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. the old piano . by luleiya . the old piano . by luleiya
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[...Ulquiorra soon learned that the piano did not know any songs at all. It was a means for people to reproduce them; it had no voice of its own. And yet he felt a kinship with that old piano, as if it were an orphan like him. He imagined that nobody else wanted to play with it because it was dirty, scratched up, hardly used to the point that it was falling apart… and no one seemed to care. For that reason he always pictured the piano like the little match girl from the Christmas picture books. She was dirty too, and no other children in the story ever came up and offered to play with her.

He decided to be friends with the piano, and took lessons with the old woman every day in order to give that mute little girl a voice. He wanted the piano to express itself, to tell everyone how lonely it was...
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~~ From "Musings" chapter 4. - Nihilism by :iconkittymcdaniels:

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Ulquiorra playing the piano at the orphanage, with the piano's "soul" (a girl in the form of Orihime) sitting right next to him. :heart:

...a little something that came to mind after reading this chapter. It made me think that the girl Ulquiorra imagined to be the soul of the piano might as well have been Orihime, who was also going through a hard chapter in her life - tattered, broken, lonely...

This is dedicated to Carla (PrincessKitty) of course - the author of the story. :hug::blowkiss:

BG music: Nils Frahm - "Dedication, Loyalty"

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Media: Manga Studio EX 4, Wacom Intuos 4
Ulquiorra & Orihime / BLEACH © Tite Kubo

Piano stock by =jocarra
Frame stock by =Black-B-o-x

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SeanMaguire1991 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thats a very thought provoking piece
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GrantzVII Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
So beauty. So sad! Heart Heart 
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agnesinks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
<3
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Ja-Na-Na Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so cute and adorable!
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AnnieSchiffer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
So adorable. I really love your UlquiHime art.
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Devorad Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
beautiful
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Lifepaw1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
An adorable piece of work that deserves 5 stars out of 5.
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Hinahara Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OMG !!            Hand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plzHand spaz plz  R.I.P
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inginuyasha Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
So adorable ^_^
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bubbamax1990 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just so adorable! i personally think UlquiHime seems like a really smelly unhygenic concept- but this pic is just too cute!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
why is she wearing rags?!
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tiunaoh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read the story to find out, and, to quote what Luleiya stated at first,

"Ulquiorra playing the piano at the orphanage, with the piano's "soul" (a girl in the form of Orihime) sitting right next to him. Heart

...a little something that came to mind after reading this chapter. It made me think that the girl Ulquiorra imagined to be the soul of the piano might as well have been Orihime, who was also going through a hard chapter in her life - tattered, broken, lonely..."

Tattered, broken and lonely. But I suggest you read the fic, it's really good.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
ok :)
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Kawaii-ShuMii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Oww un fantasmita D: (?
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emy-o Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
SOOO ADORABLE!! (*fangirl fangirl*)
By far one of my fav pairs and you captured them SOOO WELL!!
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
*squealllls
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GiuCPB Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
lovely drawing! *w*
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Airumel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ADORABLE!!!!!!
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Archadian-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent composition! The angle of the piano is superb. Really great job!
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
so CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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sasusaku14eva Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Bunny-Emoji-11-(Emoji-Drum-Roll) Bunny-Emoji-10-(Emoji-Loved) Neko-Emoji-01 
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MitchBratt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Artist
Omg This So Beautiful... I Almost Teared Up *_*
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landra15 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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Zumea Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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PuRpLekHoUkHa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So.. cute.. but sad..OnO
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neokamatari Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this one... because it has a story, a good one, alternate but good material. Uruquiora and Orihime. I wish the creators did a side-story with them, those typical episodes that are not violent but just plain explanation. I wouldn't mind if they explain that weird feeling he sense for her. Your illustration is quite good, you are talented.
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this is so cute omfg
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful !!
Even it's been so long since I read bleach >..<
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MaxiBlue Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This is so pretty and adorable.
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FallenAngelFeather Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
sayng that's awesome is restrictive.
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alice8882 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! :)
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BakedBunny Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
So cute!!
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The-Time-Hunter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute! 
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NP9-HATAKE Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMYGOSHSOKAWAIIII. ahem... excuse me. u.u
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AdilaRain Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Writer
So cute!~:iconmonkeyloveplz:
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Kitsumi-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
aww, it's so cute!
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AkaneAyamoto Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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Karaogen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow. Great texture. I love the mesh. This is really amazing!
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
it is so cute^^
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linkq Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Incredibly adorable! Neatly done..
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Xsign-of-fireX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aiyah. . . it's so beautiful. . . I absolutely adore your ulquihime artwork. . . so beautiful :DDD
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xEternalSkyx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow this picture and that fanfiction have worked together to convert me into an UlquiHime shipper...
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Arcedemius Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very very cute! i love your style! ^^
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xxemojesterjulianaxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. THIS. ;________;
Have I mentioned I love your work
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F-cherrylin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God! I love that fanfic so much. An your art! I never thought I would see something like this.
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annamarie09 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is so cute :) so much detail, its out of place and perfect at the same time
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akimii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The monochrome fits the atmosphere perfectly...TvT You can tell there is a story behind the picture; looking at it makes me melancholy and happy at the same time.
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aryaputra0099 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I think this review describes the picture perfectly. No more words needed. 
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blacklothussayshello Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh so cute and bright, I wanna cry ! i~i
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Redfauxofenigmas Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this: the background details, the children's expressions, their posing, everything. Well done.

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