Ahhh. Sorry for the double-post, and sorry I'm late. I hope you'll still accept my entry. I was doing homework, and completely forgot to finish this up until a half an hour before midnight... I'll submit it anyway, and leave it to Jaden to decide whether to accept my entry or not. ^^;;; *forehead smack*
I had a lot of fun doing this, I've been wanting to draw Old West cowboy clothing for a while. I didn't finish the art to the extent I wanted to, I colored it in 1/2 an hour. I'll probably finish it later.
Name - Semuel Running Cloud
Age - late teens or early 20's
Personality - Level headed in almost any situation, but can be very sarcastic at times
Mount - Blaze, a Quarter Horse gelding
As he traveled from town to town playing poker and fighting gunfights, Samuel 'the Rattler' Renne met people of all sorts, but the Indian maiden White Cloud was different. She ignored him completely. So Samuel made it his purpose in life to capture her devotion, which after weeks of trying, he did. Three months later, their whirlwind romance was over, and Samuel moved on. When White Cloud gave birth to a baby boy seven months later, she was shunned by her tribe, and eventually took refuge with an elderly hermit who lived a few miles from the tribe.
The hermit was hard of hearing, and White Cloud's English poor, so when they named the baby, taking from both of his parent's names, it was Semuel Running Cloud. Semuel, or Sem as they called him, grew up with an adoring, but vengeful mother, who catered to his every whim. He learned to hunt and ride horses from an uncle in the tribe, as White Cloud had eventually been forgiven. Sem was a natural with the shotgun and could hit any target, while on foot or on horse-back. And the kindly hermit made sure Sem learned his three R's.
When Sem turned 18, he set out to find his good-for-nothing father, intending to take revenge for leaving him and his mother. He went to the nearest town and purchased some 'white man's clothes,' several boxes of shotgun shells, and supplies. Sem took off on his best friend and steed, Blaze, in the last direction that Samuel had been seen heading - the Nevada desert. He had no idea that the search would take years.