Oh my god! It's the other characters! Remember them? Between the fact that they haven't been relevant in the last fifty pages and the two month hiatus I had from being sick, it feels likes it's been forever!
Okay, so maybe it's not everyone. Surely, there are (at least) two questions on several peoples' minds. One being, "Wasn't Ky meeting up with Drew at some point?" The other being, "Where's Gavin?" To both those questions, I offer only: "You'll see."
The script originally called for Ky to slip up and out Emily's orientation. Just kind of a reflex response leading to everyone finding out. I decided against that considering Ky slipped about Emily's pregnancy not that long ago too. So, I instead had him almost slip here... only for Rudy to chime in that it was unlikely. Ky then goes for the save with a fake yawn.
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Also, in case you hadn't heard: after a recent visit with the oncologist, there is more surgery definitely in my future and more serious than last time (details another day). This will probably mean another lengthy hiatus (though I hope not as long as last time). I don't have a surgery date set yet, but obviously I'll let you know as soon as I do. Either way, I'm just gonna keep on posting for the time being; I've probably got at least a couple weeks until then. I just want everyone to be aware.
I don't like asking for help, but donations and book sales would probably help me out a lot at this time. Don't sweat it if you have nothing to spare, but if you can help, anything would be most welcome. Thank you.
Did Rudy actually manage to keep his mouth shut for a change? Or did he miss that particular update? Now I need to go back and reread.
Rudy actually doesn't know Emily isn't straight (otherwise, yeah, he very well might've spilled the beans there). Ky slipped and told Rudy and Gavin that Emily is pregnant... but her orientation was never brought up. ^_^
That slip up happened here, by the way:
While he did indeed miss Emily telling the girls, he never knew that Maria and Emily were dating? Find that a little odd, but hey I guess it could happen.
It's mentioned in passing in Chapter B (bonus chapter in Volume 2) that at the time she was dating Emily, Maria hadn't actually come out to her brother yet. As a result, their secret relationship would've been kept from everyone, including Rudy.
For the first time, there is a hotline in the US that is staffed entirely by transgender people, to serve transgender people. Everyone in the trans community needs to be spreading this around. Lives could be saved.
You can reach Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860
Just thought I should bring this to your attention.
@Ash: Any idea if it's only for US residents?
US and Canada, at least. I'm not sure if they've expanded to other parts of the world yet (or if there are alternatives out that way), but I'm sure they'd be interested in it if they had volunteers. But US and Canada, for sure.
Ky's reaction is just fantastic here, I think your change was for the best. From what we've seen, this is one of the first times Ky's really getting close to others, and not spilling the beans about something like this (which Emily can choose to share if she wants to the people she wants) is a pretty neat foundation for a respectful friendship. Rudy's smugness irritates me, on the other hand.
Oh! The other characters! It's been forever but I remember them all like it was yesterday! It's so nice to see... Uh... Don't tell me... Umm... Marcy... Chantner... Guy... And, uh... Oh, and Drew! I'm pretty sure that's right! :B
Poor Puddle, left all alone at home, watching soaps on the TV and drinking carrot juice.
This next April Fool's day, you need to do a Genderbent Rain. It would be like, "I'm biologically a girl. I enjoy being a girl." It'd be hilarious!