Just a heads up: every update this week is going to be a two-pager. The six pages going up this week (including today’s two) are all in the same scene. But it felt excessively long and exhausting when spread out over the course of two weeks. So while many of them could probably stand alone, condensing these pages like this felt more appropriate.
Let’s just not get into the expectation that I’m going to post two pages EVERY time now. This is just - no pun intended - the exception.
Er-hem… let’s get to the content itself. IS he right?
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I think Rudy is right.
Considering how Rain reacts to Ana...I wouldn't put it past me if Rudy was right.
I feel bad for the both of them, since it's just an awful feeling. But at the same time I'm really relieved. It just seemed like a lot of tension and such.
ah man... my heart goes out to rudy
Either Rudy's bang on the money, or Rain's still figuring out what she wants.. either way, she was certainly never ready (or even right) for this relationship. Then again, I don't think either of them were.. I feel for them, I really do.
look i don't care what anyone says my heart goes to rain, she might have been new to the dating world. i mean im still kinda new i guess i have been in six or seven different relationships and none of them lasted more then a month or two, now i will be honest i have only dated girls but the first ones were only bc i was pretty much in denial thinking i could make a relationship work which none did and i have even kissed another girl and i was in denial bad partly bc my family friends didn't reckonise the signs (that"didnt reckonise the signs" did not come out right but i dont know how else to say it) every saw me as a guy so i had find things out on my own honestly i didnt know the word transsexual a little over a year ago. by the way i was raised to be totally accepting of all but the part of the lgbt community i was exposed to was gay and lesbian.
all im trying to say is maybe rain does love rudy but just doesnt feel comfortable saying it.
Thing is, though, is that everything going on here needed and needs to be said. Rain needed to vent. Rudy needs to state his mind. This will either end in a break up, or will end with their relationship becoming stronger. In the end, honesty is very, very important. And if one cannot handle or condone what the other is honest about, then that is a sign that it is best to split. If they can work together to patch up loose ends and accept the other, then that is a sign that it can and should continue.
Arguments and hurt feelings happen in a relationship. I truly feel like these two could figure this out if they gave it a chance. But, if they decide that they don't want to, then that's just as valid.
These pages had me totally speechless.
On another note, "no pun intended" was originally a pun on "unintended" :D
I'm not surprised that this seems to be heading for a break up, Rudy's right; while sweet their relationship had all the chemistry of primary school mathmatics. It still aches to see them both hurting like this though. (Which I think makes this a very well done scene, unless I've completely misinterpreted what Jocelyn wanted us to take from this.)
Is the sound which I heard in my mind while reading this.
It's not hard to feel sorry for Rudy ... on many levels he is right - he is the one who has made all the overtures in the relationship - and I always felt he wasn't satisfied with a relationship which wasn't as loving as he'd like...
But now it's Rudy's turn to address his fears, and he's right.
That doesn't mean I can't empathise with Rain - she's had it tough through this - especially with the whole Ana thing, but this was the shock she had to have?
Also: I love the look of Rain losing all colour in her face with shock.
Good job, and maybe on Wednesday I'll get my heart back out of my throat?
Rudy is still the asshole here. Rain is the one who is the victim.
I think, with both of them being so young, that this whole conversation is just the natural outcome of two people in a relationship that teaches them more about themselves than each other, and discovering that they mutually can't be together. However, it's also about the mistakes young lovers make when they have these kinds of moments, and not realizing they're going too far when they tell the unvarnished truth about the end of the relationship.
I hope that Rain and Rudy can still be friends after this. Heck, I hope Maria doesn't take this as license to start antagonizing the girl who hurt her little brother (I would, being a big sister myself). I would hope that these things happen, but frankly they're not likely to after the words exchanged here. One way or another, nothing is the same after this week.
Fantastic work as always.
Teenagers in love. Emotional, roller coaster ride. Not much else to say.
Honestly, the fact that Rudy knows Rain well enough to understand this makes me think that this won't be a total disaster. After all,he truly cares about her, so I doubt he hold any grudges over this. As for Rain, I really can't tell. At the moment, she's far too upset for me to tell what her feelings about this are going to be in the long run. Either way, I don't think that this will be quite the train wreck that everyone's expecting.
Neither of them knows what they REALLY want (or need) yet.
Pro-top: If you're not sure if you like guys or girls, or if you like both, try dating someone who's gender non-binary, or gender-fluid. Then you can get the best of both worlds! How about it, Rain? I'm sure Ky wouldn't mind a date! (totally not promoting my ship here...)
Wow, piercing remark there.
Poor Rain. She's got so many confusing things going on right now.
On one hand I envy kids transitioning so early nowadays. On the other hand, going through puberty and transition at the same time must be super ultra stressful.
This page breaks my heart every time.
Rudy obviously was honest of his feelings towards Rain independently of her identity. He clearly loved her. However, does Rain really loved him or was she wanting to have the classical boy/girl fairy tale romance? So much to think about.