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Entry - A Rose and Her Thorns by Crystal-Zen Entry - A Rose and Her Thorns by Crystal-Zen
Entry for :iconxs-oc-club: 's Halloween Contest!

After multiple ideas between Mulan, Vampires, and various other ones, this is one that popped into my head immediately after listening to the song on one of my streams. After re-watching the movie I couldn't help but slam my hand down and say, "THIS ONE!" Belle and Beast's relationship are perfect for my couple here. It also gave me the excuse and opportunity to give my best shot at drawing Dragon Chase for the first time! :heart:   ....Not an easy task, I tell you. I figured I'd use his lair for the setting, mostly due to the fact that it's creepy enough in certain areas for a Halloween party. Not that he would just throw one at any time... but... with enough people interested, such as Crystal, Alana, Jack, and a few of the Xiaolin warriors (More so the first two), he caves in reluctantly. However, he'd have NO PART in the decorating or any of the sort.  When it came to costumes he left it up to Crystal and his sister, since he wouldn't know where to begin and most of this was nonsense to him anyways.



Taking the dance floor with his Halloween date, Chase took lead over his partners steps. She was radiant in the costume she had picked out. The golden color very much suiting her element and personality that he'd grown fond of. She'd told him of the story behind the characters they were dressed up as and found comfort in it. Still as the two spun around the dance floor, he caught himself constantly glancing at the others who had attended the party. Zip, Omi and the other monks, Dojo eating at the buffet table, and then Jack and Alana. Embarrassed by the fact he was partaking in this festival, he found himself blushing a little about actually wearing a costume.

"I'm still in awe by how you some how roped me into this, my Yin. Never in my 1,000 years, would I have imagined myself partaking in this silly festivity. Yet, here I am, dancing the night away with you, my dragon of light.. " Chase chuckled as he spun Crystal around, pulling her in close against him. "Though, I must admit, the costumes aren't bad, the food is delicious, and the company is quite pleasurable." A toothy grin tugged at the corner of the dragons lips. "You certainly have a way of persuasion, along with my sister. Heh, and even though I still feel silly, thank you for choosing a costume that wouldn't embarrass me too badly in front of any other Heylin."

Finding herself blushing from being held closely in his arms, Crystal smiled as she glanced up at him. "Well, I'm glad to hear that you're having fun, my Yang! I'll admit, it was a bit difficult to choose an outfit for you. I'm actually very happy that you trusted the two of us to find something for you!" Gently she nuzzled into him a little, her hands tightening their grip on his. "I'm also very happy to hear that you are having fun despite your initial distaste for the holiday! Hehe, and don't think I didn't notice you enjoying those cupcakes!" Winking, she laughed softly at the thought of his pleased smile when she caught him eating a few earlier. "But in all seriousness, I want to thank you, my love. Thank you for allowing us to do this, I really do appreciate it, no matter how silly it may seem."

The tall dragon just beamed with satisfaction and pride over the happiness of his date. The two shared a kiss before continuing their dance. Chase's attention only being pulled away at times by a few things in particular, Jack being so close to his sister, Kimiko's photo taking, and Zip nearly setting a few things a blaze with her passion for Omi.  

"Kimiko, those photo's of us better not appear on Insta or FBook! Zip try not to burn anything and Jack- "  Crystal had noticed her dates distractions and tried to ease them a little.

"Hands off my sister, Worm, before my tigers get their treat!" Chase snarled at Jack, his tail flicking around quite annoyed. The sound of a high pitched screech escaped the red head as he hid behind Alana in response.

"Don't worry, Chase. I know a better way you could get back at him. How good are you at telling scary stories?" Crystal giggled and winked, the grin on Chase's face having grown rather large.




WELL, I HOPE THAT STORY DIDN'T STINK! :heart: Thanks for looking and good luck to EVERYONE! :heart:

Crystal/Zen and Art is © to me.
Xiaolin Showdown, Chase Young, Omi, Kimiko Tohomiko, Dojo, and Jack Spicer are © to WB.
Beauty and the Beast, Belle, Beast, Jack Skellington, Ragdoll Sally and The Nightmare Before Christmas are  © to Disney.
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:icontoonvasion:
Toonvasion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
She's a dragon right? Wouldn't he be trying to eat her? 
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, not this little dragon of light. She happens to be something he wants in many different ways, though I suppose he could eat her a different way. ;)
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Sumer-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
Dude, oh my God, are you implying what I think you're implying? XD
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes, but it's all I could think of in response!! XD I feel so dirty now! LMAO! 
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:iconsumer-breeze:
Sumer-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
I'm having so many bad thoughts right now.....

WHY YOU DO THIS?! D8
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehehe, because I'm crushing on a villain?! That and I find it hilarious to see peoples reactions! 8D
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:iconsumer-breeze:
Sumer-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
Wait, you ACTUALLY have a crush on Chase? Aside from your OC being with him?
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes and No, it's just a cartoon crush really. XD I mean, everyone gets those! ^-^
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WindCharmer-13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing!! Thank you for including Jack and Alana!! I love it!! It`s so cute!! :heart: And I love that story you put to it, it sounds so much like something Chase would do and say!! :D :heart: Amazing Job!! And good luck in the contest!! :love:
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Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :heart: 

Oh, it was no problem including them! I wanted to add others OC's too but I just got way too exhausted while working on this. My illness was kicking in so I couldn't put forth more, or there'd be more oc's here! :love: I'm very happy that you like how I did them! ^-^

Thank you so much!! EEE, It's great to be getting some feedback on my story for the entry! ;.; Not to many have commented so I worried it wasn't that great.. XD :love:

Good luck to you too! :D
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WindCharmer-13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You`re welcome! :heart:
Oh man, :hug: sorry your illness was still kicking in. That would have been awesome to see more Oc`s in here!
I love how you drew them, it`s so perfect!! :heart:
You`re so welcome!! I noticed. What? Dude, it was amazing, perfect in fact!! :love: XD
Thank you!
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XSreiki772 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016   Traditional Artist
Ohh, my goodness, how romantic in Halloween themed!~ :D :clap: :heart:
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :love:  I can't help myself, I'm a hopeless romantic! :heart: Hehe, I'm so happy you think so. 
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XSreiki772 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, hun!~ :D :heart: :glomp:
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:iconethemy:
Ethemy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :)
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: :love: ^-^
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:iconethemy:
Ethemy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: ^-^
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:iconethemy:
Ethemy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Birb intensifies 
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:iconcuteyperidot:
CuteyPeridot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You know I love this!!! XD I am soooo impressed!!

*Eeees at Omi*
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, yes, I do in fact know you love this! ;) Thanks for the tip on how to do Zips hair! :heart: 

Omi: A most beautiful girl has kissed me, this is indeed a night full of the treats and not the tricks!
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CuteyPeridot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
XD <3 Omiiii....
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shokujupiterr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ny gosh, it turned out amazingly!!!! i love it so much, its beautiful!
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! ^-^ :love: Eee, I'm so glad that you could make it to the stream there to watch me work on it for awhile! :D Once I recover from having worked on this so long, I'll probably do some more art streams. ^-^
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shokujupiterr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! but yeah, id love to watch more art streams. someday ill stream again on dA, maybe i can draw crystal and chase while i stream ^u^
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General5 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Wonderful job! The detail is just amazing!
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, G5!! :heart: :love:  ^-^ It took so long but the end result made it worth the time!
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:icongeneral5:
General5 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Anytime Crystal! All your work has paid off well! Heart I'm sure the Wind and Zip love it!
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XiaolinNerddown Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Its SO AMAZING!!! I adore all of it and the story as well!!! 
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:iconcrystal-zen:
Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeeee, thank you so much! :love: ;.; I'm so happy to get some feedback on the story!  ^-^ I tried!
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Sumer-Breeze Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
This is BEAUTIFUL! I love how Crystal came out as Belle! She looks radiant! I also like how you made Chase in his dragon form as Beast. Very clever! The background looks great and well detailed, and I like how you included other OCs/characters. Very nice job, and good luck in the contest! :)
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Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: ;.; I tried so hard with her, that dress was killer when trying to do it! Hehe, Chase in his Dragon form was really difficult to draw but, gosh, it was so much fun! :D I thought it'd be a really neat way to tie it in to the theme and make it a little more creepy too! :love: 

Thank you! :D I was going to add some more pairings in there but I just got way too tired. It was going to have RaiKim, Clay and then I was going to add both you and shoku to it so you could each have an arm. (The best way I could think of to not have one feel left out! ;.;  I love you both so much as friends!)  As well as maybe a few other characters like Ryoga, Zelie, and Jaq/R.J... x_X but yeah, got WAY too tired and besides, it would've taken so much longer to draw everything and add everyone. TT_TT ....Even though I wanted to.. Also, wasn't sure how crowded it'd make it all look. Was going to have a buffet even but just didn't get to it! x.x

Thank you so much! :heart: Good luck to you too!! :D
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Sumer-Breeze Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
The dress really came out nice, and it suits her very nicely. She looks beautiful in gold. Yeah, I can imagine dragon Chase is tricky. I should try to draw him at some point, but I currently don't have any ideas for him. It definitely was a clever way to represent your theme! :D

It's fine. Though, I probably would've been a bit put off by seeing both Renai and Junko with Clay. I'm not a fan of when people ship multiple people with the same person. I mean, me and Shoku can both have our OCs with Clay, but it would be a bit weird having them both with him in the same picture, y'know? That's just my thoughts, anyway. I guess since I take into account how we both portray Clay differently in our Clay/OC relationships, plus we have our characters in separate universes with different ideas and whatnot. Like, if I have a friend who ships their OC with Clay, I tend not to have Renai interacting with them, since as I said, they're in different universes, but with the same guy. I hope I'm not sounding rude here, and I hope you get what I mean. That was longer than I wanted it to be. 8I

I like the not so crowded look of this anyway. Besides, you can just imagine everyone else in the background. Like, Clay could be at the buffet table, Raimundo could be out getting some fresh air with Kimiko, etc. Besides, you got your little trio of friends going on in there. Y'know, Crystal, Zippy, and Alana. The dynamic trio! XD

You're very welcome! :D
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darkcatt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Really reallly lovely :)
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Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart: ^-^
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