(Sorry for the late. Some internet issues and various RL hassle got in the way. Happy belated V-day/Discount Chocolate Day!)
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, Sir Didymus, Bird-hat, glittery sets, Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Luna Lovegood [Harry Potter] (c) JKRowling and WB
Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
Colours by *LouisaGallie
Goblin King, while you are quite lovely in panels 6 and 7, just- I’m sorry your majesty but-but Didymus. I simply can’t look at those two panels and not get completely distracted by him despite Jareth looking so lovely in the foreground. Didymus just stole this entire page for me with those two panels by being so adorably hilarious. ^^
Mood Armor / Clothing... now with Mood Collars! (loving how the adjustment of the collar so wonderfully helps in conveying the shifting mood / emotion in panels... ummm... 6 and 7, I think. The ones that are that LOVELY middle-section Jareth).
And... I can imagine that Sarah kept her hands on his chest up until she gestures at her own face, right? I like my J/S shipper goggles the way we like our Goblin King's pants...
I can hear the tenderness in Jareth's voice at the start of that last line, when he says "Ah - your cheek". I'd say it's, what, 95% genuine concern, 4 1/2 % simply wanting to return the touch, and only 1/2% vaguely hoping to begin something-leading-to-seduction? Which, naturally, is why Sarah was uncomfortable in the next panel. Gentleman!Jareth is something fairly new, after all.
It's a good thing that it's Luna and Didymus (and Ambrosius) and the still-Silencio'd hat in the background, instead of Pirate King Lizzie or someone who'd demand to get involved in the OMG!DRAMA. And it's good for Jareth to experience the rapidly-shifting mood / approach / perspective of Sarah apart from the Fail-Field. Sarah as Mortal Human Girl (Canny Human Dream Girl), reacting to the strong but-not-creepy message that Jareth conveys in his desire to tend to her wounds... I hope that he sees / knows that overall, this is a win...
Except for that pesky lost pendant. Oops!
As for the exact emotional constitution of the various undercurrents here. For a change Jareth almost does some defusing of the Moment by attempting a would-be-scornful-'cept-he-doesn't-sound-the-least-bit-miffed [this time] with that "anyway this wasn't just to rescue you, little girl". It's rare that he goes for his movie-scenes-style blowing-cold attitude with Sarah in-comic, but that is a dynamic I like to ressucitate at points. But maybe he is concerned at showing too strong a response to her open appreciation... ^^. And he is also hella bothered by her bleeding cheek - a shame I went with the profiles that hide that from us - and definitely wants to deal with that before upping the flirting.
The thing is, Sarah obviously knows enough shipping tropes to tell when Jareth is angling for them (she calls him out on the goodnight kiss scenario - and generally knows the fanservice is out to get her), so she is pretty damn instinctively leery of a wound-tending touchy h/c scene.
So Jareth opts to help defuse, seeing that he doesn't find it fun to play at being almost Dark when Sarah's not going along with it. And we do enjoy the movie-scenes-style blowing-cold attitude with Sarah moments! But I think that Sarah can see in his eyes that he enjoys the open appreciation.
What would have been the arcane consequences, had Sarah let Jareth tend to that wound? Since he mentioned that it would be "just following your advice, love" for context, I would think that it wouldn't be an irrevocable connection, but Fae / magic lore hasn't even been a strong suit for me.
And again, the fans bemoan Sarah's genre-savvyness. By now, she's developing a habit of trying not to be automatically suspicious of everything that Jareth does, so EVENTUALLY she'll allow some wound-tending type of caring from him, right? Right? Pleeeeeeease!
However, I find something missing in these panels. I don't see Sarah with a sweatshirt. OK, she matured in the movie and all that, but... Orange sweatshirt? There's some costume porn missing in here. Is there such a thing as wardrobe fanservice? I mean... It's sarah... I miss her poet's blouse or something similar. I guess she matured, she's fed up with the stalker and now she likes "real life" much more than fantasy, but... I miss a bit of the lovely dresses. Sorry, probably your Sarah wouldn't wear that stuff... It's the fangirl inside, wanting glimmer XD
I'm off to tell LouisaGallie how awesome her coloring is. It must be stated and engraved in rock and all that.
I love Didymus in the background.
The hat totally deserved it. <3
Gorgeous coloring, many thanks to the wonderful Louisa Gallie.
..............anyone having Blink flashbacks?
Love! Makin' with the fangirling now. They are just too adorable. I loves.
Gasp! She LOST it?!?!
Many thanks to LouisaGallie for lovely colors...
Also, what happen to the pendent Sarah had????
Sarah- JUST KISS HIM ALREADY YOU UNGRATEFUL SOUL
I wonder if she's going to have to compensate for losing the token? Or maybe- probably to Jareth's delight- it fell into her shirt.
Or maybe the mother cluckers got it and are now in charge.