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posted May 10th, 2017, 6:12 pm


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May 10th, 2017, 6:24 pm

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For what it's worth, I don't think Ky isn't at fault here; she's not a mind reader. I also don't think Rain is necessarily upset at her either. Rather, keep in mind that it's been a pretty crappy day for Rain today. Being purposely misgendered twice in the span of like five minutes by two completely unrelated people can do a number on the psyche (even - or especially - considering neither one realized what exactly how affecting their statements were).

And the more recent conflict with Todd, even if he was just being a hypocritical asshat, is clearly bugging her. She hadn't even recovered from her interaction with Debbie before he came along calling her ugly and dateless (and a guy). I can only speak for myself, but low self-esteem often makes the dysphoria worse. And then dysphoria damages one's self-esteem. Rinse and repeat.

Hence, Ky's rejection hurt. Even though Rain doesn't need a date to go to prom, she kinda did need that confidence booster, and Ky had no idea. Poor kid. :/

Sorry for the super downer of a blurb. If there's a plus side, I know a lot of readers had been hoping Drew would ask Ky to prom. We didn't get to see it, but looks like we've got a confirmation. Though I wonder how Ky will fare in a situation like prom? Or Drew for that matter. We'll learn more about that later though. ;)

And finally, I want to reiterate that I'm aware this chapter has been hard for some readers. Thank you for bearing with me through this. I promise it's not all going to be bad.


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August 17th, 2017, 6:37 am

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May 10th, 2017, 6:29 pm

Dzaka (Guest)

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ky is ky. and isn't at fault. ky's boyfriend asked ky to the prom so ky is going with him

thats very cool and rain will get better. its just been a day. and she's had to face off against a debbie being a debbie

the term "a debbie" comes from the show the oblong's. where there's a whole group of girls who act and look the same called debbies... basically they were early comic emily.. glad she grew out of that

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May 10th, 2017, 6:37 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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Poor Rain! What horrible thing will happen next? Some evil super villain is stealing all HRT pills? Rain's dad could be into that villainous behavior. Anyway, I doubt this story will get as dark as a modern RPG, but still as dark as Adventure Time.

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May 10th, 2017, 7:12 pm

Haldo (Guest)

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"Hope it's a girl mode kind of day or that'll be hard" relatable!! That's why formal occasions stress me out ^^;

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May 10th, 2017, 7:41 pm

00Stevo

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Poor Rain, something good needs to happen to her soon. Emily should be able to cheer her up.

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May 11th, 2017, 4:31 am

Corrin (Guest)

Could be worse. Also, question!

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Honestly, I was expecting her encounter with Todd McAss-munch to continue and get worse, particularly with this title and chapter and such. For her suck-cake to just have icing added to it, rather than another entire layer, I'd say Rain's fortunate. Though she could use a happy-cookie at this rate.

That said... I thought Drew was into Ky no matter which gender (..they? Remind me, please?) happen to be in at that moment. Wasn't he just embarrassed because he's not sure himself on what his orientation is, or at least is shaken up that the target of his affection is still so even when not 'in a dress'?

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May 11th, 2017, 6:03 am

Stankard Toohy (Guest)

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@Corrin: Yes, Drew is concerned about his sexuality, but he seems to be starting to come to terms with it. The reason why Ky would have to go in a dress is because of a school rule. Guys can only take girls and girls can only take guys. Drew would be in some pretty serious trouble if he took Ky in boy mode.

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May 11th, 2017, 6:09 am

Agua (Guest)

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@Corrin Just like Maria can't go to prom with Chanel because of strict school rules, Drew can't go with Ky if they are in girl mode since the couples at prom have to be made of one girl and one boy. It's not really their choice, sadly. Sorry if my English is bad! I'm not a native English speaker.

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May 11th, 2017, 8:51 am

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You stole my comment with the title.

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May 11th, 2017, 12:22 pm

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Usually Rain makes the right calls, sometimes to a point where it’s a bit to perfect, but this isn’t really one of her finest moments. I think it’s wrong of her to ask Ky out for prom, I mean she’s clearly not asking because she likes Ky in a romantic way and that’s fine you can go as friends but then again she’s not asking because she wants to include Ky as a friend. No she’s asking Ky out just so she can feel better about herself and for the pride of showing Todd that she can get a date and he’s wrong. If she wanted to she could have asked Ky any other time and when she herd about Drew she might have suggested that if Ky was in boy-mode she could bring them in so that they and Drew could still spend some time together during the prom if they wanted to.
One will also wonder if she was planing on spending the entire evening with Ky if they went to prom together while she at the same time already made plans to be there with Emily. Sure she and Emily isn’t going as a couple but they are meeting there as friends, of course they can hang all three of them, but if she gives Emily to much attention it could happened that Ky would just feel like the third wheel the entire night (you can be the third wheel among friends you like to). And it’s not like there are going to be a lot of other people Ky knows there, Maria and Chanel are doing something else, Rudy can’t come and Ana and Gavin would most likely want to spend at least some of the time with each other. Anyway bringing a guy you want to show of as a date (and not as a friend) to prom and then not hugging/kissing/snuggle him and have your other friend around the entire night just make it look arranged and fake, so it’s not a very smart plan to begin with.

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May 11th, 2017, 2:59 pm

Allison (Guest)

Can she go "stag"?

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Back when I was in school, it was possible to go to a prom without a date. Is that against school rules here? Or is it just a matter of teen culture?

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May 11th, 2017, 3:47 pm

Corrin (Guest)

What she said! Also, thought.

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@Allison: That's more or less my next question, too. @StankardToohy: @Agua: Couldn't these peeps just all meet up together and start off going alone just to group up?

Alternatively, they should set up their own prom! (With Black Jack! And Hookers!)I swear I saw it did in a different story featuring ire concerning a backwards school regime and the students deciding to have their own fun rather than suffer under it...

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May 11th, 2017, 5:18 pm

LittleLynn84

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@Allison: @Corrin:

As said in the blurb above: "Even though Rain doesn't need a date to go to prom, she kinda did need that confidence booster, and Ky had no idea."

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May 12th, 2017, 4:07 am

Corrin (Guest)

One More Thing!

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@LittleLynn84: Oooh. Thank you for that! I did try to read below, and yet I didn't seem to remember it when I considered my 2nd question...

... though, then, what's stopping any of the 'taboo' couples from showing up and getting together, class-mate stigma aside? Or are the teachers going to be up in there and be all "BLARG, NO RAINBOW-ING UP IN HERE!"? Just out of curiosity; smack me if I'm asking too many questions.

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May 12th, 2017, 1:07 pm

AroAce127

If they were all seniors...

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@Corrin: They aren't all seniors, so the underclassmen can't go without a senior date.

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May 13th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Corrin (Guest)

Curiosity: Satisfied

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@AroAce127: Ah, thank you! Last loose thread in my head; officially tied up!

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May 12th, 2017, 4:20 pm

Pearlmethyst (Guest)

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*screams internally*

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May 14th, 2017, 4:48 pm

Le Fou (Guest)

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@Pearlmethyst:
*Agrees incomprehensibly*

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