Don’t let being sad or being upset about something take your hope away from you. Ever. You know, sometimes life just hits you, right in the face. And it’s alright. Because I, for one, think it’s kinda cool to have a black eye every now and then. And I think it’s definitely okay to have scars, and it’s definitely okay to hurt, and be in pain and show it. And that’s why we have friends in this life. And it’s why we have music.

It looks kind of empty and lacks the shading details, but the reason is because I am going to color this one later. I just wanted to post the lineart as well, cause I love how this turned out.

Also this was an inspiration from @magic-retina and her drawings of Jack with the flower infection where he coughs up cherry tree flowers. Aku is also affected by it, but since he’s a tree demon, it doesn’t hurt him at all and instead puts him into a state of relaxation and trance while he’s creating more flower petals.