DO YOU EVER JUST REMEMBER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HARRY POTTER LIKE OUT OF NOWHERE THESE FEELINGS SWOOP IN AND PUNCH YOU IN THE HEART
Yes but, it no the tears at the end that stay with me, or the frustration of their teens… It makes me think of smiles, surprises and charming warmth.
It all started with salad.
Dominic never cared for the turkey from the Olde Towne Café, it always came too late and tasted vaguely of vulcanized rubber. The hamburger likewise was well below what he considered to be acceptable even on good days. On bad days it bore a close resemblance to a prime cut, greasily grilled ground shoe leather. The tuna fish was often passed on even by the least discriminating alley cat.
The Chicken? Never ask about the chicken. The merest thought of which could be used to induce all sorts of unpleasant gastric gyrations.
So on Tuesday he ordered just a salad with some toast, thank you very much.
It was delivered smartly and unless he was mistaken on a noticeably cleaner plate and looked altogether different from any other dish served him in this dismal café. The greens were crisp and succulent, the tomatoes red, juicy and perfectly ripe and the cucumber sliced to the perfect thickness. Topped with a not easily identified crumbly sort of cheese it looked… appetizing.
After a handful of cautious bites it promptly sent him rushing for the restroom.
It took him a bit to compose himself. It was as he was looking dubiously into his pallid reflection and straightening his tie that he noticed something altogether curious about his reflection.
It was fading, thinning… disappearing.
“Captain Kid” by AndyFairhurst
I came across this and the rest of the heroes and villains as children silhouettes on Comicsalliance. There are MANY other adorable and great ones, but this one tickled my fancy the most.
Also, Andy Fairhurst’s DeviantArt page: http://andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/
Available in poster for too! http://www.tonedeafstore.com/product/lord-of-the-rings-poster from the folks at Tone Deaf comics.
Stolen from the Links of Interest page on www.tor.com which everyone should be perusing anyway.