‘A Brand New Dawn’ The Complete Art - by whitebear-ofthe-watertribe **DO NOT REMOVE CAPTION/REPOST ANYWHERE WITHOUT EXPLICIT PERMISSION** **DO NOT STEAL THIS WORK AND/OR CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN**
In celebration of me FINALLY finishing ‘A Brand New Dawn,’ I figured I’d post all the art I did for it in one master post for anyone who didn’t get to see it before :) This has been such an incredible journey; the process of writing the equivalent of a book, as well as learning how to do various digital art mediums, all in the last year, has really helped me to grow a lot. Part of me still wishes to do a sequel, but being in my last year of college leaves little time for frivolous things like sleeping and eating, let alone the many hours needed to do any writing justice. But maybe someday!
To my Readers, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. A huge thank you SO MUCH to everyone who sent in fanart for it! I still cry over them because WOW!! And to every single person who either commented on the fic itself or sent me personal messages, you are positively amazing! This process would’ve never seen completion without all your encouragement, so thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin and major hiatuses between cliffhanger chapters, until the very end (especially since that “end” took yet another hiatus of half a bloody year, haha). You are all incredible and very dear to my heart!
“I have always been kinda determined. I have always had a vision of
things I have wanted to do and goals I have wanted to reach and nothing
could stop me getting that. I am focused and I know what I want to
achieve and I won’t get side-tracked. And even though I get down
sometimes, I keep running the race of endurance to achieve those goals.
It keeps me on track. I am dedicated.” Michael Jackson 1958-
i know theres a 0.002% chance of anyone from class showing up in doctor who, at least not in series 10, but it would be great if they threw a reference or two in there?? like how class did with unit, and the ‘john smith’ thing. i mean even if its just mentioning rhodia/quill, or the shadow kin, or something
I have a large Modern built up, thanks to so much threads and discussions with @undauntedlioness , @akingslayerx , @kingslaying , and @cerseilionesslannister and there is just so much to it that its become it’s own thing. So yeah, here is a modern adaption to how my Cersei is and her relationship with her modern kids are, (note I am not saying anything is set in stone. It’s just my general ideas grown from my own understanding from Cersei’s perspectives and how different everything is in modern.)
The one with the run of the house, as the first born of a heir of a literal family empire. On one half there is the Lannister Corporation and the other the Baratheon Administration, (details of such companies will come at a later date; essentially with both families they own the world. Especially what with the modernized taking and fall of the the Targaryen Administrative Empire.) [term i just now pulled out of my ass. I’m just going to think that over a bit]. And with Joffrey, he is everything that Cersei wants her children to be. A prime example of someone who isn’t afraid to do what he needs to do, ruthless in his intentions, and heedless in his actions.
As is in canon Joffrey is the only child in early life to have suffered from Robert’s abuses, I actually wrote a somewhat modern version of the moment he was struck by Robert HERE. A case of which prompted one of the most violent fights between Cersei and Robert. (as is their situations in modern, their fights are worse because unlike in Canon Cersei knows how to fight back more in canon. Despite being overwhelmed dramatically where strength is concerned its still a fight).
He is the cherished first born and because of the early abuses I’m sensing that Cersei is largely over protective of his emotional state. Often having to witness him still going through the mental abuse that Robert proceed to do every time he was drunk, and despite her best efforts to curb them and to defend him. There is still the undeniable anger present that Cersei knows all to well from her own wrath, and she would do anything and everything to protect her once jolly little one.
Very much her Mother’s daughter, and by that I mean that there moment that these two aren’t having an emotional dispute, they’re arguing. In modern Myrcella is a second child to have suffered a strike from Robert. (as decided with one of my threads with the wonderful @undauntedlioness ). A single moment that Cersei had confirmed that Robert would die within the fortnight. (She had promised him that if he ever lay a hand on her children again she’d do it, and so she did.) Myrcella and Cersei still have conflicting views and one of the many arguments sprout from Myrcella just flat out speaking her mind against Cersei’s word.
But these two are so very much protective of each other, like her siblings, she has not only suffered but have witnessed the said violent fights between Robert and Cersei. (events that could be hidden as they were younger, but became more and more noticeable as they aged). And it wasn’t long before pretending things were alright turned to downright questioning of her mother’s choice to stay within the same household as Robert.
She is still so very protective of Tommen and that extends to Cersei’s push of Tommen into ambitions that follow suit in the footsteps of his elder brother. It is to her that Tommen runs when he feels too much like he is falling short, and it is Myrcella’s own wrath that clashes with Cersei’s. Regardless of which, everything is always out of love. Myrcella’s love and concern for Tommen, her concnern for Joffrey, and worry over her mother, and later on this extends to her feelings for the Martells when she is sent away. (which is something else entirely that these two will argue over.) And Cersei loves Myrcella for everything.
As in a practical family setting such as this. The youngest often feels like they’re over looked and in the shadows of the eldest. I suppose that would apply here too? Tommen is Cersei’s quiet child, he’s always been the quiet one. (having been her smallest boy, and had always been the one to wander around quietly with the company of his older sister.). Cersei wishes more than anything that he would step up and chase the ambitions that she wants him to pursue. Ushering him to cooperate more and interact more with his school, and business affairs he needs to learn to further expand the family ties that they have and need him to put his focus into.
Cersei wants nothing more than for Tommen to grow up strong; she wants him to aspire and grow in a sense of achievements and his own name. He is a quiet soul that needs to be hardened that way he can face those that would use him. If she didn’t protect him and show him to be strong now, there is going to be someone out there that will not hesitate to hurt him and its something that Cersei tries her best to make sure doesn’t happen.
Tommen is often a subject that Cersei and Myrcella will argue over. Myrcella, the ever loving sister, bringing to light how the pushed ambitions are bringing stress upon the youngest. And Cersei loves her baby boy, and always wants the best for him. Her intentions are only meant to harden him, because not everything is kittens and rainbows. (As much as she would see him forever in a state of happiness there are those who would tear it down for their own means.) And it is only Cersei’s intention to see that he is strong enough to defend himself when she is not there.