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Casey + Topaz - Uncertainty by BlushBunnyC3 Casey + Topaz - Uncertainty by BlushBunnyC3
(As you can see, I'm mananging well on keeping up to a better prefur art quota this year so far |D Also trying to keep it a bit spaced out as well... don't want to seem -too- repetitive 8| Also, using different characters each time for variety helps~)

Funny how I ended up choosing these two for said theme :O I actually went into the Pregfur folder of my gallery, and literally took count of how many times I'd drawn each female/couple in said theme, to see who had the most/least amount of times :'D Casey (the hyena/warthog hybrid) and Topaz (the cat) here were one of the least amounts so... THEIR TURN! Last time I drew them was 2006... SOUNDS ABOUT TIME TO ME D: *dies*

But okay, let's get more serious here ^^; Another reason I wanted to use them is -because- the situation is a little more serious, and not so fluffy/cutesy. Some things to be mentioned: at the time Casey and Topaz discover that she's pregnant, their situation is well, less than ideal for the prospect of having a baby :C

1) They're not married (this isn't -such- a big deal, but considering -they- were both born out of wedlock, it probably hits a little close to home... Mind you, at least they're not teenagers; they're mid-late 20s)

2) Their living quarters are shared and not exactly kid-friendly (quarters being shared with Casey's brothers Tyson and Kuger, plus Kuger's sexual partner Tegan, so... yeah, not exactly the most kid-friendly people D| Nor particularly good role models or babysitters...)

3) They're in the middle of war, so to speak (now this I still have to work on XD; Plot wise. But they're like, apart of this rebel/group thing that tries to attack/make trouble for the bad guys. Hence, staying in one place for too long can be dangerous, if they were followed/tracked down. And travelling is obviously difficult if kids are involved on top of it...)

And oh yeah. Topaz has MEGA mother issues :| Which is pretty well explained here: [link] To sum up, her mother never wanted her, and abandoned her at birth, to be raised by her father. They never have a chance to reconcile either, considering she dies a year after. So yeah... that has a huge personal scarring effect in Topaz's life ;;

Hence why when she finds out she's (possibly) going to be a mother, she freaks out... like, a LOT. Casey has his hands full just trying to calm her down and talk things out at first, assuring her the choice is hers to make, and he'll support her no matter what (since above all, he doesn't want to make her feel like her mother did; cornered and resentful). And after much talking, arguing, anguishing and screaming, a reluctant Topaz decides she wants to keep the baby.

Not that finalizing the choice makes for smooth sailing from there :P It's probably sufficient to say that Topaz spends most of her pregnancy feeling miserable, doubtful, anxious and irritable (hence the image title of "uncertainty"), wondering if she's made the right choice. It's not that she's a bad person or wanting to be rid of the problem; she's just suffering from a lot of personal issues (thanks to deadbeat mother). To be frank, she's scared. The whole thing is a huge side of vulnerability she's never experienced, and the enormity of it and what it means is frightening to her.

But yes. This picture is more or less her having one of those vulnerable spells, where she's worrying about one of the many things the situation presents, and Casey's just trying to be there for her, to listen or offer whatever words of assurance he thinks would help. (Another excuse for this image involving Casey? I decided to try making his spots bigger! Makes them more noticable and neat; I hope you guys like it :3) FYI: He's sitting on the floor next to the bed Topaz is sitting on, if it wasn't obvious XD Just so the levels/positions they're on/in don't confuse you~

PHEW, long description was long ._. AND THERE'S STILL MORE SHIT I COULD EXPLAIN, but I'm totally not gonna XP Another day, another picture! *bricked*

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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This is a really brilliant piece.

Loving the backstory for this, they have a much more complex situation than a lot of other couples having a baby and I think the amount of comments you've received reflect how much people like that. :3 True fact - I've written five stories about couples having babies this week and the two I actually enjoyed writing were the more complicated ones, with the others basically just being "They have a kid now, good for them". Nothing about that scenerio makes me think Topaz is a bad person - she's believeavle. I'm sure there are many women who felt the way she's feeling.

But anyway, onto the picture itself! Topaz's expression is very beautiful, it sums up exactly what it needs to - she's uncertain, she might be a bit annoyed, might be a bit upset; you can pretty much read a few things into it, which makes it work. And of course we have Casey being the worried husband. If anyone can help her through this it's him. He's such a great guy and I really like his character.
corruptedred Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks fabulous :3 Great job!
aurora-cs Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always a wonderful picture and the ever-present brilliant description that accompanies it. I just love the expressions on both the characters faces (especially Topaz, who has the 'worried mother' expression down pat) The background story is wonderful (Aura has a similar moment when pregnant with Alexis because her parents are gone) so the whole thing is just perfect.

Oh, by the way I coloured in that sketch you did of baby Aura (that you sent with my commission) want me to send it to you?
BlushBunnyC3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for saying so :D It's nice to know they don't go unappreciated~ (considering the time it takes me to write some of them!) Expressions are one of my favourite things to depict ^^

Did you? :O Why certainly, I would love to see it! Thank you :3
Jagoth Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I like her expression.
069x-ray Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Great job. I like the way these two look in this scene, and the backstory is very interesting. Hope things for them turn out better than they expected! :) I do enjoy this couple.

btw, Topaz has a cute belly! :D
sonicfighter Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Nice work.
geckoguy123456789 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, more pregfur pics! I love her pose, the pillow must be quite comfy.
Songal Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Well well it seems you LOOVE to have lots and lots of drama in your discriptions but to me that makes em' more fun to read!

Picture wise it's awsome with Topaz's expression, like she's saying : "I don't want to go through this..." or "please don't leave my side no matter what." But it also looks very subtle so you can't tell WHAT her emotions are.
BlushBunnyC3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's always nice to hear that; considering sometimes people leave comments that sound like they skipped over the whole thing entirely :| So yes, I do appreciate that you enjoy to read them :D And yes, DRAMA IS JUICY~ ...Or some other fitting word, lol.

*nods* Topaz is having one of her "I can't believe I actually decided to go through with this"/"Think of all the things that could go wrong!" moments. And while she hates to admit it (because she's always been a proud, strong girl) she's really dependant on Casey for a lot of things, during her pregnancy. Luckily for her, he'd do said things for her anyway, because he loves her :heart:
Songal Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Well you're very welcome.

Aww now that's a couple, like a few of your others, that are true through and through.
ManueC Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Wow.. what a sad story... I hope they'll find joy when they see the baby!

I like the fact that you drew a 'dramatic' scene instead of something cute , for a pregnant pic ;)
BlushBunnyC3 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry; they will! :aww:

Thank you! I like to try and change themes/moods up for pregnancy scenes when I can ;P
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