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Is that Lily? Either way, scary stuff. Also, to my knowledge, Yashi does not know that Lucy and Mike broke up. With this in knowledge, why would Yashi make the child support comment. Mike still looks very angry though and I’m not entirely sure how he is going to handle the situation. And, if he handles the situation badly in front of Yashi, Chirpy and what I assume is Lily, this will not end well.
That face is still terrifying. No matter how many times I look at it. It makes me want to cry.
Nikita August 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Haven’t seen her in a bit. Hopefully that means her mom is near. Tume for a little headgehog insight?
Hoheh! August 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
jun August 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
The Real Lee August 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
she is in camo mode epic lucy is epic. well here comes the guilt trip from lily. i really hope mike says something to make this right again. please lily let him talk to lucy before you hit him with a spin dash or homing attack.
supertails19 August 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Wow, first four comments are nothing but garbage.
Rae August 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
YAY FOR YASHY
YASH YASH CHAN WE MISSED YOU
YASHY YOU’RE MY IDOL
MAYBE YOUR PARENTS WILL BE HAPPY AGAIN
YAY FOR YASHY
****** August 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Yessss, Lily, pour on the guilt!
KiwiKoala August 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
that look….it screams don’t you dare mess this up boy….or your in for a world of spines….O_O
huntress_RVW August 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
time for some lily scolding also omg yashy its been so long
taro August 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
I sense a dark scene coming
Ninja August 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
Either that’s a bush, or Lucy is buried in snow and half frozen to death. Lily looks very very grim, somethings very wrong.
Anon-Anon August 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
This is not the right time Michael. Just turn away and go. Please.
This could very well have been the first spark of light in several days for Lucy, going outdoor to play with her pets and forgetting her bad thoughts for a while. She won’t be able to avoid Michael forever of course, but obviously she can’t face him yet.
Just turn away and go for now Michael. You should try to realize how bad you hurt her before you meet again anyway.
Cavara August 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
Let this Wednesday August 8, 2012 be the day of Awkward
Matthew August 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
lucy likes to play hide n seek, but is horrible if she really doesnt want to hide from them. ok, i think i went to far with that. i sounded like a kun fu master. well at least i think. ps mike i hate you and hope lily beats the **** out of you.
nomoe August 6, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
Yashy is so cute! Haha I bet she missed her flea
Mmhhh Lily looks so tired
Spidey August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Well, this is going to be rather awkward indeed.
Nimbus26 August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Why is Lucy outside in the snow? In her condition, I’d think she’d want to stay inside, locked in her dark room for all eternity.
AnayuWolf August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Talk about the look of disappointment.
starfighter105 August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
I think Lily’s look is more “Please don’t be a jerk” than “Imma cut you if you make Lucy cry.”
Hullabaloo August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Yashi! Lily! But I was hoping for Lucy….
Huck August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
I have a feeling Lucy is either in camo mode or just plain hiding behind the snow pile…I wonder what Lily has to say to Mike though…
Avory August 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Lilly’s face confirms my fear that Lucy is not going to be happy to see him…… (duh)
Frodomann1 August 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Oh man, mike watch yourself.
You’re in the presence of little kids…
Pshyzo August 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Bolverk August 6, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Whoo! Aww, it’s so nice to see the little crew again! I didn’t realize just how much I missed them until now!
I’m really glad Lily’s around too. I have a feeling she’s gonna be patient, kind, and overprotective in her own way, to make sure Mike’s intentions are genuine before he says ANYthing. He NEEDS to realize how freaking serious this has been for Lucy, and just in case his talk with Sandy didn’t convince him, surely this will..?
These are looking fabulous as always, Taeshi! ^_^
Ryuko August 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
Ohhhhh SHHHIIIIIITTTTTTT…….. Mikes gon get a beatdown
Bleep bloop August 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
Lucy the snow man was a jolly happy sou-…. Oh.
Todd August 6, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
Lucy is doing what Mike said he wanted last time. Sandy-assisted or not, mixed messages much? Let’s see where we go next. Pretty sure Taeshi has done a picture of Lucy using her natural snow camo.
Hoheh! August 6, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
So Lucy is there but wont respond to mike. And then Lily……..this isn’t going to go well is it.
Cyph August 6, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
Sahchan August 6, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
Mike’s face on the 4th panel…
MikeRocks314 August 6, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
Oh hey, Yosh…I mean Yashy and the others are more than just background for once. It’s nice to see so many characters getting more screen time.
Dnite August 6, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
Look how happy Yashy looks at seeing Mike again! Its adorable!
And, oh snap. Lily looks so tired. It makes me want to scoop her up and adore her. ;u;
JakeStartledTheWitch August 6, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
Lilly’s look broke my heart a little.
skari45 August 6, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
MIKE GTFO AND GTFO NOW. YOUR PRESENCE RUINS EVERYTHING.
waaat August 6, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
That little blush on his cheeks makes me feel as though he still cares for Lucy. Despite the fact that he rreeaaalllyy doesn’t want to. If anything, her hiding gave him enough time to fall back into his facade. Seriously, look at his face as he’s clearly thinking that he would see Lucy again. His eyes are so hopeful looking and puppy-like.
I am happy to know that Lucy comes out to play with her pets. It’s so nice that she doesn’t neglect them even when she’s sad… She’s such a nice mommy. ;3;
Nanai August 6, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
Well Mike, the time has come…
…so will you own up to your promise to Sandy and talk to Lucy. But don’t just talk, listen as well so you can see why you should tell her your sorry…
…cause she’s sorry too…
AlphaMoon August 6, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.
This is when Mike gets a stern talking-to!
ScrabMaster August 6, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.
It took me a few seconds before I realized that was Lily, and another few seconds before I realized that he was looking down at her.
GUEST August 6, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.
Lily looks so sad … no don’t Lily don’t yer gunna make me cry
Hell In my Clouds August 6, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
Awwww poor lucy
Probably dove the moment she saw him
Also I lily’s expression is very much one of both sadness maybe a bit of blame
Cus lily knows that mike is the only person who has this effect on lucy
Shoop-a-doop August 6, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
I wonder if Lucy has gone to the other extreme and now hates Mike. It would be understandable.
Cyph August 6, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
Well, some of that was Paulo’s doing. He did speak to her on the phone and boost her confidence in herself. Lucy locked herself in her room before that, remember?
I didn’t see the blush at first, but yeah, he does in the 8th panel, then corrects his feelings in the next two panels.
Neospector August 6, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
This is sad.
Lily would never make that face usually, so she must really feel sad. I just hope Lily can talk sense into him not holding any grudge against Lucy anymore. Mike seems pretty frustrated right now, wonder how he’ll deal with it? Not that it matters, but Yashy actually seems happy to see him for once in the third panel! Me Gusta.
Leo August 6, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
I just love the way Taeshi leaves us in suspense! There has never been a single time I got bored or the story has come predictable and not to mention how I love the way you can see the improvement of Taeshi with her art trough the years, I’d give anything to make her feel comfortable and happy enough with wath she does
KarmaKitty August 6, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
Dunno why… but my thoughts went a little more to the dark side of things with this… more like that snow pile is more the “pretend Lucy” that they are making as she’s still in her room, or otherwise. This is more because of the non-responsiveness than anything else, then Lily’s look seems to be a bit grave.
Hopefully though, It’s not dark or grave as that, but It’s hard not to go there considering how Lucy feels about this… and Mike just seems to be on the verge of trying to go right back into “angry Mike” mode again. That or the “begrudging apology” aka “Sandy told me to talk, so I am… just to beable to tell her I did talk to you… not that I even want to look at you.”
Glass August 6, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.
Why do I have a feeling that something is seriously wrong with Lucy in like a health way?
Survivor August 6, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.
My heart drops on the thought, But i really don’t want them to be friends. Mike just leave lucy alone, Stupid ***.
Poor lucy, I hope thats just a pile of snow and not her, like she dashed out of the picutre before anyone saw.
Lily looks dissapointed in him, Hope she gives him a peaceful *** kicking.
But really, why should they be friends how can they be friends, I feel a bigger part of there bridge they made is broken cause of mike. There whole world is gone. Is there really anything else left to build or start over with?
Still, We love you lucy<3
Sahchan August 6, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.
The strongest voice of reason in the Bittersweet Candy Bowl faces off against Mike. This is going to be interesting…
UltimateZ August 6, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.
OH! Lily, I MISSED YOU! Ya know, somehow, I’m remembering when Lily was talking to Mike in that one chapter where Mike was remembering his friendship/relationship with sandy for the first time. Mike’s current relationship with Sandy and Lucy kind of feels like an echo of that chapter. Both cenerios are really similar to each other; Mike pays more attention to Sandy and ignores Lucy. I know there are a lot of key differences between the two; like Mike’s official break from Lucy, and growing up. Maybe someone else already pointed this out already, I don’t know, but that’s how it felt to me after reading this page.
Also, things lookreally awkward for Mike. It’s painfully obvious, unfortunally. Oh, Lily, what words of wisdom will you use to enlighten us all with.
Subaru August 6, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.
i was hoping it would be lucy, like that one flashback scene in the “pillow talk” chapter, but i think it would be better to see her later in the comic and talk to lily now, i’m sure lily could easily knock into mike how much he really hurt her that day, go lily!
i hope when he apologizes to her, he REALLY means it.
Otto August 6, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.
This is the chapter I’ve been waiting for! The pets, the blue scarf, and Mike perhaps talking to Lucy again? Hurray!
akipolies August 6, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.
That last panel scares me a little bit, lol. Mike’s all like, “I’m gonna get all up on this B”, and then you run into a hedgehog that looks like it came from SH. It’s like BAM! Know what I mean?
Anyways, good to see the pets again. LOVED those little fellas, especially the “Spit and Spat” that goes on between Mike and Yashy. Good, humorous times, especially when sexual innuendoes were abound.
Oh, and on panel three, I love the evasive “heh” and side glance that Mike gives with sweat trickling off the side of his head. It almost seems like he owes someone child support and Yashy pegged him for it
LevelUp August 6, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.
That’s right Lily. Right in his way. I love you so much right now.
Get the fudge away Mike. She’s recooperating and she doesn’t NEED your help.
Skygaze August 6, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
Won’t lie, took a me bit to realize that was Lilly at the end. And sorry Mike, but I seriously doubt you can do much after you burned the bridge down like that. Especially considering that you don’t even want to. When someone does something cause they feel obligated, rather than actually wanting to do it, then they have almost no true motivation and will probably end up half-assing it with the largely accepted excuse “at least I tried” waiting in the back of their heads. As always, I’m at the edge of my seat wanting to know how this will end more than anything else. When someone takes pride in their work like this it shows like a discolored moon. Great job Taeshi :3
Seikyuu August 6, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.
I think Lucy is hiding in the snow or behind it.
…Lilly’s face looks like it says “Please go, you’ve done enough.”
I seriously hope Mike has a terrible guilt trip shoved down on his pathetic shoulders. Almost through this whole thing I had a bit of pity for Mike, he has good reasons for being mad at Lucy he just seemed to go over the extreme. I mean he did sorta risk his own life for Lucy (which probably was the final trigger for hating Lucy) but Lucy also risked her life for him! When they were getting beat up Lucy kept trying to protect Mike and in doing so she almost blacked out and possibly die since she was being choked. I just think that Mike does not see how much Lucy has also done for him and how much she cares for him.
I used to think Mike would suddenly grow up and realize this but as the story proceeded it just seemed he became more and more STUPID with rage and emotions. When it all finally came down to it where he actually wished for the death of Lucy, all my pity and respect went out the window.
Oh look there they go now. You see that? Way out there…those are my feels for Michael. And oop there they go, forever to live on their own lives. Where they will journey? Frankly I don’t give a crap.
Oh but wait…what is that over the horizon? Is that….why yes! My love for Sandy! Hello how have you been?
Seriously I think I adore Sandy at this point. Before I disliked her because of being sort of judgmental on Lucy’s end on what she thinks was abuse but it was friendly gestures, I also didn’t like that Mike realized his hate for Lucy because of Sandy. However when she explained how she didn’t mean for them to hate each other I realized she was way sane and innocent than I imagined her to be….Maybe a bit too innocent but hey there are people like that out there.
Also what makes me even more frustrated about Mike’s behavior towards Lucy is that it appears way more over the top mean than Augustus’s attitude. And let’s face it, Augustus has done some pretty shady things in the past, yet he still deep down seems like a generally nice guy just stuck in the wrong crowd. Example, he was a bit harsh with Lucy but in the end his words of advice were sincere to gently help her through this depression at hand. Michael however does not even shed one piece of mercy from his rage. The only reason now he is even TRYING to talk to Lucy is because of Sandy only. Every now and then he would only give a certain regretting adverting of the eyes AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY IT. He moves on, selfishly leaving Lucy’s feeling torn and broken.
Over all the title of Mike being “the nice guy” is dead I believe. Mike you have a lot of redeeming to do!
Ellos August 6, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.
Everyone wants to be the victim not the villan.
That is a pretty good example of Mike’s selfish feelings.
NOPEnope August 6, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.
Lily always seems to have something insightful to say… and judging by her expression its about him and Lucy, and she’s really sad about it
Order_66 August 6, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.
Lucy’s feels atm- The Lonely
wubwubwubu August 6, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.
I highly doubt they will be doing much talking in the 2 pages that are left of this chapter… but I was right about this refrence.. at least somewhat right.
Tom-the-Foxey August 6, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.
I’m conflicted, because on the one hand, Mike needed to stand up for himself since Lucy was being too abusive, but on the other hand, he’s been absolutely horrible to her. Especially with telling her she had no friends. she finally came out of her shell a bit, and he slams her down lower than she’s ever been. To consider death is just selfish on her part. Honestly, what about Yashy and chirpy? Not to mention her biological family. However, her depression is probably unavoidable with how she’s been treated.
person August 6, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.
Judging by Lily’s expression she’s gonna tell Mike to leave Lucy alone.
I hope she does, neither Lucy or Mike are in the right mental state to deal with each other at the moment. But considering Mike’s current arrogance it seems he’s not going to leave until he gets a few words in.
Mii August 6, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.
Oh no… Lily? Is something wrong with Lucy? Tell Mike the news, Lily.
Sophia123 August 6, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.
Ohh sad Lily face . Usually she’s all cheery or serious but never sad. I wonder what is she going to tell him. She’s probably my favorite character <3.
Paw August 6, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.
remember your ****in promis mike.
jell_o August 6, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.
Mii August 6, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.
Right now, I don’t think Mike is considering how Lucy’s doing. He’s not waiting for the right time for her, he just wants to get it over with.
GingerKitten August 6, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.
I gota say. I REALLY like how Yashy was drawn, colored and how she acted in this page. Not extremely annoying like most of the time.
Leo-Inu August 6, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.
Time for mike and lucy to fix stuff (not now but here it starts)
D.inR. August 6, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.
totally called it
abowden August 6, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.
Welp, Lily’s disappointed, clearly seeing it. She’s very observant, so I think she figured out what happened almost right away.
With only two pages left, I’m going to guess that Lily will say to Mike, that now is not the best time and that he should leave to give Lucy more time to heal. They both really need some time apart, Mike is only doing this for Sandy, which while somewhat good, will not fix things… he needs to WANT to do this. Which to me, he’s not really sure if he wants to or not and seems conflicted. So more time apart would do good for the both of them.
KoiInTheRedPond August 6, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.
I don’t think Mike realizes the gravity and the weight of what he did.
He’s done quite enough, so in my opinion he should leave.
It doesn’t look like he’s going to apologize, either.
Joey August 6, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.
I think Mike’s trying to force himself to not care for Lucy… I have a very weird feeling that he’s just forcing the ‘I hate you’ thought onto himself So that he won’t ever fall in love with her, or those old feelings won’t surface again. He’d feel like he’d be cheating on Sandy if he did. So I personally think that he’s forcing all those bad thoughts about Lucy onto himself… His worried look in some of these panels really makes me think that.
Aww, Lily looks ashamed/tired… even a little sad. ‘course out of all the pets she’s probably the only one who really understands what’s really going on with lucy. So I can understand why she looks like that in the last panel… now to wait till wednesday.. *sighs* ^^; Gonna be a long wait~
love your art, Taeshi!~
CocoTR August 6, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.
Go the hell away Mike. I hope you die like you hoped Lucy would die.
Candy Bar August 6, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.
Fak. Lucy is still a mess and Mike isn’t taking that very well. Just say “see you around” and leave for now, PLEASE, Mike :<
Laufente August 6, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.
Why does everyone hate Mike? Geez, I’ve read about knights in shining armor, and here HE comes along and everyone HATES!?!? WHAT IS THIS!?!!? Why does everyone seem to team up to destroy all faith in humanity!?
She TERRORIZES HIM! I mean, she’s not some creature BORN to be evil or anything, but she hates him PERSONALLY every day! She NEEDS him! This page right here is cold hard PROOF that she does! No one would have saved her other than Mike! I mean, Paulo loves her and all, but wouldn’t he just think he would have lost her when she let go? He says in one of the comics that he doesn’t want to die for her!
And STILL you all just keep hating… it’s disgusting to see people like me hating such a brilliant hero… disgusting… like a parasite… like cancer…
And has she done anything for him!? Think about it, has she ACTUALLY ever saved his life? During the gang scene, she’s only defending herself and talking about how big she is and how much see must care about everyone… but they weren’t even going to TOUCH them if they hadn’t intervened! They were only trying to get Lucy, who could have saved herself alone. And when Mike fell into the water, PAULO SAVED THEM! Lucy only failed!
Look, I’m not saying Lucy is some person who is to be hated and all, but seriously, can’t you people see that she’s been bad to Mike all his life, and hasn’t even said sorry? And that Mike has no reason to be hated? Just think about that.
The Other August 6, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.
Lily better tell Mike to take a hike and to leave Lucy alone. He’s done enough.
lolz August 6, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.
It would make sense that Lily tells him to leave. There is only two chapters and as amazing Lily is, I really doubt she would be able to scold Mike and bring him to reason for what he has done. Heck, I even think Mike is in a bit of trouble from the look on his face once he saw Lily. The famous ‘Aw crap’ face, lol.
Mew August 6, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.
What comic have /you/ been readin’?
Mew August 6, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.
Why does Mike look so frustrated with Lucy? You told her you hated her, she’s not gonna be happy and ready to see you.
GreenDFT August 6, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.
Jlaw August 6, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.
Never expected it to be Yashy. And also, Lucy hiding in the snow should be hilariously easy. But I guess now’s just not the time for comedy…
And also, that perspective in the last panel = win.
Kuro August 6, 2012, 2:37 AM EST.
what…the…crap. Seriously you are speaking some crazy talk.
wubwubwubu August 6, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.
GAHL, such a bitch, the way he’s acting, getting frustrated at Lucy’s avoidance! Is it nice there in unreality Mike, where action NEVER begets consequence?
But the last panel though made me choke. The eyes that Lily gives him; the eyes a child gives when they know mom and dad are fighting again. The eyes a child gives when the world around them is obliterated, and sees who caused it all. Even though she’s considered a pet, she’s mature, wise and motherly beyond anybody else in BCB. Maybe she had a hunch about what happened to Lucy, but Lucy’s reaction to Mike and vice versa was probably not what she excepted….or wished.
Kureji-neko August 6, 2012, 2:46 AM EST.
Told you it was Yashi, foo’
Rusco Istar August 6, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.
Ahhhh Yashy, you never fail to make an awkward moment funny.
Andrew Ryan August 6, 2012, 2:49 AM EST.
While I’m here, want to here a few jokes?
Q: what’s red, green, and travels over a hundred miles per hour?
A: a frog in a blender.
Q: what’s red and smells like blue paint?
A: red paint.
Q: why did the plane crash?
A: the piolet was a loaf of bread.
Andrew Ryan August 6, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.
So if a person had used another person’s insecurities and fears against them and put them in a depressive state like Lucy is in right now, you’d not only let them be a hundred miles within their vincity but also have them try to fix the problems they them themselves have imposed upon that very same person?
Let’s hope this situation never happens to your friends and/or family.
Mii August 6, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.
most people are saying lilys expression is threatening. its more of a “why did you do that?” face
zandramus August 6, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.
I was expecting to see Lucy’s face too.
DezRaffy August 6, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.
I know I commented eariler, but I felt the need to say this: since there’s only two pages left in this chapter…if was Lily says makes Mike leave, what will Yashy do? The father figure in her life would be walking away when her mom’s at her lowest point ever, and she looked so excited to see him again. What’s that gonna do to the poor thing?
I just made myself sad.
Edit: Lily looks so disappointed, like, “I expected so much better from you”, or even “You’ve done enough, you said your part, please just leave her alone.”
JakeStartledTheWitch August 6, 2012, 3:31 AM EST.
God Yashi was a terrible character. Burn it with fire!
Fluffy August 6, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.
Calling it right now: Lucy has cancer.
Me August 6, 2012, 3:56 AM EST.
Yashi for the win!!!
Bit-small August 6, 2012, 3:57 AM EST.
Oh wow. I didn’t realise how much I missed Yashi.
DrNazus August 6, 2012, 4:16 AM EST.
@Cavara True, but there must be DRAMA and there must be ANGST! Otherwise the natural order of the world will be broken and scary **** is gonna happen - Demons from hell will come, Mike will stop wearing his scarf, And Jesus will shave off his fabulous beard!!!(Who knows what other horrific things will happen)
Balthazar August 6, 2012, 4:24 AM EST.
Well, I have to say that it’s good that Mike is at least trying to follow through. Although the look on his face in second-to-last panel makes me thing he’s going to fumble it again, major league. I worry for him.
Also a bit worried about what the all-knowing Hedgehog will say next page. She certainly doesn’t look pleased, and I’m afraid she’ll smash (gently of course) Mike’s attempt to talk to Lucy, who is extremely busy, you know. Hiding in the snow. Hard work.
All the same, here’s my input till next panel!
Zero August 6, 2012, 5:39 AM EST.
Guilty Hedgehog Stare!
Ryan August 6, 2012, 5:45 AM EST.
“lucy likes to play hide n seek, but is horrible if she really doesnt want to hide from them. ok, i think i went to far with that. i sounded like a kun fu master. well at least i think. ps mike i hate you and hope lily beats the **** out of you.”
…nomoe, how, in any conceivable way… did you sound like a kung fu master?
kung fu masters are WISE… not stupid.
they also tend to not wish harm upon others, you idiot.
anyway, i hope the next page goes somewhere, this just seems like it’s going to lead to a cliffhanger or an anti-climactic ending.
Thanatos August 6, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.
I can’t believe that I forgot about Yashi!
Why you askin? August 6, 2012, 6:08 AM EST.
Shoulda figured Yashy threw the snowball.
Or did she?
Flyboy August 6, 2012, 6:12 AM EST.
Of course they don’t wish any harm upon others. Like that guy from Kill Bill.
Commander_Zero August 6, 2012, 6:34 AM EST.
BcBfan174 August 6, 2012, 7:08 AM EST.
ok lily let mike know what he messed up and mike don’t make this worse.
Rozon August 6, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.
I /used/ to want Mike and Lucy together, but..
GET AWAY FROM LUCY! you’ve done enough, Mike. Come back when you mean it.
Hattie August 6, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.
what are you stupid? Have you read ANY other pages of this comic? Nothing you said made sense, just shut up and keep your idiocy to yourself, alright?
And damn, does lily look sad
shmidny August 6, 2012, 7:40 AM EST.
Sad face from Lily is sad.
wr3h August 6, 2012, 7:43 AM EST.
Lily is making a ‘don’t make it worse’ face which probably means Lucy has been putting on a show of happiness for Yashy and Chirpy which would explain why they are confused but, Lily knows it is just to hide that she is depressed, which would explain why she looks despondent.
Moogle August 6, 2012, 7:43 AM EST.
Or maybe Lucy has completely been avoiding everyone, making lily substitute mom. And this will make Mike feel horribly guilty? maybe?
Blossom August 6, 2012, 8:01 AM EST.
Now is not a good time, Mike.
FAKE August 6, 2012, 8:23 AM EST.
If eyes could kill then mike would be In 9 million bits and peases, he is a gonnar.
poor lucy damn u mike DIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE. AND live so u and sandy can be together
Epic Duck August 6, 2012, 8:51 AM EST.
The time isn’t right, we can see it’s not. Mike seems angry, not sorry and I think Lucy needs time from him to recover. He broke her heart and that type of pain doesn’t go away in a day, she might even push him away for her own good, he’s almost like poison to her now. Hopefully she’s learned from this, she will grow and become independent and no longer need him.
Mike needs to be pushed away from Lucy for a while, perhaps he will realise his mistake better that way. I think Lily will walk away next, no words, no nothing. There really is nothing else to add to that look, Mike knows what he did and he knows she does not approve of his actions.
Kitmit August 6, 2012, 9:11 AM EST.
Lily: “I don’t think the mental preparation thing’s working for you”
Huh? August 6, 2012, 9:17 AM EST.
Well I am glad Lucy made it out side to play with her pets a bit Maybe her spirits are finally picking up a bit. It would be a good sign for recovery. And oh man! Mike is getting the “look” from Lily.
Iris August 6, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.
OH NO. I can really guess that this will end up pretty bad…
Aubi August 6, 2012, 9:50 AM EST.
LUCY! DON’T JUMP!!
Zany August 6, 2012, 10:28 AM EST.
Exactly. If Michael has a brain in that little thick head he won’t need many words after seeing Lily’s eyes. I’m already angry with him because I figure him in the next page with a question mark near his face, as if he shouldn’t be perfectly aware of the state of mind she must be in.
Anyway: 2 pages left. One for Green eyes to be shooed away, and one for Sandy to read his letter I guess. And then who knows? Next chapter might even be a diversion…
Cavara August 6, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.
Finally Yashy and the gang are back where have they been all this time.
Squid642 August 6, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.
Oh my, she is hiding, what a bitch, just step out and apologise for being so bitchy.
Donny August 6, 2012, 11:04 AM EST.
*Sigh* Mike just can let go of a grudge can’t he? Anyway it was most likely Yashy to throw that snowball and I was right. Some of Mike’s faces were goodin these panels. It would seem that it may not be the time for reconciliation as Lily is intervening Mike attemp to talk to her. I would assume that how Mike is going to talk to her is one reason that Lily would intervene. Harboring hatred will not make anything heal. One must be sincere if any damage is be mended. Mike has acted heartless towards Lucy and if he does not become sincere then darkness will seep into his heart bringing guilt and remorse into his future. One thing is for sure, reconciliation is inevitable.
Starkeyblade August 6, 2012, 11:26 AM EST.
She did. She did when she told Sandy to be good to Mike, when she decided to leave him alone, and when she tried her best to treat him better.
Mike basically wrecked her ****. It’s really hard to recover from that.
Plantsforhire August 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EST.
Also, if I were Lucy, I would be driven absolutely nuts by the sound of Mike’s voice. Not only to know that he’s right there, but also that he wants to talk to you, specifically? Ouch. And there’s no way he can make it better at this point. Lily probably knows this and, like many have said, is just warning him away before he does any more damage.
WAIT I HAVE A QUOTE I JUST REMEMBERED
“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”
Kaytay August 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EST.
Lily is peering into my soul and forcing me to feel sadness. Why Lily, why!?
Xenos August 6, 2012, 11:59 AM EST.
I can’t wait for the next chapter!
MikeHater443 August 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.
Funny how Mike went back to being his old self for a second and realized this before going back to jerkmode …
LH August 6, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.
AW SNAP.D: Lots of feelings in this page. Lucy’s really doing her best. T_T
shi-chan August 6, 2012, 12:33 PM EST.
this will make them friends again
auto August 6, 2012, 12:44 PM EST.
That little hedge hog thing is so adorable.
Slenderman August 6, 2012, 12:45 PM EST.
Hopefully Lily is going to knock some sense into Mike. I don’t think things can be fixed, especially when his hearts not in it, and whether he likes it or not… he can’t just come back from his trip with Sandy and expect his life to go back to normal. He’s been in fantasy land far too long while everyone else has been dealing with their own problems.
Chinatsu August 6, 2012, 12:54 PM EST.
Ahh thank goodness for Lily. No matter what direction her words push Mike in, she will be able to handle things wisely and gently. The hedgehog has even more sense than Abbey :3
On a paranoid note, I’m hoping that if Lucy has talked with anybody from school about what went on just to get it off her chest, they don’t take it out on Mike with all their rage. It could only end badly for Mike’s friendships with everyone at the table, and set fire to the remains of his friendship with Lucy. :
nightengale August 6, 2012, 1:26 PM EST.
Oh, man, **** is going to hit the proverbial fan. Mike, turn and run. Do you want to kill Lucy’s heart again? Give her some time would you? I know it seems like a long time for you, but Lucy’s going to need A LOT of time to get over you. Your fault. Why couldn’t you have just addressed the specific problem instead of telling Lucy outright that you can’t stand her? THINK BEFORE YOU ACT JERK!!!!
Kenshin August 6, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.
Taking into account that there are only two pages left to set up the next chapter, Lily’s face, and the fact that Lucy is COVERED IN SNOW, I think something really bad is going to happen to leave us with a cliffhanger, or Lily is going to shoo Mike away.
Turbocharge August 6, 2012, 1:49 PM EST.
I wonder how Taeshi plans to finish this in just 2 pages
7 August 6, 2012, 2:13 PM EST.
This page made me sad before I even got to Lily’s face, because Mike’s face came first. He looks like he’s tired, annoyed, and angry just at the /thought/ of having to talk to Lucy, and that makes me…well, upset. If you’re mad with someone, the time to make up with them is after you yourself have figured it out. If you can’t get over what happened, how will the other person? Plus he doesn’t think what he said is wrong, so why should be be anything but peeved he’s gotta see her again? Mike… you’re doing this for all the wrong reasons. You have to see what you did from her perspective before going to her. Else you’ll just resent her more.
I don’t think Lucy is in the snow. I don’t know. I just didn’t get that impression. Like either she walked off when she saw him or she was never there in the first place. Yashi and the others can be pretty independent, so I thought maybe she’d let them out on their own. Maybe she’s inside still?
I’m glad Yashi is actually pretty ok in this page. To be honest, Yashi’s gotta be my least favorite, only because Yashi’s personality is pretty much defined as “rude.” I dunno, it’s not like I /don’t like/ Yashi, but Yashi isn’t my favorite. But this page was a good change.
This page gave me so many feels…. So many.
Lucky August 6, 2012, 2:36 PM EST.
You might want to reread a bit, not because I think you’re wrong about Mike being a good guy, (I fully agree, people like lucy have wreaked me, accidentally or not, she has problems and if she won’t accept a no, she deserves to suffer.)
Anyways, what you need to realize they had plenty of good moments, she cares for him, and they were good friends. No denying she was abusive and psychotic though; definitely not good for Mike.
sribbleinc August 6, 2012, 3:20 PM EST.
Dang this chapter has given me lots of thoughts. I just hope everything goes good again. I’m starting to get worried. )8
Hashi August 6, 2012, 3:23 PM EST.
Im hoping something positive will come up ;v;
I mean we have two pages left, something must come up good >m<”
HappyCat August 6, 2012, 3:32 PM EST.
“Give me one example where Lucy risked her life for Mike, except don’t use any of these examples because they don’t count duuuuuuuuuuuuur huuuuuuuuuuuur.”
Right-o there Skipper. How about that time where she saved him from savage sea monkeys? Surely you’ve read that chapter, right?
Candy Bar August 6, 2012, 4:02 PM EST.
Lily’s face is just so perfect ;u;
Júlia August 6, 2012, 4:22 PM EST.
Awesome feel in this page. I can easily see it as a movie, can hear the faint music that would be in the background. Cool cool cool.
I’m actually freaking out right now. What the heck is gonna happen!?
Whitney August 6, 2012, 4:36 PM EST.
Lily’s face …
Eep . All of the feels . The mood just drops like a rock . .
Vertigo August 6, 2012, 5:06 PM EST.
Mike needs to prepare for a massive ***-chewing
Tcj333 August 6, 2012, 6:01 PM EST.
Lily: …No Mike. NO.
Just-a-Lurker August 6, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.
Yay it’s been so long since we got to see the pets!
MyMom August 6, 2012, 6:30 PM EST.
I sense something terrible, pelase dont let this be what i think it is
Person August 6, 2012, 6:30 PM EST.
ohh no what makes me think lucy is there and really badly hurt, and her pets dont undersand…. i hope not
ildum August 6, 2012, 7:51 PM EST.
o.o Man, Lucy gathered a lotta snow REAL quick there! Even if that’s a decoy, that’s still impressive work!
Jessica U. Ingmann August 6, 2012, 8:08 PM EST.
Does anyone else see that Lily’s face is worried because Yashy and Chirpy are pretending the pile of snow is Lucy? Or is it just me?
Keo August 6, 2012, 8:51 PM EST.
hey thanatos shut up you wanna be smart ***. oh and i hope lily beats the crap out of mike. kun fu master away.
nomoe August 6, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.
Well i guess theres no Paulo vs Mike fight scene but a guilt trip is good two because either way he’s screwed.
Gershnargin August 6, 2012, 10:36 PM EST.
Thinking back I have to say that there are only two ways this will end. One she finds someone new. Two sandy pull a suburban jungle on mike
mr.lucawio August 6, 2012, 11:31 PM EST.
Lucy needs someone, perhaps even a new character that will be by her side, someone who would replace what mike was but even better. Lucy needs a character who will bring her out of the hurt, into the light and keep her safe from harm (mike)
iop August 6, 2012, 11:39 PM EST.
Wake up and smell the ashes Mike. The loudmouthed girl you once called a friend now is a hollow shell of her former self. how do you feel, knowing how much of a dick you’ve been? Anyways, nice job Taeshi for managing to fix the emotional tension which started a bunch of hater comments. Everyone here can go suck dicks knowing that their hater comments were of no SIGNIFICANCE.
Gordan Freeman August 6, 2012, 11:39 PM EST.
Oh no!!!!!! This makes me think something bad just happened to Lucy
Please be ok Lucy
tyrf August 6, 2012, 11:51 PM EST.
Lily is so sweet! The way she protects Lucy and she can tell Mike hurt her very deeply, just goes to show how much she cares. I have no idea how this meeting will go, and I’m worried that Mike will just burst out and talk about Sandy and Yashy will be devastated! Yashy is obviously still oblivious to the whole Sandy/Mike thing, but if Mike, his fatherly figure, is confessing about Sandy to him, I can tell it won’t go down well. I just hope Mike doesn’t do anything dumb. Fingers crossed!
Tanith August 7, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.
I just want Lucy to be happy, why won’t somebody make her happy?
biblyop August 7, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
I think Mike is hiding the fact he cares. In the tenth panel when he all’s out to her, his eyes are all big and he’s even blushing slightly… Could it be that he’s being a “jerk” because he still has conflicting feelings for Lucy?
Boo August 7, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.
@ gordan Freeman: It’s not his fault. Lucy paged him to do that. As is his right. Just cause she’s a main character, doesn’t mean she can’t be hurt a bit. Haven’t you ever seen Resivor Dogs? Sin City? All main characters die. Lucy was a hollow shell long before she met Mike. He just filled her up ( take that as you may) and now that he has found another girl (who is better in many ways) she needs to end it or move on.
Slenderman August 7, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.
I do expect things to go south from this point. Lucy is obviously still scarred from Mike’s little freak out. Not to mention yashy and chirpy are there so either they find out that Mike left Lucy a long time ago and recently told her to go kill herself (cant imagine that going to well) or keep up the illusion that all is well to which would probably backfire HORRIBLY. I don’t see Lily being able to seriously change any of Mikes feelings. (IMO) As far as Mike is concerned, he is just keeping a promise to Sandy other than that he probably does not give a **** about anything else and if he does he sure is the master of hiding his emotions. I seriously hope there is some symbolism to sandy giving Mike that scarf (to show that things will go back to the way things were and maybe how they should be) I admit I am pro Mike x Lucy here, but the relationship is just a train wreck and near impossible to fix completely at this point. I know this is a long post btw but it is the first post I have ever made on ANY blog and I had a LOT of thoughts about this series. Figured I would get the big ones out of the way
Zachery August 7, 2012, 2:37 AM EST.
Hedgehog is gonna make him pay for missing his child suport payments :p
SteelWings August 7, 2012, 2:43 AM EST.
Oh yashy! I missed you! Your happy innocence towards the situation is refreshing!
Lily is such a good mediator. It doesn’t look like its the right time to talk to lucy mike…
taNi August 7, 2012, 4:09 AM EST.
SHE’S HIDING IN THE SNOW!
Mikanada August 7, 2012, 5:03 AM EST.
iop your right, a new carachter would be great.:) and i now who to pick. if you read bitersweet candy bowl fanfiction, there will be a a guy named zero who supposeslly is dating lucy. and he is really good to here. its just a thought and not true but taishi could turn it to reality. ha take that thanatos. i am very smart.macho face.
nomoe August 7, 2012, 6:01 AM EST.
the other i read your comment. **** YOU YOU ****ING *******, IF YOU READ CHAPTER 68 YOU WOULD OF KNOWN WHY WE HATE MIKE HE HURTS LUCY FOR NO REASON AND THREATENS TO TAKE EVERTHING AWAY FROM HER. HER FRIEND AND WHAT LITTLE COURAGE AND STABBILITY SHE HAS LEFT. you make me sick you *******. i hope you die with pain and now one there to save you because no one wants to. then you would feel her pain but it would be too late. and that is a promise
nomoe August 7, 2012, 6:09 AM EST.
donny you will die with that the other guy. and that is a promise bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahaha. oh and lily beat the crap out of mike with your power stare make him hurt,ALOT.
ps:TAISHI I FREAKING LOVE YOU AND YOUR WORK.
nomoe August 7, 2012, 6:23 AM EST.
Yashy in panel 4.
Jessieface August 7, 2012, 9:04 AM EST.
There’s only two pages left, so I’ve a feeling there won’t be any Mike and Lucy confrontation going on.
honeybee August 7, 2012, 12:09 PM EST.
dont be a capital D-bag mike ay your peace without the melodramatic got that
soup August 7, 2012, 12:21 PM EST.
Been reading this since June, first time commenting.
Alright, let’s see. In my opinion, Mike does indeed need to stay away from Lucy for a while. Like a lot of people said, I doubt he can make any better with his rusted silver tongue.
Knowing Paulo, Mike’s freak out will be public knowledge, and everyone will be on his ***, demanding him to fix it. Possibly, that’ll make him feel obligated. And, well, he’s not really obligated to do jack ****. Sure, he tore down whatever self esteem Lucy was building up, but she’s not entitled to an apology.
That said, it would be a dick move not to say sorry.
S. L. Festir August 7, 2012, 1:38 PM EST.
Fix that face, stand up straight, apologize and work this out!
Mr.Sparrow August 7, 2012, 1:50 PM EST.
Rockit August 7, 2012, 4:22 PM EST.
This….may be a little bit painful
Hopefully, Lily will be able to catch Mike up on all the madness.
Chocothunda August 7, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.
Wow, dissapointed Lily is dissapointed…
Can’t blame her though, I’m also dissapointed in Mike’s behavior
Nordlys August 7, 2012, 4:44 PM EST.
What if…she died?
Bangomango August 7, 2012, 7:11 PM EST.
Go home, Michael. You aren’t welcome here.
Not even close. August 7, 2012, 7:58 PM EST.
@Huck Who cares if Lucy’s there, YASHY FTW!
=Neo= August 7, 2012, 10:16 PM EST.
Oh, this thing still exists.
Hal August 8, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.
Mikes faces in panels 8 and 10 show some what of a caring face then afterwards it shows him annoyed… Is mike trying to repress his feelings for Lucy? Did he have to remind himself that he hates Lucy? Or am i just reading too deep into faces… Oh well only time will tell.
Latump September 5, 2012, 9:06 PM EST.
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