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HAHAHA YOU WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SCHOOL
Someone needs to strap me down to my chair, because if they don’t I’m probably going to float up to space.
DO IT PAULO
Even if this doesn’t work out in your favor, you need to tell her… maybe not the best choice in time, but if you don’t do this, you’re going to regret it.
I really hope, through all the pain and anguish Lucy has been through, she can see some sort of light with this. I want her to be happy so bad, and Paulo as well. All pain and suffering can be redirected to Mike, por favor
Someone February 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
what February 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Aww, poor Paulo. He’s still utterly terrified of telling her, and Lucy isn’t making it any easier on him. Still, if anything it proves that Lucy won’t be alone once Mike leaves the table, barring something incredibly strange happening in the play. Which has, y’know, about a 95% chance. Erwin Rommel first made a name for himself at the battle of Caporetto, capturing about 9,000 Italian soldiers at the head of 200 German mountain troops. Still, the disinterested way Lucy is looking at him makes it possible that he’ll stutter around to find the words and eventually blather it out in such a way that Lucy thinks he’s joking. Although even if Paulo can’t manage to say “I love you”, she might get it through his other hints, and will likely mess up on stage anyhow.
Comrade February 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Lol Lucy doesn’t care
Secret February 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
Gea February 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
why is lucy cross eye? hmmm
Mari February 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Lucy: Paulo looking forward to school? Now I know i’m dreaming.
Paulo you leave me speechless congrats .
supertails19 February 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
CoolBad February 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Skeptical Lucy is skeptical…
CMON DONT BE A COLD BITCH
Order_66 February 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Poor Lucy. There’s emotion on her face again, just of the tired and sad variety. Will she tell him (and us) of her fate?
Hazel February 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
It’s weird. Lucy seems… back to normal, almost like her old self again. Interesting.
Richthofen February 25, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Paulo you’re losing her.
Day~Day February 25, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
In the words of Gilbert……………
Pepe Le Pew February 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Oh Lucy, you have that “Oh what the hell are you doing Paulo” look
kdebones February 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
that big sweetie lol
shaaa February 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
This makes me smile…so so much right now http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8277/ robotroll.png
Blaze33405 February 25, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
I know that feeling of wanting to go back to school just to see someone
Exactly February 25, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
ok. WTF PAULO!!!!! STOP BEIN AN ÜBER ***** AND TELL HER YOU LOVE HER YOU FOOOOL!!!!! [head violetntly explodes]
The Foolish one February 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Pfffffft hahahahaha!!! Lucy’s face on the last panel!!! It’s the biggest “I don’t freaken care” face ever!!! It’s just, it’s like she’s thinking, ” ohmagod, Paulo, I don’t freakin care rite now, i gotta play to get ready for, so lets do this some other time.” I love it!
Redneck February 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
What? Paulo looking forward to school? does not compute.
Anon February 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Lucy is having absolutely none of Paulo’s **** today. Seriously, as much as it might pain him to say it with fear of the results and all, it’s better off for him to just get it off his chest, especially after everything that he gave up just to possibly have the chance at being with Lucy (PauloxJazzie forever, dudes).
Barty Malin February 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
I love Lucy in panel 5
Bob Brovime February 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Gosh… Lucy really has lost that life in her eyes.
Look at them, how dull they are.
All of that vibrance, gone… I really do wish it comes back, somehow…
Lola February 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Ont he last panel Lucy has a bit of pink in her side-hair (idk how to say it)
Bittersweet_PauloxLucy February 25, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
SMILE DAMN IT! DO YOU REALIZE WHAT HE’S ABOUT TO SAY TO YOU?!
Vizzums February 25, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
Lucy is like “and your piont izzzzzz?” Just say it paulo
DinR February 25, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.
At least so far he slightly recovered, choosing some better words to get her attention. That look on Lucy’s face in the last panel however has me concerned. Whether it be, because she is still just sad. Dissapointed in what Paulo is / is about to do. Or is just skeptical completely, and not sure if she can trust what Paulo is saying.
As much as I would love to see a confession, it may be best if Lucy as that they talk about ‘this’ later when its less of a distraction.
And I can’t help but feel that when Lucy is depressed, her hair gets longer.
Hair Lucy by junior year pls.
Fenfir February 25, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.
Lucy’s eyes in the fifth panel are so vivid. Honestly those are some beautifully drawn eyes and that’s a beautiful panel.
Rioo February 25, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.
Still going great.
Yxela007 February 25, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.
4th panel Paulo is super cute! I can only imagine how it must be. To confess a love that has been there in a long time must be wanted to be perfect.
There seems to be a bit of concern mixed into the tired and unhappy eyes of Lucy’s. I just hope that she, at least, will take this seriously and listen. She must have a lot of trust issues but Paulo has been there for her a lot.
Oh, I’m really curious as to what will happen!
Strawberryblossom February 25, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.
This is real suspenseful. I can’t wait for the next page.
Jethd February 25, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.
Ok I guess that’s a good starte keep going and see what happens
lov/hate/hurt February 25, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.
Nope, she doesn’t look like she’s not caring, she really looks like she’s paying attention, look at those eyebrows and those big eyes. Even if she rejects him at the end, I think she’ll at least consider it for a good while since Paulo had been one of the few that stayed close to her. I hope that whatever happened with Augustus made her look at her situation from other perspective and think things through more carefully.
I want this ship to work so bad
jerkface February 25, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.
Come to think of it, that last expression came up in a somewhat similar fashion by Lily on the day Mike blew off Lucy to find a visiting Sandy. It’s an expression of understanding someone will be hurt.
Hazel February 25, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.
OMG I the last page was my favorite UNTIL NOW! This was worth wait Taeshi this was worth the wait!
3rd Panel: whatever Paulo (still numb from “December”
5th Panel: what? (I don’t think she can believe it, I don’t mean he is bull ******** her. But with what she has been through to break out of the emotion prison Mike has put her in, she wants to believe him) OR (She is completely taken by surprise and is puzzled that someone actually cares about her)
9th Panel:… really?(I think Paulo hit a spot, a spot that is bringing emotion feeling back to Lucy)
Lucy:…wait….you wanted to… see… me?
I am crying! CRYING TEARS OF FLIPPING JOY!
Mike when you leave
Lucy won’t be alone. THAT IS A FACT! Paulo you are the greatest! I felt like something like this would happen but I started doubting it as this update got closer and closer.
And reality hits her again! But this time it looks like Lucy is pleasantly surprised. She Luce people do care
I think Panel 3 is like whatever, I strongly believe that she is surprised in Panel 5.
Panel 9 shows that, I think, she might actually believe him.
Paulo don’t stop now if you really love her show man! You are kicking *** right now!
*FLIPS TABLE* GOD moments like this make ship PauloxLucy! IF he mans up and apologizes… I will personally kill someone if they aren’t together!
Paulo you just hit a homerun! Now just when she asks if your serious or starts to look like she doubts it let her know you meant what you said. Tell her she will do well leave let her take in that you care and then hug her after the play and tell her she did… don’t say well say something POWERFUL. Oh and tell David to take his womanizing ways and stuff em where the sun don’t shine!
:/ Yes I just did jump ships
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 25, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
Dammit Paulo just tell her!! We’re all dyin’ here!!!
ChalupaFairy February 25, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
She seems really distracted! <=D Maybe another time, Paulo dear?
Lolly February 25, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: To this one X ? Also, I just made a long comment for you to read on the previous page if you feel like it. Oh and I know you were talking about jumping ship to X . I was just adding on to what you said in a comment from the previous page .
@Vizzums: Sadly Lucy does have a good idea of what Paulo is about to say and she does not care or there is a delay effect like in Carry Me .
supertails19 February 25, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
I do hope this works out in the long run though I’m highly curious as to what shall happen during these next few pages.
SkyyKirby44 February 25, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.
@taeshi lmao nerd
Bleh February 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.
Lucy isn’t…..isn’t Lucy. Her eyes aren’t the same. Oh Lucy I miss you…..
Good luck Paulo, you’re gonna need it. <3
Eve February 25, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.
Oh man, maybe Paulo will get some backstage snogs. :U
nalem February 25, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.
I just finished reading it. Yes Lucy needed a wake up call… But I think in a way it was just SHOVED down her throat. She really needed someone by her side to help her with this wake up call. She really needed the help. Yeah Augustus’ actions in the last chapter but a smile on my face. I think he has finally realized that she needs help. But the trouble is now with Mike and Paulo is… It may be hard to give her the help she needs now. I really do hope Paulo apologizes for hurting Lucy… she needs to know that not everything is her fault.
I don’t know how far you are in my Fanfic, but when you get into chapter I think 12,13, and 14 it will really throw you through a loop. But a quick reminder I made this fanfic shortly after Buddy system, so what happens will make more sense when we get into the mid 20’s possibly early to mid 30’s. Also This page here has inspired me to make a PauloxLucy Fanfic… Man a MikexLucy, MikexSandy with a plot twist, and now a PauloxLucy.
Man I need a life and less free time…
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 25, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.
Who’s the fruitcake now, hu?
Abbey February 25, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.
No, I think Lucy does know where Paulo is going and she’s wondering if he’s going to follow through on it. “I just wanted to see you again” isn’t something Lucy is used to hearing, especially after Mike turned her down pretty hard-core style. She’s used to getting turned away, being the odd person out (tom-boy), and has grown a nice reactive turtle shell because of it (no more Miss nice kitty).
I bet she’s hoping against all odds that he does say, “Lucy, I think I love you” or at least “I like you”. All her life, the only thing she wants to hear the most is “I like you”, “I need you”, “I appreciate you”, or “I love you” and who doesn’t want to hear that?
Come on Paulo, she’s dying and you know it. You love her and you know it, so just say it and get on with it. It’s time to start a new chapter in Lucy’s life, one that doesn’t involve being alone, angry, and defensive all the time.
Blank On Purpose February 25, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.
Idiot. Just say it already. Get it over with so the inevitable PauloXlucy coupling can happen, make it swift. I DO NOT SUPPORT IT, BUT IF ITS GONNA HAPPEN I WANT IT TO HAPPEN ALREADY!
Rylan February 25, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.
Oh god I missed this comic greatly.
So much dramaaaaa
Ashe February 25, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.
I bet Paulo is going to confess and Lucy’s gonna turn him down because she’s not interested in a relationship right now.
TheSiegnier February 25, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.
She can see it coming and she’s not pleased D’: Don’t do it Paulo ;3;
rogue February 25, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.
That face, this may go bad paulo.
Rman884 February 25, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.
Callingit February 25, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.
Is it just me or does Lucy look tired.
Robin February 25, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.
Lucy looks dead inside. Like the lights are on but nobody’s home. Poor lass.
Chompy February 25, 2013, 1:09 AM EST.
@Blank On Purpose
Hit the nail right on the head. I am glad I am not the only one who sees this may be an eye opener for Lucy. She is what 15 now? She has needed to her one of those for almost 10 years now. Better late than never…
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 25, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.
Was @Taeshi always this sarcastic or
Ali February 25, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.
Say it… Say it.. :insert lily emoticon here:
Gate February 25, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.
That look on her face just says “what are you smoking.”
Kuro February 25, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.
She’s just like WAT
Midstrike February 25, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.
“I don’t need this right now…”
budPuppy February 25, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.
Uh oh. This does not seem to be going well at all. First, Paulo botches the initial greeting with his old habits, which is an absolutely CRUCIAL moment in a confession scenario such as this. Then the sudden massive influx of shyness hormones overrides and short-circuits his brain, causing the controls for his mouth to malfunction, lock down to mistakenly protect against idiocy, and turn him mute, which has the opposite effect from the one intended. And now he actually thinks it’s a good idea to beat around the bush a little.
Come ON, Paulo. You barged into the drama club theater’s backstage right before showtime, just to see her. You even risked an impending Mt. Sue volcanic eruption, just to talk to her. SERIOUSLY. You don’t have a lot of time, just get on with it!
And the absolute worst part - I think there’s a decent possibility Lucy might not even believe what he has to say. She’s been dealing with serious depression, and Mike made her feel like scum. If anything, she might even be driven to think that Paulo’s lying, or making fun of her.
…God, I hope that’s not the case.
PocketGodPygmy February 25, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.
I don’t care who Lucy ends up with, as long as she’s happy. And I imagine Paulo could make that so. So hurry up and say it boy!
Mizkittycat February 25, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.
I would just love it if Lucy continues to ignore him to the point where it drives him to explode and say “DAMMIT LUCY, I’M TRYING TO SAY I LOVE YOU, GOD!”
That seems more fitting for Paulo’s personality than a quiet, stuttering “W-Well, I- uh… I kinda… you know… l-love… YOU IloveyouohgodI’msoembarassed”.
PocketGodPygmy February 25, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.
OMG Paulo!! Stop beating around the bush and just tell her how you feel I know you can give Lucy what she deserves.
Aubi February 25, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.
Now he’s smoothing out proper
paulosawesome February 25, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.
Paulo, you remind me of myself back then, haha the nostalgia
Yukianes4 February 25, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.
Lucy is unimpressed
but damn Paulo you need to grab your balls and just tell her be the cool smooth cat you are
Madi_mew101 February 25, 2013, 3:07 AM EST.
The ear! The wrong ear @.@ >:( Why must he talk to the wrong ear?!
SanguineTk February 25, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.
If Lucy doesn’t say anything to him, and just shrugs it off, then I’m going to pay off Taeshi to draw me into the comic as a character so I can smack her across the face.
Mr_End February 25, 2013, 4:09 AM EST.
Lucy’s expression is just screaming “you’ve gotta be kidding me”, I fear that Mike’s words have made her skeptic of how much others care for her.
DeathofInk February 25, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.
I don’t get her appeal. Especially to Paolo. Sure, she might be pretty, but that baggage…
thedragon133 February 25, 2013, 4:53 AM EST.
The artwork makes Lucy look tired, like she doesn’t want to hear anymore drama
Guest February 25, 2013, 5:14 AM EST.
Lucy went from looking dead inside to dead on the outside in the last panel.
Anon-Anon February 25, 2013, 5:24 AM EST.
Paulo missed school. This is a miracle, whether or not you believe, I believe it.
—a fake of what Wang Yongping said during the 2011.7.23 high-speed railway accident.
In fact, Lucy is not as stressed as I thought. But maybe not.
Henry Wang February 25, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.
This reminds me of a Josh Groban song.
“I can’t keep on watching forever,
And I’m givin’ up this view just to tell her.”
Rainey February 25, 2013, 5:55 AM EST.
Lucy has really stopped giving a **** about things hasn’t she.
Follarch February 25, 2013, 6:35 AM EST.
LOL Lucy is getting tired of your sh*t Paulo
PearlParfait February 25, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.
So which one is Lucy’s good ear again?
Smallfoot February 25, 2013, 7:26 AM EST.
Lucy looks like she couldnt care less with that empty soulless expression on that face….
sunny-lucy February 25, 2013, 7:33 AM EST.
… Has the art style suddenly shifted to Penny Arcade/Scott Pilgrim, or is it just me?
Curtisimo - bowl of rice down, phone up
Curtisimo February 25, 2013, 7:39 AM EST.
This isn’t going to end well… Man Lucy you need a haircut.
Kbmulloy February 25, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.
Lucy is still not amused.
Ziggy February 25, 2013, 8:10 AM EST.
Maybe she’s thinking about Jasmine while Paulo says all these lovey-dovey things?
Cause I don’t think she knows he already broke up with her, soo…
May explain why she looks kinda mad?
Don’t know though
On a side note though, Paulo you’re such a cutie ggghhhh
Milkfruit February 25, 2013, 8:13 AM EST.
“Just ‘cause I wanted to see you again”
*stare* “I don’t love you”
Tcj333 February 25, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.
God, the poor thing looks worn out… like she’s been hit by an eighteen wheeler truck or something
I hope Paulo makes her feel a little better, she deserves a little kindness right about now
B-Dawg February 25, 2013, 9:09 AM EST.
Lucy’s facial expression in the last panel is either good or bad news.
I think her heart is too stepped on to handle any of this right now. Instead of being normal and not rebounding right away when Mike couldn’t love her, she has to be this drama queen who sucked a good guy like Paulo into her world of horseshit.
I have a feeling that he’s gonna confess because he’s a typical guy who cant read body language and she’s gonna be liek “IM DONE WIT DIS SHIZZLE” and run outta the room or something. Or she’ll just ask him to leave. Uhhh
silveryogurt February 25, 2013, 9:10 AM EST.
Oh gods, its too early in this chapter to have this happen, he wont do it, he will wait until after the show and she wont be there, or Lucy will get distressed during the play and run out, either leaving Paulo behind , or Paulo catching up to her and taking her back to his place again, then not notice she has gone to sleep and tell her he loves her, then notice and get this cute little embarrassed face (:3 :p ohhhhh sooooo cute! <3 ) or he will bring her back to her place and then she will get taken away by her brother and Paulo pushed out onto the concrete (or snow, I can’t remember if there is still snow on the ground or not… lol) but yep I think that’s gonna happen , either way its gonna make me sad and I’mma cry about it :’(
Kleitos February 25, 2013, 9:44 AM EST.
This word has been famous among netizens in China for a few years:
(Meaning: Meeting a right person can change your life, meeting a wrong person can also change your life.)
And, you can easily understand it if you compared Jessica with Lucy.
‘A good friend’ is different from ‘A helpful friend’. Paulo is not a good friend sometimes, but he is always helpful if he is really needed.
Henry Wang February 25, 2013, 10:12 AM EST.
Poor Lucy, she looks so stressed right now. I hope she handles what Paulo is about to say nicely, whether it be a yes or no.
Flashpelt1 February 25, 2013, 10:24 AM EST.
Lucy looks so dead inside. ;-;
Wootberries February 25, 2013, 10:34 AM EST.
Panel 5: Lucy almost looks interested in what Paulo is saying.
Last PaneL: Lucy’s mind is blown and goes cross-eyed.
Its really beyond me what expression that is there, almost looks out of place.
melancholia February 25, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.
This is all perfect but it ain’t going to happen. We already had Another Path and it’s purpose was to give us fans the shipping ending we desired. We aren’t going to get the same ending twice. Prepare for disappointment.
Hicks February 25, 2013, 10:56 AM EST.
Not gonna lie, the whole thing looks nice save Lucy in the last panel. The cartoon eye-focus thing may be a weeee bit too exaggerated in that instance.
ewitwins February 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EST.
Lucy: Paulo I don’t want to deal with this.
Paulo: Deal with what?
Lucy: your mockery
Paulo: But… but
Lucy: Mike send you didn’t he?
Lucy: *turning around* That’s what I thought
Paulo: NO Lucy you have it all wrong!
Lucy: Do I really?
Paulo: Yeah, wait! Why would Mike send me? Wait to mock you! That Douche he hurt you didn’t he!
Lucy: Nothing I didn’t deserve.
I imagine something similar happening with Paulo going more and more confused then enrage. Lucy just emotionless Mono-tone.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 25, 2013, 11:15 AM EST.
Just as he asks she will be called to go on…… That will really cause **** to hit the fan… YAY!!!! All I want is mike to suffer, Lucy to be happy, Jazz to be happy, Daisy is already happy and Sandy… I’m not too sure
LOVE LUCY in pannle 5!!!! TOO AMAZING!!!!
When I 1st started reading this I wasn’t for LucyXPaulo but now he seams the best for her
Want… next…. page…. now!!!!!
The G February 25, 2013, 11:56 AM EST.
Lucy looks so tired and done.. o3o
BluePringlez February 25, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.
Man up, dude. Come on, get on with it becuase you’re gonna be waisting time here, man.
Keyblade Dragon February 25, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
wow thats one way to say that you miss her.
mymanleo February 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
LUCYYYYY!!!! dont look so bored! This boy wishes to bear his soul to you woman!
Triple A February 25, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.
@everyone saying she looks bored or she doesn’t care
In the 5th Panel she is completely taken by surprise that Mike was wrong! The last panel her maybe she is going to cry. Tears of joy. Maybe reach out and hug him. She needed to know that she was missed and that she means something! I think the last panel shows Paulo has finally broken through the ice and is starting to drag Lucy out of her hole.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 25, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.
Damn, Lucy doesn’t look good at all
Laufente February 25, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.
Lucy looks like she wants to care, and I think she does want to hear what Paulo has to say, but right now she can’t muster any ****s to give. She seems exhausted in this, like she’s just tired of everyone and wants things straight forward to her.
I don’t blame her, what with Paulo acting sly most of the time, Mike acting like a huge jerk and wrecking her mental state, and most of the outside constants in her life/her ring of friends not even caring enough to poke their heads in to say hi. At least Augustus made an effort of kindness. With all of that in mind, it isn’t surprising that she’d be suspicious of Paulo, but he still has a place in her heart enough for her to actually be somewhat concerned over his behavior. She isn’t blowing him off, and is actually paying him some attention, so that’s good.
Purple Haze February 25, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.
#1 Lucy looks exhausted…
#2 I don’t really get how lucyxpaulo shipping works any more. We got the lucyxpaulo good end already, didn’t we? Are we just going to get multiple paths to the same end?
Sethorien February 25, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.
shes not going to hear anything of Paulo’s words because of her deaf ear
Deasoe February 25, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.
Just wanted to say that the hands you drew on this page are really nice Taeshi, hugely improved.
anon February 25, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.
Yeah, this is gonna be sweet and all but I can’t imagine that Lucy is feeling up to this right now. She’s clearly still exhausted and may not receive his feelings as warmly as intended…
What she needs now I think is to see her friends still lover her, rather than another love interest >.< Well, whatever happens happens
xKrisx February 25, 2013, 4:51 PM EST.
lucy looks cute in the 5th panel
she kinda looks old at the last one
catwaffle February 25, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.
She just don care
qwup February 25, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.
yes come on Paulo, you’ve made it this far don’t stop now. Tell her! you can do it!
Lucy looks so unamused. She looks as if she’s just thinking, “okay you’re wasting my time, where are you going with this?” And Paulo is being so shy and now he’s trying to go somewhere but I have a feeling he’ll either get to nervous or Lucy will have to go on stage before he even says it, he’s beating around the bush but I have a feeling he won’t just tell her straight.
Or Paulo could tell her and she won’t feel the same way and things will get awkward between the two of them and they’ll stop talking as much, giving Lucy almost no one, or she’ll think he’s just playing with her. It wouldn’t surprise me, but I really don’t want that to happen
Then again, my assumptions could be way off base. You never really know with BCB, the last thing you would expect is usually what happens. I’m not completely sure where this is going, but I really do hope things turn out for the best
WellSnap February 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.
Lucy looks so worn out in that last panel. I feel bad for her. *hugs her*
Alex Kitsune February 25, 2013, 6:12 PM EST.
Lucys become a hollow shell. She reminds me of the girl from true grit. Emotionless.
JustSomeCritic February 25, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.
Oh wow, way to use that effectively. (You know what I mean.)
Dorne February 25, 2013, 6:58 PM EST.
Aw…… That’s so sweet. Poor Lucy looks so sick of it all, though. Like her heart really does care, but her brain and soul/whatever are really tired. They just, basically, could care less at the moment. Her eyes look so sympathetic and yet empty in that last panel there, at least, to me they do. Don’t give up Paulo. This one may take some time, but keep pining away at her walls slowly and you’ll get there, my friend.
Kryph February 25, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.
Damn. Our girl looks so tired.
Gentle Reader February 25, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.
@Richthofen Doctah is that you!?
Someone o3o February 25, 2013, 8:03 PM EST.
Lucy look utterly stressed. And kind of did before too.. Oh no :c
Anacrea February 25, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.
Sad part of this update (for me) is… I started school TODAY
Vainilla February 25, 2013, 8:22 PM EST.
LUCY SEEMS LIKE ABOUT TO HUG PAULO!!!
at least fur mew
Gea February 25, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.
Well there it goes.
Lucys finally seeming to get her **** together. She has a tired look, not a dead one - she is kinda looking like an adult, in fact. Stress. Thats the keyword.
…her expression reminds me of Augustus’. Its almost the same.
At least shes not feeling sorry for herself as she was before. That makes her a bit more likeable.
And Paulo, you really grew up to be a sweetie, now get the **** out of there or you may ruin things. Retreat. RETREAT
Waste of Time February 25, 2013, 9:36 PM EST.
Yeah…I don’t think she’s going to listen to him…
DarkCrystal828 February 25, 2013, 9:46 PM EST.
IF Paulo doesn’t tell her now. Then he is probably going to tell her during the play. Since he has no clue, when Mike and Lucy get close(physically) and their character get emotionally Paulo is going to ruin the play by shouting “I LOVE YOU LUCY!” Which when he is explaining himself to Sue, he will mention she seemed down… Sue will go she noticed that too… Ask Mike he facepalms or something that completely gives himself away. Ruining the play, Mike’s day, and because Lucy loves Mike her day too DRAMA PEEPS! DRAMA! You can smell it from here
Actually seeing “Lucy loves Mike” reminds me of “Carter loves Lucy” which we see Lucy is annoyed by Carter for keep bugging her that he loves her. But when the tables turn and Lucy loves Mike she tells him once then sits with the depression she has failed!
I don’t know if anyone brought this up in the Mike VS Lucy “December” argument so here goes.
Mike’s rage was justified BUT he focused his rage on the wrong person… or should I say people. When Mike clearly showed he wasn’t interested in Lucy she backed off and let him be. But his “friends” shoved her on him.
So if this way probably up I am sorry IGNORE IT! IF not I hope it turns some gears.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 25, 2013, 10:13 PM EST.
WhAt Is Up WiTh AlL tHeSe MiRiCaLs?
Gamzee Makara February 25, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.
Oh no, she’s got that look.
SHE’S GOING TO REJECT HIM.
My PauloxLucy dreams are now dashed…
Wat February 25, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.
“I need your love
I need your time
When everything’s wrong
You make it right
I feel so high
I come alive
I need to be free with you tonight
I need your love”
“I take a deep breath every time I pass your door
I know you’re there but I can’t see you anymore
And that’s the reason you’re in the dark
I’ve been a stranger ever since we fell apart
And I feel so helpless here
Watch my eyes are filled with fear
Tell me do you feel the same
Hold me in your arms again”
“Now i’m dreaming, will I ever find you now?
I walk in circles but I’ll never figure out
What I mean to you, do I belong
I try to fight this but I know i’m not that strong
And I feel so helpless here
Watch my eyes are filled with fear
Tell me do you feel the same
Hold me in your arms again”
“All the years
All the times
You have never been to blame
And now my eyes are open
And now my heart is closing
And all the tears
All the lies
All the waste
I’ve been trying to make a change
And now my eyes are open”
“I need your love
I need your time
When everything’s wrong
You make it right
I feel so high
I come alive
I need to be free”
This song is by Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding “I Need Your Love” . The ellipses were for the beat and the repetition of the first verse. Oh and the reason I picked it for this chapter… well the name of the song should be a big hint.
If you need another hint here you go: The top comment that I read said “This song makes me think of the girl I like I like her sooo much and I wanna tell her how much she means to me” -Butterybiscutbase. My reaction: Aww that’s so sweet… wait that reminds me of Paulo . *listens to song again* Wow this song sounds like it is about somebody loving another person that doesn’t love them back. Now I can’t stop thinking about Paulo and Lucy/ Mike and Lucy / Augustus and Daisy .
If Lucy says no, at least Paulo can say he tried… and hopefully he’ll have another chance with her in the future. After all the waiting Paulo has done and everything they have been through, the least he could do is wait a little bit longer until she is ready… right?
Once again the name of the song is “I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding. Listen to it while you are reading BCB if you feel like it. I know I will .
supertails19 February 25, 2013, 10:40 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Yes, that argument has been made… not sure if it was made specifically in December, but it has been made. There were many factors that contributed to the downfall of the friendship between Mike and Lucy the main one was clearly a lack of proper communication. Another one was(as you mentioned) their friends’ attempts at pushing them closer together when Mike and Lucy needed time apart to cool off.
Even Mike’s girlfriend is trying to get Mike to apologize prematurely. Luckily, Lily was there to prevent that from happening. Mike needs time to realize that what he did to Lucy was wrong and that it deeply hurt her. Mike needs to see what he has done to Lucy in a setting where they aren’t being forced by others to reconcile.
Oh yeah and Lucy needs to try to become independent and learn to stand on her own 2 feet, that way she won’t have anyone else walking all over her. I know she can be strong enough to keep moving on, but every time she sees Mike she just… loses herself. I know Lucy has been through a lot and it will take time, but I hope that eventually she can just go on with her life and enjoy what she does have. If Lucy keeps on pushing everyone away, then she will truly be alone… I don’t want that to happen . I… I fear what might happen to her if she doesn’t learn to trust others or even herself to get out .
Lucy if you still have feelings, then trust them… even if that means telling Paulo to get lost .
@Waste of Time: Lucy expression reminds you of Augustus most likely because we are all so used to seeing that “I don’t care anymore” expression on Augustus and not on Lucy. You have to admit Lucy wears that expression well. It’s the look of somebody that has been hurt and decided to turn the emotions off or at least reduce them significantly.
supertails19 February 25, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.
I said if it had been said IGNORE! why you no listen
Like the rest of the gang like Mike is pretty oblivious. I think she will continue to push people way, because she can’t stand on her own two feet. She already dragged Mike down with her and now she is trying to not drag anyone else down. I originally thought she would push people away because she was hurt and she doesn’t want that anymore. But I think it is more like she pushes people away because she fears she will drag them down and “abuse” them just as she did with Mike. If she rejects Paulo it has nothing to do with him. If he is a good person in her eyes that will further cause her to push him away. She(and us) saw Mike go with from his nice and caring guy, to this selfish jerk ***. She(like us) doesn’t want to see that happen to anyone else. Unfortunately Mike cut Lucy down that she feels she only is a parasite. A parasite feeds off of its host slowly killing them. Well she clung on to Mike and he slowly because a selfish jerk. I know I am repeating myself, but it makes sense if you really look it. She does care, but she doesn’t want to be a parasite to anyone anymore.
I don’t believe Paulo can shake her out of this. He can help but he can only do so much.
Probably the last person who wants to see her is the one who can drag her out. She needs apology from Mike and he needs to tell her he was wrong. He will probably finally see Lucy for who she really is. And he will find he needs patience. IF you don’t love her or want to be friends at least man up help her out of this hole you threw her into. You owe her that!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 26, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.
Wow, Lucy looks totally disconnected from reality right now. She’s barely registering what Paulo is even saying let alone his intended implications. Whatever the hell was came out of the talk with her mom and family really has her eaten up.
BetaMonkey February 26, 2013, 1:09 AM EST.
Paulo’s such a romantic, I kinda wish I had someone like that in my life
Subaru February 26, 2013, 2:57 AM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Okay ignoring your obvious hate for anything Mike related.
“If she rejects Paulo it has nothing to do with him. If he is a good person in her eyes that will cause her to further cause her to push him away.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. My first reaction was: HAHA what!? After some thought: Okay to be honest Paulo is a great guy and everything but you’re acting like he never did anything to hurt Lucy emotionally. Like there was only one person in this entire comic that majorly screwed up and his name was Mike. Seriously ?
You can’t think of one thing that Paulo did that might make Lucy second guess herself? Nothing that might make Lucy think “maybe I shouldn’t trust him so quickly… I don’t want to be hurt again.” Before you say it again: no I’m talking about something Paulo did not Mike’s moment of rage and stupidity.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c65/p19.html In Carry Me Paulo did a pretty good job of making Lucy trust him again, but do you honestly believe that is enough… well he’s better than the alternatives at least.
The main cast have each done their part to mess up possible relationships. I’m a lot more interested in what they are going to do to fix the mess each of them have made. Paulo could choose to take his sweet time telling her or he could use that time to tell Lucy just how much he cares about her. Mike could keep up the hate or he could learn from his mistakes. Daisy could forget about her crush with Mike or ruin a perfectly good relationship. Lucy could give Paulo a chance to make her happy or she could drop the most surprising drama bomb in the history of BCB.
Choices: The ones we make can define us and affect our future. Let’s hope we have a good future to look forward to. One where Lucy could be happy on her own, but doesn’t have to be alone since she has great friends to be there when she needs them to be .
A link to that song I was talking about earlier Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding “I Need Your Love” parts of it just matches up with this chapter so far… give it a chance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc3SXFuQl7o
supertails19 February 26, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.
I raged at Paulo 2-3 pages ago. So…
What I am saying is she may feel hurt by Paulo. But who would do what Paulo did for her in “Carry Me” not very many people. I respect him for that. He is starting to make things right. What I was getting I think you might have missed is Mike blames Lucy for him turning into an *******. She trusts Mike(sadly) and she takes that as the truth. Paulo tried to help her in “Carry Me” she rejected it! Maybe she will reject him because she thinks he is still “TAKEN” as Lucy put it. But she believes she dragged Mike down and turned him into what he is now. She believes the downfall of the friendship and that no one likes is ALL HER FAULT! She has cut herself out of reality and the outside world for TWO reasons. First is she doesn’t want to get hurt again, that is pretty obvious. The second is she doesn’t want to make another person like Mike go insane and RUIN their life. Yeah Paulo ****ed up big time, BUT the difference between Mike and Paulo is PAULO is feeling guilty and is trying to make it up to her! A lot of my Mike rage would die down if he treated her like a person. Not like a disease.
What Lucy needs something Like: Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=S_E2EHVxNAE&list=FL8choKqMCqnx68yp-nV-WnA
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 26, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.
Her reaction is much looked forward to, as it will hopefully grant insight into what the heck has been going on with her; especially with regards to her family.
RandomPhrases February 26, 2013, 11:08 AM EST.
I’d say something, but Taeshi already says whatever I want to say.
Tudor February 26, 2013, 12:09 PM EST.
And Paulo gets shot down in 3……2…..1
Some Guy February 26, 2013, 12:17 PM EST.
This won’t end pretty.
Knux-the-Killer February 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EST.
Taeshi Taeshi Teashi *shaking head* Paulo is not a nerd.
Paulo is as much as a nerd as I am insightful
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 26, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.
Paulo should give Lucy a hug.
Snowhead February 26, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Lucy has already been through enough heartbreak on her own already. I’m not sure if she would reject Paulo just because she didn’t want to ruin his life. I think in that case it would be the other way around. As in if Paulo ever felt he wasn’t good enough for Lucy then he would give her space and let somebody else take care of her… that is a completely hypothetical situation though.
Lucy would not reject him just for that it would be more like… she doesn’t trust him too much right now. Lucy could trust Paulo to be a good friend, but as a boyfriend… not so much. I mean who wouldn’t worry about Paulo being faithful when he has a history of going out with complete strangers?
Clearly Lucy is going to be a bit skeptical about going into a relationship just with that information… and if you add all the B.S. she has been through lately(She already had trust issues: Back and Forth didn’t help and neither did December -_-) you get a concoction called “I don’t trust a single word that comes out of your mouth until you can prove it” with a hint of “I don’t care, just get on with it.”
Basically until Paulo says something important right now, he is just going to be ignored and told to go away. So far this has been the most interesting comment to come out of his mouth… honestly he is doing much better than expected. He wasn’t told to get out, is being all sweet/gentle, and most importantly Paulo is talking loud enough to get her attention(that way his confession doesn’t fall on Lucy’s deaf ear only the sounds are actually making their way all the way to Lucy’s good ear ).
You mentioned you want Lucy to be happy right? Then let her heal before she goes into another relationship. Could be now or could be in another year. For now I will wait patiently until she makes a choice. In any case, give Lucy some time and she will make the right decision when she is ready .
I’m not saying Paulo is a bad person, i’m just saying he made a few bad decisions in the past. Also, until Paulo could prove he could be the one to make things better for Lucy he needs to be careful of what he says and does. Paulo could earn Lucy’s trust again but it will take time and it is one delicate procedure .
Random thought: What would you think about Lucy ending up with Augustus or Jessica instead?
supertails19 February 26, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.
Alright here is my prediction.
A) she is going to Punch him in the face before leaving the Dressing room
B) she is going to hug him before she leaves the Dressing room
Honestly I hope it’s B but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was A.
Thompson De' Medici February 26, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.
Those are both very valid options, but the worst case scenario is C) She leaves the dressing room without acknowledging him; as if she doesn’t even care.
That expression on her face… If it doesn’t change soon, this won’t end well.
RandomPhrases February 26, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.
You may have a point but given Lucy’s track record I fear it will be A.
Ti prego Dio, non lasciare che sia un
Thompson De' Medici February 26, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.
@Thompson De Medici: Hm….it could be both O_O
Chocothunda February 26, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.
@Chocothunda: hm. Your right and given Lucy’s track record that is actully the most likely thing to happen. God only knows what happens in her head when things like this happen.
Luckly although Paulo acts like a pervert many times he is a good man and I don’t see him doing to Lucy what Mike did. (Knock on wood)
Thompson De' Medici February 26, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.
Augustus? Maybe if Daisy drops dead, we might see some AugustusxLucy
Jessica? Last I knew Lucy was into guys. BUT Jessica might be the one who can help… nevermind she ****ed Paulo to get back at Tess… and she ended up hurting Lucy WAAAY more than Tess.
YES you are a ****! Do not bull **** me! Actions speak louder than words… I recall “Back and Fourth”
Yes Paulo has made mistakes. But he has shown he is a TERRIBLE boyfriend but he has shown he is very good friend. The best thing Paulo can do is leave. Just up and leave, if anything Paulo means anything to Lucy she will seek him out.
She needs space? She needs time?(LOL Space and Time) She needs to wait before seeking a relationship? DEFINITELY! But she does needs someone to drag her out of this depression. And I think(not cause I am a DIE HARD MikexLucy fan) that Mike needs to get to that apology. Yeah back in “Just Beautiful” was early but he SAW or should have seen the destruction and damage he caused! Its been a couple of weeks. When he said he hated, I don’t think he was lying I think he really meant it. You think if he didn’t he would continue to let her rot in her depression? I hope he never wants to start dating Lucy, even if he does a complete 180 back to old Mike, I think those mental and emotion scars will never heal.
And Lucy is prize, not something you throw away or abuse. She is a girl to be treasured! I will not be happy until that happens!
Lucy had dependency issues now she has trust issues. I believe I said this earlier but just encase I didn’t. She needs someone new, like a new guy she can start building trust back up with, it will probably take years, so the good news is when it works we found someone for Lucy But if she gets her trust and heart crushed again… One of two thinks will happen.
-Lucy will forever remain single!
-We need to call suicide hotline!
@Anyone who gives a flying F
Yes this is sad(all of it) but before I read this I was planning on remaining single and retiring early and living with my Jack Russel Terrier. But this comic and its character(mainly volume II Lucy) have opened my eyes a bit.
OH yes I am Lucy fan boy!
Go ahead and sue me!
I just want to take a moment to thank you for reading and responding to my comments I want to give you a present or something… Maybe if I didn’t suck at art I could make a picture for you. You might just have to sadly settle with a Internet cookie: Here
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 26, 2013, 7:15 PM EST.
Just thinking just now…… But the way this story is….
Has anyone here actually had similarities to this in their real life? (Facebook, Twitter, etc. not included.) Just wondering. I know most won’t care, but Lucy’s life reminds me of my friend…. We’ll call him Que. Maybe I should get him to read this. Since some things are looking up, yes, even for Lucy, maybe he’ll think that life can get better for him, too.
@Everyone who is saying ***t about Paulo
“He’s a helpful friend, but a crappy boyfriend….”
How exactly? He did the right thing by breaking up w/ Jasmine because of his feelings. He made Tess feel like the princess she’s become. I say, for someone like him in a world like this, he’s doing better than most. Aside from Rachel and Jessica, he hasn’t messed up too too* bad.
* “Too too” is not a typo.
Kryph February 26, 2013, 7:58 PM EST.
“Back and Fourth” How he treats Lucy, need I say more?
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 26, 2013, 8:02 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Thank you for the cookie and for always responding to my comments in the first place .
I agree with everything you just said especially “The best thing Paulo can do is leave.” Yes Paulo needs to pick a better opportunity to do something that could affect the rest of his life. I just hope he gets that chance.
Also since you asked so nicely here is some Sue: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54/p1.html Sparkly eyed Sue. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c60/p9.html Scientist Sue being nice to Lucy. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c62/p2.html Finally some Sue trying to be awesome. Congrats you have been Sued . Uhh sorry for that joke. Anyways I hope you find somebody nice to be with .
@Kryph: First read Back and Forth, next read Carry Me, then read Piece of Cake, and finally Ten Minutes to Midnight. Paulo sure screams perfect boyfriend to me . Like I mentioned earlier Paulo has made a few mistakes in his past. A great counter argument to what I just said would be: He’s a teenager… we all make mistakes every once in a while. Paulo didn’t do anything to be spiteful and he is trying to make things right . A counter to that counter would be: What if he can’t fix the damage he has done? .
supertails19 February 26, 2013, 9:42 PM EST.
will midnight ever get here or has time stopped for me. I want to see what happens so badly. God move time faster.
Thompson De' Medici February 26, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.
I loved the joke. Thank you
I noticed in the 3 links 1st: Sue has picture of McCain and Carter O.o
2nd: I just LOLed so hard that Lucy’s remark and the last panel.
The 3rd one: the Sue and Lucy interaction made me go “awwwe” Also the Panel after that SO CUTE! Actually believe it out not but what I mainly based Lucy around was certain moments during the comic. And one was in that chapter If you wanted I could show you where I got my inspiration. Maybe at the end of my fanfic I will show all the moments that inspired me. But I can still show you
AND NO SIR! Thank you Have 3 chripys
I think with time Lucy can heal from Paulo if he helps her by showing he is a good friend. Mike I don’t know if he can? I am hope that Mike and Lucy have someone 1 on 1 time after the play(not forced of course)
Many things can happen
a) Mike apologized Lucy goes into his arms crying(see Carry Me last page I think)
b) Mike apologizes Lucy just stares at him with those lifeless eyes and reality hits Mike like a Train hits a car.
c)Mike gets mad at Lucy, she cries… DRAMA HITS DA FAN!
d)Mike gets mad at Lucy, she just stares with her lifeless eyes. Mike is like what—? Hit by train called reality
Regardless… TAESHI MIKE LUCY 1 ON 1 INTERACTION! NOW! *Pulls out battle axe*
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 26, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Actually the first link has a picture of McCain and a picture of Sue and Amaya together. Lol, why would Sue have a picture of Carter of all people ? Also, I love multiple choice, b definitely b. Why? Because Mike gets hit by reality and I have been waiting for that for a year I think? Oh and Mike somehow managing to apologize to Lucy without getting mad is a miracle I would love to see .
supertails19 February 26, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.
Looking forward to school just to see the one you loved. I know how that feels.
Who? March 12, 2013, 5:58 AM EST.
«Oii, if I wanted a fruitcake, I’d talk to Mike.»
Sambo March 25, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.
She seems sad in the last panel.
Because she’s already made up her mind about what she’s going to do.
Sambo July 22, 2013, 7:01 PM EST.
Oh Lucy! I HATE seeing those tired lines under your eyes TT^TT I miss your young innocent face in panel 5
Lindsay November 2, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.
Paulo looks so cute here!!!
Seiri November 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
HEY. I have always been bugged by this page because Lucy turned out looking a lot more crosseyed than I thought, and that’s not a character trait of hers. I didn’t realise Souppy was so good at editing these watercolour pages, so yeah ;__; IT HAS BEEN FIXED THANK YOU SOUPPY I LOVE YOU
Taeshi November 17, 2013, 8:59 AM EST.
Lcuy alway’s look’s old now & again that’s coming from Me
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:54 PM EST.
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