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May 24 2013

The ending of the manga

When I first finished reading the manga, I was like “That’s it? What’s next?”

To my disappointment, we didn’t even see a tearful embrace or something like that. We readers know that Albert had just revealed his last secret to Candy, and after her initial shock subsided, she dashed towards her prince with euphoria.

I think the author Mizuki deliberately left the ending vague, making us wonder what would happen to these two. A lot of questions were unanswered too, such as

  • Was Candy really over Terry?
  • Now that Candy knew that Albert was her prince, how would she respond to his yet another identity?
  • Did it mean that Albert had confessed his love for Candy?
  • What would Albert do to their adoptive relationship?
  • How would Albert deal with the gossips or rumors resulting from the fact that he used to live with Candy for more than a year?
  • What was the ultimate reason why Candy had decided to return to Pony’s Home?
  • etc.

Later, I had a chance to read the spoilers of the old Candy Candy Novel published by Mizuki soon after the manga had been finished, and I believed I got the answers to some of the questions above. However, I still felt I wanted more. Therefore, I let my imagination run loose and started writing a short story called “It Must Have been Love” last May. For those who haven’t read it yet, you can find it in

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8150116/1/It-Must-Have-Been-Love

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of this story, and to congratulate myself, I have drawn a picture based on the scene in chapter 3 (the excerpt shown below).

As tears were streaming down my face, I heard a familiar voice, “Little girl, you are much prettier when you smile.”

That sounded like… Albert?

I stiffened, utterly dumbstruck to hear someone repeat this statement that had been long buried in my mind. My pulse raced as I cautiously turned to the source of the voice. I was right! Through my tears I could see Albert standing with his hand on a tree that was some distance away. He was dressed in his regular, casual outfit, fixing his affectionate gaze at me.

While he remained silent and motionless, letting his words sink in, my head was in a whirl! Staring at his smiling face for a few more seconds, all of a sudden I could envision in my mind how his face morphed into that handsome face of Prince on the Hill! It all made perfect sense now. Albert was an Ardlay, and his sweet voice, his shiny blond hair, and his beautiful blue eyes all matched with those of my prince!

Oh God! Oh my God! Albert was Prince on the Hill!

The refreshing breeze on the hill was caressing my tear-stained cheeks. Under the beautiful blue sky, Prince on the Hill was here once again, smiling at me. An ecstatic grin soon found its way to my face.

Albert… Uncle William… Prince on the Hill!

After taking a couple of shy steps, I finally sprinted toward my prince. Instantaneously, he understood my intention, and his face illuminated at once. His strong, loving arms were then outstretched, ready to welcome me into his warm embrace, which caused my heart to leap.

The picture is far from perfect, but I hope you will like it. You’re welcome to share my post, but not the drawing on its own.

IMHBL_Albert_Candy_Running

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  1. Liliana

    OMG!… you have the full packet… you’re an excellent writer and a great artist

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Nice to see you here Liliana!!! Thank you so much for your compliments, but I don’t think I’m that good in these areas although I feel very encouraged to share my works with my friends in Candy Candy world 😀

  2. Mavelle

    Hi, I finally finished reading Love Never Fails and I love it, and so is your drawing. Congratulations!

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thank you for reading my story! Thanks for your support too. 🙂

  3. EnakaT

    A fine job! Good for you

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thanks

  4. Milady

    I loved your drawing! You ‘re right I think there must’ve been at least two more pages in the manga with them hugging and with happy faces.
    Congratulations for your nice blog!

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thank you Milady! Yes! Two more pages of some close up will be great! 🙂

  5. MN027

    Hi, do you remember me from your story page? I gave one or two reviews, I think. I must say, I’m very fond of your blog and your lineart. I’ll be coming back here every week. Nice to meet you!

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Your name does ring a bell! Nice to meet you here! It’s my honor that you like my drawing and my blog, and thank you very much! Hope to hear from you again! 😀

  6. Yanyan

    This is so pretty. You draw so well, not only a great writer. I love your blog.

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thank you very much!!! Just wondering, are you the one who asked me about MySpace? If so, we can finally ‘talk’! If not, never mind 😉

      1. Yanyan

        Yes, I am! I’m happy you decided to open your own blog

        1. Ms Puddleglum

          Nice to meet you, Yanyan! I’m very glad I finally got this started too, and I’ll try to add at least one new post every week to connect with my friends in CC world. 🙂

  7. Paola

    Omg what a nice drawing!!! Congrats my friend, so far, it’s perfect for me!!! I mega love it!!! And also…nice blog!!! 😀

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Oh thank you so much for your encouragement Paola!! <3

  8. Lorena

    Love the blog, and the drawing Ms. Puddle 🙂

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Awww… Lorena I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂

  9. Keila Nott

    Wow!!!! Congratulations Ms Puddleglum…..I love it!

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thanks dear I’m so glad you love it!

  10. ParkersTheOne

    Hey, Candy is almost as tall as Albert. Beautifully done 😉

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      LOL… I couldn’t quite get it “visible” that she had jumped up… 😛

      1. ParkersTheOne

        No really, you made Albert look more handsome in here I might give up the man who is courting me this month >:D

        1. Ms Puddleglum

          This is hilarious… LOL 😉

  11. CKati

    You not only write beatifully, but you can also draw. That’s a really nice picture 😀

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Oh seriously I’m still learning to draw, but thank you so much for your compliment! 🙂

  12. Lezti

    wow!! Lovely picture hunny! Congratulations 🙂

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thanks! I’m so glad you like it, dear!

  13. Albertfanatix

    Hey, great work on your drawing of your fanfic. I wish Mizuki hadn’t removed the hugging part from the manga after Albert revealed to Candy as her long-waited prince of the hill. Two thumbs up, Ms Puddleglum. Looking forward to seeing some more of your new adventure! 😀

    1. Ms Puddleglum

      Thanks again for your encouragement!

      1. Albertfanatix

        I love what you did with Candy’s dress. You’re improving real fast. Good job. 🙂

        1. Ms Puddleglum

          Thank you! ^_^ Still learning though.

          1. Albertfanatix

            How about another art from you in It Must Have Been Love when they have kids? I love that scene. 😉

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