So, the background between Maria and Emily is finally officially revealed. It's been a widely popular prediction for a while (not to mention people who bought and read Volume 2 actually already had this confirmed). Comments as of recently lead me to believe this will be a surprise to very few people. So I may have dragged this out a little longer than I needed to. Whoops. Live and learn, I guess. Just like you guys have grown wiser to my tricks and twists, I too am getting wiser in what I may need to do to keep surprising you. Symbiosis! ^_^
All that said, I'm glad it's been officially said at last. It's been hinted at as early as Chapter 2 (albeit, very subtly), so finally getting it out there means I don't have to bite my tongue when such a matter comes up in conversation anymore (there's plenty of other tongue biting instances though). XD
So onto some of the dialogue points. In panel 3 on the first page, I accidentally had the original script have Rain out Emily as pansexual. For some reason, that went undetected for a long time until a recent reread of the previous chapter where Emily explicitly notes that she shouldn't. Still, due to my own slip up, I left the wording to imply Rain almost did. "She told me she's... (wait-a-second-I'm-not-supposed-to-say-that) ...not!" It's not terribly significant, and I don't know that the line was actually noteworthy before the explanation, but I like stuff like that. Kinda humanizes the character a bit.
Speaking of slip ups, Maria is also quite human. In the second to last panel, she notes "I want to stop having to worry about her. And you..." In case this was too subtle, she is implying that she's not over Rain either (followed immediately by backpedaling to . Of course, Rain has been quite unaware of her crush all along, so while Maria's "smooth" cover up in the last panel was indeed baffling to her, the implication flew right over her head.
And now that I've over-explained a page that most of you saw coming from a mile away, I turn the floor to you. Did you see it coming a mile away? If you did, when did you figure it out? If not, what did you expect? Do you think Maria will ever share her feelings with Rain (or at least, do you think Rain will ever find out)? Do you think Maria will ever move on?
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me we finally know what Emily and Maria background. They dated long enough to Natasha each other when they broke up for whatever reason. Maria start doing the angry ex-thing. It is basically for the whole series badmouth her because she thought over it.
I think rain is finally pulling out her she's acting a lot like a wall for the word starts with B. Inaction out-of-the-way defacement pretty nasty things about Emily the terrain found out later, when not true
If Maria was not to rain friend back to the way she has. We're told Maria to go to hell. It must be testament, to how nice person Rain is
Emily said she had dated a girl briefly in the past. I knew it.
Also it looks like Maria might be trying to set Rain up with Emily, and Rain does have a thing for blondes... wonder if that'll go anywhere. Tread lightly though, Maria, if this is what you're planning.
I knew it!!! Just saying, knew it! And second, what was with Marie at the end? Something is wrong.
What has Maria gotten herself into???
I wonder what it is that caused them to break up so terribly. Not only has Maria been extremely angry, but Emily even seemed to have thought that she was deserving of some of Maria's anger. I know a lot of people are angry with Maria, but I'd like to know the whole story before I cast judgement on either of them.
Maria has a history of horrible heartbreaks, and it is sad that Rain is unaware of Maria's previous crush on her.