Not quite the beach season? Well... really not a problem when you can just tear open a portal to the Sol Dimension and spend a wonderful vacation there!
At least that's what Claire ended up doing. Not too long after her arrival, she happened to meet a cute purple kitty! Her name was Flame and she was a queen or something like that. Didn't really matter to the koala, so it flew past her big fluffy ears. The kitty seemed to be a little suspicious about a new face appearing seemingly out of nowhere, but just when she started to get all interrogative as if dimension hopping is some sort of a big deal or whatever, Claire decided they've had enough chit-chat. In a quick poince, the mean kitty was pinned to the ground by our shortie trespasser. Some rope, a sponge, tape and they were all set to hang out! Apparently the gal had some flame powers, so the bucket Claire took along with her on the journey came in real handy. While empty, the bucket was used to store a little shovel Claire also grabbed, preparing for the vacation. She planned to use it for making something out of sand, presumably, but it came in real handy before that, seeing as Claire's new 'friend' really didn't feel like sticking around and constantly tried to hop away. Now that's rude, isn't it? The flame kitty was promptly secured in sand. Of course, the most interesting for our koala bits were left out in the open. Some raccoon girl came by not too long after, but she wasn't much of a hussle to deal with. She'll have to wait for her turn, though, because Claire is planning on enjoying her little vacation thoroughly.
Some Claire fun! She's quite all over the place in what she does or wants to do with her powers, so taking a little vacation out of the blue isn't that unnatural for the Desire Keeper. This whole pic is quite an old idea, actually, but I liked it too much not to finish. I won't recall what prompted me to cross these specific characters together, but I have a guess that it might've been the fact that Blaze has a lot of koala guys and gals around.
You can even see the very initial sketch here: https://sta.sh/01vifx5676ry Was still figuring out the design back then. Now it can be viewed as a slight prequel to the pic you're seeing above :D
Hope the drawing is to your liking! Expect to see more of the shorty koala shenanigans in the future, so better hide yo feets right now.
Blaze the Cat and Marine the Raccoon belong to SEGA Claire the Koala belongs to me.