Now to explain. (hopefully you can understand without the explanation but just in case)
WALL OF TEXT WARNING
Okay, so I had the idea to do this during round 6 after
's entry. Gracedia seemed a bit upset, and I was wondering what Jon would do since they are friends... and he has a very mild case of being-completely-in-love-infatuated with Grace. So... This is the gift I came up with.
(originally this was supposed to take place between round 6 and round 7, but since that's a time span of a few hours... that wouldn't make sense... so... it's VAGUE. So I'll let winnie decide if its before round 6 or after 7)
Jon is a total pansy. He would never have the guts to just give her a gift himself. That would require holding back his sarcasm for 10 minutes and HEAVEN FORBID she ever start to think he has feelings for her. Plus I think this is a bit more powerful than say... a shaymin plush or a romantic stroll on the beach with a heart to heart. So the ONLY solution to this problem of course is to give the gift anonymously... and technically, not be the giver at all.
Jon is a birdkeeper... Grace has mentioned a couple times that bird keepers are cool... So Jon called home, pulled some connections and highly recommended they offer Grace and Honorary position. They agreed... after Jon emphatically explained why they should.
I didn't show Gracidea's reaction mostly because... I have no idea how she'll react.
Jon is not going to tell Grace that he put in the recommendation. If she asks him directly if he did, he will look her in the eyes and say "No." Because he wants her to know she earned it, it's not just because she has a friend who knows this guy who knows this guy.... yeah.
This was fun. My favorite part was the lighting. It was really fun and I'm proud of how it turned out.
The picture in panel 4 is NOT MINE. It's a copy of Winnie's drawing found: [link]
I wanted to show she had other pokemon... which is why not needing to be exclusively birds is a good thing.
Hope you like it, Winnie.
As always, Critiques are welcome and encouraged.
Enjoy. Or don't. Or do.
All the best.
Bird Keeper Jon: [link]
Gracidea Skybreeze: [link]