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POmg first comment and omg this is so sadddd
Shoge16 April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
JUST PULL THE DANG PLUG AND END THIS DANG FLASHBACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JSossamon April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
D(r)aGon88 April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
She cares for her children’s well being… Yes. Just yes
UltimateZ April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Coolkid April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Least I Could Do indeed.
Kaxbe April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
No be sad abbey mommy.
Everything will be ok
Wait whose flashback is this?
Zany April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Man so much depressive content. Gets a bit over used. I understand why it’s upsetting but the geez.
Radish April 9, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
Aw, Abbey’s mom is great. Always looking after her kids. <3
So this is why they were never contacted by/concerning her…
PyroManiac April 9, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
but it’s to late for that
piko chan April 9, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Oh god :’( so many feelings for this page I wish she could have had a better life and its a shame to know this actually happens in the real world 3
Sh0rty April 9, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Nothing says love like forever abandoning the ones you love, making them always have to wonder what happened to you, why you didn’t love them enough to reclaim them from foster care, what is wrong with them that would make you never want to see them again.
What a great mom.
Titanium Dragon April 9, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
what is this mysterious operation….
I VANT TO KNOOWW.
SXR123 April 9, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Titanium Dragon: Well said.
Radish April 9, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
Titanium Dragon: Her kids are younger and therefore it would be better for them to be left wondering and have hope than for their lives to be crushed and know theyd never see her again. And gathering from what has happened in previous pages, I would say that something went wrong before of after the operation.
Kikren April 9, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
I dont get it: what illness does she have?
PhotoGirl April 9, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
Ok listen abbeys mom dies but why drag it on and make it so sad i mean abbys not my fav but i still like him though, his dad should be the dead one not her!
Michael April 9, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
Damn, Charlotte is a really strong woman. Well, guess we know what happens next… She really is an example of a good mother.
Mayonaka April 9, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
This reminds me of my D.D.
Make it stop.
Curtisimo April 9, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
Kikren: So? Think about this. I’d be certainly sure I’d want to see my mother then to know she was about to die. Supposing there hopes are crushed when the find out she’s dead. At least they KNOW what happened to her instead of waiting years on end to hear at least a word about her.
Radish April 9, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
Radish: She wanted them to live a happy life with their foster parents. A new life. They had to recover from the recent trauma to live that new life and if her death was revealed then they would’ve had more and more trouble adjusting and being happy. In one of the previous pages where Abbey and Molly are standing by a window thinking Santa Clause would bring their mom back to them. That’s the kind of hope that children need to keep living happily. If they’d revealed she had died, each day of their lives would be a nightmare and they’d never be able to settle in.
Kikren April 9, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.
This is so sad. ; n ; It almost makes me want to cry.
Faery April 9, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.
Wow. This is touching.
Danny April 9, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.
Kikren: Understandable I suppose. But life isn’t all sunshine and daisies is it? Thing is they’d probably get over it evantually. The world is a harsh place. Toughen up while you still can do to speak. Gonna stop replying to this now cause I see no point anymore.
Radish April 9, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
I had an Aunt who did that for her kids, who at the time were four and two (I was about 5 and a half). My mother was to be their godmother, but my Aunt Zadi made out of the surgery, victoriously might I add. I really should give them a call.
Mongo April 9, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.
Radish: I understand, but how much have they had to toughen up over the spam of a day? They have their breaking point. And teaching them young is a good way to break their spirits.
Kikren April 9, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.
Radish: A childs innocence is precious, I think she did the right thing. Now Abbey is older he can probably handle the pain better. At least he had hope to keep him going when he was young. Losing a mother that young would of probably crushed him and caused him to be a different person then he is today
Kitmit April 9, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.
Kitmit: Too lazy to type out a decent reply. Guess I could say okay. :V
Radish April 9, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.
Thanks Kitmit! That’s a very nice way to put it.
Kikren April 9, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
You guys should just stop posting stuff related to what I said. Waste of your time. lD
Radish April 9, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
T.T T.T T.T T.T Nuuuuuuuuuuu Charlotte!!!!!!
Kristy April 9, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.
The last three panels seriously made me tear up
greensleeveslitdress April 9, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.
No, least you could do is pop some pills an go see them. So what if you bleed to death or something. Your a chick. You should be used to it right? And as for they’ll be “happy”., go visit a psychic and see just how wrong you are.
Slenderman April 9, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.
@Slenderman: do you ever stop being a jerk?
Back to someone who matters, poor Abby’s mom…she’s so nice in wanting her kids to grow up in a good home.
Flyboy April 9, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.
Well, okay, that’s the problem with over-dramatizing anyone’s sad story - you make every individual a tragic hero.
That aside, I’m loving the progression and the back story. The mom does seem more idealistic than I would expect, but it seems to tie into the way Abbey sees her. She’s an angel in his eyes, after all. She’s the one he fought to protect.
Spladle of Doom April 9, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.
I assume it’s this surgery she probably died from. or perhaps not, though I think it may be safe to say at this point she did in fact die.
I can see where she might think this is a good idea. I get the impression that she probably didn’t hold a lot of self worth as a woman or a mother. Also seemed to possibly suffer from guilt due to the whole ordeal and all the things the kids had to suffer through, things they had to witness and were also denied.
And so this was a sort of ‘final gift to you’ sort of thing. It seems like she didn’t think she was going to live and perhaps maybe even hoped for it. Hoped for it so that her kids could be left to continue to grow up with two people that would care for them and give them what she may have seen as her failing to give them, a loving family. Perhaps she even thought they might be able to forget about her. To her this was for the best, and she did do it out of love….
but it was no real gift of mercy. They didn’t forget about her and never stopped loving her. Never gave up hope they would someday see her or at least hear from her somehow.
What she in turn denied them was a sense of closure. They were denied a future with her either way, that cannot be helped. But they could have been granted the chance to grieve, to mourn the loss of their mother and be carried through it by people who did care about them and their well-being. The loss of their mother would NOT have been made easier with age. Being older does NOT lessen the pain of loved one. You simply gain a better understanding of what really happens to them and what death really means and the true gravity of it. That knowledge though does NOT necessarily make the pain easier to deal with or handle.
The not knowing about how someone you love is doing: where they are at, if they are okay, if they are thinking about you, if they still love you if they wanna see you, why they haven’t come to see you, why they aren’t there and all the other why’s….The hurt from that can be far greater and more torturous than the pain of loss.
I’m not hating on Abbey’s mom. I just disagree with her choice. Then again, it could be the choice made from a mind warped by pain, loss, fear, depression and low self worth and perhaps not HER own at all in a sense…
InfamousNumba9 April 9, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.
*lessen the pain of a loss of a loved one
InfamousNumba9 April 9, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
That is just sad,very sad,more than I could say…D:
Megadude April 9, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.
Okay, her name is Charlotte…that’s my name..
…I DON’T WANNA DIE!
ChuckTheGirl April 9, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.
Wow… such sad eyes…
Xenos April 9, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.
That woman is so selfsacreficing, but it left her children wondering how she is.
PurpleLeaf April 9, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.
i’ll simplify infamous’ comment…
charlotte was a ******* weakling.
there, that pretty much clears it up.
really, though… being stupid and weak is what leads to people staying in abusive relationships, and what leads to decisions such as the one she made in the end.
abandoning those you love and only giving them a future filled with pain is hardly a gift.
Thanatos April 9, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
I Love Abbey’s mom…..
Vega April 9, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.
Just did the survey I hope it helps
Mego April 9, 2012, 2:20 AM EST.
charlotte is dead
(result of too much metal gear solid )
paulosawesome April 9, 2012, 2:22 AM EST.
Wow… She’s a very beautiful person to do something that kind for her children. Very sad too…
Brydog23 April 9, 2012, 2:25 AM EST.
Fluffy April 9, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.
Hey… if she did die during surgery I don’t think it will matter what the nurse does. The hospital would know, and it would show in the patient records. And the death reports would reach the- I’m not sure. The Department of Health maybe. Say it didn’t then I don’t think it was a secret which hospital Abbey’s mother got surgery from. Janet could have just asked the right authorities or the doctor who did the surgery.
If she did survive the surgery then I guess she just chose to disappear. Then somehow died later.
MouseCat April 9, 2012, 2:37 AM EST.
aww thats kinda sad .
Took the survey, hope you ready all our optional responses at the end
Gingin April 9, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.
And you don’t need a brain to figure out what happened…Doctor: I’ve done all i can do- this woman is not going to make it…
TraceLegacySSOF April 9, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.
I’m confused. Do we find out what the operation is actually….for? I understand why she’d be in Hospital after what happened, but….I don’t see why there would be a need for an operation. Is she ill? Have I missed something?
Bonshi April 9, 2012, 3:50 AM EST.
This show how much she loved her children and thought about them all the time.
jun April 9, 2012, 3:51 AM EST.
This is so touching, for a moment there I completely forgot that Mike was an *******.
darnitmike April 9, 2012, 4:35 AM EST.
Oh, the bitter irony…
Rusco Istar April 9, 2012, 4:48 AM EST.
This is touching, yes, but I gotta say I hate her decisions.
Contact your kids you moron. It’s better they knew you died from the operation, then making them live there lives thinking you’re still out there not giving two sh**s of a cent about them.
TNTree April 9, 2012, 5:13 AM EST.
Abby’s mama so caring for her children…Poor mama ; - ;
Aoriki April 9, 2012, 5:22 AM EST.
This is kinda sad… But she’s giving hope
Joakim April 9, 2012, 5:32 AM EST.
Damn..I know how it feels to lose a parent so it’s easy to relate to this..well this little bit with Charlotte dying I guess
Raven April 9, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.
Got a slight case of the selfish selflessness, there.
StushiJaguar April 9, 2012, 6:03 AM EST.
I don’t know what kind of surgery is going to be.
but i think it is quite obvious, a “cerebral hemorrhage” and
kind of surgery like that have to cut her long hair.
randomdice April 9, 2012, 6:04 AM EST.
FairyTalegurl April 9, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.
A motherly figure who dies in the end named Charlotte. I liked that book. Also, YAY NAME!
Hoheh! April 9, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.
For the good of them
The cute Lani-ish nurse did
By “did”, I mean zip.
Felt like a haiku. So now two.
Now we know yet more
Sad truths and newly taught facts
Awesome work, Taeshi
Hoheh! April 9, 2012, 7:30 AM EST.
Is she goin to change sex ?
pampers April 9, 2012, 7:43 AM EST.
Can’t wait for the survey results C:
OmnOmNoM April 9, 2012, 7:49 AM EST.
Can’t wait for the results C:
They’d have to worry later on anyway
Raffy April 9, 2012, 7:52 AM EST.
Thats really sweet.
Andrew April 9, 2012, 8:34 AM EST.
TTuTT Bravo, Taeshi! You make even characters I didn’t like lovable <3
Abbey’s Mom shows her ‘true mom’ by protecting her kids like this.
But now it leaves me with another question… what exactly is the surgery for? I have a bad feeling it was a response to injuries she suffered under her husband’s beatings…
Silversoma April 9, 2012, 8:48 AM EST.
She probably was broken inside so to say because of the blows Abe senior dealt to her. Lamps are weapons, people. Also, I think that the bandages are a good clue as to what needs to be fixed inside of her. If it’s in da head, well poop. It’s gonna be a difficult operation all right… :’(
Kristy April 9, 2012, 9:29 AM EST.
Abbey’s mom was such a kind-hearted woman..It was saddening to find out she had just died and left her kids wondering how she is, where she was and when she was going to pick them up to be a family again when she actually knew that she was never going to make it..
Michelle April 9, 2012, 10:50 AM EST.
It is wonderful to see that the well being of her children is place before her own. She is a true mother and her children will be most greatful that she greatly loves them. Requiescat In Pace, Charlotte.
Starkeyblade April 9, 2012, 10:56 AM EST.
Abbey’s mom becomes my favorite char, now…
She it’s the most kind-hearted person in the comic.
It’s so sad that she died…
Mil Faces April 9, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.
There’s nothing like the selflessness of a mother. Good for you, Charlotte.
Iris April 9, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.
Nyan cat LAWLZ April 9, 2012, 11:54 AM EST.
This make me cryyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! *sobs*…I’m emotional because for once is not teen drama….is adult drama with teen drama(abbey’s life) *sobs*
This is like a Hispanic Novela.
Raxki April 9, 2012, 12:11 PM EST.
I took the survey! So yeah…
Justinkangabang April 9, 2012, 12:32 PM EST.
I just wish Abbey’s dad would drop dead. In fact, I wish he DID die already. If that jerk really loved her, this wouldn’t have happened! Abbey and Molly wouldn’t have been sent to a foster home, Abbey wouldn’t be living in guilt, and Charlotte wouldn’t have died.
But then again, you kind of have to thank him- in the weirdest way. If his dad hadn’t been like that, Abbey probably would’ve never met Daisy and Paulo and Lucy and Mike and Sue. But then again, Taeshi might’ve decided to have Abbey and his (hopefully) normal family move, and he would’ve been introduced into BCB anyways.
Doodlebug April 9, 2012, 12:34 PM EST.
L131 April 9, 2012, 12:37 PM EST.
wow, I can see how she wouldn’t want them to worry, but I guess she never anticipated her kids to love her so much. Abbey and Molly waiting every Christmas with gifts :’(
well, they know now, so I just hope Abbey doesn’t resent her for her decision, because he might be heading that direction………
Foreveryoung5 April 9, 2012, 1:29 PM EST.
[Maybe she got lobotomized]
Advem April 9, 2012, 2:41 PM EST.
Thank you Taeshi… I’m tearing up…
Roler42 April 9, 2012, 3:48 PM EST.
k April 9, 2012, 3:49 PM EST.
I can’t help but worry over how Molly’s gonna take it when Abbey tells her that their mother has passed on
Death of Ink April 9, 2012, 3:58 PM EST.
Cute nurse is cute. <3
CrumpledQuill April 9, 2012, 5:10 PM EST.
Abbys dad needs to die Not his mom daisy doesnt even seem to care very much. Neither does his foster mom. I think that mollys gifts are going to be set on her grave but molly doesnt know she thinks her mom will be getting her gifts alive. They better not tell molly until shes older or she will be seriously crushed. Dont tell her.and daisy ur not even telling him your sorry for him u just asked a dumb question. And end the flashback already!
Michael April 9, 2012, 5:47 PM EST.
alot of people aren’t gonna like what the see i hope it’s not what everyone thinks it is and i hope not
Anima April 9, 2012, 6:29 PM EST.
Abby’s mom is so sweet looking after her kids like that
Yuki April 9, 2012, 8:58 PM EST.
Disappearing on your children after such a family crisis isn’t the best choice as it can leave psychological scars behind on the children. In this case, it seems she died anyways, so they were better off with the foster family anyways.
Mr. Anonymous April 9, 2012, 9:04 PM EST.
thats so sad
the fry pwnr April 9, 2012, 10:09 PM EST.
Kinda reminds me of my mom, now the sad memories are kicking in, *depression*
Nicholas April 9, 2012, 10:16 PM EST.
im so late oh well time fer review… Lets round em’ up.
1. Abbey is upset about that “pitstop”.
2. Janet tries to cheer him up
3. Moms in hospital
4. IM OUT PEACE
GoldenCappuccinoFlame April 9, 2012, 10:20 PM EST.
This is just so sad…
Marissa April 9, 2012, 11:19 PM EST.
breaks my heart…
badger April 10, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.
DELETE THIS COMMENT PLEASE.
Jessie is a moron who can’t read.
Jessica U. Ingmann April 10, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.
Okay, Okay! I’m takin’ the survey, yeesh…
Shocky April 10, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.
This story is pretty stale by this point
Dext April 10, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.
This is the third time this comic has actually made me sigh and sniff loudly. Perhaps I have an overactive imagination, but this moment here, the smile and the tears, is just so sad, so melancholy. Charlotte is a strong character for how little time we’ve had with her.
Dr. Moron April 10, 2012, 5:09 AM EST.
SOOO MUCH HAIIIIIIIRRRRR. It hurts. ;;
Trolzara April 10, 2012, 7:02 AM EST.
Spladle of Doom and PurpleLeaf are true authors of this comic they know what the hell they are doing.
Soul April 10, 2012, 7:43 AM EST.
I haven’t as….. sad…. this chapter. For some reason I don’t feel so much for the characters as I imagine I ought to….
Huh? April 10, 2012, 8:32 AM EST.
Lucy plush is the nearest opportunity to hugging Lucy yet presented to fans. How wonderful.
Hoheh! April 10, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.
Thats so heart-breakingandcompassionate at the same time
Kyle April 10, 2012, 11:14 AM EST.
I recently lost my mother. About seven years ago, I lost my mom’s dad (grandpa), and my dad’s mom (grandma) within two months of one another. I lost the most important people of my life. One of them, I lost quickly and more suddenly than expected. With this said, I want to make a point. It takes time to heal. It’s tragic, and it hurts more than anything to lose someone you love, regardless of the life they lived, or how they died.
A piece of you dies with them, but someone else emerges from those ashes as well. People, especially children, are resilient. They should had been told. Yes it would hurt. It would leave a pain that’s unimaginable to the one feeling it, but it takes time to heal. The only thing that’s happening now, is replacing the worry with the sense of real loss. All it did was prolong their suffering and make it that much longer for them to deal with it.
Wondering and worrying will drive you insane, but so will grieving over the death of your mother. If they would had found out earlier, while it would had been hard, they would still be putting that episode of their life behind them. Now it’s going to feel like they’re back to square one. Especially Abbey, who’s torn with grief and rage, who’s more like his father than he cares to admits, but is working to make sure he becomes a man, and not the monster his father was/is. He has a long way to go. And this episode could either make him, or break him, at least for a while, until he decides to pick up the pieces.
Here’s the thing about death though. As much as it hurts, it can release the people you love, especially if you were suffering. But it will always hurt. … Always. I will never stop hurting, and neither will Abbey or his sister. It’s up to them, however, to decide how that pain, is going to help them shape their lives.
Canny April 10, 2012, 11:31 AM EST.
I honestly think that she should have informed her children, despite everyone saying, “she didn’t tell them to give them a happy life.” one thing to consider is that Charlotte probably knew she was going to die. It even seems to me she has given up the will to live. So either, she would die. However, that’s when you have to weigh the pro’s and con’s of alerting your children. If they had known, they couldve possibly gotten to say goodbye to her. It would have hurt but it would have given them closure. However, not telling her children anything creates what I like to refer to as “the waiting by the phone” situation. Abbey and Molly waited and waited years for their mother to contact them in anyway, when they could have moved on better and stopped waiting if they had known she had passed. The truth hurts, and I understand how she thought this would protect then, but in the end, I feel like Charlotte should have realized children can grasp and recover an grow from hard expierences. However, Abbey and Molly will have to now learn to get past all the time they spent waiting for her and get over all the ‘what ifs’ they’ll ask themselves. The truth is very important and I think this will make trust a serious issue for both Abbey and Molly.
Jninja13 April 10, 2012, 12:46 PM EST.
gosh chocked up reading that mom always knows best all i say
Lionesst April 10, 2012, 3:08 PM EST.
And then the angels came down from heaven, fixed her up with voodoo magic, and Abbey was spared the torment of having to find out her mother was dead. His father got jailed and Abbey, along with his sister, lived a happy life with their mother. Abbey is now going steady with Daisy and their happiness is so great, that all the other drama going on with their schoolmates doesn’t even phase them. Forever they lived under happy rays of sunshine.
Ano1 April 10, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.
nooooooo. Whyyy? <—— hope it’s not spam. Why is she dying? BCB was once a happy place.
cobnicholas April 10, 2012, 9:47 PM EST.
I can see the pain, a severely abused woman just worried about her kids…her son living threw his life an idle witness of transgressions gone by, nearly performing them himself. While the daughter, bless her heart, is pained to bare the knowledge that it happened…wanted what was best for her kids…even if it meant leaving them in the dark about her fate…true motherhood, or selfish act, no true judge for it can be found…but many can make claims. Kudos Tae, love the series so far, found it a week ago and haven’t stopped since!
Shade_Lord April 10, 2012, 10:10 PM EST.
Abbey and Molly have a great mother.
ema April 11, 2012, 8:37 AM EST.
how come lucy isn’t in this chapter?
Nickita April 15, 2012, 7:07 PM EST.
GOD I WISH I WOULD HAVE STOPPED READING BUT GOD THE HURT AT LEAST I STILL HAVE MY MOMMY. OH GOOOOD
chad August 27, 2012, 6:45 AM EST.
Lay down. Try not to cry. Cry a lot.
Mobyfufu June 28, 2013, 3:21 AM EST.
I’ll probably get banned for this, but it’s worth it:
Go **** yourself.
Also, panel 11….
Sheichii August 13, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.
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