I was a bit hesitant about this Ask. However, I was a bit heartened to see someone show interest in Cal after his debut got a bit of a cold reception. I didn’t want to pair him with either of the gals from his debut, though, partly because it feels too soon for that and partly ’cause I needed this to be a yaoi Ask. I thought it’d be fitting to pair him with another boy we didn’t get a good look at in his previous appearance, Lied Shax, who was fully dressed (in drag) and mostly just a face the only other time I drew him. I think he’s a cute and fun character, though, so this Ask serves to highlight both boys I guess.
So, this was originally going to be the second panel of the last Hidden Orchard Society page. I had an idea for a different angle on things, though, so I set this aside. I still liked the drawing and wanted to finish it, so for the second time in a row we’ve got a little sequel to an HOS page. It looks like Cal had a long night.
I’m not sure how much I’m going to push this series, but I had a few ideas I’ll probably trickle out over time. Cal here is a character I’ve been bouncing around for a while. I wasn’t initially going to use him in this series, but I had an angle occur to me that I liked so I went with it. We have three new Applebridge characters introduced here, though we’ll have to wait and see if they crop up again. Like with the last HOS page, I do have a follow-up pic with Cal planned, though it’s going to be a bit different than Stacie’s sequel.