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The once and future squirrel by RustyRaccoon The once and future squirrel by RustyRaccoon
A pic I commissioned from :iconchica-the-little-cat:

Remember the heart breaking scene in The Sword in the Stone where Arthur becomes a squirrel. The part where Merlin changes Arthur back, breaking the heart of that sweet little female squirrel always upset me.

In this version, Arthur decides to take a different path.
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Touching.Love 
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Whifflerat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Merlins little lesson backfired here. Alway's kinda pissed me off how Merlin put Arthurs life on the line with the whole fish thing.
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Alex-Kitsune Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I'd like to see a story where Wart decides to become a squirrel. Canon be dammed! besides the movie isn't historically accurate anyway so who cares? I want to see Wart/Arthur become a squirrel!
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
You and me both :).
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
why couldn't Merlin turn the girl squirrl into a human so she and Arthur can be together forever.
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I don't see any reason why he couldn't. However, I wanted to go with this because it seemed more fun.
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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Also do you only draw Animals or humans as well.
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I don't draw. All the images in my gallery are ones I've comissioned.
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
There is that to.
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, what might have been... :aww:
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Well, that's why we have pics and fanfics, so we can imagine whatever ending we want :).
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder how things might have turned out for her... even as a sort of palace pet...? ;)
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I think she'd be a very happy and spoiled little squirrel :)
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ScarletFoxfire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I agree
it looks good
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Serilaene Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I just watched the movie again. (I only saw it once, when I was 4, never again since then), but I clearly could recall that moment. I'm really sad for her. This drawing brings a lil' smile. Thanks for that.
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If only the squirrel became a girl...none of the mess with Guenivere would have ever happened!
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It could work, although I still like the idea of Arthur staying a squirrel. Maybe if they could shift between the two forms.
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Only problem: squirrels usually don't have the same lifespan as humans.
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Well, a little magic can fix that problem.
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Depends on who the writer and what state Merlin's in to get that done.

(though I say maybe Mim could sneak in and pull some squirrel business)
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Might also be interesting if they could shift between species, but even as squirrels they would still age as a human rate. Or at least if their squirrel forms do age faster, their human forms wouldn't, so, say spend two weeks as a squirrel and change back human, you're human form will be two weeks at human aging older if that makes sense. That way, neither has to give up the lives they know entirely. They could also use being squirrels as a way to relax if they're in a safe place.
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villainsprofile Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Clearly Arthur was an idiot when he can't see a good thing when he comes across it or in this case her!
I mean, seriously this movie needs a sequel and complete the squirrel's story arc.
I just hope they don't make it into a re-hashment of Twilight. That would totally ruin not the sequel but the first film.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
You must be kidding.
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
My worry is that they'd have her become a human. While I can see it working and it probably would be what would be best for them, a part of me wants them both to remain squirrels and live happily ever after as squirrels. I know there's destiny and all, but with fiction (I'm not sure how much truth there is to the legend of King Arthur), isn't the whole point that your imagination is the only limitation?
Maybe it's the part of me that likes "Wart" as the clumsy but still sympathetic and lovable kid that wants to see him stay with the squirrel. Yes, he's young enough that giving her what she wants is probably not an option, but he can still snuggle with her and rub her belly and stuff.
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Awww...cute!
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Yep. Now I just need to get them a giant version of one of those wheels and they'll be set.
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wheels?
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Yep :).
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Why would they need a wheel?
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
It was a joke. Like how people get those wheels for various rodent species, even giant ones for chinchillas so they can exercise. Although, given what that female squirrel was after, if Arthur was willing, I think they'd get plenty of exercise. Er, not that I encourage such things, because he's too young. Fortunately though, squirrels always make sure to obey age restrictions.
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Oh, THOSE types of wheels...
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love. I really love this. Squirrel was just so adorable.
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YukiTheEldra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You know I like the squirell....and have you read a fanfiction with a similar ending?
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Unfortunately, no. Do you know of any?
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YukiTheEldra Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
there are two on fanfiction.net
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
What are their titles?
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YukiTheEldra Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
when a girl squirell chooses a mate.... and discomboomeration
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RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Okay, thanks. I'll check 'em out.
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LawrenceOlaf Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
...Seriously trying not to break down and cry with joy right now.
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FP745A2001 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
This pic makes me very happy
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:iconrustyraccoon:
RustyRaccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Thanks. It makes me happy to give both of them a happy ending.
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rkerekes13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
:sing: I know your eyes in the mornin' sun
I feel you touch me in the pourin' rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again!

And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show!
How deep is your love?

How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
I really need to learn!
'Cause we're livin' in a world of fools
Breakin' us down
When they all should let us be!
We belong to you and me!

I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest darkest hour
You're my saver when I fall

And you may not think I care for you
When you know down inside that I really do
And it's me you need to show!
How deep is your love?

How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
I really need to learn!
'Cause we're livin' in a world of fools
Breakin' us down
When they all should let us be!
We belong to you and me!

Na na na na na!
Na na na na na na na na na!
Na na na na na na na na na na na!
Na na na na na na na!

And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show!
How deep is your love?

How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
I really need to learn!
'Cause we're livin' in a world of fools
Breakin' us down
When they all should let us be!
We belong to you and me!

Na na na na na!

How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
I really need to learn!
'Cause we're livin' in a world of fools
Breakin' us down
When they all should let us be!
We belong to you and me!
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's so very nice. :meow:
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MarioDS01 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Yeah, I hate the heart-breaking scene as well, this is a nice change. Question is, who would be the next King/Queen in Arthur's behalf? Or would Arthur still become King somehow and the female squirrel his queen and future wife?

Anyways, still a nice pic here.
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casey64 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
That is so sweet and nice... :D
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bringingzexyback Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
b'wa
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