So I had one of those days where I crawled under my desk and sobbed for half an hour. My Hug Dispenser was sleeping, so I arted something from one of the novels I’m planning (Where The Wishing Stars Live, for those of you that care). Nunzio has crafted this ridiculous rail-thin James Bond persona for himself, because he thinks people won’t take him seriously/trust him to protect kids from nightmares if they know he’s a ginormous gangly skeletal wraith that’s all sharp edges and teeth. He REALLY never wanted Yasashii to find out because he thought he’d scare her off.
She was just waiting for him to drop the act.
1997 - She’s brand new to the organization, and he just saved her from a floor that collapsed in the haunted house they were investigating. He thought the look on her face was fear, when in fact it was fascination. She called him a bonehead and told him not to jump to conclusions.
Also - she’s 5’3” and super tiny (16 in this pic) he’s about 10’ tall, not quite 21, and has juuuust put away the extra spikes and spider-claws/tentacles. The ‘shadows’ are his.
Fun fact: Valentino’s 6th birthday is on July 25th, and he’s getting a baby sister in January! (Zio and Ya-chan make such CUTE skull-babies.)