WARNING: This story contains very mild language. Really, this is my tamest story thus far. I labeled this submission with "Strong Language" just in case one instance of "hell" and one instance of "badass" counts; better safe than sorry.
>While taking place in the Dreamkeepers universe and featuring the cast of the Graphic Novel Saga, there are not any real spoilers beyond the fact that all the characters involved happen to be in the same location at this point in the series. However, to get the full impact of the story, you should know the characters before hand, which requires not just reading the publicly released pages of the GNS, but also the Prelude webcomic. Technically, you should at least be familiar with the "Death by Pillow" Prelude Arc to get the theme of this story.
This is my fifth--and final--entry in the 2017 Dreamkeepers Halloween Fanart Contest.
The premise: Namah, for reasons unfathomable to mortal minds, decided to instigate a pillow fight at Troika HQ by goading Vi into battle.
Just in case you are wondering, this takes place some time shortly after Volume 4.
I've actually had this idea in my head for a long time, ever since I read the "Death by Pillow" Prelude arc. I've always wondered how a pillow fight involving the GNS cast would play out. I for one believe that it would provide an excellent opportunity for some great character interactions and add a bit of lightheartedness to the typically dark GNS. Yes, I know there have been lighter moments in the series, but I'm thinking of something more "sustained" than the brief bursts of comic relief that fill up the space between the constant heartattack situations the kids keep getting into, like a mini-vacation for the kids. Plus, I just love character interaction in general, especially when characters are thrust into situations that they are completely unprepared for. What could be more unexpected than a random pillow fight?
Seeing as I had yet to attempt a story geared toward the "funniest" category, I decided to take a crack at it, with this idea at the core.
However, I faced several problems.
First, in contrast to my other stories, which I wrote and edited on and off over the past month, this story was started and completed today (I originally wasn't planning on making a fifth entry). Therefore, this story is my least polished entry--please forgive any spelling/grammar mistakes!
Second, that damn word limit. Have I mentioned that I hate the word limit? I just barely managed to get this story within the limit, forced to severely trim the intro I had planned for the story.
Third, I suck at writing character interaction. It always seems to work so well in my head, but it quickly falls apart when I put it to paper; this is multiplied ten-fold when I try to write for characters that are not my own. Thus part of me is actually grateful for the word limit this time--it gave me an excuse to focus on simple descriptions of the action while avoiding getting into detailed interactions and dialogue.
So, I took a shot at it. Probably not my best shot, but that's what I get for waiting until the last minute.
Regardless, I hope you enjoy the story, and any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
DISCLAIMER: The Dreamkeepers universe and all characters featured in this story are owned by Dave & Liz Lillie.
Final note: Dave, if you read this, please consider putting in some kind of pillow fight in the GNS at some point. Pretty please? :D