I debated scrapping this and probably will soon. Spoiler simply because there are individuals who don't know that Akito Sohma is actually female.
Two members of the Sohma family from the Fruits Basket anime/manga by Natsuki Takaya--this is in a way a follow up of an earlier drawing, [link]
, so just go there for the explanation as to what is going on, why Akito is pregnant, why these two are getting along so well, etc. The adult, Akito, is the once-spiteful and capricious Head of the ancient house of Sohma, a lonely 20-year-old girl who has lived all her life pretending to be male in order to traditionally carry out the duties forced upon her from birth (a role about which she is ambivalent, both liking and hating for the combined power and isolation it entails). Until chapters 130-131 of the Fruits Basket manga, Akito was forced to bear the "core" of an ancient family curse in which members of her family were possessed by the spirits of members of the Chinese Zodiac. As the Jade Empress (God), Akito wielded remarkable authority but also, as an almost perversely Christ-like figure, surrogately suffered all the negative powers of the curse to such an extreme that it was predicted that her death would occur before age 30. Now that she is free, in rpgs in which I participate, she is pregnant with Shigure Sohma's child and attempting to make amends with her family for behaving like an angry and frightened child in the past.
Here she shares a tender moment with gentle young cousin Kisa Sohma, a shy girl formerly possessed by the spirit of the Tiger.
To be part of a conglomerate mock-up manga panel when I can get Photoshop to love me again