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Moribund - Jessica by silvestris Moribund - Jessica by silvestris
Jessica Thomas was not a Chosen One. She hasn't a single little supernatural power, not one prophecy mentions her name and there's a distinctive lack of zombie-vampires going glittery and watching her sleep.

She was always a restless troublemaker, changing classes like others change socks, getting into fights and testing every boundary available, never managing to keep her interest in any one subject up for long.

Then the apocalypse came along, which was a major bummer, but it did deliver a clear purpose for her life. Splattering zombie-guts all over the nearby scenery is just one of those things you just don't get tired of, you know? The remains of mankind can thus sleep soundly in their beds, knowing she and her gang keep the streets clean and undead-free.

She's probably no less unhinged than her two back-up snipers, but she's cute, funny and got boobs, so no-one notices much.
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Lawenta Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, I think she's even more unhinged than the two... certainly her tastes. :XD: But she is cute, yes. :)
Oh, I'm sure elderly gay snipers was an acquired taste, too. XD
But yes, the mutual crazy probably helped... ;)
Lawenta Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

How did these three even meet and get together? Emilio might be happy to have someone to work with after he lost his mafia, but I'd expect John to be used to working alone... and certainly not with crazy teenager girls. :D
They're all part of the same small colony of survivors after the apocalypse. Jessica was one of the founders, and when John passed through the neighborhood with a couple of other survivors in tow quite some time later, they were invited to stay. John first declined on principle, but Jessica persuaded him to hang around just for a short while as they could really use the backup and could offer shelter, food and protection in return. (She is capable of being very business-like when called for.) Recognizing the advantages of safety in numbers he somewhat reluctantly agreed, and just never got around to leaving.

Emilio was the leader of an another enclave of survivors on the other side of town until very recently - a very differently run one, with military discipline under martial law, enforced by his personal little army. But it was working, very well, until the undead breached the stronghold one night and a veritable massacre ensued. In the chaos Emilio fought desperately to save the situation, but in the end it stood clear there would be no survivors and he had to run for his life. Sheer dumb luck had him hounded in the general direction of the Library-colony, and finally took him and his pursuers into John's line of fire. Which was lucky for him, but not the zombie-vampires. X3

In the end, he's allowed to join the Library-colony half on probation - his way of running his settlement was not popular, and probably more than one of the Library colony's denizens were turned away from there and suffered greatly for it before they found new shelter. He's not very popular, understandably, and not one bit trusted.
John doesn't mind, though. Emilio on watch/firearm back-up duty on the roof with him means half the work for him, with the added benefits of total eyecandy and having someone inferior at sniping to be snarky at. X3
Lawenta Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for yet another story snippet. :aww:
Which brings me to yet another question... considering the relationship between John and Jessica, is Emilio safe from the dreaded butt-checking gentleman or not? :D
Haha, I've told you before, it doesn't take much to set off my rabmlings. XD

And of course he isn't. They're a threesome with loyalty, bickering and sexual tension working all ways. X3
Lawenta Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully so. :XD:

Ooooh, sounds yummy. :drool: So... Emilio also decides to choose his battles after a while or what? :XD:
Something like that, yes. They are sort of mutually dependent in a dangerous world. They may not always like each other, but they are brothers in arms of a sort. And John can be every bit as persuasive as Jessica...
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Mizuki-Yoshida Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore her design and that hair... :o like it has a mind of it's own!
She looks so casual and calm, but I'm also getting this devious, dangerous view of her given the background. :)
I love how realistic you've done all their designs and the actual drawings, they just look amazing.
I love drawing her hair. <3

Most of the time she's just an ordinary bubbly, funny teenage girl. Except when she's kicking undead ass in the ghostly ruins of civilization. u.u
I think it's that mix of silly and grim I really like about her. :heart:
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