Friendly reminder that Rain and Chanel are out earshot and probably wouldn't hear Maria and Emily over the sound of their own fangirling anyway. Also, it's not terribly relevant overall, but Maria's face in panel 5 is like my favorite thing ever. XD
On topic, Emily finally expresses her feelings about Rain. Actually, I should stop there. How are you interpretting this page? What does her answer mean? What is she not saying here? Where do you think this will go from here?
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It's the pregnancy. She knows she may be in for a rough time, and doesn't want to risk dragging Rain's mood down when things get rough.
What she may not realise is that her situation will likely affect Rain's mood regardless.
@The Aussie Bloke: They need to see both have some thing to give needed. Two is better then one being alone. Rain wants to be a mother but can not have a child of her own. I think they could help each other greatly.
@Anna Rei: You and I can see that, but we have the privilege of being outside observers. The question is, will those two realise it?
She's worried about the comic.
A canon Rain/Emily pairing would be so overwhelmingly cute that the fanbase of the comic would spontaneously combust and the webcomic would be forced to end due to lack of readership.
@Microrapter: I would literally die of cuteness, but Jocelyn would go to jail and I don't want that! (But please Emily and Rain must happen or I will die of Unresolved Emotional Tension). Things aren't looking good for my physical health.
@Breawycker: Indeed. Since we have determined that we must die either way, I choose death by cuteness overload.
@Lenn: Death by cuteness overload, or death by UET. There is no helping it.
Jocelyn, if you're reading this, people are going to die either way.
At least let us die happy if anything else.
I don't know if it's estrogen or just a serious case of the feels, but this page put me on the verge of crying. I just want to give Emily (and well everyone in this comic, except Kellen. Fuck Kellen.) a hug. :(
In lighter news, RAINLY FOREVER!!!!!
@Breawycker: Fuck Chase, too.
@TallMist: Fuck Rain's dad too.
But not in the good way. For any of them.
@Grenartia: And Emily's mom....fuck her too
Maria's face in panel 5 is THE BEST thing ever! Emily's not going to hear the end of this until she and Rain get together (if then), is she?
I'm sorry Jocelyn but if Rainily doesn't happen I will be forced to hijack this comic with my internet skills (jk :S) but seriously pls.
@AroAce127: If it does not become canon, I will get back into manga drawing SOLELY so that I can make it a shoujo-ai doujinshi.
Could be the pregnancy. Could be hesitant about dating in general, even if she wasn't pregnant, because of what happened with Chase, and before that the fallout of her breakup with Maria - even though I think it was wrong how she treated Maria, she still had a crappy time of it, and it could even be that she's still feeling guilty and scared of effing up again in some similar way. Or something else I've not thought of.
What Maria had to say here had to be said, but she needs to back off now
You should make a t-shirt of Marias face in panel 5 xD I would buy one!
"Friendly reminder that Rain and Chanel are out earshot and probably wouldn't hear Maria and Emily over the sound of their own fangirling anyway."
Oh my God, Jocelyn. OK, yeah, by this point, you're just going out of your way to draw this out. Basically everyone reading this by now is in agreement that it's time to bring these two together. XD
I think we all know that its the pregnancy. What I'm wondering, though, is if Maria's going to tell Emily she knows.
Rain wouldn't be bothered by any of the things involved int he pregnancy. she'd probably enjoy being on the side and helping out as just about the only thing she'll never get. rain and emily are the perfect couple :3
If it hadn't already occurred to Emily, the fact that one of Rain's siblings (I forget which one) asked if Rain is the father of her baby would put into her mind the idea that people who know that Rain is trans might think that.
I suspect that she just doesn't want Rain to have to deal with that aspect of the situation, while Rain is trying to convince doubters that she's female.
her face in panel 5 is indeed wonderful, but i think we're all underestimating her face in the LAST panel xD
Does Emily know that Rain's life dream is to be a mommy? Was she there for that story? I don't remember, thus I will have to read the entire comic again to find out.
I HAVE AN EXCUSE TO READ ALL OF RAIN AGAIN! YAY ADVENTURE!
@Nesagsar: I think she knows she just does not wish to put anymore on her plate as she really cares about Rain. Being Trans is hard enough and Rain as been thru a lot. Also Rain wants to be normal girl with a guy some day though she is not cretin of that to. I think she sees Rain a very fragile right now but Rain is stronger then she thinks as she proven.