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Last Kiss by MeecesMikMouse Last Kiss by MeecesMikMouse
"Martin, what will the world be like after this war?"

"Hopefully much quieter... And more peaceful. I hope to travel back to Noonvale with you after this... So that I may rest and live a life of peace."

"You are well liked in Noonvale, Martin... I'd be honored if you returned for good."

*short pause*

"Rose, You are a good friend... I really don't know how far I would've gotten without you to help me on this journey."

"You are a good friend, too, Martin. And if it weren't for you, me, Grumm, and Brome would be stuck in that forsaken prison or lost in the woods somewhere... But, sometimes... I just..."

"What is it, Rose?"

"Sometimes I feel that... You're more than just a friend to me. I feel... Different when I'm not around you... I feel... Incomplete..."


"Martin... Please, just promise me one thing... Don't die out there... Please come back alive and well. I want you to come back to Noonvale with m... Me."

"Rose... I... I don't quite know what to say... I mean, I've also felt that way, but... I must concentrate on my plans... It's getting late... You'de better be off to bed."

"Yes, Martin... But, can I give you something first, for good luck?"

"Why, of course, Rose. What is it?"

*Rose advances to kiss Martin*

"Rose, no! I mustn't... *Accepts a tender, long kiss from his hearts deepest desire*

"... I love you, Martin. Be safe."

"I love you too, Rose... You stay safe, too... I... Don't know what I'd do if... Something came between us..."


I know that they never kissed in "Martin the Warrior," but Rose and Martin were obviously very much in love... So, therefore, this was neccesary. And I also think Martin would've tried to avoid the kiss, as well... But, once Rose's soft and gentle lips graced his, he could no longer hold back (this also clarifies that his tongue presence is actually there to accentuate Martin trying to resist the kiss by saying "no" rather than give the impression of 'juicy' kissing... Despite popular belief.)

I never thought that Martin would really be a 'Fabio of Mice' after years of abusive slavery... But that's just me. Hence the scarring.

"Martin and Rose" are (c) both Brian Jacques and 'Penguin Putnam'

"Last Kiss" is (c) :iconmeecesmikmouse:
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CracowPoland2013 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Until they started to cry reading this dialogue ... an amazing thing:-D
Aż się popłakałem czytając ten dialog... coś niesamowitego :-D
Tluaengiad Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
You made Rose pretty. :)
And I dont know, those scars are kind of sexy lol
Really though, nice piece. I was sad when Rose died. :( But sadder still when I realized that Martin forgot her, along with everthing else from his past, after he got clobbered in Mossflower.
This came to me during a dinner at my friend's home, I drew inward, because I knew next to nothing about the topic of conversation, and began pondering the Redwall series silently to myself.
I was mortified when it hit me. "But he can't forget her! They were meant to be!"
My friends, having not been mind readers, had no idea what I was blathering about lol. The funny looks got worse when I eplained myself.
Friend: You're (at the time) twenty-one and still read Redwall?
Me: (slightly indignant) Good reading has no age limit.
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is romantic. I can't stop wonder why Brian Jacques made Rose for Martin. Is it show that our hero once had a love life prior his journey to Mossflower? :happycry: :love:

Not trying to upset anyone, but I think we're under some sort of psychosis. ^^; We keep wishing for something that never happen, and/or we keep looking at the same but beautiful time prior to the sad event. Some of us might never stop fantasizing Martin and Rose being together until they are really together in their lifetime. :happycry:
HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!:heart: You are really good at drawing and I think you should colour this on Photoshop or with colour pencils 'cause really it's awesome!:dalove: God bless you and may the stream of drawings continue from your artistic and awesome imagination!
crazyrae Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were such a cute couple! :aww:
And personally, I always treat the relationship as something that was partially "blue-pencilled"

If I may clarify, I have a pet-theory about what really happened.
In the course of the Battle of Marshank, Rose was apparently killed by Badrang when he threw her against the wall. At least, that's what they tell us.
But I believe that what really happened was that, as they were laying her to rest, she groaned and began to revive from what was in fact merely a deep coma. Everyone was overjoyed, and Martin most of all. And so they were married.
However, despite what Martin said about settling down in Noonvale, he was still young and his roving spirit just couldn't rest. Martin and Rose decided to head south and take the adventure that came to them - and so he would still wind up in Mossflower to become the co-founder of Redwall.
For the security of the creatures of Noonvale, it was agreed that the story of Rose's death should be passed off so that its location would remain a secret. Outside of Martin and Rose, no one else in Mossflower ever learned the truth behind their story, nor Rose's true background.
When they first arrived in Mossflower, they were set upon by the Kotir guards. Well, Martin made Rose run for safety. She would have tried to stay and fight, only the Stickle hedgehog-family managed to shelter her as they themselves left to join the Corim - and her uncredited help was valuable to them, even after they managed to spring Martin & Gonff from their dungeon. She became Columbine's best friend, as Gonff was Martin's closest ally.
Another tag to this theory is that they had at least one child - a daughter, since a female wouldn't be expected to wield his Sword. This relatively unknown family line would eventually lead to a descendant known as Matthias - which accounts for his uncanny resemblence to Martin... ;)
Ah well, it's an idea too good to be true, but I prefer a happy end! :XD:
HiddenF0rest Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I love your theory! It is awesome!
..I believe it lol
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks! ;)
HiddenF0rest Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Youre welcome!
Its always soo exciting to meet other Redwall fans!
Can i hug you?
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK... :aww: :hug:
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