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Please, don't cry by glitchedpuppet Please, don't cry by glitchedpuppet
He heard muffled sniffling at the far end of the cavern. It was hard to identify at first, but then a sad familiarity washed over him. Chex.

It was Chex. Why was he crying? No, that wasn't the right question to ask... he knew why Chex cried. He always knew. The reason never changed.

What he meant to ask himself originally was what had provoked it. What had caused it, this time? Though, that didn't really matter. He just wanted the crying to stop. He just needed it to stop.

Devonshire crept forward, but then realized he might startle the weeping creature if he kept on so silently. He stopped to announce his presence with a couple of coughs.

This got Chex's attention. He turned his head, recognized Devonshire, and paused briefly for a moment, eyes locked with his. Ah, good, he'd stopped cryin-

No. He continued once more. The poor Cubone choked on its spit, coughing and gagging in a fit, tears now trickling steadily from the ravines on his skull.

The ravines that hadn't been there weeks prior, when the little fellow had first showed up at his law firm.

"Please," Devonshire whispered, taking a few steps closer, "don't cry. Please."

Chex's lip quivered, but he was simply unable to stop. He turned away again, wiping tears that wouldn't quit. It was so much more unbearable to watch when he turned his back like that... it was maddening, he just wanted it to stop. He just wanted Chex to stop.

No longer fearing he would scare the Cubone, Devonshire swiftly closed the remaining gap between them.

But, now what? He hadn’t a clue. It was just utterly and thoroughly maddening to watch his little friend, his only friend, cry so. A toothy grimace slowly crept its way along his visage. He couldn’t help it. He grit his teeth. What could he do? This was perhaps the only Pokemon who could inspire any emotions in him, and he was crying. It was enough to make Devonshire himself want to cry. If he could, maybe he would hav-

Chex’s soft wails heightened suddenly. All trains of thought were interrupted and none could begin anew. He just wanted it to stop. The world was hellish for him already, horrid visions invaded his whole being during every waking hour. As he never slept, one might even say he lived entirely in his nightmares.

Except when Chex was around.

Everything was better when Chex was around. The world almost seemed... normal, he almost remembered what it was like, as absurd as that was, to really live, laugh, and love again.

But not when Chex cried. It only amplified the darkness of his mind, the fog that swept over any soft emotions. His tears only served to make Devonshire angry at the world for having been so cruel to such a kind, friendly, loving little creature. He yearned with all his heart to make the world a better place for such a shining beacon. There had to be some way to change the world so that this little Cubone had a place in it. He’d make a way, if he had to. Yes, undoubtedly.

“Please,” he repeated, “don’t cry. I’ll make things better soon. For you.”

He didn’t expect Chex to actually reply. No, he knew Chex was a mute, knew he wouldn’t talk now, likely not anytime soon, probably not ever. That hardly mattered, though. He just wanted him to stop crying.

Devonshire’s hand slowly raised in front of his mouth, usually a thoughtful gesture - now one of worry. He didn’t know what to say. So, he decided, he ought to say what was on his mind.

“Master Chex, please...” he started, shifting his weight slowly from foot to foot a few times, “I need you to remain calm. Enough sadness for now, let us leave this cave together.”

Chex glanced at Devonshire for a split second. His head was still mostly facing away from the light, away from the entrance, away from the ghost-- his only friend, as well. He was listening, at least. His sobs quieted some, reverberating faintly throughout the cavern.

“You’re right, there are many things to be sad about in this world,” Devonshire spoke with a quiet authority, “but we cannot face and rectify those things if we’re off crying in a cramped, old hole in the ground, yes?”

He offered a hand, tried to smile. Chex was perhaps one of the (very) few Pokemon who wasn’t intimidated by his smile.

Chex turned his head to meet Devonshire’s gaze as the last of the flow dripped down his skull. He turned back toward his bone club, grabbed it, then used it to prop himself up.

He took Devonshire’s hand and together they walked toward the entrance of the cave.
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MikeTranII Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Love the personalities you put in those pokemons! Good works.
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Anatonator Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it almost makes me want cry...
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extreme810 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice story :meow: I also love the picture
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DarkCreeper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Devonshire is the big brother. cute.
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Lovemesomeshadow12 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
awww so cute
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Shamon-Bananas Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I have severe depression, and whenever I can't stop crying, I read this story and think about Chex and Devonshire's friendship. I stop crying by the end of the story every time. This really helps.
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Whispering-forests Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My two favorite pokemon of all time in one pic<3
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ArtisticNinja Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would it be at all possible for you to send me a file of one of your pieces of art so I can learn how to do it, I got Salanchu to do it with an unfinished piece, I don't understand how to do grey shading and tone shading, where you use overlay and you also use grey to start off, would it be at all possible for you to make a video or for you to send a file. :D I'm a pokemon artist but I want to get better
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Poseus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
This, this is why I became a rogue. I was hoping there was more to Devonshire than another "wants to see the world burn" type, and I have been VINDICATED.
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shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww:iconx3v2plz:
sableye is usually shown as mean and heartless...i love when people give caring sides to these kinds of things. nobody can be angry all the time. :meow:
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scaper12123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Writer
it's these kinds of drawings that i just love
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Blazeflight1O1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute, your water is stunning :wow:
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NerinaBlackfire Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cuuutteee:iconiloveyouplz:
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Aiohon12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student
aww Cubone looks so cute
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Emeclipse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ok I've read this a lot now to get a deeper understanding.
I want, no wait I need more.
This is awesome, amazing, and incredibly well written and drawn.
Simply amazing

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I is crazy (or so I'm told)
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Emeclipse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh it's sad and cute. I love it.

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I is crazy (or so I'm told)
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Gadvac Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I.. aw...
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Pokerus911 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
it's.. it's... ah! >w< :hug: i love this. and all your works. and. and.. and.... yeah. :heart:
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CartoonLover4Life Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Aww poor baby!!! *Picks Cubone up and rocks back and forth*
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Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.....TOO.....MUCH......CUTE.....*explodes*
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so!CUTE 83 awwww, i want to know how devonshire met chex
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chaoz-wulf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
aaw....so cute~ TTwTT
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ShiningSuicune Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
asdf

i almost started bawling

this is so great, thank you
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N-Slash-A Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Beautiful story, beautiful art.
Despite the fact that Chex is crying, he's one cute Cubone.
Great job, man! ❤

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xXThe-CatalystXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful art with such an adorably emotional story behind it. great job :')
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moremuffinsplease Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww its so cuteee!! :floating:
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Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaw sad ! Awesome color mix !
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Antarticuno Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
luv u chex! don't cry... please?
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SpringDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A very nice picture, and great accompanying story.
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Viladven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
D'awwr :iconicryplz:
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Dewgonair Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Every time Devonshire comes into it, I immediately twitch and wait for it to become a creepypasta, lol.
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mimzie7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
If you heard a loud crack, that would have been my heart breaking ;n;
I feel the need to hug both of them.
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ForHeart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
if you wrote a book, I would buy all of them at the book store and hand them out to random pedestrians shouting "read this, it's awesome!"

The picture is great too, very dramatic :)
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Couzer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
extremely exciting!
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kittenfly8230 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's adorable~ I love the story, too.
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ikind13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Naw, how cute
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Reruuu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
THAT IS SO TOUCHING!!!
i love your stories and artwork you trully are a fantastic artist and storymaker.
^^ keep up the beautiful work ^^
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toastedcinnamon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a wonderful story, I enjoyed reading it! Simple yet touching. The drawing is also remarkable (:
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KiraBree Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
This picture is not only very well done, but the story is so very gripping while yet simple. I've felt this way before, from both points of view. Very remarkable!
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sarahx357 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
awww! that is one of the cutest things i've ever seen on DA
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malbat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
The story really gave this picture it's meaning.
I'm assuming Chex lost his mother, or someone close to him, and that is the reason he cries?
Either way, this is nice depiction of emotion on a pokemon that I wouldn't normally associate with showing them.
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Antarticuno Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love dis! so emotional.... it makes me want to cry.... TwT
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Honey-and-Bear Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student
So cute ;_;
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PokaX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
That's beautiful... I love it.
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draconio3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just gonna say
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draconio3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's probably the best picture of pokemon that i've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!
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Igike Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
d'awwww thats sooooooooo adorable!!! The story is well thought out and the picture to go with it is beautiful.
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lunamoondragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I never thought I'd see Devonshire in this sort of light! It's touching to see such a different side of him. I'm really impressed.

Just now I noticed that they both have the same little red gem on their accessories. <3 I find that very cute.
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CraigWinslow Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cubone is so adorable and im saying that in the manliest way possible
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YukyouKorosu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
marvelous =) devonshire has a cute side after all! i have felt like him once in a while, most of my friends are my beacon, my mom, like the chex, she reminds me that there are things to look after and to protect.
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