69. At Loose Ends, page posted 3/7/12

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Comment ID #211152

GO ABBEY

Swag March 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211153

Atta boy, Abbey.

mello March 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211154

still want to know did he hit her with the lamp?

Daro March 7, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211155

Yay

Shoge161 March 7, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211156

hahaha.. mother hubber getting locked up in the slammer, that’s karma for ya.. x3 go abby, your the man when your even a kid <3

Inumaru March 7, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211157

:o GOABBEY

GOABBEY March 7, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211158

“I guess I’ll put my hands up… eh screw it, I’mma put ‘em all the way up! Throwin’ it up for the wifebeaters!”

Shiloh March 7, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211159

Good to go, Abbey. Show him his place. What sickens me the most is how Abraham seems so cool about what he did, and only shows any remorse for his actions when he’s caught- not because he regretted what he did, but because he now has to pay for his crime.

Renadt March 7, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211160

Why does Abbey look horrified? I’d be relieved.

Person March 7, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211161

This comic is seriously just getting better and better!

crystal_arrow March 7, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211162

Ain’t that a bitch. Abbey’s dad sure looks like a creeper!

JC March 7, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211163

Well, at least he didn’t run. But it would have been funny.

UltimateZ March 7, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211164

Funny how he says the mother was at fault for threatening to take the kids away and just in the last page he was ready to run and leave’em behind anyway.

lying *******.

Abbey Acted rather well though. Most kids would be lost as of what to do if they saw their mother like that. He was brave enough to get Molly to alert somebody and stand up to his father.

Jax March 7, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #211165

at a boy he needed that

whitefang1 March 7, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211166

How did they know where to look? I guess Abbey must of included that in the notes. It’s weird that it almost seems like Abbey’s dad cares about his kids in this scene… I wasn’t expecting that since he’s so brutal with their mom.

Lumi March 7, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211167

Arghhhh Abbey :/// I cannot wait until Friday :T Abbey’s dad is an *******, I swear. I want to beat him up personally Mad Lucy I mean come on, she was going to take the kids away for a good reason -__- ugh.

Amaris March 7, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211168

O.O…..Whoa….. this is a very heavy chapter.

Raxki March 7, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211169

Stop Right There Criminal Scum …..sorry I couldn’t resist saying that. At least Abbey’s dad is getting what he deserves.

Darf14 March 7, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211170

In each panel, Abbey’s expression changes ever so slightly that I can feel the hatred, sadness, and dread that he is feeling. So that’s what the letter that Molly brought to her neighbor said. I’m surprised that his father went down without a fight, though he must feel some kind of regret in the decision he made

:) March 7, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211171

Hmn not so tough now is he.

starfighter105 March 7, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #211172

Abraham is such a boss he can back a car up so hard it makes track marks

Ace March 7, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #211173

Oh my gosh, yes! And here I was expecting some kind of brawl…
ILY Trilly Abbey! =3

Kuron March 7, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #211174

WOOOT 8-) GO ABBY GO

kagura March 7, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211175

He even had the gall to attempt to lie to him when he saw everything that happened. To come up with some sort of excuse that what he did was justified? Wow, that’s just… that’s a hard one to take in.
Abbey’s character is just… wow, bravo young man, bravo.
As of this page, my respect factor is on 10/10. I just hope with all the years of trying to cope with this won’t impair him when he finally visits her.

Fenfir March 7, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211176

Is he seriously trying to smoothtalk his way out of beating down his wife?
That might work on anybody else, but lil’ Abby was there. Pick a more viable person to lie to next time, Abby SR.
This whole scene… It reminds me of something. I don’t know what, but serious déjà vu going on.
Does it mean I’ve been playing too much videogames when I saw panel eight and instantly went back to the first legend of Zelda game? The top-down perspective is underused in all mediums.
And the last panels… Is that regret, or just submitting to the cops?
And Abby’s face in the last panels… Why is he so sad? I get the impression he hated his dad, even at that age. Wouldn’t he be glad he was being locked up?

Curtisimo March 7, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211177

Good riddance.

Vizzums March 7, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #211178

I am very satisfied right now.

Very, very satisfied.

Surprised he went down without a fight, scumbag…

Delusional March 7, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #211179

Abbey, that is freaking boss.

QuakeIV March 7, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211180

Oh I know this isn’t the end…

JL March 7, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211181

Lol, that is so awesome! go abbey!

Wait, They could be here for abbey!…NOOO! and abbey was being awesome…

Meowth766 March 7, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #211182

I’m thrilled and at the same time so upset.

@Fenfir: I don’t know if he was *trying* to justify it so much as he truly believed his actions were right. That the way he handled her was the right way to do so. It seems to me that the way he handled her and his children was—or at least should be—an acceptable way to do things…that any kind of notion she had about “getting away” and such were simply silly to him.

That doesn’t make him any less of an evil *******, but y’know…

Yaschiri March 7, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211183

The calm ones are always the most frightening.

Maybe that’s why I’m always over-the-top hyper and crap. AIN’T NO ONE GONNA FEAR TEH INGMANN~ :B

Jessica U. Ingmann March 7, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #211184

abby i love u! stay strong!! ;_;

T_T March 7, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #211185

Abby Sr’s thoughts in the last panel: “Aw crap. I’m going to jail now, aren’t I?”
Yes. Yes you are you cheating, beating, *******. I hope Senior becomes the wife of some big scary dog and goes through the same thing Abby’s mom did.

BLG March 7, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #211186

What is it with Abraham never having eyes behind those glasses?

LightTribeWarrior March 7, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #211187

O_O …………

Grace March 7, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #211188

O SHIZA!!

Necrology March 7, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211189

Yeah, **** you, guy. Ugh. What a horrible monster. It makes me sick, seriously. This chapter has been having me at the end of my chair.

Abbey’s so brave! :) No wonder he’s the way he is though…

nalem March 7, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211190

Much easier to beat up your wife than a police officer, huh?

Though we still don’t know what happened to his wife.

Titanium Dragon March 7, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #211191

I love Abbey more than I ever did before. He should win all the hugs the internet has to offer. And they should all come via Daisy.

Loor March 7, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211192

how are u controling her like u dick thats first person i hate on this comic abbeys dad Mad Lucy Mad Lucy

rune March 7, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #211193

Before now, I hadn’t really payed much attention to Abbey. However, this chapter has caused me to love the little guy so much. You really get a feel for what he’s had to go through, and it’s very endearing.

Abbey should really dethrone Mike as the main character. He’s far more sympathetic and likable, and despite actually having REAL problems in his life he never whines about anything.

Spirit March 7, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #211194

i meant how u controling her by beating u dick i hate that guy Mad Lucy

rune March 7, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #211195

It kind of seems like Sr. cares since he’s not really hurting Abbey, but it could also mean that he doesn’t give two ***** about his kids enough to not consider them threats, so he doesn’t even bother with them (at least not yet, had they stayed a family today). That’s probably more accurate. Sr. says he hurt Abbey’s mom because she was being hysterical? Well, anyone would be if their “significant other” is found cheating, but Abbey’s mom’s hysteria was pretty justified because he was freaking beating her on top of that! O.O

And oh look, he’s trying to make it seem like her taking away the kids is what made him tick. If that was the case, then he would’ve grabbed them and taken them away as soon as possible, rather than meet with his lover first. Real nice, Abbey Sr. What REALLY made him tick? That Mom stood up to him.

I do loved Sr’s sort of surprised and “you caught me” expressions in the last panels though. Good job Abbey :3, you really showed him not to think he could get away with this forever. I was specially impressed because he looked so scared the entire time, and probably had thoughts like; “what if this doesn’t work?”, “what if he really does hurt me if i don’t move?”, “what if they police comes too late?”, “what if the neighbors don’t care?”, “Is Molly okay?”. I bet it was tough for a kid his age to have gone through all of this AND save his, his mom, and sister’s skin on top of that. That really took a lot of guts. Again, great job, Abbey :3

Subaru March 7, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #211197

Yeah, dad, that’s what you get for not having eyes, bein’ all mysterious-like.

Sauce March 7, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #211198

This is really great. I’m glad that you got back to Abbey’s story, it’s a nice break from the usual drama. I find this page very sad. Though, it sort of makes me happy too. His dad is going to jail, sad, yet he totally deserves it. Now I know what that note was about, too. Foreshadowing, like a boss. Also, I have to admit, little Abbey looks absoulutely adorable. He’s so strong too. Not many little kids can say that if they had a terrible father, they’d be able to stand up to them. Love you abbey, and screw you, Abbey’s dad. You totally deserve going to jail no matter how depressing it actually is.
Also, I saw another comment about how old Abbey is. How long can you be in jail for doing what he did? Not totally clear on everything, just know that he hit his wife atleast once. Possibly more than one occasion. But, epicness, Taeshi. Pure. Epicness. <3

Faery March 7, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #211199

@^: Abraham is Abbey and his dad’s name.

His definition of controlling her is totally Disaster Dominoes Abbey style. :smirk:

Hoheh! March 7, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #211200

Abbey’s dad’s thoughts: “Aw crap…”

Xenos March 7, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #211201

Gotcha NOW, you rat *******!

Sarge March 7, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #211202

Abbey looks like he regrets telling on his father. Why would he? Why should he? He should not I say!

Wow March 7, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #211203

Abraham’s expression in the last two panels are beautiful. You can almost see regret, and he didn’t fight the arrest at all.

Just that small little corner of the paper added so much depth to his character. I love your art, taeshi.

amberbydreams March 7, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #211204

@Curtisimo Does the TV show “Law and Order” come to mind? ;)

Sarge March 7, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #211205

I’m sorry officer. I did it! I let the dogs out.

Darkfox March 7, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #211206

Every member of family regrets that love could not solve the problem itself. Mothers, in particular, are physically incapable of withholding that hope about their young (or so they say; thankfully, there is a level of monster that can avert this).
We just wish she could have acted more judiciously with the information about Abe. I would bet Abbey is self-conscious just about how dangerous that was, if anything.

StraightFace March 7, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #211207

NOOOO! ABRAHAM FIGHT THE INJUSTICE!
ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER!

Coal March 7, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #211208

Dun dun duuuuuun.
I feel so sorry for Abbey and his family ._. (Not his dad of course, even though there would probably be a reason in his past why he is like this now, it’s a reason, not an excuse.)

Laufente March 7, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #211209

Kinda expected more fight outta this guy. Well, at least we know he won’t be doing this again

Lunas March 7, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211210

You know, I was really expecting his dad to get more angry and violent as things progressed, that seemed to be the kind of thing we were building to. But then, I guess someone doesn’t have to be a monstrously violent fiend to hit his wife. He’s calm now because he honestly believes what he was doing was right. That’s sort of scarier, in a way.

MykelTDT March 7, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211211

Serves that jerk right XD

CTS4Kouhei March 7, 2012, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #211212

Uhh, to all asking if he did it, COME ON! HE TOLD THE NEIGHBOURS! IT WAS ALL ON THE LETTER! Atleast Molly can’t read :smirk:

Mikk March 7, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211213

I think I’m in love with Abbey.

I mean, he’s such an awesome guy!!!! He’s totally a boss right now!!

Abbey, I love you :D

Epicosity March 7, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #211214

Abby’s dad expression….it’s just a “**** me…” XD

Tug March 7, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211215

For those who were wondering why Abraham didn’t fight back:

He’s a spineless coward, who beats on people weaker than him. An officer is clearly stronger (or at least more skilled) than him, and he knows he will lose.

Renadt March 7, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #211216

i say she was doin the right thing to take her kids away from a unfaithful cheater not only that but smashed a lamp against her head but also ran off to the girl he had been cheating on her with to Run the **** away! i say he got what he ****IN DESERVED at least now we know abbey’s past an we find out whats happend to their mother

Darkfox March 7, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #211217

Oh yes yes, it’s all Abbey’s mom’s fault and he had to quieten her <—dead sarcasm Mad Lucy
Finally, Abraham will get what he deserves. At least it looks like that…
Abbey doesn’t look really relieved though… Such a sad chapter :’(
Be strong, Abbbey!

RollerCoster March 7, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #211218

Control is the spiciest illusion

bla March 7, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #211219

What. A. Guy.
I can’t wait to see what happens. What will he say to the cops? Is he manipulative, or does all of his power lie in physical harm and sneaking around? Hmm. If Abbey’s father is really a weak person on the inside, I can imagine that would affect Abbey’s thoughts on whether he did the right thing by outing his father or not. Thoughts~

Spladle of Doom March 7, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #211220

i say she was doin the right thing to take her kids away from a unfaithful cheater not only that but smashed a lamp against her head but also ran off to the girl he had been cheating on her with to Run the ❚❚❚❚ away! i say he got what he ❚❚❚❚IN DESERVED at least now we know abbey’s past an we find out whats happend to their mother
An @ the other Darkfox <_< seriously…now i have to use my full name unless i have a ghost usin my nickname now…eh oh well =-=

DarkfoxProjectX March 7, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #211221

Go Abbey! Send that scumbag to jail!!!

Also am I the only one that noticed that his dad managed to skid the car in backwards?

Teeroy766 March 7, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #211222

: | That’s what you get, Abby’s daddy! you jerk…

Aoriki March 7, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #211223

Good! Rot in jail, u cheating wife beating two timeing piece of ****!

JustSomeCritic March 7, 2012, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #211224

Well gotta give the dad credit for surrendering peacefully instead of running like a coward

Shoop-a-doop March 7, 2012, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #211225

Hallelujah praiiiiiise jesusssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!%}

Mezmo March 7, 2012, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #211226

**** YEAH, ABBEY!

Danny March 7, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #211227

holy….wow things just got good :] i love how his dad puts his hands up in a “I know I’m guilty” sort of way. I also like how he talks to abbey the way a parent like that would..he’s very condescending and thinks he’s right about everything.

Moozers March 7, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #211228

YES! The neighbours did call the police!

I knew it! 8-D

Dusk March 7, 2012, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #211229

YEESSSS, GO ABBY!!!

Nyanko March 7, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211230

I know I can’t be the only one picturing Abbey’s dad making a double “devil” symbol with his hands in the air, like a rock star or something.

Please someone tell me I’m not the one seeing that.

Mat March 7, 2012, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #211232

I missed a page, and now I’m confused as to what is going on.

elinn March 7, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #211233

@mat you’re not the only one

Elephanthobo March 7, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #211234

Aw…i was expecting a fight …. and yeah I was thinking abbys dad making that double devil hands XD

jell-o March 7, 2012, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #211235

Hell yes, Abbey. Go you! <3

ElleryMikal March 7, 2012, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #211236

Great the,help from the neighbors arrived just in time for justice.Well possibly,the father will go to jail but what becomes of the mother now?
Looks like we’ll she her soon later.
Abbey just got lucky now otherwise he might get hurt,I’m surprised about that.And if the father is right,why did he run and try to escape?It wouldn’t make sense at all.

... March 7, 2012, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #211237

Why are the road burns in front of the car? Õ_Õ

PurpleLeaf March 7, 2012, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #211238

Oh
That’s what happens…
He goes peacefully.

StarSturdy March 7, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #211239

unholy! Dude! Seriously!?

Cristan Kale March 7, 2012, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #211240

woooow…..i was NOT expecting him to do that i would of expected him to punch abby away or something but going without a struggle?….wow just wow….

Anima March 7, 2012, 5:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #211241

So that explains why he hit her with the lamp!

He was enLIGHTening her.

Hue
Hue
Hue

Vigtyr March 7, 2012, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #211242

My guess is that Molly came through.

Annnnnd here we see Abraham just giving up. I’m kinda wondering where Cynthia went, though.

Melinda March 7, 2012, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #211243

Very brave abby..

Warrior March 7, 2012, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211244

:O
holy ****

hellogoodbye March 7, 2012, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211245

GOODNESS PREVAILS AGAIN!!

ScrabMaster March 7, 2012, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #211246

Just one question did Abby’s dad back in hitting the brakes?

Fscribe March 7, 2012, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #211247

Oh my daaaays

Fell March 7, 2012, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #211248

I like how “Sr. *********’s” body seems smaller in the last panel. A pitiful end to a pitiful bully.

Dr 0 March 7, 2012, 6:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #211249

It wasn’t for this time that Abraham didn’t learn the graveyard is full of heroes. How longer his luck will keep going on?

Ana aka Knux-the-Killer March 7, 2012, 6:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #211250

Oh and yeah, I called the cops

Khajiit March 7, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211251

I like how people are treating this story as it really happend or is happening. But that just proves how freakin’ unbelieveable taeshi is a at making these comic. Please keep up the amazing job!

Drew March 7, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211252

He’s angry with his dad, and I’m sure he knows what wrong his dad has done, but, even so, that’s still his dad. It must be kind of scary seeing your father be arrested, and knowing that it’s your fault the police car is there.

//watch there already have been about fifty-two thousand comments on this matter xD

BackwardsTroll March 7, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211253

It looks sad how the father looks so defeated in the last panel … Almost so sad that he would be pitied.
But we all know what he did, no? :nope:

Streak March 7, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211254

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl. If Abbey did that he’s pretty on top of things.

Pick Yer Poison March 7, 2012, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #211255

Well, I admit I didn’t see that coming. Abbey’s got more stones than most people thought, huh?

StushiJaguar March 7, 2012, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #211256

So Abbey’s father really did get arrested and is currently in jail? I always got the impression that he beat the mother to death and then managed to run off with Cynthia. I’m glad he was brought to justice.

Huh. I forgot how awesome Abbey could be. That took guts. That note must have made everything better. I wonder why Molly apparently didn’t read it before she gave it to the neighbor?

Really, though…I think that’d be very emotionally scarring to see that happening right in front of your little boy eyes. Your dad getting arrested. I can only imagine…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy March 7, 2012, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211257

Good job Abbey! I do like how some of this was taken from the old Abbey’s past comic that never saw the light of day.

Grubey March 7, 2012, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #211258

It’s amazing that Abby did that. I just hope that it all gets better from here. Plus it’s not like it’s his fault that his dad is a complete butt

Robin March 7, 2012, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #211259

I’m guessing Molly never read the letter; my guess because Abbey didn’t say she could but to just bring it to the neighbors.

Seeing something like that happen to your mother, and then seeing your dad arrested is scarring, but I’d be delighted to see a father like that go away.

asimplefangirl March 7, 2012, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211260

Eyes are the windows to the soul—-He has no eyes because he has no SOUL!!! >:o Also, go Abbey! I wanna give him a hug so bad…. He really needs one right about now. What DID happen to his mom? Can’t wait until it gets back to the present so we can find out. o.o

Yuki-chan March 7, 2012, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #211261

Good. He deserves being taken in. :D

Fenny March 7, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #211262

the cops = doom for Abby’s dad

Yuki March 7, 2012, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #211263

You know, I just realized. Abbey’s dad looks REALLY sad. I know what he did was wrong, but I have the feeling that deep down, he KNOWS how wrong this is. O_O

Doomstruck March 7, 2012, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #211264

“No. Cops! My only weakness! How did you…. know?….. ugh” *dead* X-x

David March 7, 2012, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #211265

When I saw the first shot of Abby’s dad in this page, the only thing I could think of was:
“MR. ANDERSON”

Huh? March 7, 2012, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #211266

Abbey’s dad seems readily compliant…weird.
Anyway, domestic abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstance

Apparent Abbey’s dad must have backed up his car something fierce according to the skid marks, lol

Iris March 7, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #211267

Yay Abbey! :D For once i felt bad for Abraham Sr…The emotions he had on his face made me feel bad but he still deserved being arrested for hitting Abbey and Molly’s mom with a lamp and abusing her physically though.. :unsure:

Michelle March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211268

And I would’ve gotten away with it too if it weren’t for this meddling kid!

prime_pm March 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211269

Way to go Abbey. Giving Molly the letter was incredibly smart. I had completely forgotten about it, and I was not expecting this!

Nyeh March 7, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211270

And He thoguht he was going to get away with it lol nope :nope: Sorry abe sr.

Alex March 7, 2012, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #211271

Pwnt.

Syrus March 7, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211272

Mother of god… *takes off sunglasses* a Steve Urkle reference… I never thought I’d see that catch phrase in this day and age, thank you for the memories. 8-D
Michelle, I wonder - is Abbey Sr. really regretting for what he did? Or is it because he’s captured? He had no remorse over his actions until now. Until the moment the police came he was actually trying to rationalize hitting his wife with a lamp to his son. Do I feel bad for him? Absolutely not. He doesn’t deserve mercy since he never spared any.

Mr. Applejack March 7, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211273

lol what a lame comic

Ranger March 7, 2012, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #211275

is it just me or does his head look like a wang?

randome guy March 7, 2012, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #211276

Oh my

Fauxpas March 7, 2012, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211277

Foolish Abraham, you do not treat your wife like she’s some kind of scum. You have broken your covenants of marrige and you will pay it dearly. Cheating and domestic violence will make you lose everything and your son will never forgive you for what you have done to her. Mad Lucy

Starkeyblade March 7, 2012, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #211279

Oh, I see now why this scarred Abbey to date (refer to his breakdown during the election). Even though he knows he did the right thing, he looks like he has remorse for calling the cops. It’s hard for a child to separate criminal from father when they’re the same person.

Mr. Applejack March 7, 2012, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #211280

BUST-ED!!! lol poor abbey ;_;

eagammer1 March 7, 2012, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #211281

BUSTED MOTHER ****ER!! YEAH!SUCKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! :P HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! PURE WIN! *random music as everyone starts dancing except Abbey’s dad and flips off Abbey’s dad*

the fry pwnr March 7, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #211282

btw cops>Abbey’s dad

the fry pwnr March 7, 2012, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211283

Panel 1:….suit fronts don’t work like that. The lapels actually end, y’know.
Bottom left panel: Either someone parks extremely exactly in the same spot every day and peels out, or they peeled out…in reverse. To park. Either seems highly unlikely since it’s parallel parking.

Last panel: He seems too calculating to do something like give himself up before even hearing the cop read his rights and tell him what he’s arrested for. It could be seen as an admission of guilt to surrender before hearing what he’s accused of, and he doesn’t seem like the sort of person to let himself get suckered into that.

Ehhhh.
Yeah sorry today all I have is critique.

MadH March 7, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211284

It’s nice to see all of us in agreement after the Mike and Lucy drama.

Go Abby!

OmegaB March 7, 2012, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211285

I hate how Abbey looks guilty when the cops come…It almost makes me feel bad for his dad too

uniuniuni March 7, 2012, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #211287

@MadH:
oh yeah, the cops know that abbey’s mother is injuried and that it was abbey’s dad who hit her, but anyway he should think “I can explain them what happened and hopefully not get arrested”. very likely.

@the people wondering why molly didn’t read the note:
……………….. seriously? it’s SO obvious that she’s too little to be able to read!

I wonder what will happen in the last 3 pages. they are “suspiciously” too few…

boh... March 7, 2012, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #211291

what just happened? I can’t really understand the last few pages… their dad hit their mom and then he went where? who was that woman? isn’t abby’s mom with curly hair?

wat? March 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #211292

He was cheating on her with that women (Cynthia) and was abusing their mom

Miki March 7, 2012, 12:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #211293

JUSTICE!!

Shocky March 7, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #211294

@MadH
that’s a good theory, but here’s a counter proposal. Yes, Abbeys father is too calculated and that may be exactly why he surrendered instantly. Think about it, if you want to be cleared of all charges, would running away from the police really help your case? It would just make you look more guilty and I don’t see a hint of remorse on Abe Sr.
It’s very likely that in Abbey’s note he specified the crime and the culprit, which means the police are here to take Abe Sr. for questioning and hopefully to jail from here.

Mr. Applejack March 7, 2012, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #211295

Wow, I am so hooked. At first, I just got to wiz through the comic and not have to wait until now because they were already updated. this is my first webcomic, and it gets me so impatient when i have to wait, especially for this chapter. I swear, every page leaves me hanging off a cliff in anticipation. This chapter’s a cliff hanger.

JayK March 7, 2012, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #211296

I just realised his ears in the first panel makes him look like a freaking mushroom!

DrNazus March 7, 2012, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #211297

I HATE U ABE I HATE U U KILLED HER DIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIE Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

kittykatlovesviolin March 7, 2012, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #211298

I just want to give Abbey a big hug right now. ;_;

Nik Nak March 7, 2012, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #211299

ojala que se pudra en la carcel Furious Abbey y abbey tome recuperacion #^_^#

miku 01 March 7, 2012, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #211301

Take that *** hat :D

Flippy March 7, 2012, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #211302

TAKE THAT MR ABBEYS DAD XD

GoldenCappuccinoFlame March 7, 2012, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #211303

Smart choice, its hard to do that to a family member but sometimes you have to make a choice.

Alone but peaceful March 7, 2012, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #211304

AWESUMMMM : DDDD

JC March 7, 2012, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #211305

Ummm i’m kinda lost here, is the dad a criminal? I know this is a flashback or future but why is there a cop car and why did Abbey’s dad put his hands up? What did he do? (I might be a bit retarded not to get this because I forget things easily, I’ve been waiting EVERY F*CKING DAY FOR A NEW PAGE!!!)

Javalavadingdong March 7, 2012, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #211306

Wait.
Stop.
Abby sr. Loves Abby.
He didn’t love his wife. So he has no qualms about beating her. But he loves his son. So he didn’t hurt him.
Abby sr. Isn’t all bad.
He’s still an arsehole though.

Curtisimo March 7, 2012, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #211307

Called it! :D

Wonder what happens next though?

Blossom March 7, 2012, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #211308

That’s what you get when the Karma Fairy ***** on you so much, you get buried neck deep! Who’s laughing now, punkass?!

Oh lawdy if this turns out to be The Suffering for Abe.Sr later… I’m gonna laugh.

DeValt & Whittaker March 7, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #211309

AWWW HECK YAH! You did the right thing, Abbey! Can’t wait to see the next page!

Silversoma March 7, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #211310

I think Abraham felt kinda bad for doing that to Abbey’s mom, because he knows that it’s wrong, horribly wrong, so he makes up excuses, “your mother was out of control” and things of that nature, he seems to care a bit for Abbey, and Abbey seemed scared when the cops came, but I’m glad he called them, his father being like that had been going on wayy to long.

Knuc March 7, 2012, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #211311

2nd panel is pacman face

ps: I do not like this new commenting formatt. Go back.

paulosawesome March 7, 2012, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #211313

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! POINT 1 FOR ABBEY!!!!!!!!!!

Nickita March 7, 2012, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #211315

Good evening Mr Abraham, do you know what happens in prison to wifebeaters, rapists and other kinds of cowardly punks?
Oh, you’re gonna learn soon enough. Bitch.

NoPlayer March 7, 2012, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #211316

the black marks left by the tires proves that his father has been set up, clearly. An upstanding man that dresses in a suit has to be one of the good guys :/

2tailed_fox March 7, 2012, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #211317

Make sure you clean behind your ears before you drop the soup, or the heath inspector will get you. XD

Rozon March 7, 2012, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #211319

Then the father will riot in prison foe a long time.
And all I can say is “BUSTED!”(GTA style)

SGRTC March 7, 2012, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #211320

man abbey had a really sad childhood

Kyleel Goings March 7, 2012, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #211321

:nope:

kitteh March 7, 2012, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #211322

Okay, that..! is depressing. But! on the other hand…. GO ABBEY GO!!

Special K March 7, 2012, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #211323

BOO YA MOTHER ****ER!!!

Invader Rex March 7, 2012, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #211324

Hm, seems WAY TOO CALM for an abuser, but ok.

That one bitch March 7, 2012, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #211325

I was scrolling down the page with comments and just noticed A LOT of cursing. People are really mad.

PhotoGirl March 7, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #211326

F**k this , I hate his father :C

Kyosuke March 7, 2012, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #211327

wooooooooo GO ABBEY!

Vega March 7, 2012, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #211328

The writing makes abb’s dad seem too evil almost. He just comes off as too sociopathic and evil than what it would have been expected. It still isn’t awful though, but it just seems akward when compared to Abb’s reaction.

Mercury March 7, 2012, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #211329

I cried… I now know that life couldn’t get any crappier. ._.

PURPLZ March 7, 2012, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #211330

Maybe Abbey is afraid of what might happen next, since his father’s going to go to jail and his mom is going to be hospitalized, he probably thought about having to be put into a foster home, and possibly being separated from his sister.
It’s sad, because we all wish we could have a perfect family and loving parents. :c
This comic puts out some of the real life issues some people have.
And this is great insight into Abbey’s story.
Abbey’s dad knows what he did was wrong, so why did he do it? Mad Lucy.

Wei March 7, 2012, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #211331

Like I said earlier, Abraham is a cowardly ****. I have been through that in my life (only I was the vic, my mother will refuse to acknowledge it) and it sucks.

Also, @ranger, I know you are a troll, but why do you post on a comic you apparently despise?

Renadt March 7, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #211332

He did it for the lulz, of course!

NoPlayer March 7, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #211333

BURN

keegan March 7, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #211334

Did anyone else notice the skid marks -in front of- the car? Did he back into the spot or are those supposed to be old?

Blarg March 7, 2012, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #211335

Oh what a shame that is

Order_66 March 7, 2012, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #211336

That awkward moment when you realize his dad managed to skid backwards into place when he parked. Skills, abusive father/husband driving skills.

Atlin March 7, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #211337

i really think its right to do that beating isnt good plus ehehe its horrible

Lionesst March 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #211338

…It might be just the glasses, but is anyone else getting a Gendo Ikari vibe from Abraham? Just me?

TurnerClassicNinja March 7, 2012, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #211339

And the itdiotism keeps on ****ing rolling
Horrible comic BTW (troll troll troll troll)

Soul March 7, 2012, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #211340

Poor Abbey, while distracting his father from making a run for it, he was also in a way trying to reach out, understand WHY his father would take such actions.

Abraham at least tries to explain his actions, though really for Abby - it was the wrong one. There’s no remorse, only a firm belief that he needs to control the people around him, which somehow justifies his actions in his mind. It doesn’t really show he cared much, maybe in a certain VERY sick way he did. But I doubt he stuck their mother because he couldn’t bare losing the kids. More that he would lose his control over the family entirely,. which he couldn’t cope with.

It’s hard for Abbey, because I imagine getting an actual reasoned reply out of his father instead of a beating is not something he is used to. It’s not much to us, but it likely means a lot to Abbey to have some form of answer for why his father did what he did. Plus the whole unpredictable nature of the situation, Abraham could of turned on his son or the mistress quite as easilly as he did their mother. However on the flip side, while he acts the big man bopping his wife about, he apparently won’t do it to his kid or anyone else. Knowing that man who always ruled the home with an iron fist, at least knows better to NOT do it out the family home must be an even harder thing to come to terms with.

Jennytablina March 8, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #211341

You know Abbey’s father is screwed when the police show up you can see it in his face.

Izaya March 8, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #211342

I don’t know if it was said or not, but Abbey’s gonna be a second Mr. Hero, I swear…

*I have been playing too much BlazBlue before reading I guess*

Welgaea March 8, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211343

i’ve never read a chapter in BCB history that’s been so heart-wrechingly painful.
i have read every chapter, even.
also, taeshi,
try to make the next chapter as funny as possible.
thank you

ben the lucario March 8, 2012, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #211344

I’m just glad he didn’t hit abbey… Or at least didn’t get the chance.

CaiN March 8, 2012, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211348

yup, dad knows when to fold-em. props for that at least. I wonder what was going through his mind throughout all this?
gotta learn to pay attention. Keep on missing little things.

Never here March 8, 2012, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211349

Good going, Abbey!! Way to do the right thing! I’m so proud of you <3

Raichu March 8, 2012, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #211350

He had it coming to him

badger March 8, 2012, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #211351

“I’ll never talk and you’ll never find the bodies.”
“We’re actually here about the domestic abuse.”
“Oh ok, yeah I did that.”
“Sooooo…Bodies?”
“Say what now?”

Unit March 8, 2012, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #211352

so that is what the note said! i was wondering what was going on!

Ikuto March 8, 2012, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #211353

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Go Abbey!!!!!!!!
😄😄😄

Nyan cat LAWLZ March 8, 2012, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #211354

Now that,that’s part of his past Is over,it is almost time for what we ben waiting :D Mad Lucyfor,LUCY VS SANDY

lov/hate March 8, 2012, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #211356

This comic is great, but why aren’t there any happy comics…? Just one purely happy comic every once in a while, that’s all I ask.

Eclipse March 8, 2012, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #211357

now idk but i am still going for the mothers side o and i iz back!! ;)

moon bay moomba March 8, 2012, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #211359

Why are there skid marks in front of the car? Did he back up all the way home and slam on the brakes to park?

Catbutter March 8, 2012, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #211366

i never knew abby was secretly rudolph the rednosed kitty cat

CptOverkill March 8, 2012, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #211474

BURN!TOO THE CELL!poor abbey, blaming himself for everything.

THAT GUY March 9, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #211709

No, it’s not Abbey’s doing, you ragged assed ****.

It’s your doing, for being such a horrible evil person.

Reap what you sow,. *******.

Fruvous March 12, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #212356

lLALALA

Chill(PMD player) March 21, 2012, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #216363

Is it just me, or are the tyre marks in front of the car?

Kuro May 13, 2012, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #263072

@Renadt I think the authoress knows a lot about domestic abuse. This generally is how abusers act. They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong at all and it’s so rare that they show remorse (even the kind who get drunk, beat their partner, then are all apologetic the next morning). I guess it’s a typical sociopath trait.

Vix October 25, 2013, 9:13 AM EST.

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