Once, a man fell in love with a forest spirit. And he was terrible and charming, and a better man than he believed. And she was wild and free, and she loved him too, but he was a man of walls and stone and iron, and she as the wind in the trees and leaves upon the ground and the hidden paths of wild beasts, and theirs was an ill-fitting love, but it was strong and true.
(He was smoke too, you see, winding free through the sky, and she was deep roots in the mountain, and they were not so different as you might believe.)
The second scene is a collab with refrii and these illustrations ARE THEIR CUTE VERY CUTE VERY AWESOME FOREST SPIRIT AU!! i fell so hard for this idea i can’t wait to get free time to draw more for it!!!!!