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November 17, 2013
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Wish these thoughts would go away
And here alone I sit and pray
Washing the visions out of my mind
By this lake
Asking The Dancer to be kind
So I don't break


I knew I would be in trouble for doing it, for dirtying, maybe even ruining the kimono I was wearing by sitting there on the bridge, in the pouring rain, but I couldn't help it. Nothing but the unending, unyielding beat of the cold water over me could cleanse my thoughts... my soul. 

Thunder and lightning used to frighten me when I was a child, but that night... that night, it made me feel closer to the Dancer and to the Lonely and Only, that they might hear my plea, notice my plight, and banish the demons that plagued me.

I had looked into the water when I arrived, before I sat on the bridge. Before I got out of the okiya, I had foolishly thought that I could look upon my reflection and remember who I was... who I used to be. I remember imagining moonlight helping me to see myself in the surface of the water. But all I saw was a distorted image, rippling from raindrops, illuminated in jagged flashes of light from the storm. I could only see things I didn't want to... things I wanted to forget.

Things I wished I could forget.


A BIG thank you to my collaborators and dear ones: :iconmarcotonio-desu:, my Blade Under Mask co-writer and amethystine, my boss and partner in crime! <3

Enjoy some rain, thunder, and Nae! I missed doing this! 


Nae, Blade Under Mask me
Sounds are public domain, downloaded from

Blade Under Mask: Silent Winter Child by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask: A Moment for the Stars by White-Mantis Purification by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask: You Have My Word (Animated) by White-Mantis
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Is there a demon behind her?
visser946 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
I love your art.
White-Mantis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is she a praying mantis? This is really cool btw!
AldenEx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Does anyone else here the police siren in the background?!?!
denisa34 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*Runs on the bridge*! *suddently stop running*...*Trying to beware her from rain* W-What are yo-ou doing here..?? will get a c-cold..
fugimoto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
ooooooooooh very nice! reminds me a bit of mulan!
Derpina-kun Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i am dying of supreme tranquility....n beauty....this...this is words 

DanteKFreeman Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Such a great animation; such i deep meaning.
(On a personal note: I've always found more comfort than fear from the lightning and rain as well.)
DrakkarHellbringer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
sweet mother teresa on the hood of a mersades benz. good job!
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