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TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
HOW DID HE KNOW SHE WAS HERE!
also They are crying…
MIKE SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!
Well you will see in the next 2-4 panels i guess
Dr.Rockit June 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
So he *was* right. Do you know how much sense it makes? Not ducking much. Too many questions. I better put on my Dramatic Newsman fedora here. So why is she in a hospital? How does he know she is there? Why going to hospital required her room freed from all furniture? Stay tuned in the next episode of nobody gives a duck.
Also Lily, get some sleep, it hurts to look at your eyes.
HIC June 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
dfdfdfdfdf June 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
And why should he not be there? I guess he could make Lucy worse, but at least if she saw him she’d know he cares. He has every right to see his friend, but he had better choose his words VERY carefully, if he even gets to see her. I hope Lily tells him off and makes him leave, but at least lets Lucy know that he DOES care.
Dakota June 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
oh my GOD!!
cc June 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
GET HIM TOLD LILY
BlueMist June 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Oh god Lily’s eyes are bloodshot from crying
Laufente June 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
The Curse of the Dock!
Twoplusfiveequallsseven June 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Poor lily! She looks exhausted!! Look at her!!!
blehblehbleh! June 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
NO, LUCY!! Although Lily’s Right!
Sono June 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
NNNNOOOOO! *sobs uncontrollably*
Aly June 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
So, among all this drama, with Mike being an emotional teenager, Lucy disappearing, Paulo finally confessing to Lucy (maybe?), I’m just wondering … Where is Lucy’s dad?
Eemia June 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
DAMNIT WHY? It’s clear that Mike is trying to stop being a jerkface!
The Real Lee June 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Poor Lily.. she looks so tired. It’s a wonder how she can keep up with all this drama and not have a mental breakdown.
Me June 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
And yet he is here, what does that tell you?
Dingosilver57 June 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Omg yes. This makes me so happy.
shmidny June 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Sam! Sam! Look! It’s that jerk!
KaliOfDarknesss June 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Yeah, where is Lucy’s dad? Dead? Estranged? Prison?
Kaoru June 10, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Amg, all this drama
RawrBusta June 10, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
what do you mean Lily? Is Lucy OK? Please say she is okay!
Shira Hoult June 10, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Dammit Mike, the second you walk in Lucy’s gonna flatline. And damn right he shouldn’t be there! He’s (likely) the cause of whyever she’s there in the first place. Though, I’m beginning to suspect she might have some other kind of health issue. I know she’s emotionally traumatized, but it’s gotta be a whole lot worse for her to wind up in the hospital. And if it is something physical, of course Mike being there could only make it worse. If someone’s sick, then being depressed is only going to destroy their already taxed immune system. Or maybe Lucy developed some illness BECAUSE of her depression lowering her immune system.
Either way, I hope they let him in anyway, so we can finally get some damn answers
Oh, yeah, also I can’t wait for Sam to give Mike a smackdown. Good thing they’re already in the hospital!
MissShellGiraffe June 10, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Also, mike really should not be there. He does not “have the right”, he is not family, he is (kind of) her friend. Lucys family needs time alone with her and i think lucy needs to heal properly before she sees mike. Just my opinion. :I
shmidny June 10, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
I hope Sam beats Mike up. That jerkface.
kami June 10, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
holy **** what is going on damn I freaking out
TheGentleman June 10, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
I need my laptop. I must make long-winded and ultimately incorrect observations
Lost_Cookie June 10, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
Even Lily looks depressed… wow. Everyone is suffering as a result of Mike.
Schrodinger June 10, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
Oh **** lol
Unit June 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.
OMFG lucy no!! T-T
eagle June 10, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Why is everyone assuming she is hurt or attempting suicide?
When your daughter does that, you don’t clear out their bedroom before taking them to A&E.
They are probably just there for Lily’s obvious drug habit.
Nexian June 10, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Omg everyone is not suffering because of Mike, everyone is suffering because Lucy is treating here love live like she’s 12-years-old.
GOD THIS IS WHY I HATE LUCY SO MUCH SHE JUST HAS TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION ALL THE TIME RIGHT?? AND EVERYONE BUT HER IS AT FAULT. NO WONDER AUGUSTUS HATES HER. I DO TOO.
Hey there its Moi June 10, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Psyche ward or ER
Lanny June 10, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
I love the comic update countdown I’m glad Lily’s here. You just know **** is about to go down
ChevA June 10, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
Wow, this is the second time this happened! Is that Lucy at the desk, or is that just her mother or someone?
T68 June 10, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
Quick, everyone blame Mike again!
I mean, Lily is right though. Since he’s not an immediate family member he doesn’t have a right to be there. But as a friend for so many years, regardless of his past actions, he at least has a good reason to know what’s going down. Maybe not right away, but soon.
Thank god for daily updates, otherwise we’d probably all be raging even harder in anticipation.
Zorak June 10, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.
Lily scares me
Furball June 10, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
Wow. Everyone’s STILL hating on Mike. What, you think he’s here so he can go drive the knife in deeper or something? Come on, people, see the whole picture here. Mike is WORRIED about her. He’s SCARED that she’s here. He CARES about Lucy’s family being upset. For goodness sake, Mike APOLOGIZED to her at the end of the last chapter! Lucy’s the one who decided to make this a hospitalization issue! After he apologized, Mike was absolved of all blame for any further emotional issues. Now, Lucy is just plain wrong and her family doesn’t know any better.
Just get off your shiny pedestal of hatred and admit you were wrong about him.
Bertemai June 10, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
It’s so obvious now.
Jordans comment, “i dont want to lose my sister” makes sense now.
Lucy is now Lucius.
shmidny June 10, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
I know that Mike didn’t handle the while situation well but he’s a goddamn teenager! And Lucy was pretty mean to him before all of this. I’m not justifying it and he was pretty mean to her but give the guy some slack.
He even offered to make up with her and they both agreed that that was what they wanted. Maybe he shouldn’t be there, it’s time for family, but at least this shows that he cares, he was one of theist to leave her house, he waited for Jordan, he even confronted him and kept around while Jordan was trying to hit him. NO ONE would do that if they didn’t care about someone, they were pretty close friends and no one really looses that.
Either let him in to show Lucy that he is there and that he cares or at least get Lily or her mum/Sam to tell her that he was there, and that he cares, heck Mike, give them a message, a whole speech to tell her! You are there for her like you always were before. You saved her from getting beaten up, from falling to her death into a river, both times putting your own life at risk, that wouldn’t just leave him. He still cares and Lucy deserves to k ow that he does!
Jolt_th June 10, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Gotta admit, I can’t believe how much emotion that I’m feeling for something as admittedly minor as a web comic!
Still, this IS Lucy’s fault; like Moi said, Lucy is treating Mike like he is the love of her life and the way she expresses it is what makes Mike hate her so much. Everyone is trying to comfort her and are going out of their way to make her feel better despite the fact that MOST of the comic’s plot line problems from beginning to current can be traced back to her in some way. Mike ain’t the problem people; it’s Lucy.
Burn_protocol June 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.
Omg Lucy I hope your ok.
Without you bittersweetcandybowl.is nothing.
I know mike cares now but now is too late hope your happy now mike.
Eriell June 10, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.
Look at all dem serious faces.
As much as it makes sense that Lucy probably went postal and did something stupid, either getting her laid up in bed to recover physically or talking it out with a psychiatrist to recover mentally, it just doesn’t really seem to fit.
There’s all these little pieces laying around on the floor, but they really don’t seem to connect up to this point, unless this is just another little piece about to get put on the floor too. Lucy was talking with her parent’s about something she had “no choice” about. She meets that talent scout who seems like a footnote now. Her room is empty suggesting she moved, yet she somehow and suggestively seems to be in the hospital? All of this seems very serious too, seeing how Jordan pretty much lost all composure points, Lilly looks like she just experienced the horrors of war herself, while Sam and Mom don’t look too happy either.
Either way, I like to stay in the back and not get sucked up in the drama, even though this comic has been extremely dramatic from the get-go (yes, I know the first few chapters were funny, but even those started getting dramatic).
Finally, I like Mike, he’s got a bouncy personality and a pretty face, but when it comes to people he’s about as sharp as a basketball. He just seems so full of air and like many people said, he should not be here. He’s like a baseball just hurling itself through one window after another, even though people are telling him to knock it off, he just does it over and over again. Then again, I guess he’s just a KID, but you can only get away with that excuse for so long. Sorry Mike, until you show a little more wit and awareness for social circumstances and people beyond yourself, I really can’t bring myself to say I really like you too much; especially since “December”. It’s just been about me, me, me, and Sandy this and Sandy that, and stiffing Lucy like a butt-hurt kid instead of telling her you don’t want her around. Oh wait, you yelled at her about how much you didn’t like her. Yeah, that worked out real well didn’t it.
Blank On Purpose June 10, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.
wr3h June 10, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
@bertemai that apology did not absolve him of all the blame, it was just a baby step to recovery for their friendship. Lucy was hurt pretty bad and one wimpy apology wont make it all better, also her family has every right to keep whoever they want away, they are her family.
shmidny June 10, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
**** YOU LILY! YOU ARE THE SPAWN OF HELL!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 10, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
i agree 100%. Lucy is drama with a capital D. mike just got fed up with it. he handled it the wrong way but i can see why he’d be frustrated with her. Lucy can’t even see that she got some good friends by her side, especially Paulo.
kiki June 10, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
I don’t like where this is heading…
If Lucy seriously attempted suicide I’m going to be extremely disappointed. I mean, really? It just seems so overly dramatic for what happened. I liked that Lucy appeared to be growing up; that was good character development. I also think her attempting suicide doesn’t make much sense to her character; Lucy doesn’t seem like the suicidal type.
I mean, after her rejecting the musician offer ‘cause it would be “cliche” or whatever the reason was again, doesn’t it seem also extremely cliche that she’d try to kill herself just because Mike raged at her?
But then again, since I don’t know what happened between Lucy and her Family, as well as Lucy and Augustus, I can’t talk/judge too much.
I just hope Augustus didn’t say anything to Lucy that night that maybe gave her the idea to do something crazy. O.O Maybe his interference planted the idea in her mind. Poor Augustus! I know this is probably all wrong, which is good thing. I like Augustus.
Lime Cake June 10, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
You tell him lily!!!!
anon June 10, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
i hope for lily or sam to spike or punch mike, or at least he has to get out, he shouldn’t be there, their family knows he’s part of the fault in this … so he could only makes things worse or damege himself doing this
Knight-A June 10, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.
The only thing that would remedy this situation is Sam suddenly seeing Mike and punching him in the face.
Please. Please. Please!
Lunacy June 10, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
Wait wait wait, now I have a theory. Or two.
So, Lucy’s room is all cleared out because they were gonna move. And Lucy knew it was her fault, (or at least blames herself) because she’s been mopey and depressed lately because of everything that has been happening. Her family of course, probably blames her friends. At least, Jordan does. Anyway, Lucy probably couldn’t stand the thought of losing everyone, especially after losing Mike. All the things she did at the play, talk to Mike, maybe kissed Paulo, complimented Sue, ect ect. Was her final goodbye perhaps? Then, that night, she tried to kill herself. Her family was gonna move the next day. They found her, and now she’s here.
Orrrr, some hospitals do have a Mental Health section. (At least mine does, seeing as I go there for therapy) Maybe that’s where she is? Doesn’t explain the empty room much, but it’s a possibility.
Oh, and I don’t think she’s dead. If she was dead her mom would probably be in worse shape. And Jordan would have said he lost his sister. And Lucy is a main character, and hopefully that means she won’t be leaving anytime soon.
Guess now all we do is wait for the answers.
CheshireGames June 10, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.
Again, I called it. Maybe she got into an accident? Augustus has to be involved here..
Also, I saw a couple people hating Lucy because she’s “drama”. New flash, this whole comic is about DRAMA. I don’t see how it would be her fault that she was here other than her attempted suicide, which I don’t find very likely. Also, she wouldn’t try to kill herself for attention.. And if she was here just being dramatic her family wouldn’t be so broken up and upset.
I also like ChesireGames first idea, but I have a feeling we won’t really know what’s going on till next week.. Again.. Dang cliffhangers.
SAM. PUNCH MIKE. DOOO IT. YOU KNOW YOU’VE WANTED TO FOR SO LONG.
Gabba June 10, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
Wow, what?… Wha?
Anon-Anon June 10, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.
You know, I noticed people saying how Lucy was making it all about her and was such a drama queen for being in the hospital. But seriously, I don’t think her mom and brothers would have backed everything up and be in the hospital with her if it wasn’t serious.
Also, saying she tried to kill herself because of Mike and how that stupid and you’re disappointed is not accurate. When people try to kill themselves, it isn’t for attention. They want to die. Maybe losing someone she was so close too didn’t help and maybe there were family things going on or a thousand other reasons. But you wouldn’t say to a friend who tried to kill them selves that you are so disappointed in them because life had become so bad they wanted to end.
I want to know what is going on with Lucy and I want her to be okay.
Fates June 10, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
Plz have this be a nightmare like when palo had his dream about being with lucy
Josh June 10, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.
no,taeshi no. i love you,your amesowe drawer,but no,don’t make Lily go trough this too.That’s just wrong.
I sure hope everythings gonna be fine And LucyXMike 4ever!
And now,they all have a nice cub of tea and talk this out : Lucy whas at the hospital to see old friend of hers,who got out there today,everybody’s happy and Lucy’s not HURT!
Dawny999 June 10, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.
It might be a mental institution! Many times they’re associated with the hospital itself, the Emergency Room might just be a throwoff for the readers/Mike?
EITHER WAAY AUGhdhasfjhaf BE OK EVERYONE
Stofu June 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.
hopefully she’s pregnant and not dead
bunnyclub June 10, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.
Hmm… Maybe, just maybe, Lucy was …umm… okay I don’t know. But she probably moved or something like that, considering we know that she doesn’t attend the school, or even live in her room anymore. But my thoughts are - what if, it isn’t her in the hospital? It’s actually her dad? She, of course, right now is with him or something.
But those are my thoughts and god damn I hope I am right and it isn’t Lucy dying
Arrow June 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.
I thought Augustus convinced her not to do any of that fluff, but I guess it just wasn’t enough. Could still be a extended hospital stay for her mental situation, but based on how red Lilly’s eyes are… I don’t think it’s something that simple. Just throwing that out there.
Chinatsu June 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.
I hope when his “girlfriend” hears about this she dumps him faster than someone with diarrhea after eating chili covered Chinese food w/ laxatives sprinkled on top. I mean she may have been a little socially awkward but she did not deserve whatever this is.
Inn0c3ntGuy June 10, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
DAMN IT LILIY LET THE MAN APOLOGIZE im sorry liliy but if you realy cared you would have fixed them up long ago by putting miseltoe above their heads at a christmas party or something.
RPG Nerd June 10, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.
How exactly does this page make any sense?
The room has been cleared out, probably a long time because Lucy hasn’t been in school for a decade.
So SUDDENLY Mike gets the idea to run towards the hospital and BOOM, the whole family is at the front desk.
What, have they been at the front desk the entire week?
Davey June 10, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.
Daaamn. Personally I think this situation could have ended up with a suicide attempt. I know this probably sounds weird and I might get hate for it, but looking at what she has been through, I wouldn’t be surprised. Or self harm. Who knows, but it’s probably not an accident. I mean, Jordan. Jordan-the-almighty broke down crying. Her mother looks awful. And Lily!
Silvyx June 10, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.
All of you ******** need to leave Mike alone. I dont know if any of you have had experiences with self harm or suicide (which I assume is what this is they way you’re all going on about it being ‘his fault’) But it is extremely destructive and unfair to blame someone for a suicide. This isn’t Mike’s fault. Yes, he was a dick to Lucy, yes he’s been an agressive idiot, but hes just a kid. All he wanted was to be left out of the drama, because everyones been hounding him for so long. So he took it out on the wrong person, and as we saw in the last chapter, tried to remedy his mistake and start over. If you remember, Lucy seemed fine with that. I dont know what kind of freakout she had at home, but Mike tried to make up for his mistake. He did all he could do. And now here he is, really worried about her, probably blaming himself, and would do anything to see she’s okay, and everyone brings up the past.
At the end of the day it isnt Mike’s fault or Lucy’s fault, its the people who constantly intervene with their relationship. There were moments when Mike tried to apologize earlier, but Lily got in the way. She didnt let them talk it out, and I’m sure Lucy wouldnt have been as depressed if they had resolved it earlier. Its more Lily’s fault that this has happened than anything.
Infernal Pume June 10, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.
Also Lucy. Dont you dare die . or how will Mike tell you he has rediscovered his fealings for you? also anyone else notice Mike started his hate train on Lucy when he got that orange and reg scarf. Now that he has a bue scarf he is trying to apologize. so by my hypothosis Mike’s scarf color directly efects his fealings for Lucy. i think
RPG Nerd June 10, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.
@Lucy is Dead
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 10, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.
A person you loved. A person you held in high regard. A friend you considered closer than near any other. Someone you were the emotional punching bag and blanket for. Someone you gave your all to and yet all you got back is straight up abuse. Mental, physical and emotional abuse. You just wanted to see this person happy so you endured hell for them.
Then finally someone else close to you points out that no, you should not have to endure that no matter what that person means to you. Despite whatever that person is going through it does not excuse their actions towards you.
That is Mike and Lucy. Sandy being the other one close to Mike. It was not always grim and dour I know. There were many genuine happy moments between Mike and Lucy. I loved it when they had that.
I love Lucy to bits but man she could and did **** me off sometimes with how she treated Mike and other people around her in general. Being shy is one thing but damn she made people bleed if they looked at her wrong sometimes. Still though I want to see her happy too. I know she has changed and is capable of greater change still. So I hope to see her get past all this. Can’t hate Mike or blame him for Lucy’s actions and choices bearing consequence.
I understand why Mike got so mad and said so many straight up hateful things. It doesn’t make it right but I do understand the anger of realizing how much you have given and how little you have gotten back for it. He was hurt and angry on so many levels and still being basically a kid he didn’t know how to handle it and so it just all came pouring out. The most basic action for when we get hurt by someone is to hurt them back and usually in a far worse manner. Cause in our minds we want them to feel and understand what they put us through. See them hurt like we hurt.
In the end though I do believe Mike cares and also saw the error of his own actions. I do believe he should at least be told what is going on, he doesn’t have to see her and perhaps given whatever is going on should indeed not depending on the state she is in and why.
Also people never really want to believe the worst about the ones they love at first. So if Mike gets blamed well he is the last known one to hurt her and hurt her badly enough to change her and so naturally they won’t want to believe Lucy could do anything brazen or stupid on her own and will thus shift the blame elsewhere.
Though that is to say if Lucy did indeed hurt herself. Still don’t know the answer to that just yet. IF she did though, gotta remember SHE chose it. No one forced it.Though I just really hope she is alright. I really do.
InfamousNumba9 June 10, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.
@infernal-Pume, you are absolutely right . But i think she was not looking where she was going and she got hit by a car. at least i hope
RPG Nerd June 10, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.
It might not even be anything regarding her emotional state, guys. Lucy is the type to not tell anyone when anything goes wrong with her. The emotional anxiety may have exacerbated a pre-existing illness she told nobody about.
Perhaps Mike knew to go to the hospital because he already knew about the illness and had a hunch that it had worsened. After all, they were at some point, best friends.
Burger June 10, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.
Well Mike, it looks like this time around you will have to earn you chance of talking to Lucy. Good luck because I have no idea how you are going to talk your way out of this… you could run and get to Lucy rather quickly, but that might end badly. Umm, how about carefully choosing your words?
supertails19 June 10, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.
I hope Lucy’s fine, but she could use a psychiatrist… Mike could’ve dealt with Lucy better, but he can’t be held responsible for this…
Lyucs June 10, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.
So here’s how the next 10 pages are gonna go down:
- Mike walks into Lucy’s room and the rest of the group is already there, gathered around her deathbed.
- She says her goodbyes to everyone and then asks them all to leave except Mike and Paulo.
- She tells Paulo that this is all Mike’s fault, and Paulo pulls the fork out of Lucy’s dinner tray and tries to stab Mike.
- The two wrestle to the ground, and Mike twists the fork and stabs Paulo instead.
- Lucy lunges out of the bed onto the floor with her last ounce of strength, kissing Paulo as they both die there on the floor with Mike staring down at them.
- Suddenly, Mike wakes up out of his nightmare, checks to make sure he’s awake, and turns over in bed, snuggling into the sleeping form of none other than… Lucy. As he drifts back to sleep, he whispers, “I’m so glad we made up.”
And then the comic is over!! Right? …Right!?!?
Yisha June 10, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.
Lily looks BLAZED
Bleh June 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.
Oh ****. Mike…. When Lily says something like that… You know it’s true.
Alaystus June 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.
@Yisha. that is geious you should make that a Fan Fiction.
RPG Nerd June 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.
Maybe something happened to Yashy. Yashy was pretty broken up about the friendship and everything.
nalem June 10, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.
@Yisha: Haha, it was all a nightmare . I love that idea even if it seems unlikely. The comic won’t end so easily though. Lots more drama to go through .
supertails19 June 10, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.
Your autograph, can I has?
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 10, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.
Lilly stop holding up the plot.
shaaa June 10, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.
Just kick her and move along already! You are bigger than Lily is. She is just a hedgehog. But please don’t talk to her. Don’t say a word Just ignore her ok?
Conversation with Lily will probably take 2 or 3 pages. Maybe more. Better talk with Sam… or his mother… Just make sure that Lucy is OK. And go home. With peace. In your heart.
But no. You won’t listen to me. I’m just a fan. GOSH
JayLime June 10, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.
Ok as much as I hate mike I must say he has gotten better but my friend also reads and me and him agree one 1 thing “Never forget and never forgive” we just disagree on the character it applies to he hates Paulo for what he did during volume 1 (being a pervert)
But I started to read bcb at he start if at volume 2 and I hate mike I admit he has some awesome moments like now were I actually respect him but what he has done like December but most importantly
He LOVED Lucy and when he fell in love with sandy and I still thought he was cool but when he started to hate Lucy because he thought that Lucy just abused him and that he did to be popular and liked but old mike hated being popular and thought he was nothing special. He literally lied to him self and made him hate her just because he found I different girl to love after he was rejected when they were like 10 ( who was in a real relationship then we Would have been in 5th grade then)
Look ill get to the point I don’t hate mike for what he is doing I hate him for what he did so when you get made at us mike haters remember what I said here.
Dr.Rockit June 10, 2013, 2:23 PM EST.
Lilly; the only character in this entire series who’s always right on the friggin’ mark.
Katyroo June 10, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.
This isn’t gonna end well…
Sierra June 10, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.
OMG!! No Lucy
Eiri June 10, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.
Well, I say… BULIMIA!!!
Volgrand June 10, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.
Those bloodshot eyes…
That faggotron supreme cumguzzler named Mike
xin June 10, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.
@ Augustus has to be involved here.. re: “Augustus has to be involved here..”
I’m with you on that. (Although it’s possible that he is only involved in a “he called 9-1-1” capacity.) Assuming she didn’t try to kill herself, we know Rape Cat wanted revenge after Lucy and Mike beat the fluff out of him. So maybe this is where that Chekhov’s Gun finally comes in to play? And if Jordan knows about that night, that could be what is “all [Mike’s] fault.”
And the only explanation possible for Lucy’s empty room is that she was moving. Plus their teacher did say she wasn’t coming back. That also suggests a move. Which, presumably, will be at the very least delayed (if not canceled) because of whatever has just happened.
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.
Thank God Sam is here, after the scene whit Jordan I feared we wouldn’t see Mike lose a few teeth for what he did to Lucy …
Oh yay! It’s Lilly! Maybe we’ll finally get a real answer as to what is going on!
B-Dawg June 10, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
MIIKKKKEEEEE YOU REALLY SCREWED UP THIS TIME! And as a reader, I’m worried what he did cannot be undone. *face palm* Mike. If Lucy is dead, I’m going to burn your scarf. And for the sake of Yashy, please let Lucy be ok. And poor lily. She looks both mentally and physically exhausted. Well. Guess well find out in *checks watch* 22 hours. Hopefully.
.-. June 10, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.
Ok I should also say to finish my rant about us mike haters is that some of us take it too far such as
Above me like how he calls mike a cumguzzler
That is to far so I am sorry for people that take it to far and ruin what is left of us mike haters good name.
Dr.Rockit June 10, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.
Why are Sam and Lucy’s mom talking to the front desk receptionist?
Does that mean they just found out about whatever happened?
Why isn’t Jordan at the hospital?
And how did Mike know where to go?
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.
@MiscKitty You quoted me so imma respond since I can
I don’t think Augustus would go THAT far, he honestly doesn’t seem like an awful guy to me. I mean, why would he try to stop Lucy when he thinks shes killing herself if he wanted her dead anyway? I really wish we knew more about him up to this point, so we can have more base with our claims about him Also, there is a good chance, as you said, that the room thing is a red hearing, but I think a possibility is what someone else said up there, that Lucy did something or was involved in an accident after maybe her family told her they were moving? I don’t know, I hope she’s alright though.
Gabba June 10, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.
I thought pets weren’t allowed into hospitals But I’m glad Lily is here taking care of Lucy as always. Mike, Lily is right, if Sam notices you’re here, then you’ll be admitted to the hospital too
ColorlessNight June 10, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.
Wait! Holy ****, holy ****! Don’t tell me that,..!?
Follarch June 10, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.
What about Sandy?!?! That is the obvious importance of this plot!
patricky5 June 10, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.
@ Gabba - Akk! No, I didn’t mean that Augustus was Rape Cat. Sorry I wasn’t more specific. -.-’ I was talking about that cat way back in Confrontation who scratched Lucy’s face. This one: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p14.html
Edit: Also, I realized that the room thing almost has to mean that she was moving because their teacher said she wouldn’t be back. So it would be weird if she was just switching from one bedroom to another.
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.
Lol lily got stoned.
trolol June 10, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.
@MiscKitty: Just call that cat Alejandro since that is his name. The creepy cat you were just talking about from Confrontation… yeah he’s Alejandro and the dog with him is Tobi.
About Jordan, he was just in school a few minutes earlier and that’s why he wasn’t in the hospital already. I’m pretty sure that is where he was headed to next and Mike apparently got the hint.
That scene from Moving On was troubling, but what possible reason would Alejandro have to strike now? Plus he mentions using Daisy… this worries me, but I doubt whatever plan he came up with would happen now. Although I can’t deny that it is possible for him to show up and cause some destruction. I’m going to say it wasn’t Alejandro because if it was, then why would Lily specifically stop Mike like he was the one to blame?
Lily knows enough about what happened to Lucy to not want Mike to come in normally, but if she was attacked, then wouldn’t the extra protection be a good thing?
supertails19 June 10, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.
@MiscKitty I’ve seen lots of people refer to him as Rape cat so I assumed xD But thats a possibility, but i sort of doubt, I think Alejandro was his name, had any involvement with this. I could be wrong tho Hey, her moving bedrooms is still a possibility to me. The teacher said it that day, so perhaps she heard about whatever accident or whatever happened and Lucy’s mom decided she wouldn’t come back…? Stupid idea, I can’t explain it more since typing on my “mobile device” is pretty hard..
Gabba June 10, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
@ Supertails - Didn’t remember his name or I would have used it.
But yeah, here’s the bit I was talking about:
“We’ll make sure ol’ green eyes will pay… him and his little girlfriend.
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 2:55 PM EST.
My theory that may not make a lot of sense but it answers a lot of questions:
The thing the family was talking about earlier on New Years? Lucy wanted a say in it and it was for the good of the family, right? Her room is cleared out, right? They might be moving. Maybe Lucy didn’t want to leave her friends and put herself in an accident (yes, even attempting suicide would work) to stop or at least slow down the move. Or maybe they were sending her away for therapy, and she did the same thing to stop that from happening too.
Lucy may also be driven to do something as stupid as that because she’s dealing with a lot, she’s sort of backed into a corner with all the drama she’s put herself in, so suicide might feel to her like the only thing she has left to do. If she succeeds, she wins. If she fails, she still wins because, going along with my theory, she still doesn’t have to leave.
At least, I used to have emotional problems when I was younger too, so I know how she must be feeling.
I really want to find out what ends up being canon, though… gosh, even with the weekday updates, I’m at the edge of my seat! I can’t wait until tomorrow!!
Spooky June 10, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.
@MiscKitty oooo interesting
MaronaPossessed June 10, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.
@ Gabba - Eww, I hate trying to write comments on cell phones. No fun.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m reasonably sure that Alejandro is eventually going to do something to Mike and/or Lucy since that doesn’t seem like the sort of thing Taeshi would include and then never follow up on. Dunno if this is that follow up or not, though. (But I’m kinda hoping it is since that would be interesting.)
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.
Mike, the damage is done, i doubt there is anything you can do to help Lucy. I know you’re just there because Sandy told you not to ruin a friendship. But your words can’t fix the past. Try as you might, but if Lucy attempted suicide because of you, Lily might be right that you shouldn’t be there. Good luck, you’ll need it.
PinkBananapocalypse June 10, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.
@MiscKitty Impressive you remembered about it, the more I think of it the more scared I am..
I wonder if they have any part in Lucy’s room being cleared out..? The possibility of them moving might be too high for that to be a good claim though
Gabba June 10, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.
Go Mike, Lucy needs you! Apologize to Lily, then punt that little hedgehog across the room!
BornAgain June 10, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.
I’m amazed Mike instinctively knew where to find her. I’m also amazed that Lucy actually hurt herself. S’crazy.
Also: talking hedgehogs are considerably harder to take seriously than talking cats, for some reason.
naAr June 10, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.
I can’t help but feel a little bad for Mike here; his brain finally decides to kick in and tell him “hey, asshat, you should probably give a flying rat patootie about all this” just as everyone else gets to the point of being completely done with his sh*t.
Lizzie June 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.
Carter did it.
Knuc June 10, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.
Lily seems to look really tired, not just physically, but tired of all of it.
Bluecaptain June 10, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.
re: Jordan -
If this is serious enough that Lucy might die, wouldn’t either their mom or Sam have stopped by the school to pick him up? That just seems a bit weird to me.
re: Alejandro -
What reason would he have to wait? He doesn’t seem terribly predictable to me. I don’t recall anything in the text suggesting what his time table might look like so I see that as a big red question mark. Could be now, could be later. But it would be disappointing if it was not at all.
re: Daisy -
“Next time you see her, she’s gonna be a spectacular aid for you” is pretty vague. I don’t think you can definitively draw from that statement that Daisy will be used directly for hurting either Lucy or Mike. It’s possible, but I don’t think it’s certain.
re: Lily -
If Lucy is unconscious, Lily might be shooing Mike away because Lucy probably won’t want to see him when she wakes up. If she was attacked, it’s possible no one realizes it yet so they wouldn’t think she needs protection. If she was attacked and they know she was attacked, if the police believe her attacker might return they would have a police detail assigned to protect her. Mike would only be in the way.
But! The Alejandro angle is just a guess. I won’t be surprised if I’m wrong.
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.
No but in all seriousness, HOLY CRAP. I’m not even going to attempt dissecting what went down. But lily looks like she lost a lot of weight and her eyes are super bloodshot. Both facts which are quite worrying to me…
Knuc June 10, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.
MIKE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS
lazydayArtist June 10, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.
Lilly’s the one who shouldn’t be there, being a pet and all… which is pretty ironic, considering they’re technically all pets
Airgineer June 10, 2013, 3:25 PM EST.
Lucy’s Mom: Come on, just one more pudding cup? Please?
Nurse: Ma’am we can only give out one pudding cup per person and you just stole about 10 of them.
Sam: Mom, I think you had enough.
Lucy’s Mom: I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough!
xlk June 10, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
@ Gabba -
Alternative theory: Lucy and Augustus talked after Lucy came down from the rooftop. He confessed everything to her. The two of them went to confront Alejandro together and witnessed him committing a crime (probably murder).
They go to the police and learn that Alejandro is the leader of a violent gang. Their testimony will help the police finally put him behind bars! They are whisked into witness protection (which is why most of Lucy’s stuff is gone) but Alejandro manages to track down Augustus and kills him to silence him. He also finds Lucy and injures but fails to kill her. The police react by staging Lucy’s death. She is scheduled to “die” as a result of her gunshot wounds in a few hours.
That totally has to be it, right?
Edit: Oh, and Mike becomes a cop. He’ll be in Taeshi’s new spin-off: Law and Order: Bittersweet Candy Bowl
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.
Honestly as much as I love lily and hate mike I think Lucy seeing mike would be good if mike apologizes right and doesn’t mess up..
Wait it’s mike……… LILY STOP HIM.
Dr.Rockit June 10, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.
I don’t like where this is going.
MusicalChairs June 10, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.
Mike, do you not realize if Sam sees you hes gonna throw you into the wall?! welp, at least you don’t need to go far if you break any bones.
PKThicket June 10, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.
Mike- I suppose this murder is… *puts on sunglasses* ..bittersweet.
Bad puns aside, someone needs to make a fanfiction now.
Gabba June 10, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.
Well I’m glad we have daily updates now, the suspense is killing me.
dkpopman June 10, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.
nnevermind my thought didn’t make any sense now that i think about it ashkdjfg
echo June 10, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.
@echo Then why exactly would Jordan say he didn’t want to lose his sister if its his dad that’s in the hospital..?
Gabba June 10, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.
i thought it would be a good idea to check this at work. I had been hyperventilating into a chip bag for a good ten minutes
banger June 10, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.
@Gabba it was just a dumb thought i had spur of the moment i probably should’ve thought it over before posting OH WELL
echo June 10, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.
Well, after a good two hours of looking at this, I can say with absolute certainty and conviction
that I have no idea what is happening anymore.
Oceanus92 June 10, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.
Poor Lily, her eyes are so red
Moonshine June 10, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.
Oh damnit WHAT HAPPENED T_T?!?!
Midstrike June 10, 2013, 4:18 PM EST.
Still standing by my guess of a car accidentally hitting her while she goes to see her favorite places one last time before she moves in with Sam. Again, Jordan is gonna lose his sister no matter what. She dies, he loses her. She moves in with Sam, he loses her. She stays, she stays numb and he still loses her. So he’s still upset about that and he’s going to be for a very long time.
Again, hope you’re talking time to relax Taeshi. Thank you for working so hard on the comic but your fans do care about you, so don’t stress too much.
Gabria93 June 10, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.
Mother ****ing SWISS CHEESE GOD DAMN IT! Let Mike see what he’s done Lily, he didn’t pay and travel just to turn back! They have been so close for so long that he may as well be counted as family anyway. He wont be a jerk anymore when he sees her and I’m excited for that
Wittmann June 10, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.
C’MON MIKE!!! USE THAT SUPER HEARING TO LISTEN TO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING!!!
Curtis June 10, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.
AND STOP BLAMING MIKE FOR EVERYTHING. it was a group effort(whatever happened).
Curtis June 10, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.
@Infernal Plume: Pretty much spot on there.
I mentioned back in the December chapter that the next few chapters were going to be tragic for both Mike and Lucy. From the looks of this page, I wasn’t wrong in this.
Yet, there are still those that still hound Mike as if its all on him. There’ s no erasing what he did in December, this much is certain. And he wasn’t off with some of things he said. That said, even though he said he hated her in that chapter, you could tell by the end of their argument that he believed that he was wondering if he chose his words correctly.
Over the next few chapters, we saw that he was legitimately trying to understand the argument itself and realize why Lily turned him away in “Just Beautiful”; Mike isn’t stupid, but there are things that he doesn’t quite grasp right away (This may sound like a gross generalization, but is potentially the case with a good chunk of teenagers). It all dawned on him during the play. While his apology wasn’t necessarily a big one, it was a means of saying that he wants to start over. You can tell by his expressions.
Mike’s the ONLY one that has stayed behind in this chapter, when EVERYONE else left. It’s been shown throughout this chapter that he has is really worried about Lucy…possibly has been worried about her for a long time (even prior to December). It shows one major thing: He still cares about Lucy.
Chocothunda June 10, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.
Holy Mary, Mother Of God
Thompson De' Medici June 10, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.
I love how Lily’s eyes are all red from possibly crying her eyes out because of what Lucy did. Gettin better at the little things taeshi!
Thatoneguy June 10, 2013, 5:57 PM EST.
Lily’s expression is just aaaghfrshsg
This is recurring… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p30.html
Boy is Mike gonna get it now
AAAGH LILY YOU ARE JUST THE EPITOME OF FEELS RIGHT NOW
Sambo June 10, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.
That may be so, but you got to remember no one deserves to be pushed to the point that they have a mental breakdown and made to feel like they are the root of everyone’s problems. It is an accumulation of problems stacking up that created this misery for Mike. Let’s face it, he is in a relationship with an amazingly beautiful model which he can’t see or hold. Lucy is in love with him, but she doesn’t understand how to show her feelings, so she hides it in the only way she knows how to. Then you have your friends constantly badgering you and probing you, then assuming he is seeing Lucy. When Lucy finally speaks up the truth about her feelings, he is suddenly faced with reality. He is running from his feelings, conflicted about his feelings for Lucy and wanting to be loyal to Sandy. Instead of talking to Lucy like an reasonable adult about their feelings, he crushes her feelings and makes her feel like she isn’t wanted or needed by anyone just so he can remain loyal to a woman he never sees.
Lucy’s emotions and personality is already fragile when he done this, he shattered her world and made her believe that everyone hated her. This lead way to withdraw from social life and indifference to her family that leads to early signs of depression. She had no one to talk to about her feelings, about what happen with mike, other than her animals which wouldn’t understand. Her other friends are too confrontational which would lead to Mike blaming her for more misery in his life, so she keeps quiet out of respect for him even though he wants nothing to do with her. Now her family wants to send her away to help her, she now feels like she is being abandon by her family and that breaks her. She is sent into a spiral downwards that eventually leads to this scenario.
Sadly the only person that can fix this now is Mike and her family wants to keep him away, they don’t understand she needs closure and the truth. Even Mike needs this closure more than he will ever know or the weight of this situation will forever be on his shoulders forever.
Dusty Morgan June 10, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.
Lily’s expression is just aaaghfrshsg
This is recurring… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p29.html
Boy is Mike gonna get it now
AAAGH LILY YOU ARE JUST THE EPITOME OF FEELS RIGHT NOW
I love this
Taeshi this is awesome. I love you for this comic . Don’t kill yourself writing, though. Take breaks if need be.
Sambo June 10, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.
Spoilers: FF cat pushed her off the edge
Tacsi June 10, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.
Eh, she has brought this on herself, i have no sympathy for someone that abuses someone else then crumbles when that person finally hits back.
Donny June 10, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.
D8 OH NOO! SHE ACTUALLY IS THERE! FUUUUUUUUUUU-
but seriously I hope Taeshi isn’t killing off lucy. I will die of sadness.
Rylan June 10, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.
It seems more and more like my theory is accurate. (No, I’m not trying to brag it’s actually kind of scary. )
She didn’t want to move away but they were in the process of that (which is obviously why her bed is gone) and she still feels like she hasn’t quite settled things with Mike. At least thats my guess. But put this into consideration. It may be tough to move but it’s especially bad in highschool. She’s known these people all her life and she would be a shy girl trying to make friends in a different place who at best she would only get to know for the few years of highschool remaining. All the emotional weight could have caved in on her.
Then again she could have gotten into drugs and had an overdose. But trying to commit suicide seems a bit more likely than that.
On a random note Sam will probably try to beat the crap out of Mike. He didn’t like him before and he sure as hell isn’t going to cooperate now. I just hope he doesn’t do anything too stupid.
imaginative monsters June 10, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.
my only gess is that they are there for her medical records and there just upset that all of this is happening
Ildum June 10, 2013, 7:51 PM EST.
About my last post: I said don’t kill yourself writing, and take breaks if need be. Having read your diary posts, I’m assuming that you might’ve taken wrongly , thinking that I meant I don’t want you to continue the comic. What I actually was trying to say was, I love the comic, and I adore the creator, and I want the best for you. Doing this five-a-week is more awesome than is possible, but, being a fellow artist (i compose some music), I know that you can’t just turn creativity on like a tap. I know it must be hard on you! If it gets too much, your fans will still love you if you take a break
Sambo June 10, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.
Lily does it again
Cloudy June 10, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.
To all us Paulo and Lucy shippers I say this chapter might finally end us. I must say if it does it has been an honor and I will never forget the memories I fear for our ship and I fear the victory of other ships only the Füher taeshi knows and I ask
NO PRAY that Paulo and Lucy shippers shall not end WE ARE STRONG WE WILL PREVALE AND MOST OFF WE WILL NEVER STOP WE ARE SONS OF GON*slapped*
Mr.Missle: THIS IS NOT LORD OF RINGS but continue
Dr.Rockit : ok thanks but back on topic please taeshi you adding to mike x lucy THE BALANCE HAS BEEN UPSET
Dr.Rockit June 10, 2013, 8:33 PM EST.
Her deaf ear! Maybe brain cancer.
Doctor Nuclear June 10, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.
Yay! Well, since Lily is here, then Yashy and Blur will be too! Yayness! Ehehehe.
Nyah June 10, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.
Maybe micheal will break up with his girlfriend and try to e with Lucy out of pity. That would suck so bad. I would be mad because Lucy deserves a real man not one who stays with her out of pity.
Robin June 10, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.
Jonathan June 10, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.
Then, here are three “Doctors”:
Dr.Rockit, Doctor horse, Doctor Nuclear
Lucy need a real doctor now.
Doctor Nuclear June 10, 2013, 8:48 PM EST.
O.O I hope she is ok
Teed June 10, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.
I’m having a hard time believing Lucy tried to commit suicide, but sometimes some of the strongest seeming people can be the most fragile.
Perhaps something else happened?
Dr. Z June 10, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.
I think it would be a really cool plot twist if Lucy went for Jessica instead.
;) June 10, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.
Ah! Jump him lily! Jk. I don’t think Lucy tried to commit suicide, I think she’s just in a psych room. It would make more sense, but who am I?
@Taeshi I really love your work, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!
Legion June 10, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.
There could be multiple reasons why Lucy is in the hospital. Maybe she was in an accident. Maybe she has a legit medical problem that has just been found out. Or maybe she did do something. Despite how rough she seems, she’s still mentally fragile. And not just with Mike not wanting to be her friend and being harsh, but also with what he said back in December about how if he left the table, everyone else would go and leave her alone. Making it seem like she really didn’t have any friends. And while she made an attempt to tell him that wasn’t true, she didn’t seem very convinced herself. Perhaps that’s the reason she hasn’t confided in the others.
And I admire Lily. She’s having a tough time because she cares so much for Lucy, and she’s trying her best to protect her from further pain. Which is why she’s telling Mike he shouldn’t be there.
But…shouldn’t everyone be more concerned about Sam noticing Mike? He seems a bit more fearsome than Jordan.
Witacurr June 10, 2013, 9:08 PM EST.
Okay…….. I think Lucy is strong enough to NOT try to kill herself, no matter how depressed she was. (<— trying to be optimistic).
I DO, however, think she might’ve had some sort panic attack. Or the emotional stress was so much, that it affected her health and landed her into the hospital.
Subaru June 10, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.
Counseling! That’s what I’m putting my money on. They have placed Lucy in a program to help her try and get out of her depression, and the only place where the program takes place is at the hospital. It explains why her room is cleared (Because she has to stay over night for the full effects of the program to work.) And it explains why her mother said she didn’t want Lucy to feel as if she was “Abandoning” her in the ten seconds to midnight chapter. Seems to make sense to me… But I can always be wrong.
BornAgain June 10, 2013, 9:14 PM EST.
I don’t get it, how does this make sense? Lucy hasn’t been in class recently, got that, and we know she isn’t or has never been in the most lucid of mental states, but I am seriously surprised that she is physically ill (if that is indeed the case, unless Taeshi is the world’s greatest troll).
Hey Lily, listen to Ludacris and move your bitch self out of the way so Mike can see the err of his ways and attempt to make things better. Both he and Lucy want to start over, so why don’t you let him?? He regrets his decision and wants to be better but cannot improve with everyone (Jordan, Lily etc…) standing in his way. For heaven’s sake, no one is perfect.
For all of you out there complaining that Mike doesn’t deserve to be in her presence and other crap, he made a ****ing mistake, as teenagers like me do, and actually has the genitals to go out and fix it and mature!
foreveryoung5 June 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.
That’s a pretty ominous line, Lily, I like it.
That said, you probably won’t be able to stop this train-wreck, so you should stick to softening the impact.
Welgaea June 10, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.
I’m like “wait what?!” and, although Mike shouldn’t be there, he has to because he’s feeling that guilt inside him and is trying to make amends for what he did. This is his responsibility and if he needs to be responsible he’s going to need to change how his friends need him to help them non-academic-wise.
Keyblade Dragon June 10, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.
I like how Lily’s eyes look bloodshot for some reason.
Mikika Hatari June 10, 2013, 10:50 PM EST.
@ Gabba - I lol’ed!
I hope Taeshi does a comedy chapter at some point in the not-so-distant future. That would make me happy. ^^
MiscKitty June 10, 2013, 10:51 PM EST.
Dude, Lily’s stoned. oUo
Cassidy June 10, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.
Poor momma Lucy and Sam ;( Wonder what they’re talking about..?
honeybee June 10, 2013, 11:12 PM EST.
Oy! I’m so.. Confused! How did this lead up to the hospital? And how on Earth did Mike know to go to the hospital?
Don’t let anything tooooooo serious happen to Lucy! The comic would be lost.
RayeRaye June 10, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.
Gentlemen the time has come for he trio of the best doctors to ever live (and one sidekick who no one likes)
Dr.Rockit:the rocketeer of science and specializes and anything that goes KABLOOEY (well he just says that he just likes explosions)
Dr.Horse:a veterinarian who after performing surgery one dr.nuclers pet GAINED SUPER POWERS (he can talk to horses )
And finally Dr.Nuculer: the ultimate ex-Nuculer physicist who’s memory of nucler physics was wiped in a meltdown
AND CRAPPY SIDE CHARACTER the character:commonly know as stooped mcstupied face.
After meeting Dr Rockit when they worked on a nucler rocket together and giving doctor horse the ability to speak to horses they became THE TRIO OF AWESOME DOCTORS
WILL THEY SAVE LUCY CAN THEY DEFEAT THE EVIL FINAL FANTASY CAT OR WILL KAMINIA CAT HAVE TO SAVE THE DAY ONCE AGIAN !
FOUND OUR NEXT TIME IN THE NEXT THRILLING PANEL OF BITTEESWEET CANDY BOWL
(Ps no such super heros are real and will by no means save Lucy since all three are incredibly incompetent and dr Rockit isn’t even a doctor just a pyromaniac….)
SO TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOR
Dr.Rockit June 10, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.
Dunno what you guys are worried about. Lucy OBVIOUSLY is getting a change of identity face job. That way when she comes back to school she can really start fresh and pretend she is someone else. No one is supposed to know and that’s why Lilly and Jordan are being protective and why Jordan is scared of losing his sister. She’s becoming someone else. Duh.
Bridgeotto-away June 10, 2013, 11:44 PM EST.
A lot of people commenting here seem to be conveniently forgetting just how utterly cruel Mike’s rant at Lucy was.
PickledJack June 10, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.
LOOK AT WHAT U HAVE DONE, MIKE!!! IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT
Pauloisjustthatboss June 10, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.
Isn’t he only there because Sandy slapped him into it?
Pandy June 11, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Maybe Lucy pulled off an Amanda Todd moment and drank bleach. Just saying.
pauloissohotlike June 11, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
MIKE WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOO
joyceluvsyoo June 11, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
And then…. it is revealed that Lucy had appendicitis just right before the whole big move with her family and it wasn’t because she tried to commit suicide . BAM. INSTANT ANSWER. But seriously guys. Let’s not just always assume Lucy tried to commit suicide or gotten into a horrible accident. She could have just gotten really sick.
((btw… how did Mike knew Lucy was at the hospital ? Jordan didn’t look like he said anything about Lucy’s location . Mike’s Lucy’s Location GPS must have showed the way. ))
eyexofxtiger June 11, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
I… honestly thought Mike was gonna be mistaken! God, Lily’s red eyes, Sam supporting their mother.. this is really serious!
And again, for everyone arguing over who’s in the right or wrong - Mike and Lucy BOTH screwed up. However, Mike crossed a line, convincing Lucy that she was doomed to be alone. Physically damaging? Nuh uh. But emotional damage can lead to physical pain, right from the moment Lucy upchucked in his little garbage can. I’ve seen it, dealt with it first hand, and it can get to this level of serious REAL fast.
Now, that said, please consider chapter 2 “Gaming Rivalry”, page 2. I recently read it in my copy of volume 1, and all I can say, given the opportunity we have here, is this:
What does Lucy’s MOTHER think of all this?
Ryuko June 11, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
SAM NOW IS YOUR CHANCE KILL MIKE AND BURY HIM BECAUSE HE HURT LUCY. ALSO TAESHI STOP MESSING UP PEOPLES EYES: FIRST LUCY’S EYES DIE, LILY’S EYES WHY
N-master June 11, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.
I think Lilly has every right to tell him to go, regardless of what has happened to Lucy to put her in the hospital these sorts of things are foremost a family matter.
Plus when it comes down to it she’s probably just sick and tired of what Lucy and Mike are doing to each other and themselves. Maybe she just wants them to move on and if that means staying away from each other then so be it. We also don’t know that she knows anything about the apology, as far as she knows Mike pretty much walked out of Lucy’s life and now all of a sudden after hurting her and seemingly out of no where he just walks back in? I’m sure Lilly isn’t blind enough to think that Lucy is faultless in her drama with Mike but as I said above, her reaction probably has a lot to do with her wanting Lucy to move on and be happy instead of being stuck in a destructive and painful cycle.
Fwoodle June 11, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.
I find it amusing that people have to blame it on someone. I don’t like Mike, and I support Lucy simply because I relate more to her, but it’s no ones fault. It’s simply a complicated as life. They’re just kids. Plus they each deal with things on their own and in their own way. From the beginning Lucy always acted tough, but in reality she’s emotionally, and possibly mentally, weak. She needs support. Mike on the other hand is more confident, so he doesn’t need as much support as Lucy does. In the end, I just hope that everyone can find their own strengths. Perhaps a tragedy will open EVERYONE’S eyes to their mistakes and help them grow.
Desmonaea June 11, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.
okay three things. one i have no idea why im even still reading this comic i stopped giving a fuc k ages ago. two lucy aint dead cuz why would tae kill off her main character. three if she IS in critical condition why would they clean her room out. most likely some one else in the family died
anonymous June 11, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.
Lilly has every reason under the sun to tell Mike to get out. I used to hate Mike a lot but now I realize that when someone first comes to a realization like he had, that Lucy was actually being quite mean to him on a regular basis, of course they would have strong feelings about it. They’d want to act on it right away and Mike did, but he didn’t think about the potential consequences. Later on, he realized just how much of an impact he made on Lucy and now he’s trying to resolve it. They’ve known each other for so long; as much as Mike can pretend he couldn’t give a **** about her, deep down he still cares about Lucy and is really worried about her. However, when he makes a blunder as big as the one he did, there’s no way Lucy, Jordan, Sam or Lilly is going to forgive him for a long time, or they might potentially never forgive him. He just has to accept the consequences of his actions.
That guy on your left June 11, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.
Honestly I don’t see whay he shouldn’t be there, he made up with her and they’re friends. Also Mike isn’t the only person who contributed to her mental health, he may be the main reason, but not the only one.
I’m dying to know what happens next.
One last thing:
Alecks June 11, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.
I state yet again, why don’t we find out what really happened first, before ranting and raving.
starfighter105 June 11, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.
Mike you stupid hypocrite… Go die in a hole
Loving the new update times and days!
The G June 11, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.
*tears coming down face*
This is ********!!!
ITS ALL UR FAULT MIKIE!!!
tetsa zangetsu June 11, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.
…wait… Lucy IS in the hospital?
Just-a-Lurker June 11, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.
I’m extremely lost here, how did she end up in a hospital? How did Mike understand what Jordan meant when he said he didn’t want to lose his sister?
Other than that I’m expecting Sam to punch mike in the face, he never did like him.
Anon-Anon June 11, 2013, 1:09 AM EST.
It’s probably just me… But lily looks like she just did some coke.
Also figured out why there are so many doctors, it’s because lucy is some how magically in a hospital.
Doctor horse June 11, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.
Hmm… Don’t take it as law, but my guess is this means she’s in the hospital for attempting suicide…
Triple June 11, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.
Horse + Rocket + Nuclear = LongMarch-Atomic-Missile
Doctor Nuclear June 11, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.
I love the way mike looks in panel 3&4.
@Doctor-Nuclear I think that makes this http://media.tumblr.com/ tumblr_m101jpSzR21qewv88.gif
(im so sorry)
Doctor horse June 11, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.
Just like the gypsie woman said…
Match_book June 11, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.
Thats her older brother there. And lily isn’t happy. What i don’t get is lucy was at the play. Did she try to kill herself be4 that? She obvoiously in the hospital in this scene
JustSomeCritic June 11, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.
@Anyone-who-hates-Mike. You wanna kill him. You gotta get through me.
RPG Nerd June 11, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.
Maybe Mike doesn’t deserve to be there, but I want to know what happened.
Patrick June 11, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.
@RPG Nerd: If people want to hurt Mike or Lucy anymore than they already have then they’ll have to go through me as well.
supertails19 June 11, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.
Too lazy to read all these comments but incase someone hasnt mentioned it maybe she is only atempting to receive treatement for some psychological issues and the receptionist is telling them that she will be moving somewhere else to recieve said treatement i mean the chapter is called breaking up and that can be mentally
DinR June 11, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.
Sure I cry for Lucy, but I wanna see Mike’s *** being hit by Sam… come on man!
KittyKat94 June 11, 2013, 2:04 AM EST.
Bad things are happening.
Yxela007 June 11, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.
For the first time in maybe a year or so I’ve been very excited about what’s going to happen next!
Gtubah June 11, 2013, 3:45 AM EST.
My face when shes gone to the hospital to see a shrink and she is fine and has gone to a new school = ;D ;D
Marik June 11, 2013, 3:49 AM EST.
There goes Lily again, shooing him off :c
What’s going to happennn.
Linkification June 11, 2013, 3:51 AM EST.
Mike ….go to her! Let not heaven nor hell keep you from being eith your friend!!! Lucy needs you and you sure as heck need her! There is no trial too great for friendship to overcome!!!
I still believe
SIGxMUNDx808 June 11, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.
Dammit Lily, we’re never gonna progress the plot if you keep getting in the way.
Lainy June 11, 2013, 4:48 AM EST.
I think Paulo got Lucy pregnant. The time line for giving berth doesn’t fit. Nine months from The Play - Now.
I’m going to leave my money on Pregnant.
Capital D June 11, 2013, 5:20 AM EST.
Jeeze Lucy is an idiot. Just a drama queen looking for attention. Boohoo.
And Mike diddn’t deserve the crap he took from her, but still was pretty dumb letting his anger get to him. Lucy just took it wayyyyyy too far.
Me June 11, 2013, 5:20 AM EST.
I think text should be removed from this page…
It would make it much more dramatic.
Delta565 June 11, 2013, 5:29 AM EST.
Okay, seriously, i get Lily is and has tried to be big sister from time to time. But with all due respect, STFU Lily and get the hell out of the way. I’m sorry but if Lucy is the one in trouble because she’s gone over the edge then Lily did have a part to play in that when she turned mike away before. But no lily thinks she knows best. So while i liked Lily in the older parts of the series she is really wearing on my last dang nerve.
strider June 11, 2013, 5:29 AM EST.
@Doctor horse: What’s that?
Doctor Nuclear June 11, 2013, 6:48 AM EST.
This chapter is so confusing O_O…………….
so did she try to kill herself now or wtf is going on?
and why isn’t Jordan at the hospital with them xD??
musling June 11, 2013, 6:53 AM EST.
Aww, look at Lily’s bloodshot eyes. Also this scene runs parallel with the one where Lily stood at Mike’s feet too - but I forgot when, haha. I agree with Delta565 though - the text should be removed.
awef June 11, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.
This does not seem right -_-
Cavara June 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EST.
Stop talking about Lucy’s deaf and her species. Her unilateral hearing loss may be caused by vascular malformation. For some reasons, that hemangioma ruptured. Haemorrhage in brain is generally fatal. — Of course, these are speculations.
Doctor Nuclear June 11, 2013, 7:02 AM EST.
I think it’s not suicide attempt. Lucy probably collapsed due to stress. It happens. She was under lot of pressure lately, probably tried to keep all her emotions inside herself and suddenly boom. She probably just fainted or something. Yeah, I know that her family is rather worried, but think about it: family member faints for no apparent reason, wouldn’t you be worried?
Stop hating on the hedgehog, strider, you big bully. Seriously, I remember well enough that you said before Mike is awwwright, and Lucy needed a wake up call, but even if we pretend this statement was right, disturbing a distressed family, even if he considers himself Lucy’s friend (which would be rather ironic, after he shouted at her, and rather clearly stated that he ISN’T), he shouldn’t disturb her family at this moment
And yeah, I’m aware that he wanted to apologise to her. Out of his own free will no doubt… Oh wait, no, not at all. And if we’re saying that Mike had right to act like a Douchino LaGrande, Lucy had all right not to accept his appology afterwards. As Lily said, he done enough.
People like you are why we can’t have nice things. That person is sensitive, and doesn’t act like people I like? BOO-****ing-HOO, what a weirdo! GO AWAY. That’s not nice attitude at all, boy. People are different and react differently to some situations. And we of course have females. I could write few thick books on how senstivie they can be. So yeah, Mike acted like a douche, while Lucy was already trying to change herself. And then after she was mentally crushed, she left quietly, without a word, even picking her own vomit. Drama queen indeed. Oh yeah, and she has some health issue now. Seriously, it’s like those girls who get pregnant and make it difficult for their boyfriends. Such drama queens. /sarcasm
Commander_Zero June 11, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.
oj.. reading all these comments are worse than youtube comments xD
RAWRRAWR HATE HATE HATE
but serioudly… can’t wait to see the explanation for all this ..
musling June 11, 2013, 8:04 AM EST.
So, Mike feeling bad over Lucy eh?
Taeshi your amazing! thank you for a great story.
Now… lets see Mike hurt just a little more eh? >: )
Rawrz June 11, 2013, 8:14 AM EST.
I just re-read the chapter, and I think I kinda know how Mike knew she was in the hospital maybe… Because Jordan was probably asked to stay behind to let her friends know where she was at (though he refused), and then after they left we was going to join them at the ER. Mike is probably sharp enough to think- ‘what’s in the direction Jordan was going? The bus. Where does that bus go? The hospital. Jordan doesn’t want to lose his little sister…. Oh I get it.’ And because Jordan broke down he probably missed the bus. I’m probably totally wrong but heh makes sense to me.
Moonshine June 11, 2013, 8:30 AM EST.
Well now that she is in the hospital, she can finally get the help she needs
Oh goodness June 11, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.
……who are you again?
XD just kidding I remember the hedgehog, its just she’s ever rarely seen these days. Personally I think she’s a pointless character, but that’s just me.
DeathofInk June 11, 2013, 9:42 AM EST.
YOU shouldn’t be there Lily!
No pets in hospitals!
Shadowpuppy June 11, 2013, 10:35 AM EST.
Shadowpuppy June 11, 2013, 10:39 AM EST.
@DeathofInk: Lily is a necessary character because someone has to look after the other pets when Lucy isn’t there and try to control them, and I expect both Jordan and Lucy’s mum to be out most days that she is, doing their own stuff.
She’s also a character that can readily tell Mike to back off and she can do it without aggression.
@Shadowpuppy: I don’t believe I’ve ever met a cat or dog that was allergic to birds, hedgehogs, or whatever Yashi is so I don’t think that rule really applies here.
Moogle June 11, 2013, 11:54 AM EST.
Why does lily always look like a mother who is very stressed and has 16 kids
Ifoundtehmuffinz June 11, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.
You shouldn’t have done that…
Roxor41 June 11, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.
AAAH!! NO!!! WHY ALL THE FEELS?!? WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN??!!?
This is giving me the gitteries in my tummy.
DekuMarth June 11, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.
By the look of Lily’s eyes, I’m guessing she’s on drugs
Mimimi June 11, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.
That’s speculatory. Since we didn’t get any internal monologue we don’t know if he was doing it because sandy said to or got a kick in the pants. Further, don’t try to paint me as black and white here. I have clearly stated, DOZENS of times, that while i agree that lucy needed to be told off that mike was extreme in his methods. They both made their muck ups, i’ve been crystal on my opinion of that.
However, if lucy did make a suicide attempt later (after the play, as is the speculation right now) there is something more going on in her head than mike snapping at her. So it’s probable that mike wasn’t the cause of her going over the deep end. BUT, if it was and lily had stood aside earlier, mike’s apology earlier could’ve acted as a reliever for the overload of stressor’s that pushed her over the edge. So yes i will pick on the dang hedgehog, because the hedgehog is supposed to have known that she’s, at best, an advisor NOT A BUFFER!
strider June 11, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.
SOGx-ray June 12, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.
I’m really starting to hate that constently sour faced horriable little hedgehog. never a smile, never a happy moment, always doom and gloom and determined to make everybodies day misserable… just like Angel from MLP friendship is magic :p
Steel Wings June 12, 2013, 4:53 AM EST.
I love how Taeshi put just a hint of pink in Lily’s eyes so it looks like she way crying.
Mimi June 12, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.
@SteelWings hahaha wow even Lily’s getting hated on now? Wowww
Mimimi June 12, 2013, 5:55 PM EST.
Why is everyone hating on Lily??? I mean she really is only trying to help. She isn’t mad of what Mikey had done to her owner or caretaker, she isn’t sugar coating that mikey shouldn’t be there (Since this really was about completely, his fault), she is just trying to keep Lucy from getting hurt worse than she already is. I respect her for being able to understand the gravity of the situation and not just breaking down and making things worse. Jordan refused to tell her friends what was going on because the last thing that I think need to happen is all of her friends rushing up to her and crying or freaking out. Only one that really should be hated here I think is mikey.
Namestop June 13, 2013, 10:29 AM EST.
Lol it looks like his scarf is just floating around him.
shmidny June 14, 2013, 12:53 PM EST.
We have to understand that Lucy is usually pretty mean towards Mike not because she enjoys it, but because that’s just the way she expresses her emotions. Although Lucy is really aggressive, emotionally she’s not and is really sensitive.
Mike is only blinded by anger and doesn’t realize what he’s said in the past can affect what she does in the future.
We can’t just blindly assume a happy ending just because Mike wanted to start fresh. Key words : ‘Mike wanted’. During this whole time they “separated” has he ever thought about how Lucy really feels? He only assumed that whatever he did or wanted Lucy would always come running back to him.
BTW!! In your teenage years is when you’re the most irrational(not saying for everyone). You’re frontal lobe in your brain is what controls what right and wrong, and while you’re still developing in your teens your lobe is also developing(Or something like that… I’m probably wrong but whatever).
Anyways, if Lucy did attempt suicide it’s understandable. I’m not saying suicide is the answer but what Mike told her before, I can only assume that to her it sounded like the world was against her because of who she is. When really what she wants is someone to understand her for her. And Mike definitely isn’t the guy.
Not hating on Mike but he just isn’t the best person for Lucy, and she also needs to understand that.
Just wanted to say that the happiest people suicide too.
*(Also this chapter made bawl my eyes out)
Bopbop July 12, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.
@CheshireGames i think it’s a mix of the two. lucy aint going to the school anymore and the empty room, so theyre moving, but she might have been going to the mental health facility for a while, and/or cut herself and was in the mhf (mental health fac.) idk, just my guess, but still.
Astrid555.1 September 14, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.
If Jessica Knew she would probably be there asking can I see Lucy and then kiss her or something! Right Jess? Jess: Yeah right but then again I do love Lucy Don’t tell anyone! Yashi: HAHA
Shira Hoult September 30, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.
“I’m not justifying it and he was pretty mean to her but give the guy some slack.”
Nah, sorry, I can’t give him slack. He said lots of awful things on many different occasions, so you can’t blame it on that one time, heat of the moment, whatever. He really did hate her guts. And now just because he feels responsible, he has to see her? Whatever.
Vix October 25, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.
ppl, thiis was predicted in December! remeber when she said she was about to give up everything? she has been living on saved time since then….
RerunGirl November 1, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.
Did anyone else notice that Lily’s eyes are bloodshot? ARGH IT’S SO SAD!!!! BUT SO GOOD!!!!
Discord55 November 11, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.
Lily just looks so… done. I think that’s the worst part here. Lily used to be such a happy character…
Evan December 9, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Lilly’s eyes are all red and puffy in the one panel. Has she been crying? And if so, why?
Oh god, no, LUCY!!!
Parasite January 1, 2014, 12:52 PM EST.
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