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Enchanted by Nevuela Enchanted by Nevuela
I wrote the following short story to accompany this picture:

Marge downed her third glass of champagne and heaved a heavy sigh. She knew she should have expected this. Whenever there was an event Homer wasn’t interested in (or more accurately, any event that didn’t have free food or beer) he suddenly had to “cover for a coworker” just long enough to miss the event entirely.

Why he couldn’t just admit that he didn’t want to go was a mystery. Perhaps if he would just be honest with her, it wouldn’t hurt her feelings so much. And then she wouldn’t get her hopes up. Now she was merely awaiting the inevitable phone call with the “bad news, honey” and the tacked-on apology.

Tears stung Marge's eyes as she gazed out across the dance floor. Dozens of happy couples were waltzing to a saccharine love song. ‘That should be me out there,’ she told herself. If only Bart were a little bit taller – and a lot more sensitive – she could dance with him. But all three of her children were nowhere to be seen. She hoped Lisa was keeping an eye on Bart to make sure he wasn’t playing pranks on the dancers for his own amusement. Her son may be a handful, but at least he came along.

The song ended and with it, Marge hoped, the sappy sentimentality that had her on the verge of tears. Surely the DJ would improve the mood with something more upbeat. But no. It was the next song that did it. As the first stirring chords of The Carpenters’ “Close To You” began to play, Marge let out a sob, wishing now more than ever that Homer was there. It was their song! And as far as Marge was concerned, it was a crime that they weren’t together on the dance floor moving in sync to its melody.

“Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?” Marge mouthed the words as she fought back tears. She blinked them away just in time to see an odd shape move through the crowd. For a moment she thought she was hallucinating a walking palm tree, but as the figure emerged from the throng of bodies on the dance floor, her jaw dropped.

Sideshow Bob, the man who had repeatedly terrorized her family before being locked away “for good,” was a stunning vision to her watery eyes. A pink carnation was affixed to the front of his plum-colored waistcoat, under which he wore a white dress shirt and black tie. He was quite dashing, for a homicidal maniac. Dashing, hell. He was downright dreamy... and he was walking straight toward her.

Marge held her breath as the man stood over her with a smoldering smile and extended a hand to her. An unknown force seemed to lift her own hand and place it in his, made her shiver deliciously as his long fingers curled over hers, and lifted her from her seat as he guided her out onto the dance floor.

“Why do stars fall down from the sky, every time you walk by?” Bob sang softly as they danced, gazing serenely into Marge’s eyes. Marge gazed back, lost in heaven. The man was incredibly graceful, despite his enormous feet. Nearby, Bart, Lisa and Maggie sported identical expressions of shock.

After a moment, Bart stepped forward, holding up a cell phone. “Hey Mom, Homer called and said he can’t make it,” he said, trying to sound casual to hide his horror. “Mom?”

Bob drew her closer, their bodies pressing together, ignoring the boy who was once the bane of his existence.

Marge sighed dreamily, enchanted. “Who’s Homer?”
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
wow exllcent 
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:iconlsrm:
LSRM Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Wut? Philip Fry (I'm not sure if) [V2] 
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:iconvickifraggle:
vickifraggle Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
I want that dress.
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
^_____^
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:iconsideshowbobgal329:
Sideshowbobgal329 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
( I walk in wearing a bloody red dress with matching shoes, Bloody Mary lipgloss on, my hair straight with my bangs cover my hair like an emo, black extensions in my red hair) ( DJ pops in "If I could only imagine") "bob, would you care to take a lovely loving 18 year old autistic girl like me to dance?"
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
:iconsideshowbobrapeplz: I would be delighted, my dear!
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:iconsideshowbobgal329:
Sideshowbobgal329 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so awesome!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! (Kisses on lips)
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:iconinuala:
Inuala Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, I'm not the only autistic girl her ;)
What kind of autism do you have? Mine is asperger.
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:iconsideshowbobgal329:
Sideshowbobgal329 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same thing.
So bob, will ya? (Solfly kisses on cheek)
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:iconvocaloid-fanatic:
vocaloid-fanatic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe the kids look traumitized! :XD:
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:iconevilgrinplz:
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:iconiloveglee23:
iloveglee23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Meet your new father,children. EVIL Laughter! 
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
:iconicameplz: Hehehehehe.
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:iconpaulibus2001:
paulibus2001 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw this, I started thinking "Some Enchanting Evening".  Marge looks enchanting.  Good job! :)
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
:iconholaplz: Grrrrracias! :D
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:iconvocaloid-fanatic:
vocaloid-fanatic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heuehuehueheuehue *reads again and again and again*

y u so perf robbie
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
:iconsideshowbobrapeplz: You flatter me, my dear!
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:iconniamhtobin2000:
NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I love Bart's facial expression!
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
:iconevilgrinplz:
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:iconniamhtobin2000:
NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Hahaha! I'm pretty sure that it didn't look like that! XD
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Nope, that's just my response to it. ;)
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:iconniamhtobin2000:
NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
That was slightly evil. XD
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:iconlightening816:
Lightening816 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Hey Marge, mind if I cut in?
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
:iconsideshowbobrapeplz: Well hellooooo... :D
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:iconlightening816:
Lightening816 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
You're a wonderful dancer. ;)
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
:icondancingplz:

LOL couldn't resist. :D
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:iconangelsoffallen:
AngelsofFallen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bob: Margery you are so beautiful
Marge: oh Bob
Bart: oh no
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
:iconhurrplz:
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:iconafrahkhan:
afrahkhan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
THIS IS VERY GOOD,I LOVE THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND BODY LANGUAGE USED IN THIS,IT'S GREAT! NIIIIIIIIIIIIICE ONE!
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:iconafrahkhan:
afrahkhan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
OOOH! I SEE ROMANCE IN THE AIR! IS BOB TRYING TO STEAL MARGE BY WOOING HER WITH HIS DEVILISH CHARMS?
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
:giggle: Hehehe, he could be, much to Bart's dismay. :D
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:iconafrahkhan:
afrahkhan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
YEAH! UNFORTUNATLY IT CANNOT BE STOPPED AS NO ONE CAN RESIST BOB AND HIS WONDERFUL CHARMS!
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:iconmegasupermatt:
megasupermatt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
oh well, what's one more mental scar for bart
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:iconevilgrinplz: Indeeeeed!
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:icontherealmoshmonkey:
therealmoshmonkey Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
It could lead to that in Being Bob as hes lost his memory.
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Possibly, though I'm not sure how to work it in convincingly yet.
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:iconkamarisama:
kamarisama Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
So cute!! Is amazing!
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks! :blowkiss: :flirty:
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sideshow-cellophane Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOL! :rofl: Maybe both got a *little* too much to drink! This would be especially hilarious if Homer walked in on them as they kiss (winkwink). ;) Great job!
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Hehehehehe. :giggle:
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:iconsideshow-cellophane:
sideshow-cellophane Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I also have to agree with one of the reviewers - this should be in Being Bob, since Marge is so nice to Bob, he doesn't know any better, and I'm watching Phantom of the Opera right now. :giggle:
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Oooooh, I think I see where you people are going with this! :iconhurrhurrplz:
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:iconsideshow-cellophane:
sideshow-cellophane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
We're all just so evil it doesn't matter. :mwahaha:
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:iconbabyzooble:
BabyZooble Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Soooo cute!
One idea! Why dont you draw cecil and lisa together, whit angry bart?
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
LOL thanks! That would be a good idea!

I've already got a few Lisa/Cecil pictures: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
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:iconbabyzooble:
BabyZooble Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I know!Their are Awseone
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Gracias! :iconholaplz:
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clazombie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
:iconhurrplz:
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Malfuriana Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Where's homer?! I miss him in it! :XD:
2. Kiss her, Bob!! Goooo!!! :D

Love it! Bob's face :3
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