I very strongly considered merging this page with the next one for a double update. I decided against it for two reasons. One is that I’m still playing catch up a bit, and separating them gives me more time to work with things. The other reason being that I want to hear some thoughts and speculation before moving forward.
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Such a cliffhanger >.<
errr.... always happen when she's near Ana... I'll think I'll guess wrong like always but I bet I'll make some of us smiles and laught, so here's my guess :
Rain has a crush on Ana, and so she's lesbian...
...That doesn't explain why she's crying >.>
Anyone have a better guess than I ?
I think she is definitely attracted to Ana, and she is crying because that attraction is making stuff happen downstairs that she would rather not happen.
@championneko; Well I'd assume she's crying since she keeps having to deal with male anatomy popping up when she's female and that anatomy shouldn't be on her. But also, if she happens to be homosexual then I can see why she wouldn't want male private anatomy near her as well, it'd just be kind of gross or weird for her.
I don't know if she is lesbian(since sexuality and sexual orientation is diverse) but Ana \has to\ trigger a turn on of some kind, or at least a memory, subconscious or conscious, of some kind of turn on. That's just my guess though *shrugs* I just hope Rain can figure things out soon, and that Chanel doesn't freak out. Because say, if Chanel had a little bit of Androphobia, since she's kind of afraid of boys, then to hear about Rain who's she used to being a girl get a guy boner might freak her out a bit.. Just because she might accidentally think of the image, so yeah.
@Nick: I haven't thought that Rain's male part could react but it would answer why she's crying. If it's this then she was crying ashamed of hersel and in fear of her future ; especially when everything was under good way.
Rain may be reluctant to admit to having a crush on a girl, especially to Maria of all people, considering that she is dating Maria's brother rather than Maria herself.
Big comment, oh boy oh boy- brace yourselves:
I am more or less on the same page as Imaginary Girls. I think Rain is physically attracted to Ana or has a crush on her, which makes her feel awful since she's with Rudy right now. But because Rudy is Maria's brother, Rain feels like she can't talk to Maria about it for whatever reasons she has.
Chanel just so happened to be coming in at the wrong place and time, so Rain sort of has to explain herself (Well, she doesn't HAVE to, but for arguments sake...). But the only minor issue with Chanel is how she /might/ tell Maria or slip by accident. Or worse, potential androphobia could freak her out; and since sexual stuff isn't a priority in her relationship she might not understand + potential fear/dislike of men(making Rain probably feel worse, if not better).
Meanwhile Maria is teasing Gavin to be with Ana, but he, as far as I know, doesn't want to and wants to wait for Rain. So if Rain and Rudy are no more, that makes Rain available for Gavin; But what if before Rain&Rudy split (if they do, that is) Rain is already focusing on Ana, and Gavin gave up on Rain an is focusing on Ana too? What if Ana reciprocates to Rain? Would that make Gavin really upset? What if Ana reciprocates to Gavin? Would he feel hestitant since Rain is available? Would that cause an awkward love-triangle with Gavin, Rain, and Ana?
And what about Rudy? He seemed fine with Rain until the transition was mentioned; maybe Rudy is gay after all, and because Rain didn't transition there was a subconscious attraction factor. What will happen if Rain moves on that soon? Would Maria get mad at Rain for that and not telling her about the crush (Or just the idea of the crush on Ana when she's with Rudy to begin with)???
XD and where is Emily?
She still doesn't know about Rain; would Emily freak out? Or maybe Rain turns to Emily for help. Who knows?
A huge.Ass.Love.Triangle. with a bunch of secrets and confusion thrown in with extra people. OHHHHBOY.
(I still like the idea of RainXGavin or RainXEmily lol)
^^ that's whats on my mind, what do you guys think? :D
I kind of agree with Imaginary Girls and Widdlemow... I guess I don't have anything more to add other than that I am looking forward to the next page
LittleLynn, you "want to hear some thoughts and speculation before moving forward"
then let me ask why do you torment us so much !!!
Rain and her friends are sure at a difficult age ^^;
Long time reader first time flinging in my two cents ... sorry everyone this might end up being another long one.
I believe that so far Rain's attraction to Rudy or to boys in general may be partially down to it being a part of the perceived norm for her chosen gender identity. (I say partially because after all attraction can be fluid for some people - which might be true for Rain as well)
I think along with everything else that has been mention the fact that this is simply something that she can not control - a sharp reminder of the parts she most wants to lose. Also the fact she could be outed might weigh in too. Also I imagine it must hurt to get a male moment when bound down >.<
I also think that Rains attraction to Ana might be down to the fact that Ana could be seen as the girl Rain wants to be - she is almost a mirror of Rain. Blonde/Brunette, both have uneven length hair but on opposite sides: Rain's left Ana's right.
Don't take all this to mean I am not shipping the HELL out of RainXAna because I totally am!
Yea I think I owe a little more then two coppers after all that ...
I have a feeling Rain has a crush on Ana. Then, after hearing Ana is straight, Rain will go in his "Ryan phase" for a while just to be with Ana.
@guy: Just don't even... no, just no, that is a BAD thought, don't even let that into your head!
Anyway... what was the name of Rain's crush from way back in the day? I'm too lazy to look it up but I have a nagging feeling that it was Ana, or it may have been typed "Anna" back then if she wasn't aware of her full name. If it's the same person then the reintroduction of an old crush could very well be causing her body to remember old feelings, even if it's taken a bit for her mind to catch up.
Edit: Okay, so I went back and checked and the girl Gavin mentioned was Allison, so I may be wrong, but it's also entirely possible that Gavin forgot her name name and only vaguely remembered it started with an "A". So... I'll now be waiting to see if I'm right.
To be honest, the only reason I hesitate over the "Rain is attracted to Ana" solution is that it seems a little too simple.
She's never actually shown to be physically attracted to boys. She likes Rudy and her relationship with him is important, she also seems to enjoy what physical intimacy they have. However she could simply be biromantic. (Or even Heteroromantic, since romanticism is more heavily influenced by mentally, being unlinked to the physical.)
Since I think that sounded a little unclear, let me clarify this. We ALL know what Rain wants, more than anything in the world. She wants to be a "normal" girl. At least on a subconscious level, I think she sees dating boys as part of that normal. I do NOT wish to imply that she isn't taking her relationship with Rudy seriously, simply that she may have an unconscious block where the idea of loving girls is concerned. Not because she's opposed to it, she's evidentally totally comfortable with both Maria and Chanel, but because it isn't "normal".
However your mentality can only offer you so much resistance. If she sees a girl who she finds physically attractive (aka Ana) she'll have to face her feelings. (You can fall in love with someone without being physically attracted to them, but if you are attracted to them you tend to interact with them in that mindset in the first place.)
Throwing some more cents in, I consider myself biromantic but heterosexual. I like being sort of flirtatious and romantic with other boys but I can't imagine doing anything sexual with them. My attraction just doesn't go far enough for that. I can appreciate some male eye candy (and at the same time be jealous of their looks :P) and I probably \could\ have a romantic relationship with a guy but without sex. So It'd kind of be like an asexual romantic relationship.. except I'm sexually attracted to girls.. so *shrugs* That's just what it's like for me but I'm just sharing the opinion that Rain could still have very much liked Rudy.. but inevitably she may of felt a stronger sexual attraction towards females and Ana could be her type or remind of \some\ sort of turn on. Who knows though!? :P