(More copying and pasting facebook descriptions!)
So when I finished coloring this yesterday, I was pretty happy with it. Q w Q" I think the only thing that bugs me about this is that Frey's house (that little house on the lake that's in the background) didn't turn out as well as I wanted it to, but other than that I'm pretty proud of this.
Now, I explained on the sketch (which was uploaded to facebook and will never put on here because I hate it) what this was about, but basically Erika's lost two people very close to her already- her twin brother Stefan, and her best friend Franz- and blames herself for both of their deaths.
She blames herself for Franz's death since it was her powers that gave him the radiation sickness that killed him, but he knows that she didn't mean to, and that she was trying to protect them both from harm.
As for Stefan's death, she blames herself for not going with him to check something out. Stefan was the one who first found out about Jaxtii out of the Weiss household, not Erika. He'd gone to find out how to get there, and promised his family he'd be back shortly. When he still hadn't come home after two hours, the whole family was a wreck, until Erika got a phone call from what seemed like Stefan, but was in fact a police officer, who asked what her relation to Stefan was, and she explained that he was her twin brother. When she was asked to meet the police officer nearby, she knew something wasn't right, and was devastated when she arrived to find her brother lying on the ground struggling to breathe. It turned out that whilst walking to the place where he'd get the travelling details to Jaxtii, he'd been hit by a drunk driver, and was dying where he lay. His last words to Erika still haunt her 3 years later- "Жить для нас обоих. (Zhit' dlya nas oboikh.)" or "Live for both of us".
The two are still around her as spirits, but she can't see or hear either of them, but they still always tell her not to blame herself, and that it wasn't her fault they died.
(Essentially Erika's just literally the only TEOI OC I have besides Matthew and David who've lost someone close to them, and the only one of mine to lose a sibling. I'm not too nice to her..)