Here you go. The true last page of the chapter, and a much less depressing page. An interesting one, though.
So, meanwhile at the same time, it looks like someone spent the night. I guess grabbing a bite to eat turned into a little something more. Doesn't necessarily mean they're back together, by the way. They're just two totally consenting non-asexual adults who probably haven't gotten any in a while, and were having a good enough time on their not-date. Good for them.
However, it is 6 in the morning on a Sunday in the Rainverse. Most people are usually sleeping at this time, and these two were no different. So, Emily's call must be a rude awakening. Mama Bear (or Auntie Bear in this case, I guess) now knows what happened. This will get interesting, I'm sure.
Also, fun fact: For the first time in the comic, every character on this page is naked in every panel! Scandalous! XD
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THEY DID THE DO
well this is certainly an interesting page, i mean Fara and Vincent had a good time i hope and Auntie Bear is pissed off because no-one touches her niece,not even the other niece...
the range of emotions in panels 4,5,and 6.
Ohh, nice ending! I'm actually glad Fara is already running to save Rain - but I still wonder where Aiken is (and what his reaction will be)? Surely after all he is trying to change he'll take Rain's side, won't he..?
@Snowwater: Well, I don't expect him to murder Kellen, either literally or figuratively, but he should at the very least go "Dude, what the hell?" Even if he doesn't understand how important Rain's hair is to her, he'd probably agree that cutting someone's hair in their sleep is kinda messed up.
Farah's Reaction in cell 6 = definite "Oh! Shit!"
looking forward to the next chapter.
Regarding last page, I swear it took me quite a bit to realize what happened and now seeing this one presents reprecussions. I'm curious of the outcome actually.
Vince normally I would agree with the idea of keeping murder to a bare minimum (of zero naturally) however in this case I might be willing to make an exception ...
Also sleeping in the same bed might not mean naughty things but can imply them :p
@Asuyuia: They're naked tho. >~>
@Drizzle Flaherty: Could be strapless top on and lower regions covered, we don't know :p
But could be naked and naughty naughty >.>
@Asuyuia: "Also, fun fact: For the first time in the comic, every character on this page is naked in every panel! Scandalous! XD"
It's probs naughty naughty.
A trained psychologist is likely the best thing for everyone to have right now.
@Nesagsar: or a trained assassin... either or, really.
@Tien: Why not both?
@Nesagsar: Why not Zoidberg?
Yay! Fara's naked! <3 -shot-
Can't wait for the next chapter.
Fara's look = tranquil fury at its finest.
This will be a fun one! Can't wait to see what Fara does to Kellen.
Aww... I would have wanted to see how they ended up in bed. I mean, since you imply this could just be a casual one off, I always want to see the mindset of those who are into casual.
Ah well... Can't wait for the next pages. I get there'll be a huge blowup. And with Farah having mostly short hair, maybe they can pretty it up for Rain and stick it to Kellan's bitch ass.
@comicgirl: I say shave Kellen bald and use the hair to make a nice wig for Rain.
even better than my fara & emily give kellen a very close trim suggestion.
why it seems kellen feels she would be carrying out her father's wishes and why she would be willing to do so.
Father was in Rain's dream. Kellen wouldn't be aware of that.
@Don Edwards: in the wide awake world kellen is aware of dad's opinion but in dream world rain senses kellen & dad aren't on her side. i remember that now though i don't recall when & where in previous chapters that kellen had expressed agreeing with dad.
Rain's two most supportive adults coming to her? Fara you done good.
So I had a random thought (I've been thinking about the previous page a LOT) and did a google search.
Turns out, cutting someone's hair without consent is considered battery. As in, ASSAULT and battery.
If Rain wished, she could press charges against Kellen, possibly even resulting in jail time, especially with Em as a witness.
Now I highly doubt that Rain would ever do that, (especially considering how her gender would almost certainly come up at trial) but some people in her position would at least take Kellen to civil court and sue for emotional distress.
TL:DR - More than doer of bad things, Kellen is LITERALLY a criminal.
Citation: guy who stole women's hair: https://www.google.com/search?q=trimet+barber
@Luvbster: Yeah--Assault and Battery with a Deadly weapon, since she'd have had to use a blade of some sort to do it. Even scissors would count, I think. I was thinking about the same thing just now.
I wouldn't mind seeing Kellen behind bars, but Rain seems to be after her family's acceptance, so I doubt she'll go that route (even though I really want her to.)
@Lenn: Yeah, can't really see that happening. Don't think it would do a whole lot of good either, outside of schadenfreude. I don't get the feeling that Kellen's going on a haircutting rampage anytime soon. Not a great use of the prison system.
I was thinking of it more in terms of an excuse Aiken could use. "You want me to take your side? You literally assaulted Rain! I mean, you are LITERALLY a criminal!"
Personally, it would do a lot to sway ME if I wasn't 100% sure who's side to take.
(I am 100% sure who's side to take)
@Luvbster: When in doubt, always take the side of whoever is currently not acting like a crazy person.
A chapter ends around the time of my b-day. hooray for coincidences.
I just happened to watch Mad Max: Fury Road today (2nd time). One of the first things that happens to Max is a non-consensual haircut.
When something dramatic happens in a story I like, and I'm then forced to wait to see what happens next, I start imagining possibilities. In this instance I put myself in Emily's shoes, and wondered what I'd say to Kellen after that.
First thing that pops out of my mouth: "What PLANET are you from? What alien society raised you to think that anything about this is okay?"
But then I thought about it more, and that last panel in particular. If that were me, holding Rain as she cried, the first thing I'd want to do is get her out of there. As soon as she was calm enough, I'd tell her to pack her stuff, then wait in the room for a bit after I leave. When the shouting started, she could head to the car. I'd keep Kellen distracted, and Rain could get out without even having to see her.
Unless she actually WANTED to confront Kellen, I wouldn't even let her make eye contact. Kellen is about as good for Rain right now as a guy with a hockey mask and chainsaw.
And... I don't think I'd let Rain be alone for a while. Days, maybe. She's gonna need a lot of love to try and deal.
But first: go to someone who actually knows how haircuts work.
KILL HER BUTTZ, FARA!
In all seriousness, I recently got a haircut, and they had to take almost four inches off (My hair was in terrible condition). I had issues handling that. Had someone pulled a Kellen on me, I would have clobbered them to death with their own femur.
Baring the ability to do so to Kellen (separate literary and spatial dimensions), I will enjoy watching Fara do it for me.
In short... KILL HER BUTTZ, FARA!
Somehow, having Fara react to the situation lightens it for me. It's less stressful now. However I worry it will be in my dreams tonight, which I'm not looking forward to.
@Anonymous11243: Having it in dreams is something I feared, too. I took my mind off of it by doing something dear to me that reinforced my own identity.
I was actually stunned a bit from the previous page... gave me some strangely horrifying dreams.... feels a bit better with Fara on the warpath. The Rain Delays will hopefully bring a bit of diversion and and cooling off...
I honestly think Rain's school won't be impacted much. After all, she could always tell a half truth, and say that her sister cut it in her sleep because she's a bitch. I mean, she's passing so well that its doubtful /this/ would automatically out her.
I'm more worried about the quality of Kellen's presumably short life.
Everyone deserves an Aunt Fara
At this point, all the signs point to Kellen having been abused. Emotionally, possibly sexually. Her childishness, her lack of impulse control... it just fits. And we know that her father was at least emotionally abusive towards Rain.
Something else has been bothering me, too. She's obsessed with keeping her "baby brother" as she remembered him. Why? Is she trying to go back to a time in her own childhood? For what purpose?
Everyone is furious at Kellen, and justifiably so, but I think there's more going on than just her being shitty for the hell of it. There seems to be some kind of cycle playing itself out here. My hope is that she can break out of it somehow.
Is Vincent's presence going to help? If Kellen recognizes him as the former Vivian, she might just get even more hateful.
KELLEN HAS A NOKIA PHONE
Don't worry, Fara, I'll do the murdering for you.