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It's so...so quiet. So dead. No more humming from the ponds or singing from the sky. No more playful squeals of Barbaloots beneath the trees. There are no trees. Now that I have a moment without profits or thneeds to distract me, I realize this silence has been slowly growing for a long time. And not that everyone is gone, well...the silence is overwhelming. What an "empire" I've created: this dead, sludge and smog-filled land. What ever happened to the paradise I first came upon, the one that brought tears to my eyes because of its beauty? Tears now fill my eyes again for this place, but not for the same reasons. Now, these tears are tears of shame and regret. I destroyed a paradise, because I wanted to gain from it. And what did I gain? Loneliness, and a handful of empty buildings. Even my wealth is gone, taken from me by my relatives and the utter ruin of the company's stock when the last tree fell. Oh how I wish I'd just listened to that Lorax. He tried so many times to warn me. He gave me so many chances to turn back, to make up from my mistakes. But I shunned him, hated him because I thought he wanted to ruin me. Why couldn't I have seen that he wanted to save me? There is no Lorax now, warning me to turn back. No second chances. It's over, and I'm left with nothing but a single word: Unless. I simply can't think of what that could mean, no matter how many times I turn the word over in my mind. But I will figure it out. I owe it to the Lorax, to the creatures whose home I destroyed. I will sit at this window, looking over the damage I've done until I know what the "unless" is. And then...maybe then, I can start to make right my sins.
Hello dA! I'm finally going to be submitting things again! :D

This is just a small look into the mind of the Once-ler, soon after the Lorax has left. I finally went and saw the movie earlier today, and was inspired to write this. I just loved the Once-ler. X3

The Lorax (c) Dr. Seuss
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HumanInvaderLex Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
W-wow I love this so much

This lil story shows so much of the regret the Once-ler is feeling after the last tree fell and when the Lorax left him, thinking about 'Unless'
I love this so much ;___; :heart:
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TytheTiger02 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading! ^^ I truly didn't expect this story to get much attention. ^^;
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HumanInvaderLex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Artist
WELL O THINK IT'S AWESOM :3
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TytheTiger02 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks again so much! X3
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HumanInvaderLex Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
you is welcome XD
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Sonic-the-Hedgie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You, my best friend, are such an amazing writer.
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TytheTiger02 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks. :aww:
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LaylaAlvedo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
How sad.
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TytheTiger02 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for reading!
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LaylaAlvedo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
He launed his lessons the hard way.
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