heart:

The idiot part is because I forgot to change the title and just called it "Re: what i'm sending the GDs", and then I got a note back from the person I sent it to--she noted to tell me she wasn't a GD anymore and hadn't been since February. I didn't check. She had to forward it to ^StJoan for me. -facepalm-

At any rate, you will get that DD, and it will be my name in the "suggested by" line. Even if my stupidity sets us back a bit. All my love~
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahhhh you are so kind. ;____; What did I do to deserve you?!
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austheke Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   Writer
I WANT THEM TO REPLY NOWWWWW
I WANT THEM TO TELL ME THEY'RE GIVING YOU A DD
AUGHHHHHH
-frets-
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austheke Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Writer
Be an amazing writer. It's like a flame attracting moths. I'm just a stupid little moth and your writing is something beautiful and bright. :heart:
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Audiacity Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Student
Ha, I might be biased for this one a bit because I can relate a little (hate to mention it though, I hate when people say that about stuff like this). I remember when my boyfriend of a year and a half broke up with me, I kept finding little things of his or things he gave me lying around. I couldn't even listen to some songs because he'd suggested them.

...of course, he came back eventually, so it's all good now I guess xD

Um. I like it when people write about sad things without using sad words. I think that would be the way to say it. The girl speaks indifferently but is obviously upset.

Sorry, too sleepy for an intelligent comment xD I did like this one though <3 You're really improving, I think.
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! I'm really glad that I got the emotion across without being all emo. XD
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austheke Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Writer
emo wut? D:
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Iyeshana Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I love this! Made me teary eyed, but I liked every moment of it :)
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm actually really quite taken with this one, as I often am for the weeks after I write something. In a month I'll probably hate it. XD
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Iyeshana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
I'm sure I won't hate it, at least! <3
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Corky-Sugarmuscle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
I love this. It's beautifully written; detailed yet ambiguous enough to remain mysterious and draw people in. At least, that's what it did to me.
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! Thank you, I'm really glad you liked it!
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
This is really nice. Although I'm struggling with the idea a heterosexual guy would care about matching pillows. Maybe he was gay anyway ;)
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Have you never known a neat-freak? XD Thank you~
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Only a gay one :D
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! You need to meet a bigger variety of guys. XD
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
really, not so much :P
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...okay, fine. Then we agree to disagree.
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Agreed :)
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austheke Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009   Writer
I was stalking this piece to see how many more people would come to leave you the comments you deserve and saw this for the first time (or at least I don't remember seeing it when I came to fave it at first).

"I think it's good because I was trying to imitate Aus's style a little."

DDDDDDDDD:<

DDDDDDDDDDDDD:<

...

DDDDD:<
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
8D
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austheke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Writer
NO. NO "8D". NO. D:<
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
This is really good. It's the little details that inform the characters and you do those very well.
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me. C:
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
I have featured this piece in my journal [link]
If you prefer, I can remove it at your request.
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Omigawd! Remove it?! Of course not!! Thank you so much!!! 8DDD
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
My pleasure :)
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christopherylee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
aw that's cute...that's all

cutesy and romantical

like something from a melodrama.

aside: too bad my life's not anywhere interesting.
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks I guess. XD So you've decided to return to the ranks of the Deviants? College life just not doin' it for you? Dredging the bottom of the barrel?
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christopherylee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
we'll see. XP
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austheke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Writer
This is...amazing. It's a life in review--in three hundred words. It's memories that aren't good or bad, because some memories can't be either. It's the tiny quirks that make a person a person--it's how you show them to us, gently.

It's beautiful.
:heart:
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Ginnabean Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, Aus. <33 You leave such wonderful reviews.
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austheke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Writer
You give me such wonderful things to review. :hug:
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