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The Imperial Guard relief force marched through the city gates with crowds of the native inhabitants looking on. But there was little cheering or celebrating.
The grim-looking army was not the angels of salvation that the people had thought they would be. Rather, they were silent, lifeless beings that spared the people not even a single glance as they marched by. The peoples faces grew nearly as dreary as the soldiers masks as they realized that their saviors were not like angels, but more like walking corpses.

But through the crowd of bleak and cheerless faces, a bright and sunny one appeared.
'Why is everyone so afraid of them,' she thought, 'when they're here to save us? We should be thankful.'
She leaned over the side and reached out to the nearest passing soldier, holding one of the summer flowers she had gathered.

'These are for someone else, but you can have one.' she said cheerfully.
The soldier hesitated for a moment, looking at the gift being presented to him, then he moved back into formation. He didn't take it, but she was sure that he wanted to.
Her grandmother frantically pulled her back and began scolding her. She didn't listen, she just put the flower back with the rest and stepped back, her smile unchanged.


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giodan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
good simple but good!!!!
Xenoman117 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Too many ands, sorry. Just thought about this pic for a while. Very touching.
Xenoman117 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
That Death Korps Grenadier will probably return for that Flower or the girl. And he most certainly will do the best he can do in the upcoming battles for that world. And since most Imperial Guardians retire after 10 years of service, he may go back and muster up some courage to try to become her friend and try to go further once he finds out about Social life. And yes, Imperial Guardians do retire after around 10 years of service, though it may and probably will be longer for Death Korps. I just hope that he did get to go back.
Hoijulia Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
like it.
can i ask you something?
is this a comic or sirie?
i would love to read/watch it. 
Rocktopus64 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not a comic or tv series unfortunately :shrug:
It's from an open-world game franchise called Warhammer 40,000. It's a series of tabletop games, video games, books, and other stuff. It's famous for its dark, cruel, hopeless and mean-spirited setting, so don't expect to see more things like this.
Hoijulia Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
aaah ok
thx for reacting back! 
ArchonSzczecina Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one, since GW shows Imperium and all stuff in 40k universe way, that Imperial Guard and Space Marines looks almost as cruel, twisted and degenerated, as Dark Eldar, Tyranids or Chaos, here is something more human.
Ttrmkh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
This is such an amazing picture, I couldn't favorite it enough!
Methelina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
But looks like ppl and girl wear a wrong cloth for the Krieg :) Nuclear Winter, cold, rust, pollution, gas, death ;)
Rocktopus64 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That planet they're on isn't Krieg..
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