True story. The first con I went to, I stayed at for less than an hour due to suddenly feeling sick. This may or may not have been related to them not turning on the air conditioning in an overcrowded place in the middle of Summer. I would have surely vomited if I stayed though. Sometimes, like it or not, it's just not worth it.
As for Rain? I guess she could've stayed in line, but would that be right? In Rain's position, what would you have done? I mean, your best friend/sister figure/crush is off by herself and feeling unwell in what is unfamiliar territory to her. Would you wait for her in line? What if Emily didn't come back when they were letting people in? You could call/text her, but bear in mind, Emily silenced her phone to avoid having to listen to Chase calling every five seconds. And what if something serious happened while you remained there? Maybe I sound like a worrywart, but you know Rain is too.
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but seriously there have been moments in my life when my friends meant more to me than what i had planned,so i understand how rain feels.
I begin to see how kisses might be on the horizon...
Although nausea and kisses don't really mix well.
@Arcanist Lupus: Oh god, now I can't stop imagining that situation will be canon D:
I would probably have stayed in line but felt bad about it. Or I went with my sick friend and then felt resentful. But Rain made the stronger choice. ;)
I love Rain for this. It's absolutely the right thing to do - Emily needs her, even if she wouldn't say so due to not wanting to spoil Rain's day.
Well, Emily is pregnant. Could her sudden illness have something to do with that?
If she wasn't pregnant, I would have stayed in the line, and maybe called up the other two to check in on her. But she is pregnant, and you have to be more careful.
That said, I'm kind of a a**hole in my opinion, and I would have stayed in line and called in the other two to help her.
@Guest Guy: I'd have done the opposite: I'd have called the other two to stand in line for me while I went and took care of Emily :D Serves Kellen right XD
@Lenn: I would do that if I wasn't pretty sure that they don't allow that. I mean, what if they got to the front of the line. That would basically be cutting.
Rain did the right thing, hard as it might have been to leave the line. Friends should be more important than a quick meet with a celeb (IMO)
I personally would have stayed in line... because most of my friends would have been extremely upset if I had left it. I can imagine some of them would have felt guilty for the rest of their lives (I know it sounds melodramatic, but I'm not exaggerating) so I wouldn't have wanted to do that to them. I would have worried, but... she's pregnant so I would have thought it was pretty normal for her to feel that way.
I guess I would have felt it was my "mission" to keep the spot in the line, especially after telling my friend that I would do so, and I would have felt worse about not keeping it than I would have felt about not keeping my friend company.
But it just goes to show people make different decisions. I don't think there is an ultimately right or wrong decision here. It really depends on the person and on their friend.
From a narrative point of view, I can see how you made sure to explain how important it was to Rain, then made her decide to give it up. It shows the importance she places on friendship and the kind of person she is. And while I think Emily might get a bit annoyed and tell Rain she's a dummy, I think she'll also be happy to have her by her side.
Ehhhhh I don't think it was a smart move, personally. Emily's old enough to take care of herself, why miss a (literal) once in a lifetime opportunity? Just sayin.
Were I Emily, I'd actually be a little disappointed that she left, especially on my count.
Yeah... I'd have stayed. Totally stayed.
All that wasted time? *shakes head*
@LittleLynn84: When I was still trying my damnedest to believe I was male, I was married, and both my wife and I were otaku. I'm out of the weeaboo phase of my life, just like I'm out of the phase of my life where I've been trying to delude myself, but in that time, we went to a con while she was pregnant (ACen, in the Chicagoland area). Every time we were in line, as soon as the guards noticed her standing there in line, they rushed to get her a chair. It may have only been because they didn't want charges pressed against them for not taking care of the pregnant girl, but I'd really like to think they were genuinely decent people who were concerned for her. She had the decency to be embarrassed and flustered every time, and try to insist that she was fine, even though she really needed the chair every time.
That was also the con where she completely tore apart a silly first-year Japanese student for trying to correct her grammar when she'd been studying for years and years. But that's a story I'll spare you all from for now. <3