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Hedy - what keeps me going by oomizuao Hedy - what keeps me going by oomizuao
Hedy is a girl who've been bullied for a long time, but she stays strong because of something Spike told her.
On Hedy's first day of school she was both excited and nervous. She had just moved to the town, and was going to start in fourth grade. Her mother had fixed her hair and given her new clothes to give her that little extra confidence her beloved daughter needed that day. Hedy felt very pretty that day, but the other girls in her class didn't seem to think so. During recess, out in the school yard, they gathered around her, mocking her, calling her fat, calling her ugly. It broke little Hedy's heart. They pulled her hair, threw dirt at her clothes, and were being awful to her.
Sam and Spike noticed this on a distance. Sam wanted to do something about it, and suggested getting the teachers to help them. Spike just snorted, saying that the teachers wouldn't give a rat's ass about bullying. They never did, he said. So Spike took the matter in his own hands. He chased the bullying girls off, telling them to leave Hedy alone. Hedy was in tears, trying to utter a grateful 'thanks' but didn't get the chance to do so before Spike asked her; "Why did you let them bully you like that?"
Hedy wiped away her tears, "I don't know," she said. "I probably had it coming."
"I'm ugly. I'm not thin like they are."
Spike snorted again, saying "you don't have to be thin to be beautiful."
It was something Spike said in an honest way, although rather casually too. He never realized how much that one sentence would mean to Hedy. How much his words meant to her and kept her strong throughout her life. Spike, her new hero whom she looked up to and admired, was what kept her going. The bullying went on from that day on, it never really stopped, and there were days when Hedy wanted to give up. Still, seeing how Spike was being bullied too but never gave in, how he would always put up a fight and never let the bullies win, it gave Hedy strength. Mental strength. She kept wearing nice clothes, kept fixing her hair, kept trying to look her best. She never gave in to the bullying, and eventually, the other girls stopped trying to get her down. They stopped pushing her and being physical towards her, and instead gave her mean looks and words. Laughed at her when she did clumsy things. Hedy didn't like it when they mocked her, however she would just put on a smile and carry on. Letting Spike's words echo in her head; "You don't have to be thin to be beautiful."
To Hedy, those words meant the world. To her it meant litterally that; she didn't have to look like the other, thinner girls to feel pretty. Because once, there had been this boy who called her beautiful. That alone was enough to give her strength. That, and seeing that the boy she admired never gave up either.

...myep. That was a pretty long explanation to this drawing :B
But I hope you like it :3

Hedy was created by ~JuliePig . I've been given permission to use her in my Spike story. I based her off Julie's main idea of Hedy being a clumsy girl who has a crush on Spike, and then I've just trying to bring her more to life as a character :) She's not a major character, and doesn't appear a lot in the story. She's a friend of Sam's, and Spike runs into her now and then, often literally due to Hedy's clumsiness. He doesn't care too much when she accidentally makes a fool of them both, because he knows she has her struggles too. Plus, she's the only girl at school, and the only person besides Sam, who's being nice to him.

so, well, what I was going to say was that Hedy is (C) :iconjuliepig: and myself.
Art is by me too: Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2013
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garrettjn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I want to see more of her. She really cute.
shewolf66 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She is so gorgeous...*Smile*
Roker-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
T^T It's beautiful! Realy nice draw and really nice explanation, you make me cry! T^T
OhSoWicked13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Awwww! I wish I had a friend like this when I was younger. <3
Thebest88 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, I really like the drawing, and I love the story! 
It's awesome!
xXCageDreamXx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
She's so cuuuute <3
SmallSoulXV Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful
Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
What a beautiful story and picture. I love Hedy now!
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
This is truly awesome.
stormbiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
amazing job! lately (not to make a sob-story or anything) i've been really insecure about my weight and stuff, and sorta hating myself about it, but when i found this, it really boosted my confidence. i can kind of identify with the character and whenever i feel upset about the way i look or how much i way i like to think of this, it really gives me some of the strength i need to move forward and be positive. so i just wanted to say thank you, you really made my day with this :)
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