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Oh dear, I knew this conversation whould be short, but that was a new record for this comic. So. It was indeed lucy, not paulo, as so many people had suspected. (Although it would be convienient for a run-in, but keep in mind we do only have one page left.) Also, Mike does seem very intent on speaking with her, it seems he might even be more of the good guy when that conversation happens. One can only hope that with his new light blue scarf, his old happy personality will return.
Good job on Lilly’s behalf though. She diffused that sutuation quickly. She also seems to be the only one of the ‘pets’ that understands whats really going on here, but that is expected. Yashy and Chirpy are both too immature to see the truth of this situation.
Lovely page, the ending of this chapter probably won’t be as horrificly dramatic and dark as I would expect, but knowing Taeshi, we will find all that and more in the next!
(On an unrelated note, kinda, I am really enjoying the watercolors. They’ve turned out farrrrr better then I origionally thought they would look around this point. )
Tom-the-Foxey August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Go to him Lucy!
The Real Lee August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Was messing up hardcore, but third is nice. His own fault for not giving her the chance to make up before. Burning bridges makes the divide rather permanent. Not a disappointment. Saw it coming.
Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Batman August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Aww…Maybe next chapter, Mike.
Dnite August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Poor Lucy.. She doesn’t deserve this
Jade August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh!! Mike just got tooolllldddd!
UltimateZ August 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
As the old saying goes, what comes around goes around.
Mike, you should have thought of the consequence of your action.
Nimbus26 August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Aww, come on Lily! He’s been a dick, but at least let him try to make it up to her.
Death'sEdge August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
I’m glad at least he isn’t playing totally oblivious, but he doesn’t seem completely aware of Lucy’s state anyway.
I think Yashy might actually run after him, but hopefully Lily or Lucy would just stop him.
It looks like this chapter is going to end with a pretty down mood. I wonder if we are going to get a new year eve’s chapter next!
Cavara August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
starfighter105 August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
I’m so conflicted right now. Who do I feel bad for?
Jinx. August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
I do believe Mike is feeling regret. WONDERFUL!
Anon-Anon August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
TOTALLY CALLED IT AHA
derrrr August 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Ouch. That was painful to read
Frodomann1 August 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
I wonder what the next chapter will be???????
kitty460 August 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
YAH! Lily said what we were ALL thinking. Thank you! I just wish these would come more frequently.
MikeHater443 August 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
This will give Mike some time to actually think instead of doing things just because Sandy told him to.
Lucy August 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
I love Lily.
Yumikarp August 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
I love the expressions on here.
meifire August 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
Hahahahaha mike screw you
jun yang August 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
It looks like he has finally realized what he has done.
DarkCrystal828 August 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
I bet she’ll be like ‘oh no wait come back mikeee’
SilviaTW August 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
I wonder if Mike understands now how much what he said effected Lucy. Paulo showed her he wasn’t all correct…but everything he said still changed her…
Avory August 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Great , now I feel bad for Mike
Futuristicrobot August 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
vivitv24 August 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Panel 5, I want to say he’s finally realized what he’s done.
But has he? Only time will tell.
Schrödinger August 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Yashy shall know about Lucy and Mike’s real relationship.
Wow August 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
Pretty good ending to the arc. I don’t see how genuine words could be exchanged this soon after the event. Did Mike want to apologize because Sandy told him to, or because she convinced him? In either case, the wounds would cut deeper as Lucy would go on the passive-aggressive again and Mike would leave.
Grif August 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
People may be saying that Lucy needs to try to go to Mike or that Mike should make an effort to go to Lucy, but when it’s obvious things are torn and broken at the stage they are, Lily’s got the right handle on this.
Mike is more than likely doing this out of the kindness of Sandy’s heart and Lucy doesn’t need someone who’s only going to apologize because of their girlfriend.
What Lucy needs is space and distance away from Mike and that’s what he needs from Lucy too to figure out whether or not he can really handle a friendship with her or actually does want to apologize because his own heart says so.
This is only my opinion. One page left and that could decide the whole meeting and turn-out.
Mightyena August 8, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
I really want to dropkick Lily right now.
Jayfeather21 August 8, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
*so many sad feeling*
Cassandra August 8, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
Piece of flea sh** deserves the guilt. l:( though I do wish he would still try harder to apologise.
Rin August 8, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.
I think the worst part is that Yashy doesn’t know…
Redneck August 8, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.
Is that… regret in Mike’s expression? I think that visit with Sandy really helped. I think he’s finally realizing what he’s done. He’s been such a complete ******* to Lucy for many a chapter. It’s relieving to see Mike’s good side again, and hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Even the deepest wounds heal. Mike needs to let Lucy heal from his attack. Maybe then she will be able to look him in the eyes again.
Qsandas August 8, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.
This part isn’t as beautiful as the rest has been….. I don’t like this part as much.
The next page will most likely reduce me to tears, be they of happyness or sadness.
Mightyena’s right, though. Mike could stand to at least be passive to Lucy, but if he’s only willing to be nice because of Sandy, then he really shouldn’t bother. And it would probably be for the best for both of them.
Anonymous One August 8, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
Maybe now Mike will reflect, and will develop a true reason to apologize. Not because he was asked to do so. Lily only said a few words, but they were the perfect ones. As many have stated already, now is not the time for them to “talk it out”. Especially when Mike does not feel any desire to whatsoever. With this, it instills a sense of guilt, if he didn’t already have any. That the pain he caused Lucy was no better than the pain she did to him. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Fenfir August 8, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
Yashy: What!? Hey Flea, wait up! Get back here! You still owe mom child-sup- *stopped by Lily* What?!
Lily: Yashy, it’s time we talked….
bcblover August 8, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
Way to go, Lily :3 …….. but this page…..
Subaru August 8, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
This is what I was expecting, Lily protecting lucy, although I didn’t now if she would just tell him to go because she wasn’t available for the moment cuz she wasn’t feeling well or if she would make him feel guilty for what he did.
I just can’t wait for Paulo’s reaction about this, or how Lucy is going to get over it, it may take a while but she will grow stronger I hope
also…. **** YOU MIKE THAT’S WHAT YOU DESERVE, MEAN LOOKS FROM LILY!
Sam August 8, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.
****ing serves him right
Order_66 August 8, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
Good, Mike is finally starting to understand why all the Lucy fans hate him.
I really hope this all turns out well. Your keeping me hooked, taeshi.
Marsa August 8, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
I have to agree with this. Contact doesn’t need to be made just yet, it’s too early. Time heals all they say, so lets just see what time has in store for us~
Great chapter @u@
Can’t wait for that llassst page
Vertigo August 8, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.
Its odd how yashy did not know about it… however it might be a good thing because yashy might have tried something stupid to get Mike upset. Lily, I applause you for your actions. Hopefully something will work out where they either are on a tolerant basis or grow up and realize they both were wrong in their own way.
Doesn’t help I thought Lucy was dead even though yashy said mom.
mekau August 8, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
Judging by the look on Yashy’s face, she is probably going to either go after Michael or get mad at Lucy or Lily for driving him away.
Maliit.Na.Kuting August 8, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
Shoo Mike shoo. The wise hedgie has spoken!
And I can’t wait to see what happens when Lucy and Mike go back to school with all the others!
Keep up the good work Taeshi.
RainbowKitty August 8, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.
As much as I want Lucy and Mike to be friends again, this is not the right time for Mike to talk to her because it wouldn’t end well. At least now from Lily he gets some idea of what Lucy is going through right now.
Lucy may want to avoid Mike as much as possible, but they are gonna to have to face each other at some point especially with the play going on.
Sepiawolf August 8, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
Don’t be mad at Lily for enforcing a state that actually has a good healing chance. Don’t feel bad for Mike seeing the damage he did intentionally. Do not forget; not over yet. I look forward to him suffering guilt pain. I’d like that.
Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee August 8, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
I wish I could see the look on Lucy’s face, mostly
because I genuinely am curious of her current expression.
Maybe Mike will finally get the idea that she really is trying
to stay out of his life completely. I think time will heal all wounds. Time to fess up to yashy, Lucy. You cant hide the truth anymore.
Purin August 8, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.
oh man…that “what have I done” look on mike….right in the feels….:(
huntress_RVW August 8, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.
Well spoken Lily. I’m sure a lot of us were expecting a speech, but sometimes you can say so much with so little. I love the expressions. The realization and guilt on Mike’s face is so powerful. Up until now he hadn’t felt bad about his actions. Amazing page Taeshi.
GreenDFT August 8, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.
I think he deserves to feel guilt. Don’t forget while he was talking to Sandy he did suggest that all his problems would dissappear if Lucy died……So I don’t really see him as feeling guilty for what he did and said to her, rather then feeling guilty he wasn’t able to talk to her and tell his girlfriend he did as she asked.
BTW! Taeshi this is by far my fav web comic! keep up the good work!
i am soooo for PauloxLucy
keirei August 8, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.
Judging by her face in panels 6 and 7, I think Lily was relaying a message from Lucy, rather than speaking what she actually wanted to say. Doesn’t seem like Lily to say something that direct.
HellAshes August 8, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.
Dammit, Mike! Fix it! FIX. FRIENDSHIP. NOW. There’s only one page left! Please?
Zack The Kajillionth August 8, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.
wat? I’ve waited ages for this go to him Lucy!
Midstrike August 8, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
While I’m glad that Lily stepped in like that, d*mn, Taeshi. That four-panel sequence was just… brilliant.
It said so much, a picture really does speak a thousand words. Everything was conveyed there. Lily’s immense care for Lucy, her somber disappointment in Mike, and in turn Mike’s own sudden realization that he doesn’t quite want to say goodbye to Lucy’s friendship….
Skygaze August 8, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
Damn Mike really looks very upset
NirvaNOX182 August 8, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.
I guess reality just fell on him, on the form of a talking Sheimi.
jackkuro August 8, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.
well mike finally see’s what he’s caused…i would at least hope so
DarkfoxProjectX August 8, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.
Just saved the world.
Superman August 8, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.
Poor Yashi, so clueless..
I’m glad Lucy is fine and not in the hospital though, and Lily is right. Mike has done enough and talking to Lucy probably wouldn’t make her (Lucy) feel any better. I know Mike just wants to talk but he should wait a while. Lucy needs some sunshine in her life right now.
HimbeCat379 August 8, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.
Overall, her pets really are the ones she trusts the most? She takes care of them and they take care of her. It’s admirable how Lilly was able to take care of that quickly.
I guess Mike is finally beginning to feel a bit remorse for snapping at Lucy like he did! Now that he knows what that little spat did to her. He was probably thinking she didn’t care the slightest. Course the guilt will just eat the poor guy up. It wouldn’t be surprising if he spent a lot of time thinking about it! Mike can’t avoid speaking with her, that would be going against the wishes of Sandy. Their talk will be interesting!
SuperDetective August 8, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
I guess from that expression that Lily’s words finally hit home. That
“You’ve done enough.” Carries so much weight when it’s used between Mike and Lucy and of all people Mike cannot deny that Lily is very wise and understanding.
Skykittykat August 8, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
i’m not one to comment on comics but i’m damn well glad she basically told him to just F*ck off!
i don’t think i have ever been this into a comic but lately its really grasping my attention
matt August 8, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
Now mike will have the sick gut feeling threw out his life until he fixes his ****. Nothing will be the same. Hes broken the special friendship they always and would of have together. yes there is a chance to fix it, but will he? >:/
Sahchan August 8, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.
In the beginning….was Lily not Mikes pet first? ….And you know….Mike was a bit of a jerk himself in the start. Mean to Yashi a lot. I think Lucy and Mike are equal. So, I am kinda neutral…leaning more to Lucy though. I mean…Mike is…ugh, I don’t even know how to put it anymore. He just has a lot more growing up to do. But everyone should take a trip back down memory lane…..waaaaaay in the start of everything…you will see what I mean. Mike was snide, sarcastic, and he started a lot of fights with Lucy. Considering that, how he treated her in third grade because of Sandy and a lot of other things…KNOWING how insecure she was…well, let’s just say that was probably how her personality towards him shaped. So ….technically, Mike isn’t that great a guy. Stop Lucy bashing. Stop Mike bashing..
And P.S. …Daisy was a huge bitch in the beginning, too. wtf.
Any know what happened to David?
Akiriuu August 8, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.
Lily, this may be the best thing for Lucy right now, but I hate what you just did. That doesn’t seem like problem-solving, that seems like problem-avoiding. Lucy needs Mike to apologize and prove himself.
But I can see Lily’s point. Mike isn’t ready. Sandy put him up to this; when he comes to Lucy by himself, then he’ll be ready to accept responsibility and apologize for turning not being in love into hatred and neglect.
GUEST August 8, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.
Poor mike… Can’t help but feel bad for the guy… I know mike haters well… hate mike…
I really hope those two make up, even if they don’t get together I think it’d be great if they were friends again.
SXR123 August 8, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.
@ everyone thinking Lilly shouldn’t have butted in. Lucy doesn’t need the stress of talking to Mike when she’s already in a delicate state… whatever he has to say. Even an apology can come too soon sometimes.
If a guy wrecked my life, I wouldn’t be ready for any type of conversation that early. Even if they did get to talk… he needs to apologise because he’s sorry, not because Sandy wants him too.
Chinatsu August 8, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.
At least Mike left when he realized he wasn’t wanted. That proves he’s at least trying to be a better friend. Although the damage has been done.
This is the second to last page, so I just can’t wait for the next chapter! I’m in anticipation of what their other friends are going to say, if they even know, of this falling out. Because of their personalities, I’m assuming each of them would take it a different way, although I’m fairly certain David will remain clueless as always, I think it would be funny to watch all the David fans squirm under character development beyond “comic relief”. Ick, that sounded overly cruel. Well, character development or no, this is going somewhere, and I’m liking it.
Neospector August 8, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.
@For those who say they hate Lily for what she did: Remember that Lucy’s current BSOD is because she was and still is overly dependant on Mike. Lucy needs to develop a sense of independance and Mike coming in now, probably with an insincere and half-assed apology, will just mess her up more.
Mii August 8, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.
Mike’s intentions are there, but Lily is wise to turn him away. To talk to Lucy at this point in time would only make matters worse, as the pain is still fresh. Mike has to make sure that the attempt to make amends IS indeed made by him; to do so now, is like blazing through lines in detention and saying “I’m done, can I go now?”
I do truly believe that Mike does want to try to make amends with Lucy (his expression a few pages before the end of the “December” chapter is still fresh in my mind), but he has to come to terms with his own anger first before trying. I also agree with the sentiment that him not apologizing too soon will give him some true time to reflect on what exactly has happened and what he said to her back in “December”.
I give props to Lily though, as she is truly handling this in the most mature way possible: she’s doing what she can to protect Lucy, but she also knows that Mike does want to try and make amends for what he said. However, she knows that now is not the right time to do so; Mike’s heart just isn’t in it, yet. I also don’t think she felt too happy about sending him away, either .
Chocothunda August 8, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.
Lilly did the right thing and it seems her action has driven home the point that Lucy isn’t wholly dependent on Mike anymore, which really seems to sting and surprise him.
Judging by the frown on Lucy’s face and the way her eyes are shadowed, it seems to suggest that she may actually hold some true feelings of resentment against Mike (not playful tsundere resentment, but actual hatred).
In addition, the way Lilly affirms to Lucy that “he’s leaving now” also seems to suggest that Lucy may have actually told Lilly to ward off Mike.
As to who threw the snowball last page it could’ve been anyone, but I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that it was Yashi, seeing as to how innocent she is to the recent feud between Lucy and Mike.
LevelUp August 8, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.
This seems to be another great entry in a long-running insight on abusive relationships.
Shiloh August 8, 2012, 1:13 AM EST.
Nooo! fix the problem then become friends again. just stop the sadness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
N7 August 8, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
… oh my heart…
… he did speak the irrevocable words….
… dammit… why are you so good at this Taeshi? No matter what I tell myself, I keep getting sucked back into this conversation. It doesn’t matter that I don’t have endless hours to spend. I make time just before bed.
Lily did right. Lucy ain’t ready.
Paulo, Daisy, Abbey, David, ****’n somebody get your *** to that house. Talk to her. Fix this. This hurts me to see and know I can’t fix it. I would cut class to fix this, and I never cut class.
Biblioholic August 8, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
Oh good, I think Mike is just now starting to really get it. In the previous page he seemed frustrated that Lucy wouldn’t face him, but now I think he understands that she’s been so badly messed up by this whole situation that she literally couldn’t face him.
On another note, Lily is perfect. <3 That is all.
Aussie August 8, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.
This page is wonderfully done, I wonder how the play will go?
Mego August 8, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.
Gahh I hope this won’t be too hard on Yashy
Knuc August 8, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.
Ah. Well. Lily just pretty much blew what could’ve been a chance to set things straight. Can’t say I’m happy for that one. I’m proud of Mike for trying, it’s good that he at least attempted to follow through. I Just hope he gets the opportunity when there is no interfering hedgehog.
I think, honestly, if he can keep his anger in check, he really has a shot at creating at least a little emotional recovery.
Here’s to trying.
Zero August 8, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.
I really hope you don’t go down the “Where are you going Flea…..dad?” then Mike will be angry and yell “I’m not your father!!” path, if so then at least I can say, I called it, but I can tell that from this page right here is a turning point in Mike and Lucy’s relationship, probably for the better, as we will all see.
Marik August 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.
I don’t like the fact that this situation could have
been seen as Mike trying to apologize. It is, physically,
of course, him saying sorry, but really, it’s Sandy.
She’s the only reason Mike’s even considering talking to
Lucy after all that.
So, really, no, I don’t think Lily’s stopping something good.
I think she’s doing something good.
Another part of me’s like,
tell lucy that you’re apologizing just because sandy said to.
also mention that you said that it’d be better if she just died.
then maybe you can get what that little tidbit deserves.
visi August 8, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.
Now that Mike actually has something to say that’s not very painful, as it seems, he’s just sent away like that? Well I guess they didn’t know of his intentions. Guess it would be better that way that he just agreed as to not bring up another argument. Not in front of them, I suppose.
4y3sec August 8, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.
There is less to speak of when the truth is invovled. No one person can wreck someone’s life and say sorry in the same sentence; no one is going to accept an apology(just because their girlfriend insisted, for example), a /sincere/ one, unless there’s a WHOLE LOT of reflection of their actions and even then, they’re not going to forget it. Neither of them (for awhile, at best).
It seems like Mike sorta gets how he screwed up in Panel 5, but I don’t think he knows /how/ much. Maybe he will on his ‘walk’ home on the last page……..but here’s me hoping Paulo will come out of nowhere and just do a hit-and-run; JUST. DECK. HIM.
Kureji-neko August 8, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.
Perfect. Mike definitely needs to think before he speaks to Lucy to work things out. Taeshi I love you.
taNi August 8, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.
First off, I rarely ever comment so please understand I’m doing this respectfully. Now, all the mike haters, what mike did was wrong but he is a very emotional guy, this has been established throughout the comic. Of course this does not pardon his actions but it gives a better perspective. Furthermore mike and Lucy are freshmen and freshmen tend to be immature, there are of course exceptions but again, perspective. Now for some history, if you go back and read through the whole comic again you will see that mike and Lucy were both rather sarcastic and abusive to each other, their friendship was based off of playful abuse, witty remarks, sarcasm, competition, and basically playful insulting. Of course it sometimes got out of hand but they are young and both are emotional. Thus it is understandable why mike did what he did and why Lucy has taken it so hard. Mike simply went from playful to serious, and the whole thing with everyone ganging up on him after Lucy confessed totally did not help and would **** anyone off, he blamed Lucy and rightfully so. Now, to the Lucy haters, coming from someone who was bullied and cast out from social groups throughout middle school I can sympathize with Lucy and if u’ve never been through it then u don’t know how it feels, it’s not some small thing you can shrug off, it creates problems with your self esteem and shapes you to have a rough exterior to protect yourself and you are constantly paranoid your friends will leave you like the ones before did, it hurts you, a lot, and changes you a lot. Thus Lucy had a very rough exterior from this even though she was emotional, again, this does not pardon lucy’s actions but it puts them in perspective. In the end they were both wrong. Now lily is by far my favorite character because of her wisdom, kindness, and how reason based she is. She did the right thing. Talking now would be unproductive and would leave mike feeling forced to appologize because of sandy and Lucy would be confused from the mixed signals and still upset. Thus the best choice is to give it time for Lucy to heal and mike to think so that he can reflect and maybe see where he went wrong and truely be sorry to Lucy when they do talk. With much love from a great fan, Luciano
Luciano August 8, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.
Mike actually seems sad here. Maybe Sandy helped him see that he stepped a bit too far..?
BUT it’s good to see that now both Mike and Lucy have been officially rejected by the other. Maybe they can still be friends… the weird sort of friends that ex-haters can be?
Poptart August 8, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.
Aah! What a wonderful page! The facial expressions, the coloring! Lily was right to turn Mike away, as so many people have already said. I just hope Yashy doesn’t decide to start something…
Robin August 8, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.
Feel the guilt Mike, feeeeeel the guuuuuiiiillltttt. <3
KiwiKoala August 8, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.
the best to tell someone to leave when you are emotionally distressed is to have someone else do it for you nice job lily. also when is sandy going to open that letter
supertails19 August 8, 2012, 2:07 AM EST.
I can’t wait for all his friends to desert him like he thinks they’ll be doing to Lucy in order to side with him.
Candy Bar August 8, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.
LIly’s my fave.
Sockens August 8, 2012, 2:20 AM EST.
Just-a-Lurker August 8, 2012, 2:31 AM EST.
HA totally called it
coldkagura August 8, 2012, 2:33 AM EST.
I half-expect Lucy to pop up and say “Hi” or something along those lines.
Detective E-Cat August 8, 2012, 2:33 AM EST.
You ******* orphaned Sonic baby!! He could have finally pushed her over the edge! She’s so close to the edge and he could have pushed her over!! Noooooo!!!! Little green bird, kick her ***! Damn it!
Slenderman August 8, 2012, 2:37 AM EST.
This is almost as heart wrenching as when mike blew his top in december.
I feel a lot of sympathy for Lily here. It’s hard to see someone you care for in so much pain and knowing there is little you can do about it. And then the cause of her pain comes strolling along almost like it was nothing. I think if mike pushed the issue Lily would have pushed back harder.
Cyph August 8, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.
Can this get anymore depressing,dark and just plain sad?(Probably can and possibly will)
Balthazar August 8, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.
Damit i should have knwo this would have happend i mean the fact that the chapter ends in one page and i did some math before and i was about 10 weaks for this chapter so when i saw this i was like oh **** me and now i am sad
Aris August 8, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.
Mike looks moved… a kinda… wrecked?
Wow, Lily’s words were more powerful than Sandy’s “bop”….
Respect + 1000
Adept-eX August 8, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.
Dang. Mich looks like he ACTUALLY gets it now. First real sadness I’ve seen from his face regarding this situation.
Eeyup August 8, 2012, 2:56 AM EST.
I think that Lily said just what she needed to say at that moment; it didn’t seem like the right time for Mike to try to make amends what with Lucy as she is now and Yashy being present as well. It’s not fair of him to think she should have to listen to him after what he did.
At the same time (and maybe I’m the only one), I can’t help thinking Lily is a little biased towards Lucy - understandable in this situation, but I mean in general. She’s never really seemed to get upset with Lucy for all the mean things she’s said or done to Mike, no matter how upset it’s clearly made him. She never really warned her that this would be coming - and yet she intervenes only at this stage against Mike for what he’s done. You’d think Lucy did no wrong in her eyes.
Honestly, she has always been stuffing ideas down Mike’s throat, like when she ‘advised’ him on picking Lucy over Sandy, which seems to have only been for Lucy’s sake and not his own. I say this because when he potentially died, she only seemed to care about how this would affect Lucy. I find her in general a little unfair towards Mike; it seems like she’s always been taking sides and disregarding him. I respect her for wanting them to be happy together, but this kinda bothers me.
Having said that, I do agree with her approach here - it was for the best and he really needs to think about what he’s done before he dares give Lucy a fake apology after all that’s been said.
Crayon August 8, 2012, 3:09 AM EST.
Now THIS page was Just Beautiful. Good to at last see a guilty expression on Mike’s face after all the awful crap he’s said and done; hopefully he’s realised that what he said to her and how he dealt with her was cruel and wrong, and he’s beginning to actually feel bad about it
Considering his whole “I’m perfectly innocent” attitude despite not being in the LEAST bit the victim anymore, hopefully we’ll get a few lovely pages of him agonising over his actions, particularly after we saw so much of Lucy’s pain >:D
Ali August 8, 2012, 3:26 AM EST.
You know this is a very good tie in the the title of the chapter
When I was reading I was thinking ‘beautiful, just beautiful’
I’m glad mike was turned away
His heart isn’t in it and I think he still thinks he is justified for everything he said (even the parts that were unessicary) plus he still has a lot of bitterness and animosity towards Lucy and if he apologized before clearing that up, would only make the apology pointless
And when he is turned away so easily shows he really doesnt want to apologize
If he had been ready he would have said “no I’m sorry and I want to talk it out”
Shoop-a-doop August 8, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.
I just realized something
Both lily and yashy are metaphors
For the two point of views of the commentators
Yashy represents those that think now is the right time for apology
Lily is the majoraty of poeple who think that now is not the right time
Teashi is brilliant
Shoop-a-doop August 8, 2012, 3:42 AM EST.
Did you finally realize you actually ARE the bad guy, Sherlock?
Cavara August 8, 2012, 3:44 AM EST.
I like the look on his face when he was turned away, not because he looks pained, but because it means that he legitimately feels bad. I certainly hope that the feeling isn’t a fleeting one and that Mike goes on to make things level again, if not the way they used to be.
akipolies August 8, 2012, 4:12 AM EST.
what ? a hedgehog told him to do leave and he left? lol
repsol August 8, 2012, 4:15 AM EST.
Time heals all wounds, some wounds take more time than others.
Anyone notice the weather? Fits the situation quite beutifully dont it?
Flyboy August 8, 2012, 4:35 AM EST.
Little hedgehog deserves an apple. I don’t think they would end up arguing. Most likely Mike would do his prompter read half *** apology, Lucy would smile all the time and nod, and in the end Mike would leave with feeling of fulfilment, and go report mission gone well, and Lucy would end up even more broken than she was. Though as we don’t know how she’s feeling at the moment we can’t be sure. During her conversation with Paulo she showed that she is stronger than before.
Yeah, since he did gave Lucy a chance for this. Oh wait, no he didn’t.
Not enough time for that. And this would ruin this perfect scene.
Little copyright infringement animals shouldn’t understand what word “mistress” actually means.
Exactly. The fact he’s was going to apologise to her since Sandy told him, shows that there’s something wrong with this guy lately. Hope his short time with Sandy will make him think about his life a little bit. Since he’s not a nice guy anymore, nor he’s “just in love” as some commentors wish to believe (yes, I’m looking at you @Strider). He’s acting strange, compared to his usual behaviour. Hope he get fixed somehow.
Ummm nope. He’s just sad he wasn’t able to fullfil Sandy’s request. That’s all. If he was to realise what he did, he would do so long time ago. He didn’t even saw Lucy. Nor any sign of what he done. So yeah, I think he’s just sad, that Sandy will be dissapointed.
Commander_Zero August 8, 2012, 5:25 AM EST.
So yeah, we have on page left. Can we some of Mike barfing, and running away with teary eyes now, please? Pretty please?
Also: goddamn dinosaur should shut up.
Commander_Zero August 8, 2012, 5:27 AM EST.
All I can really say here is that this page is so very full of emotional uncertainty… the expressions of the characters tugging or pushing in different views to resolve what trauma is dug deep seems to say that I don’t know what to do next, and that I am lost…
Tarri August 8, 2012, 5:42 AM EST.
When you think about it though, Lucy really did have bad stuff coming for her. She WAS really mean to Mike a lot while they were around each other often.
Oh well! I am excited for the next chapter, keep’em comin’!
The Guy in the Background August 8, 2012, 5:57 AM EST.
I like Mike. In a… you’re a complete and utter ******* kind of way.
He seriously better go the way of van Gogh though. Maybe not so literally, though. I mean that might actually be a little ironic, him cutting off an ear. “Oh look now they have something in common.”
But seriously, he’s got a lot of self inflicted suffering to go through to make up for what he did.
Also, I really like Sandy so far. It’s really interesting having a character that you’ve known about for a long time but are just getting to know. I can’t wait to learn more about her story.
SuperGnome August 8, 2012, 7:13 AM EST.
TheShuckle August 8, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.
Okay, I don’t know what to say… Other than that looking on the last few pages, Mike has really gotten his act together. If you look at his facial expressions, you can clearly see he is conflicted. As in previous page, where he was finalizing his thoughts on what he was gonna say. And now this page, he looks sad, almost hurt, being shooed away by Lily. I think he was really going to be honest for this, not just something his GF wants. He was ready to heal the wound, but instead it was opened wider.
Tom August 8, 2012, 7:21 AM EST.
This page gave me secondhand depression
S. L. Festir August 8, 2012, 7:26 AM EST.
Booya biznitch! In your face “Maishul”. You’ve got your girl now go enjoy her. Come on people, he’s only trying to fix things because Sandy told him to, not of his own volition!
Suzume August 8, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.
Yes! That look of horrible recognition. Mike please be emotionally scared by what you did.
Fluffy August 8, 2012, 7:34 AM EST.
poor lucy she can’t even look at him.
Robyn August 8, 2012, 8:03 AM EST.
not what I was hoping for but ok.
rozon August 8, 2012, 8:27 AM EST.
Those four panels in the middle. Those expressions on his face.
Kuro August 8, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.
Remorse, Mikey? Really? Little late NOW, don’t’cha think? :B
Jessica U. Ingmann August 8, 2012, 9:10 AM EST.
As sorry as he may be(which may be very little as he was told to apologize/talk because of Sandy) he’s done so much damage I don’t think it’s his place to make things better as I’m sure it’ll just make things worse at this point. What Lucy needs now is love and support from her friends and family. Mike is the LAST person who should be talking to her. Maybe after she’s feeling better he can feed her an apology. I’m actually expecting the opposite of what Mike said, to happen to him. Paulo Kicking his *** and telling the group about what happens so they all leave Mike. Mikes reality begins falling apart and Sandy learns that he’s been a total d-bag and decides he’s not the guy she originally fell in love with and leaves him. The constant series of bad events flooding into his life are to much for him to handle as he begins to just stop caring w/ friends, school and family as he starts hanging w/ the bad crowd. However that’s just a thought as to how this could all turnout and I’m curious as to what will happen next. On a side note hi-5 to Lily for saying what I’ve been shouting @ my monitor for quite some time now.
Inn0c3ntGuy August 8, 2012, 9:13 AM EST.
Despite what people say…a hero isn’t a hero unless he realizes he has done wrong and works to redeem himself. Realistically 30 percent of this is his fault. 70 percent is lucy’s abuse, rejection, desperation to gain attention ( paulo and random guys). Guaranteed mikey went too farm but frustration and fear can make one irrational. Don’t see why mikey can’t get shot at redemption…paulo messes up alot more and ppl love him.
wonkybird August 8, 2012, 9:22 AM EST.
Perhaps Mike now realises how much he hurt Lucy. That she actually did love him and it wasn’t just a dependency she had on him. He might of also realised that it wasn’t just Lucy he hurt, but all the people who care about her too.
Kitmit August 8, 2012, 9:45 AM EST.
In mikeys defense…if you review chapters 65 through 68. Mikey is still pretty civil, he gave her meds when she was sick and was starting to loosen up. Its sandy’s fault in the first place if you re read 68. Sandy made lucy out to be a bully and if anything mikey fear that sandy would leave him if he still hung out with lucy is what caused these events. If you read his meeting with sandy he tried to tell her he had nothing to do with her anymore. I don’t believe mikey is a bad guy, he made a bad decision…give mikey a chance…I believe in change.
wonkybird August 8, 2012, 9:52 AM EST.
I’m just gonna say it now…
I really hate Yashy. Always have and always will. I especially hated the fact that she always said extremely mean/disrespectful things to Lucy all the time with no consequences. I really can’t believe Lucy would put up with Yashy doing that, but she did for completely unexplained reasons. I bet Yashy’s part of the problem Lucy’s all ****ed up, seriously (if we’re really going to consider those past comics as SERIOUS BUSINESS and not slapstick comedy, which makes Yashy’s constant comments of “bitch” and “*****” all the more appalling). I wish these pets stayed in the past and never came out again. They’re so poorly thought through.
Booka August 8, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.
Is it me or does anyone else want to chuck —-> <—- away from serious scenario’s ?
Neonik August 8, 2012, 10:30 AM EST.
Poor Yashy! Her whole existence has been teasing these two about their sexual tension and now… That’s all gone to poop!
ExplosiveWatermelon August 8, 2012, 10:36 AM EST.
I love Lily, she did the right thing telling Mike to leave. He was only going to her because Sandy told him to. So the apology wouldn’t have been so sincere and things would have probably been worse since Lucy is heartbroken. Plus, hopefully all the guilt would be raining down on Mike and help him see that he was harsh towards Lucy so he can really mean it when the time is right. It’s a good thing this happened, great page, can’t wait til the next!
ZaidchiGurf August 8, 2012, 10:37 AM EST.
I just love Lily!
Wixxx August 8, 2012, 11:20 AM EST.
Gee Wilikers--I'm ROBIN! August 8, 2012, 11:32 AM EST.
HOGARTH. YOU STAY. I…GO.
I’m sorry, but that’s all I could think of when I first read this page…that and everything else meaningful had already been said.
StushiJaguar August 8, 2012, 11:32 AM EST.
What makes reconciliation fruitless at this point is that Mike has no remorse or guilt to attempt to apologize to Lucy. Mike needs to feel that pain inside that causes him internal misery in order to lift the pain within both Mike and Lucy’s hearts. No sorrow, no shame, no remorse, no compassion, NO RECONCILIATION.
Wise of Lily to send him away for Mike must see the error of his ways within his own heart.
Starkeyblade August 8, 2012, 11:35 AM EST.
I’m glad it was said. We all said it plenty, haha. It’s true that until this moment, I was pretty certain that Mike didn’t feel he was being dealt a good hand. To him, he was apologizing because he had to. Imagine thinking that you’re right in a situation and you still have to go back and undo it just because the girl is playing victim again. Except, while you’re pulling your martyr self up to bat, someone innocent steps in and tells you straight up that you were not only completely in error, your crimes have been witnessed, too. I imagine a blow like that would do more than just get Mike to think. Hopefully it will be enough to get him to change, too. There are a lot of things that tie into how he’s been treating Lucy: how he acts around his friends, his attitude, his feelings towards school. Maybe if he pulls at one thread, his whole opinion on the matter will unravel. Much like a scarf.
Is it me, or have we not seen Lucy’s eyes since when he told her that he hated her? Right? All we’ve seen are bits and snatches of her. It makes me wonder if she’s crying all the time or she just never actually managed to do so, you know? Some things hurt so much you can’t even cry about them. I don’t know. I think that’s very, very, very interesting.
A lot of people have commented on your command of watercolor. It’s… It’s absolutely beautiful. The fact that you can have a grey background and a grey character without the two fading into each other and there still being depth is really impressive. Furthermore, there’s still shading, which is so so hard with watercolor. Brava. Also, I do love the minimalism of it. Without the background to be distracted by, the characters and their emotions become central to the experience. It’s very wonderful. Keep up the good work!
Lucky August 8, 2012, 11:39 AM EST.
Well…at least Lily is serving a a necessary buffer right now. These things should not be rushed…there were too many hurtful words involved…too much anger and sadness. Things must settle first.
Iris August 8, 2012, 11:41 AM EST.
Oh **** Lily laid the mother****ing smackdown!
someone August 8, 2012, 11:56 AM EST.
Is Mike actually feeling regret now? … I wish I could have enough trust in him to say that he’ll think on this, however from what I’ve seen of his behavior recently, he’ll probably just write it off and make an excuse in his own mind, without actually thinking on how much damage he did.
With that said, if Mike DOES realize exactly how harmful his actions were… … … Maybe there’s a chance to redeem himself. Maybe… But things can never be like they were now… He ruined every positive memory of him with what he did…
Allsmiles August 8, 2012, 12:03 PM EST.
Dammit, Lily! Stop effing ruining everything! There has been perfect opportunity to fix this **** storm up every chapter and you effing stopped Mike on every dang one!
I’ve always kind of hated Lily anyway
EDIT: And after reading some of the comments on Lily, it’s not that I want a rushed apology, but I want SOMETHING. I want this plot between them to actually MOVE already, but it’s been stagnating so long I’m beginning to wonder if Lily just needs to be punted somewhere so these two can actually have some kind of interaction already.
Not that I don’t still love the comic, it’s my favorite web comic that I follow, but I’m getting sick of Mike/Lucy chapters where nothing actually happens.
Also, I made a mistake, Lily hasn’t stopped Mike, I was actually thinking of Paulo. But, dangit, I just want Lucy back in the comic and Lily’s cock-blocked every opportunity for her to actually do anything besides Lucy calling up Paulo
MissShellGiraffe August 8, 2012, 12:06 PM EST.
NOOOOOOOOOO! Mike was going to try and fix the bond between them! And poor Yashi, he doesnt really know whats going on that much….
BSCBMFTW August 8, 2012, 12:13 PM EST.
Well, Lily’s comment of him having done enough seems to have Mike realizing even more that he hurt Lucy a lot. Frankly, I personally don’t think Lucy is ready to speak to him again. But with one page left, I’m eager to see if Mike is intent enough that he comes back and says sorry really quick.
asimplefangirl August 8, 2012, 12:15 PM EST.
It’s not over guys. He looked genuinely sad when she told him to leave. I bet he’ll sit back to back with her, the snowman between them and apologize. But things will never be the same. Still, I think that he never hated Lucy. He hates the way she treated him. Perhaps he’s realized that when she finally got the message and tried to change, he threw it all in her face.
Some guy August 8, 2012, 12:22 PM EST.
No it cant be mike dont go
They need to talk
Dj August 8, 2012, 12:24 PM EST.
I honestly wanted to see Mike apologize to Lucy, but knowing Mike’s mood swings, which are like women’s on her period, he’s going to just rage at her.
Wolftail August 8, 2012, 12:27 PM EST.
Truthfully I would have been disappointed if Mike and Lucy had “made up” after all the things Mike had said to her.
Well, hopefully this will be a lesson to both Lucy and Mike here.
To Mike the lesson is that if you tell someone you blame someone for everything bad in your life, insult them and tell them you hate them, you can’t just take it back, and for Lucy it’s time to finally confess to Yashi that she and Mike aren’t friends anymore and start facing a life where she can’t lean on Mike all the time.
Ross. August 8, 2012, 12:33 PM EST.
I bet he feels like a ******* now
Jewinja August 8, 2012, 12:37 PM EST.
That’s it, run away from the problem. ;D
Syrus August 8, 2012, 12:56 PM EST.
toXicus August 8, 2012, 12:58 PM EST.
Maybe mike is just now realizing how terrible what he said to Lucy was.
Kyubi Kusanagi August 8, 2012, 1:00 PM EST.
only one thing comes to my mind,
it’s to late to apologize its toooo late
silent August 8, 2012, 1:31 PM EST.
*nods head* Yes. Just leave.
waaat August 8, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.
Well, everyone seems to be picking sides, either justifying what Mike said and how he’s been acting, or making Lucy out to be an utter victim.
Here’s how I see it… Lucy and Mike have both been selfish in their friendship. Lucy was lonely and depended on Mike a little too much for companionship, and Mike didn’t do Lucy any favors by showering her with pity and using her as a stand-in for Sandy.
Their intentions, however, differ greatly. Lucy was being selfish at first by clinging on to Mike, but she soon came to care for him, sincerely and as a good friend. Mike understood and cared for Lucy on a certain level, but he always chose to hang out with her due to guilt, pity, or to preserve his nice-guy appearance with his peers. He became attracted to her due to her looks and better qualities, but he still had Sandy in the back of his mind. I think Lucy could pick up on this, which is why she refused his advances for a long time. She didn’t want to risk losing him as a friend, and she was somewhat distrustful of him due to the knowledge that he loved Sandy, not her. Over time, Lucy’s feelings toward Mike developed into love, but she still hid them. Not out of distrust, not to be passive-aggressive and hurt Mike, but because she didn’t want their friendship to change.
The point I’m making is this: Lucy’s intentions toward Mike have always been that of loyalty, dependence, friendship, and some form or another of love. She demonstrated this by risking her life, more than once, to ensure Mike’s safety. On the other hand, Mike’s intentions toward Lucy have always been that of pity, responsibility, and a sense of obligation, perhaps even entitlement. That isn’t to say that Mike didn’t care about her, but his reasons for caring were always tinged with pity or physical attraction. He demonstrated this several times, especially when reminiscing about his early childhood with Lucy and Sandy. He decided to stick with Lucy because he felt guilty about ignoring her in the past, which is sort of like pretending to be her friend because he feels sorry for her.
From my perspective, I feel like Mike is the one that’s been leading Lucy on, not the other way around. He felt entitled to her affection just because he remained her friend, and he only began to show true resentment when she refused his advancements. Lucy refused him because she knew he didn’t love her. She began to develop feelings of love for him, and, in what is admittedly a rash moment, she decided to try and confess to him after holding back her feelings became too much of a burden. Instead of being a good friend and a nice guy while letting her down gently, he was instantly hostile and flippant toward her, which eventually gave way to hate , then wishing bodily harm upon Lucy.
I don’t think either character is a horrible person, but I do think that Mike’s in the wrong overall. His current attitude and actions far outweigh anything Lucy has ever done to him, and she most certainly never hated him or had negative intentions. People tend to forget that Mike was just as verbally abusive as Lucy in earlier chapters, so claiming that Lucy is more immature just doesn’t cut it. If Mike had truly been a good friend, he would have given Lucy some tough love early on and helped her to become a stronger person. Instead, he enjoyed his role as her crutch as long as it suited him, then cast her aside when she became an inconvenience.
BlueSaved August 8, 2012, 1:53 PM EST.
Do more this is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!”;)
rackel August 8, 2012, 2:01 PM EST.
The devils advocate in me wants to point out they were both in the wrong, Lucy for being abusive, and Mike for leading her on, then becoming abusive as time went by (physical abuse from Lucy, Emotional from Mike). However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to make up, or at least admit they were wrong. Things will never be the same, but they both need to heal the wounds of the past, or it’ll consume them both.
Some guy August 8, 2012, 2:03 PM EST.
Look, this apology wasn’t going to be real. When Sandy told him to apologize, Mike muttered he’d rather that Lucy died. When Sandy insisted, Mike caved, but with the words “Only for you.”
When he came here to approach Lucy, just look at his face in the previous page! That wasn’t apologetic in the least. His face changed from that of hesitation and apprehension, to a stern “let’s get this over with” face. He was going to give Lucy the cruddiest, most grudgingly forceful apology, and then march away, leaving Lucy feeling only more confused and hurt. And to think that he was going to approach her when she was obviously trying to avoid him, just makes me so angry. Here Lucy was trying to get some space, and Mike is forcing contact between them just to appease his girlfriend. Once again, willing to please Sandy at the cost of Lucy’s emotional and mental well-being.
I will say it a second time, I am… so grateful for Lily.
Skygaze August 8, 2012, 2:05 PM EST.
Just step on the stupid rat man! Then again, Lucy doesn’t deserve an apoligy at all, so its better this way.
Donny August 8, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.
oh hey those characters still exist
nAar August 8, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.
I think its better like this sometimes its better when people just forget who you are and fade into the backround
BlackHeart13 August 8, 2012, 3:32 PM EST.
“I think Yashy might actually run after him, but hopefully Lily or Lucy would just stop him.”
Cavara, yashy is a girl… i would think anyone who has been reading this comic up til now would’ve known that simple fact.
some people still get names wrong and can’t seem to get the genders of the characters right, and we’re at chapter 71… what the hell?
well, so much for mike being able to apologize to lucy, guess we’re done here, move along.
Thanatos August 8, 2012, 3:34 PM EST.
Lily know’s what’s up. Good for her! Lucy should be left alone to grow without having to deal with Mike’s ****** teen angst. They’re no good together. Time to move on.
Spladle of Doom August 8, 2012, 3:40 PM EST.
thanatos for the the last time, SHUT THE **** UP, NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK. what are you a really bad troll. you judje people for no reason it was a mistake. would you like it if i kept on commenting on your comments. SO JUST STOP IM SPEAKING FOR EVERYONE OF US. if you dont like it then just dont read it. your worse than spacemouse. i mean seriouslly shut up. no one cares. let me guess you read through comments all day just to make fun of it. stop bieng a hater and a troll.
nomoe August 8, 2012, 3:51 PM EST.
oh and mike just keep walking. if you take to lucy i will find a way to kill you hehehehehahahahahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA.
nomoe August 8, 2012, 3:54 PM EST.
Theres a time to make amends, and theres times where maybe people need longer to heal before things can be fixed. The older you get the more you’ll realize this, not everyone bounces back from a bad event right away, or is able to forgive a person that wronged them ASAP.
Lucy is simply doing what she needs in order to keep going, another dose of Mike laying into her is the last thing she needs. He said what he had to say and it hit her hard enough, she’s likely been fearing him finding out about the text message Sandy got too. After all the intention of the text was to give him up entirely. Lucy needs to learn to accept that decision for herself properly before she can really face Mike proper again.
I kind of feel worse for Lucy, because now she can’t really hide what’s going on from Yashy anymore, and will have to try explaining it (or getting Lilly to explain it to her I suppose…) but recounting means remembering and that’s going to be hard for Lucy, she may not be ready to remember the event as it could could send her back into the state she was in a few weeks back.
jennytablina August 8, 2012, 4:36 PM EST.
Lily is right, sure over the years Lucy did beat up on mike, but the way he yelled at her crossed the line. Sure he had every right to be just a little bit selfish, but not to be a dick.
Lucy would call him names and hit him and put him down, honestly she was a bully. But in the times that count, such as the alleyway near the bar pr jumping into the pond to save him, she proved that she would do anything she could to save him. At one point mike really believed that he was her friend, but Lucy really was smothering him, and it was hard for mike, he has a girlfriend and every girl in his school has a crush on him, and for his last friend to say that she loves him set him off the edge. That is why he acted the way he did. He made a bad decision and those few words from lily reminded him what he had with Lucy.
All we can hope for is that mike will reflect on what has happened and will approach Lucy in a better way and apologize
Joe August 8, 2012, 4:41 PM EST.
Theyve both done wrong, you know.
Lucy half-deserves this because she has literally given the most **** behaviour back to mike just until recently.
Mike is also in the wrong because he was beinga dick simply because someone else told him to, even then. Sandy did not even mean the advice to go sideways like that.
tl;dr : Why cant weeee be friends. And why cant weeeeee be nice?
Jordan August 8, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.
LILY’S FACE ;o; Appropriate page. Scenes like this make me appreciate the softer watercolors.
shi-chan August 8, 2012, 4:51 PM EST.
Well, Lily just broke my heart. ;^;
I love how Mike didn’t even question her. He could /tell/ by looking at her.
JakeStartledTheWitch August 8, 2012, 5:15 PM EST.
I’m with @BlueSaved 100%, there’s a two way street with Lucy and Mike’s dysfunctions, but Mike going the way he has, going so far as to tell Lucy NOBODY likes her and all her friends would side with Mike over her was a crossing point. I usually do not advocate violcence, but if I was in the room and heard him say that to her, I’d have given him a back eye and held him down with his scarf around his neck tightly while reading him the riot act on how he crossed the line.
They both messed up in their friendship but Mike’s the one holding the immaturity ball and how he flipped out when he thought Lucy had told Sandy stuff to drive a wedge between them just goes to show Mike’s even “convinced himself” Lucy is actively trying to sabotage them, pure delusional, he obviously wants to justify his hate for her which is not a good symptom. I honestly hope he does cause a situation where the rest of the group leaves HIM in the dust to contemplate perhaps he has gotten too full of himself as a nice guy and is in the wrong here.
Oh yes Lucy messed up too but again even trolling her previous actions do not amount to the verbal and psychological abuse Mike’s piled on her.
Lily did the right thing turning him away, he was only apologizing because Sandy insisted, and even with his face at the end I doubt he TRUELY grasps how he hurt Lucy, if anything he might feel some twinge of guilt because Lily more or or less told him to his face “go away you’ve hurt her enough we don’t want you here now”, I think it’s more of a cowed face than really grasping his actions.
Weltall84 August 8, 2012, 5:38 PM EST.
I can’t wait to see the note he wrote for Sandy.
The letter in his pocket.
This will probably be the last page, Sandy reading it when she is back at Richter.
the cookies. August 8, 2012, 5:59 PM EST.
so sad….my world ends
someda lucyxmike or not,it just a dream one beautiful dream..
Jlaw August 8, 2012, 7:19 PM EST.
Left that bridge burning didnt he,..mike,oh mike somany chances to make things rite,but now its too late
lov/hurt/hate August 8, 2012, 7:21 PM EST.
one page left in this chapter… excited to see what Lucy will do.
Haddi August 8, 2012, 7:37 PM EST.
Not the right time to apologize, not the right reason either. I would much rather see them resolve this quickly, but trying to do it right now would lead to a broken and awkward conversation. When Mike is ready to show some humility, and not just regret, his apology will be sincere.
As for Lucy she’s got some **** to work through before she’s ready to talk with him again. Since she’s now closed off from everyone, instead of everyone except Mike, she’ll need outside support (Probably Paulo) and not cling to just this new person. A little confidence and some work on those crippling dependency issues would help out. Guess we shall see where she ends up.
Unit August 8, 2012, 8:05 PM EST.
This song really fits Lucy and Mike’s relationship I believe. Just listen to the song and you will understand. I feel really bad for Lucy here, mostly because I’ve been in this situation too. I just want to hug her :<
Hang in there Lucy!
Kitten August 8, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.
Oh dear, Lucy doesn’t get to hear an apology she doesn’t deserve :p boo hoo
SteelWings August 8, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.
You know its just occurred to me……we haven’t seen Lucy’s eyes since “December”.
Death of Ink August 8, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.
Kudos to lilly for making him go away. Lucy obviously wasn’t ready to talk to him and those of you who think she’s just going to get up and make things better need to go back and read and think about what you would do in that situation. I think i would be a lot like lucy if that happened to me. She’s not someone who makes friends easily and losing your closest friend and having them turn on you like that has got to be one of the hardest things anyone would ever have to go through. This isn’t a fairy mike tale. Not al stories end with the original canon couple mtogether. I think st
christine August 8, 2012, 10:06 PM EST.
He better hope to GOD that her brother isn’t nearby.
Gershnargin August 8, 2012, 10:12 PM EST.
God, let the boy apoligize!
o_o August 8, 2012, 10:14 PM EST.
I see, well what I think I see. Lilly is kinda sending mike a message saying ‘not now’. Giving the imprestion that he should approach her later but be as gentle as can be. OR, she’s saying that its far too late. But we all know that ain’t true. Mike is probly going to approach her when school restarts and try to apoligize then. Honstly, I’m on the MikeXLucy boat and I want to see these two back together, as freinds at least. They do look cute together, so do mike and sandy. But I always see the good in people and I think that mike can truely be a good guy. ^^ He just needs to show it. All a**holes have a good and careing side. Just look at paulo. I do hope they settle their differences and make-up.
Who? August 8, 2012, 10:35 PM EST.
Honestly, I think its going to take another big thing to happen for Mike to really realize what’s he’s done to Lucy. For her to have puked after what he said shows she took a major psychological hit and I don’t think she’s going to be okay for quite awhile. Two strips ago he had an angry look on his face and was about to walk away, which tells me he wasn’t really ready to apologize, and last strip he was starting off the conversation again like she was just being difficult and trying to make him feel guilty or something. Lily stepping in definitely told him that something bigger than he thought was up, but short of her ending up in the hospital or something if she hasn’t been eating (just a scenario) I don’t think he’s going to get it. It’s sad, cuz he was the one before who said he knew her the best and all of a sudden she’s a parasite when she actually has been trying. I think he really did love her but he feels guilty for thinking he’s supposed to be with Sandy and is making it Lucy’s fault that he doesn’t know how to handle it. I don’t think I like Sandy either… she’s seems like the type of girl who just thinks she’s got it all figured out, she was giving advice when she doesn’t know anything, and it bugged me that she said “I think she gets the point now” when thats not the issue and Lucy may not have been treating Mike the best, but Mike been completely out of line … she knows nothing and I can’t stand that type of person.
Myrrh18 August 9, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.
well done lily. Well said.
JustSomeCritic August 9, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
idk how people can still be mad at mike after all this i mean look at that face hes feeling bad and think, would u be happy if u had too choose between 2 girls you liked, he might said it would be better if lucy died becuase then he wouldnt feel guilty about chooseing, and i hope paulo gets hit by a clown car and kurby blows him up, mike x lucy. back on subject, hes ganna make it better at a point, hes guilty and feels aggrovated because he has to deal with it, sandy came first and he never broke it off with so he feels obligated to stay with her and hes mad at lucy cuz she jut confessed to him too late id be mad too, all that just a guess, the only one who knows what is going through his head is Taeshi)
pinecone11898 August 9, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.
Mais enfins j’adore que mike s’exuse avec lucy ils vont bien mais bon dommage que lucy voulais pas se montrer tristement ! puis mike va trouver s’exusement a lucy et lucy seras heureuse de trouver un couple ” mikexlucyé ^^’
Tassiana August 9, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.
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lucyxpaulo27 August 9, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.
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lucyxpaulo27 August 9, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
lucyxpaulo27 August 9, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.
He looks like he feels bad. Concerned, even.
I want him to not be a terrible person.
70lemons August 9, 2012, 3:07 AM EST.
Mike, from the expression on his face as he leaves, I would think, has finall realized what a horrible person he has been. He’s going to go home, overdose on something, commit suicide, and Haley will find his body and have a party which Lucy will have the time of her life in. Lucy will be so happy she will realize that she must do something for someone else, or some group of people, liike the LucyxPaulo fans.
masonery123 August 9, 2012, 6:21 AM EST.
^ Totally not a Lucy x Paulo fan at all.
Can’t tell if he hates Mike at all.
This man is a veil shrouded in mystery and subtlety.
Gakuno August 9, 2012, 7:16 AM EST.
Lucy’s bow seems to be some kind of red… I thought it was pink?
Anyway, they should really tell Yashy that Mike and Lucy broke up a long time ago.
Ndudi August 9, 2012, 9:31 AM EST.
sandy told mike to fix it out so mabeh….MAYBE(aka:100%) mikes just doing this for sandy. and Lucy did try to talk to him (well, snowballs don’t throw them selves right?) AND I SENSE A CLIFFHANGER . (last page ,Friday. isn’t it obvious I mean rly??)
brofist to all dem pewdie bros—-
jell_o August 9, 2012, 9:32 AM EST.
^Yashy threw the snowball, not Lucy.
Pointless brofist is lame and pointless.
And to everybody that’s taking sides, nobody here is in the right(not including Lily and Yashy), and Mike does deserve to feel like ****. But realistically, so does Lucy.
And they were never dating, to everyone saying that they should tell Yashy that they broke up.
Kura August 9, 2012, 10:00 AM EST.
Quite honestly, I kinda want Mike to end up alone like Lucy was when she was in kindergarten. Mike’s always been a well-liked person, and has always done the “right thing” (in his mind atleast) and in all honest I think he deserves to know what Lucy went through. And to be even more honest, I think Sandy and him should break up. Because Mike depends on Sandy the same way Lucy depended on him. For companionship and love. I think if she had any idea of what exactly happened- I don’t think Sandy would be jealous of Lucy for confessing her love, I think she’d be sympathetic because she’s kind hearted. She only had heard one side of the story and has NO CLUE what a monster Mike had become in the name of Sandy . Also I think Lucy will become a stronger, more defiant character through all of this . I think she’s learned the horrible lesson that you can’t depend on anyone, but I want her to show Mike her true strength, and in essence her true beauty. I think @BlueSaved had hit the nail on the head. Both had problems, both made mistakes. But only one of them made irreversable mistakes. In all honesty, Mike could volunteer at homeless shelters, give up his seat on the bus, donate money, do billions of nice things in the next few chapters, but we all already know who he really is. Heck it was right on the last page, and yet everyone’s saying he’s realized what he’s done. He hasn’t and he doesn’t care. One the last page he was about to go ahead and give a half ***-ed apology and most likely yell at Lucy again. All he can feel is hatred towards a person who has done nothing but cared about him. I think he hates Lucy because he knows he used her to replace Sandy, and he hates that she isn’t. He doesn’t feel bad about what he’s done, he feels bad that he maybe the bad guy. That’s it. That’s all. Burn your blue scarf, you monster, I will never see you as a good guy ever ever again.
As far as Lucy goes… I feel nothing but heartbreak for the girl . Honestly surprised she hasn’t been commited to a pysch ward or seen a therapist. Normally when people get this depressed, parents care, some one cares. I believe she will be able to rise up from all of this and be able to stand on her own, taller and even better than before. Who knows which friends will stay and which will go. Either way, I think she’ll find her way.
And for everyone who want to have an apology now, and are hating on Lily- Lily is trying to protect someone who was literally torn down. Their self worth was demolished by the person they cared about the most. I think she did the most mature thing here, because I think Mike should’ve gotten punched. And then told to leave. But she handled it maturely and Mike left. Lucy doesn’t need Mike in her life right now, and everyone knows Mike just want Lucy dead. SO why would you want to put two nuclear bombs in the same room together? Lucy needs to have Mike as far away as possible. And Lily understands that. She’s a great friend to the person who needs her the most right now . That doesn’t mean she’s not friends with Mike, just means she knows who needs her and who only needs .
Just Sayin August 9, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.
hope Mike’s getting ran over 8D
Lucyluz August 9, 2012, 12:28 PM EST.
i think its about time. i agree with fenfir. mike needs to find his own reason to apologize.
melberry12 August 9, 2012, 12:51 PM EST.
Yashi is so clueless!!! At least Lily was insightful enough to know what to do in that situation. Maybe someone needs to fill Yashi in on what’s going on there.
Jenn August 9, 2012, 1:38 PM EST.
Man great page! The expressions and actions were just perfect for this situation and I couldn’t be happier with Lily right now! I could actually see regret or worry in Mike’s eyes, for a moment, I swear I could. Which is good I think Lily said just the right amount of words for this moment without having to explain a thing. Hopefully Mike will, indeed, find his own reasons to appologize instead of just doing it because his girlfriend wanted him to.
Also I thought of something…it’s WONDERFUL to see Lucy’s pets, but now I’m wonderding where Blur is! He should still be with Mike, right?
FireFang August 9, 2012, 2:08 PM EST.
Let him say he is sorry!!
Who? August 9, 2012, 2:38 PM EST.
Talk about about a powerful scene! Way to go, Lily!
Megeriffic August 9, 2012, 2:43 PM EST.
Oh, ouch… Lily rejection… Wow…
Firefly August 9, 2012, 6:19 PM EST.
Dammit, Lily. You blew it.
KiraDood5 August 9, 2012, 7:25 PM EST.
Mike + Fail = Me: DD
Huh, wonder what he next chapter will be like?
Hopefully some Mo’ [b]Pualoxlucy?[/b]
Also, Lily, I have one thing to say to you today.
“Yo Respect levels, its… its…. OVER 9000!!!!!!!”
MURDER_Kitty August 9, 2012, 8:02 PM EST.
Wow, i clearly dont know [b]HTML[/b]
MURDER_Kitty August 9, 2012, 8:04 PM EST.
You know I think Lucy deserves better , but mike should change.
Anyone who agrees that Lucy should go to mikes house and talk to him SAY ( write) I ( aye)
B August 9, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.
Am i the only one to think back on mike crying when he said he hated her, you dont cry while establishing hate, u cry when your sad, scared, or just over all feel bad, and ive told someone i hated them, and i really did, but we made up after i rebuilt the bridge i burned, and mike wants to keep lucy away cuz shes the same as sandy yet he has sandy and doesnt want to feel bad about breaking it off with her, thus mike needs to build a bridge he, reluctently, burned, and put ribbons on it and make it outta oak, make it nice as possible, and hes home free, until people hate him cuz he did it in the first place, he may regret it and what can u do, nothing, yet he didnt kill her so he can make up for it. duh… and he always knew how that what he did was severe, but he didnt know how badly affected her
pinecone11898 August 10, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.
I’m sorry, but really?
Mike is being an awful person.
“MAYBE IT’D BE BETTER IF SHE JUST DIED.”
‘Hey, Sandy said apologize. I suddenly realize I should do this!’
I hope the guilt eats your… Argh. Trying my best not to be all “rage incarnate” right now… Mike, you…Lucy…
SaphiraN August 13, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.
I can’t help for a moment but to feel pity for Mike because of that face… And then the overwhelming urge to choke him kicks in. *punches Mike in the face* Anywho, your art’s awesome and the plot has really developed nicely from when you first started! I love to read it and though it’s a bit dark right now, it’s still my favorite comic
magickitty73 August 15, 2012, 12:51 PM EST.
But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really ****ed it up this time
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my dear?
Little Lion Man December 8, 2012, 10:02 PM EST.
I feel like everyone hates on Mike more then he deserves. Like yeah he’s being a jerk but not without reason.
He was there for Lucy for 5 years and he made it clear he liked her. She rejected him all that time but kept him around anyway. Mike’s thinking that she just used him for 5 years and he couldn’t take it anymore. So he accepted it and tried to find happiness with someone who treated him like what he felt he deserved. (Sandy) And when Lucy finally did tell him how she felt he probably thought it was her last ditch attempt to keep him around as her bodyguard. He accepted that he would never and never was Lucy’s object of affection. Plus Lucy going to the next man available (Paulo) whenever she was sad. It made Mike feel like he really was just a safety blanket to her the whole time. So he had enough of it and finally told her how he felt. (in the wrong way. He doesn’t hate her he just wanted to be as clear as possible) So Mike is sorta lying to himself that he hates her. It’s all just misunderstandings.
So now comes the part where the part (hopefully) where Mike apologizes for being too harsh and Lucy apologizes for treating him how she did all that time.
I thought it could be neato if Lucy ends up waiting for Mike’s (most likely doomed) relationship with Sandy to be over. And then Paulo can stop being all girly (like Mike) over Lucy and go back to being the beast he should be.
Demetrois December 21, 2012, 1:11 PM EST.
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