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GND170  - Let The Right One In by Pika-la-Cynique GND170  - Let The Right One In by Pika-la-Cynique
Both Jareth and the assembly of Dear Readers will know, of course, that that last line qualifies as a city-wide, down-central-avenue, twenty-float parade and cheerleader-trumpetted welcome back from Sarah.


Yes, that is him.
Sarah can tell because she knows what he smells like (something like cinnamon and leather and night air and magic, as any Labyrinth fanfic writer knows).


(and thanks to the couple of people whose comments made me ponder and weigh the comic/awful potential of an originally unplanned return of the Pale Man. Yes, he has earned a Brownie sash, too. Or taken it from a corpse. Your call.)



(I had plenty of alt titles in mind for this one, from the still-somewhat-seasonal 'You Betta Watch Out...', or 'A Warm Welcome', but when one has a chance to reference and therefore rec' one of the best damn vampire/childhood films out there (... the original Swedish one, with all my love to Hit-Girl...), seems a major fandom fail not to do so. Watch it. It is creepy and ghastly and adorable all at once.)


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This is a work of fanart and solely intended for shits and giggles and vicarious fangirl thrills. Not mine, not making money from it.


Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
The Horror Known As The Pale Man, aka The Thing That Would Not Leave (c) Guillermo del Toro, Tequila Gang, New Line Home Video

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
oh Jesus Christ get rid of it!!!!
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GreyHatter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
The Pale Man does not leave because he ships Jareth/Sarah and wants to help them get together.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
And why not.
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writerwright Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Or he wants them to buy cookies.
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PanzerCrappitista Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that Swedish Vampire movie...... This is perfect. These are all perfect. 
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PsixiTheRaven Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Lord, I went all 'D'AAAWW' squealing and all that nonsense at the last panel. XD Couldn't help it. Too cute.
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I assumed it was off a corpse myself...
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LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She's finally giving in...
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SomeSortOfCrazy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I just spent a good five minutes laughing, giggling, snickering, and snorting about the Pale Man and the Brownie sash. 
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Igenlode Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The one occasion on which being grabbed by Jareth is the lesser of two evils... or quite welcome, in fact!

I'd almost suspect him of having engineered the situation, except that I feel he spent far too long trying to get rid of the Pale Man earlier in the year to risk bringing him back on purpose.

And by a very strange coincidence, I happen to have acquired a battered translation of "Let the Right One In" just two days ago...
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