And here we are, the final page of this little story and the tweest my fiance and I collaborated on in a sense.
To back things up a bit, I was brainstorming like crazy a few months ago for a story and wasn't coming up with much until my fiance suggested I take an allegory and run with it. In this case, we decided to go for an allegory of fighting for one's life once faced with the prospect of possible ensuing death.
In his run-ins with death, Ren's only salvation came from the interventions, urgings, and support of his family and physician, and the strength he drew from them in the end. Spoiler alert, yeah. You got this far, so I'm sure you were able to put together that much!
Either way, that's the end of the story. Again, not as powerful as the Kingdom of Akemi, but a welcome little experiment in practicing with story-telling, panel-planning, and background/detail practice. So even if it doesn't place, it's still here for you all to read.
Any constructive criticism is welcome, because if I do this next year, I REALLY want to knock the ball out of the park!
Thanks for reading, guys! You're great!