Sad Karma for ayankun
Riven’s been handling blades for longer than Irelia was alive. Her touch is reverent, careful, efficient in a way that’s nearly loving. The touch of a master.
All her life and then some, Irelia’s cared for her own blades. She’s never trusted anyone else. But when Riven offers….
She’s watched Riven at work on the remnant of her rune blade, something like jealousy stirring her fascination. Now she knows that feeling was not unfounded – Riven pulls one section of blade toward her and Irelia shivers at the second-hand sensation.
Riven has brought all the right tools and knows how to use them. She buffs the detail like a mother combing knots from her daughter’s hair. She swipes alongside the raised curves with all the gentle finesse of an adoring lover. She skates unflinching down the edge of the blade itself.
“Next,” she says at last. Irelia hopes she’ll survive this.
She rips the broken pieces out of her hands, blood beating waves in her ears. She abandons her gear, her skates, what she had thought was her team and flees. She busts out through the doors, not having any idea where she’s going, just needing to get away from their acid laughter.
She shoulders into the first room she finds, expecting a restroom and finding the home team dressing room, coming face to face with their captain. Riven’s heart rams the inside of her chest, panic trapping her.
“Hey!” the captain shouts, but her eyes aren’t on Riven’s rival colors. They’re glued to the hockey stick – flicking between the two pieces. “What happened?”
Riven tries to turn, to get away, but the other student grabs onto her warm-up hoodie and it pulls off her shoulders. Riven’s gut falls as the hold releases; she knows that the four-letter word graffiti across the top of her jersey tells the whole story.
“Take it off,” the captain barks, making Riven flinch.
She turns, red-faced, “What?” And then, “What?”
The jersey says LITO: it’s in the girl’s fist, held out like a demand. “C’mon. We’ll show them how to play for the other team.”
Today I was surprised and thrilled to find out that Vi was getting another skin, this time a Debonair skin to match Jayce’s and Ezreal’s (which will be released alongside hers). As excited as I was, I was a bit disappointed with the style choice that I saw on her model (x/x/x).
Being someone who has been playing Vi since she’s been released (which is the same time I joined League, meaning that this lady means a lot to me) and has been in love with her story and the characters she interacts with, etc. for over a year now, I know very much about her ‘punk’, ‘rebel’ image that translates into her outfits and behaviour/personality. Unfortunately, the way it was implemented in the still-developing Debonair skin didn’t feel quite right. The design isn’t really that bad, but the colours really did set me off.
Which is why I decided to create my own concept.
The attire I chose for Vi is simple; a white, women’s suit paired with black, pointed-toe heels and a nice little bow tie (and rose, but that’s behind the gauntlet and was in the original design anyway). I also changed her hair style, moving that loose strand so that it doesn’t obstruct her ‘VI’ tattoo, as well as slicking it back without it looking too chunky, the sides being shaved instead as per her regular/original design.
There are two hair styles shown: short and slicked back one (left) and slicked back with a pony tail (right). The three versions displayed consist of the original concept I had, one with a purple bow tie instead of a blue one, and the last one being the design with black trim.
Personally, I feel that this outfit is classy, as the Debonair skins should be (Jayce looks quite dapper in his, so why not have Vi be dapper in hers?) yet doesn’t take away from Vi’s ‘bad ass’ image. After all, there are many fancy looking heroes and heroines that remain classy looking while kicking serious ass.
[ Vi belongs to Riot Games | Outfit Concept belongs to Azulity ]
This goes out to thegadgetfish for a very belated but very happy birthday! We talked quite a bit in the past about modern!au rivelia with hobo Riven and company exec Irelia, so consider this the first taste of that world in fic form (who knows? maybe I’ll actually continue with this later on)
Regardless, happy birthday to an awesome artist, cosplayer, coder, and friend!
Irelia sighed to herself as she rounded another bend of the running path through Grand Park. Even though it was still early—the sun had only barely risen—there were joggers aplenty, each of them looking to fit in the same morning workout as the chief operating officer of Transcendent Industries.
i wanted to draw the old gaang but i didn’t know which outfits from which books to draw them in then i was like oh hang on
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