I'm simply loving these characters' design. Their pose in this work gives me a feeling of condescending pride that ties in well with the title of the novel (and that of this work too LOL), I like the contrast with your other piece containing these two. It's also nice how coherent the clothing design is, color-wise, how it fits perfectly with their hair and eyes.
Speaking of color, I love the style in this piece. It's very well done, the relatively simple solid shapes you used still convey a great sense of volume, form, and lighting. The somewhat limited palette and strong blocks of color also remind me of ancient Greco-Roman mosaics (wonder what they would have thought if this was on one of their temples' walls XD).
From seeing the characters, I'm quite interested in this novel you two are writing. Can you tell anything about it, or would you rather keep it under wraps until it's done?
It brings a smile to my face to hear you are interested in it, I hope we can do justice to it. >u< //I'd rather keep it a bit of a secret, it might be more interesting to read it that way. It's the second book we are co-writing, so far we have only done half of the draft of this one, and I don't know when Mei has time to work with me on the continuation. <:3 //Well, considering we are doing multiple projects at the same time, ha ha.