And you all hate me right now for cutting off Rain and Emily (sorry, that really was the BEST cut-off point). Don't worry; we'll get back to them a bit later. There's still lots of MarNel to cover this chapter, so let's check up on them for now.
A little note about Chanel in the second panel. She mentions having sisters. This is the first time this has ever been mentioned in or even out of canon (realistically, I imagine most readers probably assumed her to be an only child by this point). But in my mind, I always envisioned her to be the middle child of three girls (the older being like 20-21, and the younger being like 6-7).
I've never gone much into her family life at all, really. And honestly, I don't know if I ever will. It has been mentioned that Chanel's mother actually has no qualms with her daughter dating another girl. Mostly, I included this to represent that there ARE actually accepting parents out there (not all of them are Mr. and Mrs. Strongwell). But without the conflict there, I don't know if there's any necessity to bringing Chanel's mom or dad or sisters into the story. Truth is, I can't currently foresee a situation where it's terribly relevant. This is really just a habit of mine, thinking behind the scenes just in case I ever need it (I know every other bit part character's family setup too, but it'll probably never be relevant for any of them).
Still, that one off-hand line of dialogue made me think I should at least clarify. Maybe I will give her family a bit of development some time (truth be told, Chanel is actually one of my favorite characters, so I certainly wouldn't complain about getting to work with her more). But we'll see. Depends on how well something like that fits.
Anyway, back on topic, what's up with Maria?
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Why!??? On such a cliffhanger!!!
You get some kind of special energy from cliffhanger suffering, don't you? :P
On topic of the actual page, I wonder what's up with Maria. I hope everything is okay with her. i'm wondering if it's just stress from her parents bringing her down, or is something even worse going on?
And slightly off topic, and I really hope this doesn't seem rude at all of me, but @LittleLynn84, did you perhaps get the message I sent you on Facebook?
dang you leaving rain and emilys story like that *shakes fist*. Poor maria :( i hope something comes along that gives her the chance to get out of that house.
I have a feeling about what Maria is going to say. Was only a matter of time, I suppose. Wonder how it's all going to turn out...
@Chloe: not really energy, but this comic is kind of my only form of hope and entertainment at the same time, so It just makes me feel a lot better, if only momentary. My favorite parts are with Rain, cause I can relate to her the most, so that's kinda why I got so excited cause of the long weekend.
No worries on cutting off Rain and Emily. By now it'd be unusual if you hadn't.
As for Chanel, yes I would like to learn more about her family/home. We've seen backstories of nearly all the major characters except Ana and Ky&Heather, but we've at least seen them at home. It's time to introduce Chanel more.
And Maria.. Is she going to elope with Chanel? That'd be unwise for someone who still has a curfew, not to mention attending a catholic school.
Nevermind Chanel; we all want to know what Randy's family life is like!!