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forever ago by painted-bees forever ago by painted-bees
Some lazy, anecdotal sketch of a slightly younger Mana and Jules. Yaddah yaddah.

The young Julian never had a problem with women. His charismatic ways and uncanny gift with words and manipulation allowed him to be quite a success to members of the opposite gender. Winning over women posed as an entertaining game to him, and he saw each lovely lady as a puzzle to be solved.
However, upon winning a fair maiden over, the entertainment more or less stopped there. A lot of the aristocratic ladies he courted became terribly predictable once a relationship was established. They all seemed easily impressed by similar things, sought similar notions, and enjoyed similar activities--engaging in similar etiquette. For this reason, the young Lord DuPont found himself easily bored, and relationships would fall apart as he quickly lost interest.

By the time Mana had become the subject of his affections, she was well aware of the nature of the young man's previous relationships. There was nothing usual about Mana as far as aristocratic conventions were concerned, and she was determined not to fall into predictable patterns.
Though it was Julian who initiated the tone of courtship with her, Mana was quick to take control. She amused him with spontaneity and proactivity, not waiting for him to initiate gestures of affection. She enjoyed removing him from his social comfort zones, while challenging his understanding of social conventions. She posed herself as a constant challenge to him, but not without their just rewards. To him, she was a consistent source of entertainment. A puzzle he could never completely solve; she would allow him to come so close only to surprise him again.
Not only that, but Mana presented herself as rare company in which Julian was encouraged to be himself--without his political persona and the reserved, socially conservative mannerisms which accompanied it.

It worked. The two never grew tired of one another.
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh la la. I love this.
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Kuzunari Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I'm in love with you!!!! :love:
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concannon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
HOT.
I really otherwise have nothing of use to say.
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
Julian looks like he's taking a nap
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painted-bees Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
He probably was.
He's a diligent, hardworking man.
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> u>
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Artist
pfff WHAT ever
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Awww!
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TenebrousTeakettle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Oh so it was age and experience that turned him gay.
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painted-bees Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
>:T nooooo!
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Specter-01 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist
I am an amateur next to you but it vaguely looks like the two faces go by each other rather meet(especially hers)...ok....back to sideboob. :D
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