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I'll be Home by tbolt I'll be Home by tbolt
I dedicate this picture to the men and women "Over There" keeping it over there, so that it doesn't come over here.

Thank you! God Bless you and keep you safe! May he bring you comfort in times of distress!

We remember you! Keep up the good work!


Song by Walter Kent
Lyrics by James 'Kim' Gannon



Story:

Night settled over the desert. The change from blazing heat to frosty chill always amazed Roth. A brilliant moon shone down over the land bathing everything in its silver glow. The camp fire slowly smouldered away into ashes. Roth knew he had to feed it soon before it went out, but he wanted to appreciate the sky without the distraction of the dancing flames.

Roth stood up and looked into the night sky and saw a star.

No, not a star, The Star. Despite incredible distances, the light still shone from, ... home.

A soft night breeze shifted the desert sands about him, and a wave of comfort seemed to wash over his shoulders. He drew and let out a long breath.

They were not forgotten, although they might be impossibly far from home, He knew where they were, each and every one of them, and He cared.

Roth fell to his knees and offered up a silent prayer of thanksgiving.
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured! [link]
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much! =^^=
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LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Very sweet and moving.

I hope and pray my friends and family come home safely.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly! =^^=
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:iconsaffronpanther:
saffronpanther Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work...
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much as well as for the favorite! =^^=
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:iconsaffronpanther:
saffronpanther Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. It is good.
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picomark4 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Very nice! >^.^<
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^=
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Very stirring.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much =^^=
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:icontails-sama:
tails-sama Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful piece, the sky looks very nice. ^^
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much! =^^=

Thanks for the favorite as well! :D
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:iconpoila-invictiwerks:
Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Lens flare stare~! O__O
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Hee, hee, total accident too! (believe it or not!) :D
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Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Good picture man. The words say it all.

Great pose and the background looks great.

For the brave men and women that fights for freedom :salute:
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly, I spent a lot of effort into the background! =^^=

Thank you for the favorite!

And thank you for your support! :D
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Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
any time
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:iconthe-shaggy-skipper:
the-shaggy-skipper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
A desert in space has got to be the most remote place I could ever imagine.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Roth: Sometimes it is...

Thanks for the comment! =^^=
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:iconrusheloc:
RushEloc Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Awww, seems very sweet. ^^
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! =^^=
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Real neat work.
Nice work with the lens flare and the background. Theme fits the wording nicely.
Be home for Christmas


Or send a postcard to home:

"While you were relaxing at home I was here camping in outer space.
wish you were here. "
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much I spent a lot of effort into the background =^^=

:rofl: Thanks for paying attention to Roth's back story! :D
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:iconspacewolfomega:
spacewolfomega Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Very cool picture, man. Good pose and nice use of the lens flare. :)

To all our soldiers... :salute:
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much!

Thanks for the favorite! =^^=

Hopefully someday this will all be over and the net number of free people in the world will increase...
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Sebastis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work on this piece. And yes Thank you to the brave men and women who keep us safe.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much, and for the favorite too! =^^=
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:iconsebastis:
Sebastis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmori-no-kitsune:
Mori-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
hey! long time no see :D
i notice you've improved alot on your drawings,good work!
i love the story behind this,its kind of touching
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly! =^^=

I guess the practice is paying off! ^^;
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:iconmori-no-kitsune:
Mori-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
it most certainly is! youre doing really well on different positions ^^ *claps hands*
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