"Why so excited, Q? I mean, jeeze..."
Well. See, when you're an artist, you don't want art, right? You make all the art you'd ever need, right? WRONG-O. I write too, and for pete's sake, I don't want to write AND illustrate all my own shit! Part of the fun of operating in a fandom is the exchange of ideas and collaborating on things you love.
This is one of those lovely, lovely things. Y'all MUST get acquainted with pennies_4_eyes. She's amazing. AND she writes and arts. She was kind enough to volunteer to do art for a particular ohsam prompt if I wrote the fill. So I did and she did and IT IS GLORIOUS. I expected a single image and got an entire comic page. It's moving and thoroughly professional. Judge for yourself:
(click image to go to Pennies' journal for the amazing full art!)
You can find the filled fic here: ASHES INSIDE. The illustration will make much more sense if you read the fic first, just sayin'. ;)