This is just a personal pet peeve of mine, but when I say I don’t want to talk about something, and the other person tries to guess what it is anyway… ALWAYS gets under my skin. Used to happen to me a lot. I dunno. Apparently, I had a lot of friends who just can’t let things go. Thankfully, this isn’t something I have to really deal with anymore.
And YET! Despite my detesting Emily’s attitude on this page… I kinda feel bad for her. When you put together the context from her perspective, not telling Emily does seem off. Because the only people Rain’s been able to tell her news to so far (at school, no less) was Rudy and Chanel. Rudy’s the boyfriend, so sure, he gets to know her secrets. But who’s Chanel again? Some friend’s girlfriend? “Why does she get to know? I’m the sister figure!”
Sometimes, I honestly miss high school. And then I think of situations like this, and think, “nah, I’m good.”
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Still think Emily is someone to be wary about.
Don't trust her.
I think Emily sort of has a right to know now when you're strictly talking about telling big secrets. Being pregnant in high school is no easy thing to keep quiet about (especially in the later months), and Rain's is difficult as well.
I like this principle: Big secret in exchange for big secret. XD
i am totally with you i hate it when friends just won't let something go, drives me insane.
I see Emily outing Rain's secret to everyone at some point if Rain confides in her.
And, been reading for a long time, but never commented, so just wanted to give my thanks for creating/posting this comic.
I don't think Emily really seems like the type to out rain if she's told. Honestly, I think she's a good person, she just got dealt a bad hand so her social personality developed around trying to get the attention of everybody else to make up for her absentee parental figures. She also seems knowledgeable enough about things outside of the "norm" to know that, even if she isn't 100% familiar with the subject, outing someone to others without their explicit consent is NOT okay.
The only little red flag that comes to mind for me is when she said she hated "liars" closer to the beginning of her introduction and early in character development, so the only way she'd be a threat in my mind is if she decided that Rain was lying. Still, I'll refer back to her knowledge of things outside the "norm" like asexuality and hetero/homo/etc romantic orientations which aren't things that even a lot of people from the LGBT community know about (or even believe are real). I think if Rain just explained herself and told her that it's about how she feels and not a lie because she's just trying to be herself (trying to keep living as Ryan* would have been the lie), she won't have anything to worry about from Emily. Hell she may even find that Emily is a good person to talk too about the subject considering how level headed and knowledgeable about well, everything she is.
And if it comes right down too it, Rain has dirt on her too so... if she didn't understand at first, she'd at least have until Emily's pregnancy was visible to try to smooth things out.
I know from experience that sometimes being closer to someone makes it more difficult to tell them about things like this, so really she should take it as a compliment. It's not human nature to take it as a compliment of course, but still :P
I hear that! I finally came out to my brother and sister (somewhat unintentionally) like a week ago. That about makes them the last people I had left to talk to after almost a decade of being out.
So yeah, I know all about the people closest being hardest to tell. It's like, because they're so close - because you care what they think so much - it's hard to tell them these things for fear of backlash from someone you care about.
I hate it when people press you to tell them your deepest feelings/secrets. Just because someone's not telling doesn't mean they don't trust you.
"Yeah, you're right. I'll tell you when we're out of school, alright? Sorry for making you wait."