[Gen] The Artist Title: The Artist Rating: G Pairing(s): None. Character(s): Torvald Summary: People asked him why he painted. Prompt(s): "a picture paints a thousand words" Word Count: 83 A/N: Short fic is short! Less than 100 words. Wow, I'm special. 8)
People asked him why he painted. What had inspired a troubled boy like him to become an artist? He told them he didn't know.
The truth was, he did know.
He painted because he couldn't write very well. He painted because math didn't come easy for him, and neither did science. He painted because he wanted to feel like he had something to contribute, something that was uniquely his.
But mostly, he painted because he wanted his mother to be proud of him.