Uh... That's an interesting reaction. O_O
Some of you were sincerely hoping for this to happen. Others really wanted them to not run into each other. Whether you wanted this to happen or not, I'm sure you must've known this encounter was inevitable eventually. But already, is it what you expected? Initial thoughts?
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
SRS is booked for me for May 3rd. As such, your support has never been more welcome. ^_^
Like Rain on Facebook!
Buy Rain - Volume 1, 2, and 3!
Vote for Rain on TopWebComics!
Donate to help the author of Rain
Buy crochet pride scarves and wristbands! (And we do custom orders.)
Buy Rain t-shirts, notebooks and other merchandise now too!
Well that was unexpected. Glad to see there's no tension though.
Was really figuring that Allison and Rain would run into each other. Since they were both at the mall, it seemed inevitable to me.
This was not exactly what I expected. I didn't think that Allison knew about Rain being transgender. Seems like a good start to the reunion so far. Allison's question is reasonable anyway.
As for various nautical theories ... I would think that Rain's feelings for Emily now would be the one most likely to leave the harbor.
@LittleLynn84:shit always goin down at the mall.
Well, she didnt freak out too much, and shes not angry or anything. so far so good
nice save there Alison. I'm starting to really like her :D but what did she have her crying session about?
She and Ruby had a bit of a cry together earlier. ^_^
Hmm... Either Allison already knew, or she thinks REALLY well on her feet. I'm guessing at the latter, seeing as I can't figure out how she could have learned.
Either way, HMS Rallison is on the move! It has a ways to go before it catches up with HMS Rainily, but it's cleared the most dangerous hurdle!
If nothing else, I want to see them walk up to Gavin together just to watch his eyes bug out.
@Arcanist Lupus: Book One, Chapter A (Print-only bonus chapter). She knew.
@The Aussie Bloke:
Well, he tells us he told her something. IIRC, she didn't take it all that well. So far, it looks like she's dealing with it a lot better the second time around.
Oh, and it took me a few re-reads to realize that the "Rrr..." wasn't her growling but a mid-flight course correction. (Okay, I know I'm slow.)
@AMM: I think you win the prize for most ambiguous sentence in these comments, and possibly in all Rain comments.
I'm actually not too suprised. Rain had a crush on Allison and really trusted her and it makes sense that she would confide in her when they were younger. Now how things go from here is what will be interesting
Nice save indeed, Allison. Then again, she has had about a year to get used to the idea.
The ladies room it's really possible the most awkward place to meet someone for the first time after transitioning. After 8 months full time I am mostly over any anxiety over using the ladies room but running into women I knew from before in there is still on the difficult side.
Really didn't see that one coming ...
I mean sure kind of knew was going to be a run into each other but still the method is a shocker :p
It does make me wonder a bit about the bonus chapter's hand print more ...
HOO-ray for Allison!
And now Rain and Allison can go and kick some "friends'" backsides up between their ears!
@LittleLynn84: I have to say that went over better then I figure it would. It makes me wonder if she always new or suspected this. I have not gotten this lucky yet. :P
everyone says they didn't see it coming, but rain's hair was really long in the flashback... Jocelyn did that on purpose, guys.
You have my support even if i'm just a friend of a friend :3
Love your comics so much
I did not expect this response. I am both pleased and irritated at how I don't know what to ship now.
Was this foreshadowed in the print edition, or is this new for everyone?
Book buyers would technically have known Allison knows. They wouldn't necessarily have been able to predict this reaction though.
@LittleLynn84: I guess I am going to have to buy those books I was planning to anyways. :)
Dose Allison now have an Idea what Rain meant by 'its complicated' some years ago.
I don't think I've heard Rain swear before. I think she as thought it, but I can't seem to remember a page were she as sworn before.
Rain's definitely not as vulgar as say Maria or Gavin, but she's been known let slip some lesser "bad words" (usually when frustrated or dysphoric).
I suspect, based on what is in chapter A, that Ryan (=Rain before social transition) effectively told her that he wanted to be a girl, but Allison doesn't want to go into it with Gavin or Rudy/Ruby, who she assumes don't know about it.
Also, the fact that Allison uses the term "girl name" and asks about it suggests she may have educated herself about transgender issues in the meantime as a result of that encounter.
I'm probably getting ahead of things, but I can't help wondering if Gavin invited Allison over in the hopes that she and Rain would meet. Gavin knows that Allison has been in love with Ryan for years and he was the one who helped her get out of the toxic relationship she got into after Ryan/Rain left. He might figure that actually meeting Rain would bring her closure, one way or another.
Actually, I feel bad for Allison. She's loved him for years and never what was making him act so hostile towards her. Maybe they can at least be friends, now that there isn't this big heavy secret standing between them.
...huh. Did she know Rain was trans - or at least that she was questioning her gender - or did she just have a really good recovery?
Ah. Having read the next page now, she's forgiven I guess. If she's been exposed to the lie that gender is biologically determined and never previously been exposed to anything contradicting that, it's reasonable for her to believe it. I did after all and I'm trans
I say the USS Rainily still sails strong!
Well I was expecting some more awkward fumbling from Gavin and Rudy while they tried to figure out what to say, followed by a sudden awkward meeting in the middle of the mall and more fumbling. So glad that got short-cutted by this encounter!
And I too am looking forward to Gavin's reaction when he sees them together. :)
This went better than I expected
Alison don't you ruin my ship! I will go down with the USS Rainily!
I do not ship anymore. It comes with being a internet geek for to long of many Transgender web comics. After a time you learn not to and you never get upset over it is not going to happen. But I do so hope this ship sails as all ships sink some time. Lets not make it a ship but a submarine instead. :P
You know, Allison's reaction brought a HUGE smile to my face.
what rain called herself before allison slapped her in book one? also,has anyone who read book one noticed rain's taste in clothing looks like it might have been influenced by rain's admiration of all things allison when she had a crush on allison?
Apparently in one of the paper-book bonus chapters Ryan told Allison he wanted to be a girl. But I'm guessing that Allison took that as a made-up excuse to end (or not start) a romantic relationship between them.
And now that she's met and recognized Rain, she knows it was the literal truth.
I had a similar thing happen to me. 'cept I was the one in Allison's shoes and my current BF was in Rain's. It was... jaring. He freaked out and ran off and I was standing there, dumbfounded. Seeing your once girlfriend in the men's restroom is definitely... a unique experience- and probably not the best way to reconnect.
I'm a little confused, have these two met before. I know Alison knew Ryan, but did she know Rain before hand, or has she just recognized Rain(from before when she knew Ryan) and acted in what is probably the most relaxed responce ever?
btw, Allison is adorable
But where's more of the girl Gavin likes, Anastacia, I want her story, admittedly a little more than Rainily *holds umbrella up for storm*
I would love to see a polyamorous relationship between Rain, Allison, and Emily. I doubt it would ever happen, but just in case I'm naming the ship 'Rally' :P
I want those sleeves rain has on
what's that strap like thing across rain's torso in the mirror?
Personally I thought she was so slick at covering up and comprehending what was happening that she realized ryan was trans instantly and covered it up.