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Manolo has a minion!

Toro the Tooro




Manolo


The Custom Sweetheart Escalade
Owner: kenny

Age: 5 years, 7 months, 1 week

Born: March 11th, 2015

Adopted: 5 years, 7 months, 1 week ago

Adopted: March 11th, 2015


Pet Spotlight Winner
July 15th, 2015

Statistics


  • Level: 1
     
  • Strength: 12
     
  • Defense: 10
     
  • Speed: 10
     
  • Health: 10
     
  • HP: 10/10
     
  • Intelligence: 0
     
  • Books Read: 0
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Unemployed


it is the day of the dead.
The Ofrendas have been painstakingly built and lavishly decorated in remembrance of each family's late loved ones. Candles cast a cheery - if not out-of-place - glow all around the cemetery. This is not a mournful occasion, no — there is music in the air, and children shrieking with laughter dance and chase each other around the brightly-colored tombstones. Families kneel beside the shrines to their ancestors and speak fondly of the departed, remembering happy times in life and hoping for happier times in the afterlife. Stories are shared, songs are sung, food is enjoyed: it is Dí­a de los Muertos, and everywhere, there is joy.

Well, not quite everywhere.

A woman weeps at the foot of her sparsely-decorated Ofrenda. It is her first Day of the Dead alone, and she can find no reason to be happy; memories that should bring her joy instead bring her sorrow. As she weeps, she prays to the patrona del amor perdido - the patron saint of lost love - that her husband has passed peacefully and without incident into the Land of the Remembered.

The smell of marigolds and the soft strumming of a guitar fill the air.

"—señora, why are you crying?"
The woman looks up to see a creature perched atop her husband's altar. He is as big as a stallion, yet he does no harm as he steps among the offerings of old photographs and tequila. She recognizes him immediately as a torero: his brilliant red-and-gold tails would attract any toro's attention, and his ironclad head and wickedly-pointed horns would meet the bull head-on. Dark sugar-skull curls are etched into his bone-white face, and cuffs of gold encircle his wrists and ankles — he must be a cherished and decorated ancestor of someone in the town. Clutched in his cruel-looking claws is a worn guitar, whose strings he gently - lovingly - strokes, creating a tune that soothes the ache in her spirit. And then she sees it — the crowned heart, emblazoned upon either of his shoulders; and she weeps for an entirely different reason, for her prayers have been answered.

"—my husband is dead," she tells the beast of bone.

The torero makes a mournful rattling noise that may have been a sigh.

"—I know," he replies. His voice is like the smoothest tres leches cake. He plays a dramatic chord on his guitar; again, the smell of marigolds comes upon her.

The world holds its breath.

That's when she hears it — the familiar gravelly rumble of her husband's laugh; and when she turns, she sees him, in all his sugar-skeleton glory. For a split second, she dares not believe: this must be some sort of cruel trick. But it cannot be so, for all around, the Remembered are reuniting with the living, as though they have never left! Bony hands clasp with fleshy ones; laughter and song rise from lungs both empty and full. Indeed, in every corner of the cemetery, the dead have come to dance with their loved ones. She tearfully embraces her husband, and as she turns to praise the torero for his gift, he has already begun to walk away, going unnoticed among the rejoicing families. He must be going to the Ofrenda of his own family, and she knows there is only one family of bullfighters in this town.

No family is remembered quite as fondly as familia Sánchez. Their corridas are legendary; people would come from miles around to watch a Sánchez take down a bull. Each Sánchez moved with unparalleled skill and courage — some would say they make bullfighting look easy. However, the family seems to have fallen on hard times ever since the passing of their last son...

(The black sheep: a lazy cabrón who squandered his incredible talent for the life of a mariachi. An outrageously-skilled and handsome bullfighter who wouldn't kill the bull. A disgrace.)

In spite of their recent tribulations, the Sánchez family Ofrenda is one of the most decorated and visited in town, and indeed, the beast of bone is there; from a distance, he watches his two best friends as they exchange stories and place flowers at the base of the altar, though he dares not approach them. He knows the damage his death has wrought. Instead, the torero - the black sheep, the would-be mariachi, the patron saint of music and lost love - conceals himself in the feverishly-dancing crowd and picks at the strings of his guitar, and he plays until the sun rises and the Remembered vanish with the dawn.

He is the last of them to leave, taking the scent of marigolds with him.

créditos:
Fanpet for Manolo Sánchez from The Book of Life. I don't own the character, only the changes made to suit Subeta.
Story, profile, and coding by kenny.
Overlay and pet art by kenny with help from the amazing (and patient) Folara!

Pet Treasure


Book of Life

Ancient Sugar Skull

Missus Sugar Skull

Mister Sugar Skull

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Happy Skull Bead

Red Candy Skull Ornament

Calavera Bride Painted Eyes

Calaca Groom Painted Eyes

Calaca Groom Grinning Mask

Blooming Skull Sticker

Laughing Skull Sticker

Autumnal Skull Sticker

Icy Skull Sticker

Unnervingly Cheery Skull

Blossom-Wrapped Bird Skull

Succulent-Covered Skull

Autumn Vine-Wrapped Skulls

Aurora Blossom-Covered Skull

Succulent Skull

Garden of Bones

A Desert Full of Bones

Bones of Autumn

Snow Dusted Bones

The Skeleton Vase

Bone Garden Bunny Plushie

Desert Skeleton Lizard Plushie

Autumn Skeleton Bat Plushie

Frozen Skeleton Moose Plushie

Verdant Skeleton

Verdant Remains Beanbag

Succulent Remains Beanbag

Autumnal Remains Beanbag

Frozen Remains Beanbag

White Candy Skull Beanbag

Bone Garden Fairy

Desert Bone Garden Fairy

Autumn Bone Garden Fairy

Frozen Bone Garden Fairy

Cruel Fandango

El Muerto

La Muerta

Tequila

Box of Dried Marigold Buds

Pan de Muerto

Matador Costume

Mariachi Jacket

Mariachi Pants

Mariachi Ankle Boots

Calavera Bride Mended Heart

Pink Acoustic Guitar

Sunburst Acoustic Guitar

Burnished Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

Spring Acoustic Guitar

Skulltar

Mexican Flag

Pet Friends