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Once upon a time... by Yuni Once upon a time... by Yuni
Once upon a time there was an old man. He lived in a seashore
village named Foldale, in a large wooden tavern of which he was
the owner and the keeper, and he had a handsome son who
helped him around this tavern that he ran. The boy served the
customers, bringing them beer and snacks, but he was also a
very mischievous boy and gave his dad a lot of headache. In the
end, the old man got enraged at his behavior and punished the
boy by making him wear a girl's dress for a week.

As he thought that embarassed the young man immensely,
having to serve the clients in such an attire. It continued day by
day for a whole week and eventually the old man sat down to
count the income and discovered that it almost tripled during
this last week. He knew it was because of the dress, of course
a young maiden made the tavern so popular, but it had to end
tomorrow as the punishment was over. A greedy man that he
was, he got very very sad.

At the very same time, his son was sitting on the bed in his room,
counting all the tips he got last week. He never got any tips
before and now all of a sudden he had so much of his very own
money. Just what kind of magic was that? Was that just because
of the dress, he wondered. He got so used to this beautiful, soft
and comfortable dress during the week, even his movements
became so delicate and flowing, that the thought of getting back
into his boyish shirt and pants was horrifying him. The punish-
ment turned into the best week in his entire life.

The next day he had to change the clothes back. He passed by
his dad saying hi, but the old man looked gloomy and didn't reply.
The young man went between the empty tables. So many clients
would be disappointed today, he thought. He ran hand by the
wall, it went closer and closer to the decorative vase standing on
a shelf above one of the tables. The boy always liked that vase
and it was also his dad's favorite, but...

The old man turned his head as he heard a sudden cracking
sound. And his face suddenly shone with delight. He knew what
was going to happen.
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:iconalphaferret:
AlphaFerret Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Laugh LOL

That was well written.
And I love the image that he is drawn as a ginger.
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captfaz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
very nice! as I've said before, your stories are magical! I have to spend more time in DA just so I can see your wonderful work!
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I'm very glad you like them so much! ^^
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Kiwwy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
wow
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
XDDD
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:icongaystudent:
GayStudent Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Wonderful story and really pretty art. Love it.
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Very glad you liked! ^^
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teddybearjunction Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Even when I don't "get" your work, I always love and appreciate it. When you combine your visual art with your writing, it just makes me love it more.

I love the lines, especially the hands. The suspenders are off, but just as they would be in reality… Very rarely is something symmetrical or perfect. Mostly I love the slight curl of hair over his shoulder. I really think that is my favourite part. It is always an honour to see new pieces, and I thank you.
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you ^^
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the story and the corset looks *perfect*!  Just the right amount of compression!
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
So very glad you enjoyed! ^-^ Yeah I gotta agree about the corset XD
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KukkiisArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The best of Matt and Sam. <3
I knew the drawing already but I just fell in love with Matt's pretty face again hehe.
And just imagine how awesome it'd be if they went to their love-nest and Sam unties that Corset <3
Hehe.
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you so much dear <3
Hahah yes that fills my mind with images XD
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:iconkukkiisart:
KukkiisArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<3
You're welcome. (for filling your mind with dirty/pretty images)
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:icontaiknight:
taiknight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Amazing story, please continue.
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Glad you liked, I sure will! ^^
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little-soka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Writer
oh my gosh this is just stunning, and the story was adorable! :iconyuikyaaplz:
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm so happy that you liked it so much ^.^ <3
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:iconpidkid:
PIDKID Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yuni you devious little artist I love this so much it's a shame there is only one of you 
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm very glad you like it so much XD And I'm doing a pretty good work for just one of me, haha xD
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:iconpidkid:
PIDKID Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you are and maybe one of you is a good thing i could imagine it now the two of you arguing over colour or shading of the work lol
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Really love the end of your story here ! And love the overall of course. This made ma day to read a new story from you. :3 In addition to that, there is a beautiful drawing going along with the text. So happy I read it ! ^w^

The boy was lucky in fact that his father forced him to wear a dress like a girl because in the end that was beneficial for him. And maybe now he would dress like this everyday of his life. But that was an inventive punishment since it was in the end, when he had to dress as a boy, that he was sad. A sort of delayed punishment. But since the father is a greedy person, maybe he would let his son dress like a girl s both of them would be winners. 

I love this smirk and mischievous gaze the character has on your illustration. Oh and, hi there sexy ! I don't know who's the other boy, the ginger one, but I really find him very attractive. They would make a wonderful couple, wouldn't they ? ^-^
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm so very happy that you enjoyed the story! ^^
Yes they would make a wonderful couple, I think so too XD
But then they already are XDD
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:iconaldric-cheylan:
Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Yes, a lot ! I always enjoy a lot reading your story anyway. they make me travel and dream. That's just fantastic. 
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I'm very happy that it's so ^-^ There will be a lot more stories ahead for sure! XD
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BlueWolfie17 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very, very gorgeous piece, and I love its backstory~ :love:

I love how feminine the crossdressing boy looks and the dress and corset suit him very much.
The other boy is quite adorable as well.
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thank you so very much, I'm very happy that you liked them~ ^-^
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BlueWolfie17 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very, very welcome!~ >u<
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Asztat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student
good story
Mainly about greed, with is not a virtue, but is also cute and funny in the same time
Is a little immoral, but... is just like human really are.

and his mischievous face... <3
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thank you so much! <3

I think greed is the best virtue ever XD I mean if you need to increase sells and visit counts and someone gives you an excellent business idea, you'd think he's a magician! but then he'd probably be too greedy to share that idea with you in the first place XDDD

Morality is just living your life as close as possible to the way you think is right. That means you first need to borrow the idea of what is right somewhere...
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Asztat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student
So there is no such thing as objective morality? huh... probably.
If we agree, that good in itself can't be objective. As well as the beauty.

greed can not be equated with resourcefulness (business idea)
and ingenuity. But yeah. Who is supposed to have the right to condemn it?
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badperdition Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
they look adorable, and the girl's outfit is so cool
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thank you so much! ^^
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GoodOleCola Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I would love to see a full fledged comic featuring this lad and his dress. Perhaps a story featuring clients giving out tips and maybe something more? Fufufufu. @///@

The dialogue and story is fleshed out so well, that making a comic almost would be second nature for you. 8D
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Yeah if someone drew such a comic I'd probably love it to death XDDD I don't even know how to do these things, sometimes I think I only know what I wanted to draw when it's already finished. And when I know what I want to do it never gets done at all XDDD
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RoxyFett007 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
loved the story! :D
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Very glad you like it! :D
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:iconyukigoesrawr:
YukiGoesRawr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
>.< why can't guys IRL be so cute?
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Some very few of them can XD
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:icongakusangi:
gakusangi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I'm kinda diggin' the suspenders there XD
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Yeah, right? XD Suspenders are awesomeee *O*
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:icongakusangi:
gakusangi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Indeed ;D
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I think I'd like t'visit tha' tavern :)
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Haha, right? XDD Me too!
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I'll buy tha first round ;)
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presserkun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What a wonderful story to go with such a wonderful drawing.
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I'm very glad you liked it so much! ^^
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Elsewhere042 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
The picture is beautiful, but I think the story makes it even more so. Thank you, this was a wonderful little treat!
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:iconyuni:
Yuni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thank you so much, I'm very happy you enjoyed it! ^^
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Duck-Bot Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I love how feminine the boy in the dress looks, oddly beautiful. I would love to see more ladies in your work, since your art seems to show a lot of feminine qualities, like the jawline, demure eyes, the hair, and of course your use of curves. I love the story attach to it. Good luck with your craft.
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