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antebellum [ sasuke + itachi ] 
9th-Feb-2009 02:55 am
itachi&sasuke → brothers
Series: Naruto
Characters: Sasuke, Itachi
Rating: G

In the fall,
we circle through the leaves
and talk about the little ones.
And we smile, but never say too much.
The moment always vanishing.
One by one the neighbors’ lights come on.
Our October day is almost gone.

I know the border lines we drew between us
keep the weapons down,
keep the wounded safe;
I know our antebellum innocence
was never meant to see the light of our armistice day.

In the spring,
we climbed the rolling hills
and talked about our budding plans.
And we smiled,
our faces like a mirror
showing us our secret sides.
But then the fights:
the sharp words splintering the night,
how I couldn’t be what you’d need…
but oh how I could make you bleed—

I know the border lines we drew between us
keep the weapons down,
keep the wounded safe;
I know our antebellum innocence
was never meant to see the light of our armistice.
But how much would I give to have it back again?
How much did we lose
to live this way?

You’ll go home—I’ll stay here—
seasons keep on marching—
I’ll stay here—you’ll go home
with only strangers watching—

Vienna Teng - Antebellum

akjghdfgl I've been in love with this song since I heard it, and I've associated it with Sasuke and Itachi (having it playing endlessly on repeat while reading the manga for the first time ♥) These two are so very, very tragic, they break my heart utterly ;___; Ahhh I'm in love with Itachi again. DAMN YOU UCHIHAS, DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE D:

Antebellum means "before the war". Anyway, lame interpretation is lame. I sort of tried tying the clouds at the top to the Akatsuki clouds at the bottom, but it didn't quite work, amongst many other things D:

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9th-Feb-2009 12:21 am (UTC)
That's so pretty ^.^
9th-Feb-2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! >//
9th-Feb-2009 12:26 am (UTC)
This is exquisite. I honestly don't have words, so I'll just leave it at: @______@

9th-Feb-2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you ;___; <33
9th-Feb-2009 12:47 am (UTC)
I've already rambled on dA but I'll say it again - I absolutely love this picture ♥
9th-Feb-2009 02:52 am (UTC)
D'aww, thank you so much again, and for your kind comment on dA ♥ ♥ ♥
9th-Feb-2009 12:55 am (UTC)
This is quite pretty! ^^ I love the dark, muted tones you used. Everything blends together so wonderfully. Great work~
9th-Feb-2009 07:29 am (UTC)
Thank you~!
9th-Feb-2009 01:02 am (UTC)
This is beautiful. I like how it changes going down, from blooming flowers and the two playing, through falling leaves, and then the serious image of them turned away from each other with the barren trees around them. It's very tragic.

Thank you for sharing this.
9th-Feb-2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind comment ^//^ I'm glad the seasonal metaphor worked out, it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up!
9th-Feb-2009 06:45 am (UTC)
I'm absolutely speechless! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!
And I love that song too! XDD
9th-Feb-2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^^ and hurrah, I'm glad you like the song too <3
9th-Feb-2009 08:27 am (UTC)
I like this a lot. Especially the coloring.
9th-Feb-2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
9th-Feb-2009 11:26 am (UTC)
I love everything- just everything about this picture *.*
9th-Feb-2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm flattered ^//^
10th-Feb-2009 05:03 am (UTC)
This is a gorgeous artwork! I appreciate the symbolism you've put into it (especially since you started with the sakura blossoms)! The folds in the clothing (especially the way the Akatsuki clouds are folding) is awesome. You've put your own stamp of style on these fateful brothers. (Itachi's my favorite tooooo, but Sasuke...! ♥ ♥ ♥) Great job!
11th-Feb-2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you very much! ♥ and for noticing the small details, they were fun to draw ^^

Itachi needs more love, but Sasuke breaks my heart as well; I want so badly for them to be happy ;___;
10th-Feb-2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
The artwork (and the song) is beautiful. Even I, who am not a really big Uchiha fan (I love Itachi, but I'm not too happy with Sasuke), felt my heart melt a little at this. They are quite tragic--and the song fits so well. I loved the color use, and the expressions on their faces; it's so poignant and lovely.

Wonderful job ♥
11th-Feb-2009 11:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! I understand, I actually didn't like Sasuke very much up until recently (still not quite sure what happened there, perhaps I'm a sucker for tragedy D:)

♥ ♥ ♥
11th-Feb-2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous! <3 I love the coloring!
13th-Feb-2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you very much! ^^
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