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TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
First) awwww so much pink~ <3
Jaime June 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Omg how adorable!
Sylvia June 19, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
dere dere (felt like saying that for some reason)
Keyblade Dragon June 19, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Err… the fifth.
Mike may realize that Lucy does not hate him at all and it’s time to rebuild the friendship.
Err… The same as the page before, the top of the background is blue and the bottom of the background is pink, but much more pink.
Doctor Nuclear June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Don’t get consumed by the pink, Mike. You’ll fall off the wagon.
Shiloh June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Really feeling like a *** now aren’t u mike
King June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
I would make a comment about this page but I think I already did.
Keyblade Dragon June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Aww he’s remembering that Lucy isn’t actually the devil!
Also, hopefully this is leading him to accept his part of what happenend, and not try to push it on someone else like he usually does. Then they become friendddddddddds!
Gabba June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Random Cat June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
ChalupaFairy June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Finally, he’s seeing the good things.
BeanieButt June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Totally called it
Thatoneguy June 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Oh hey she’s getting older again ^^
Caconia June 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
I sense bargaining will begin soon
Vivitv June 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Nice Lucy is the best Lucy
Breasts are back LOL
Haha we “broke” the site by refreshing
Hello cat GLaDOS
LancelotOcelot June 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
And finally my dreams of the MikexLucy combo may come true!
Kbam June 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
“You’re seriously very smart”? ahaha
Teashi June 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
I agree Jaime. Awwwww
Lost_Cookie June 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
You see now Mike?:P
Kami June 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
Lucy may have her faults but she was and still could remain his best friend. Mike just needs to remember that and stop listening to the snake in his ear.
Kay-Felis June 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
Here comes the sun and I say it’s alright
TheGentleman June 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
Lanny June 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
lets pour some salt into that wound mike shall we?
That one person June 19, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
I’m interested to see how Mike’s going to fix things with someone he sent to the hospital. If he chooses to do it and succeeds, then I’m lost for words over how cool that would be.
asdf June 19, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Suddenly…. POLAR BEAR.
Me June 19, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
Huh. From older Lucy to younger Lucy and then back to older Lucy. Looking at this progression, I get the feeling that the next page will have Lucy’s love confession plastered on as a centerpiece.
I’m loving the positive feels this page is giving me. The previous pages were cold, the last one was normal, and this one is all warm and fuzzy. Hopefully the next one doesn’t set me on fire.
Oceanus92 June 19, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
“Bittersweet Candy Bowl is over capacity.”
Gee whiz, what a big f kin’ surprise.
Insanity_Prevails June 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
Lucy never hated Mike, and Mike KNOWS that.
Cool is an understatement!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
aw so cute! now mike is remebering all the good things about lucy! and aw she’s so adorable! hehe i cant wait for the next chapter
XenaTheAlienChick June 19, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: It depends on how you define “love” and how you define “believe”.
And, Mike knows no much more (about Lucy) than readers (in the main comic). He may know it but he may not know he knows it.
Doctor Nuclear June 19, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
D’awwww how cute
Hope this makes you feel like **** Mike
qwert June 19, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
thank the heavens Mike you have finally come to the sense of mind that you abandoned so long ago now do you know what must be done
TheGentleman June 19, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
Nyah June 19, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
hoestlyi canthe but hear “just give me a reason” by pik i te backround when i look at this, good song, crappy music video.
Curtis June 19, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
@Mike [the character]
Now seeing the good in Lucy aren’t you…..about time no one is either good or bad but a mix.
Lucy saw both sides of you and still stuck with you until you wished her away. I understand that she was mean but next time don’t just bottle it in and then explode. I hope you learn from this.
Not saying its all your fault…Quit the contrary….its both yours and Lucy’s. I hope sometime in the future you guys can talk again but right now Lucy needs to heal and you need to keep on remembering and moving forward.
Lily June 19, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone for a minute there i thought you were quoting Cher
XenaTheAlienChick June 19, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
now remeber mike don’t f**k this up -_-
poptart June 19, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.
Ahem I’ll do this once and only once mainly to save face so here I go (I then proceed to jump up and down like a kid and Christmas who just got a puppy and the run outside shouting to the heavens in joy of this momentous occasion) and also this is adorable to the extreme
TheGentleman June 19, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.
Aaaand now we’re back to present day Lucy! This has been a great last few pages, the colours are beautiful and a Lucy montage is always welcome haha n_n
Ket June 19, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.
And then he bumps into Lucy in a hospital gown, a broken arm, eyes now full life…and bandaged wrists…. ):
Meow June 19, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
hee hee hee yes Lucy Mike does want some(I’m not talking bout the food wink wink nudge nudge)
TheGentleman June 19, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
If Lucy winds up with Paulo just so he won’t be miserable, I will be EXTREMELY annoyed.
Matias Welz June 19, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.
Lucy is nice when she’s calm, but when under the influence of a strong emotion, any emotion, she returns to abusive and mean. If she is only tolerable when she is complacent, I can’t see how she can engage in any healthy relationship.
Draven June 19, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
Can we see Michael crying like a baby already?
Knux-the-Killer June 19, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.
Mike is finally starting to see that Lucy isn’t all that bad! Maybe he’s going to understand that she did have feelings for him the whole time, and that he shouldn’t have been so mean to her.
The pink looks really nice on this page, and I like the fact that Lucy is getting older again.
HimbeCat379 June 19, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
@Knux-the-Killer Knowing Taeshi Mike’s going to go back to hating her, and finish the chapter telling Sandy about his exciting day.
asdf June 19, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
Well Mike your at the point of no return. It’s time to make a choice.
starfighter105 June 19, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.
Adorable Lucy is adorable
Chicky June 19, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.
what is really weird is that now Lucy is growing up “make up you mind and I promise you I will give you hell my sweet angel so help me Jesus”
TheGentleman June 19, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
Announcer: I am sorry to report that the SS mikexlucy has been lost at sea during her maiden voyage, a prayer goes out to her crew as we…
Man: WAIT! What’s that out on the horizon?!
Woman: It… Looks like a ship.
Announcer: We have just received a sighting of a vessel out on the coast line, as this is an unscheduled…Oh my god! I can’t believe it! It…it’s the SS mikexlucy!!!
SIGxMUNDx808 June 19, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
Sorry to break it to you Meow but her father is picking her up and taking her to France.
Wittmann June 19, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.
Yes Mike,this is the right side
DrDominiguez June 19, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.
Here we go with the guilt trip.
Taeshi-san, good timing with the daily updates =D
Lyucs June 19, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
@Me Get out of here you impostor!!!!
Me June 19, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
I seem to recognize Lucy’s smile from the flashback in Left Behind. It’s a kind of a sad scene, seeing how Mike remembers it being “the first time [he] really saw her smile… and the last one though”, that it was “the only time she really opened up that much” and, the worst: that he “kinda ruined it, too” with abandoning here because of Sandy.
The left bottom picture reminds me of A distance Apart and that perfectly awesome line of lucy’s: “nono, you’re really… You’re kinda cool 0_0” and that’s all I have to say about it.
And the last one, the right bottom one looks pretty much like… yes. December. Mike, if you’re not going to feel bad after remembering it, well, then you sir are a jerk.
HIC June 19, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.
I have a feeling this chapter will end and we will still have no clear answers….
Lunacy June 19, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.
Cue the s cene where Mike turns around( with tears in his eyes I might add )and begins to run in slow motion with dramatic music playing in the background towards the hospital. With skill and grace he leaps over Lily and rushes down the hallway in search of Lucy. Only to get lost because he doesn’t know which room she is in
Random dude June 19, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.
Nope, Huey Lewis and the News
I was quoting a song!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 19, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Sorry. Which one? (I do not know much about music.)
Doctor Nuclear June 19, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.
i cannot handle all this it is too much ;__; aaaahhh
echo June 19, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.
NOW MIKE FEELS BAD!
Yxela007 June 19, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.
Okay I need to say this for all you mike x Lucy fans out there. Mike doesn’t LOVE Lucy sure he feels guilty about hurting her but everyone would feel guilty I they did this to their best friend. But this doesn’t mean that he will suddenly “love” her if Anything he will realize what he had done and try to fix their friendship but at this point were Lucy has tried to commit SUICIDE over this I very well doubt that Lucy loves him anymore but Lucy isn’t he kind of person to hate her only “true” friend she probably didn’t even hate mike she probably jut felt that what he said was true.
Dr.Rockit June 19, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.
guilt guilt guilt guilt guilt
Anon June 19, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.
On another note I totally see mike with the shocked what have I done face
kold kagura June 19, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.
See Mike? Lucy’s not a terrible person.
You’re both just hormonal.
Shaaa June 19, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.
(If you look at it from a different perspective since she’s getting older in the flashbacks it could also be showing her getting used to Mike again after Sandy left)
imaginative monsters June 19, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.
I find the colors to be very interesting in these last few pages blue meaning tranquility, a calming inside of Mike, then a purple for nostalgic and possibly a romantic feeling, then this pink coming along to show her unconditional love and then Mike realizes that everything she did, she didn’t mean it maliciously.
Kleitos June 19, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.
All that soft, fluffy pink goodness under all that hard, icy blue stuff.
Handle with care…or get biffed in the face.
I am gonna laugh myself out of my chair if somewhere along this line, Sandy randomly pops into this trip down memory lane in golden colors.
Blank On Purpose June 19, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.
Even knowing it’s in the past, some happy Lucys with lively eyes are a nice change…
Laufente June 19, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.
So Lucy isn’t a terrible person after all…
Prometheus June 19, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.
@Kleitos: Essentially this.
I feel like I know what the next few pages are going to be…and it’s going to hurt…a lot.
Chocothunda June 19, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.
She’s still a tsundere, and while I understand that being a tsundere is an outcome of being unable to express yourself, there’s still the fact that she expressed herself in a terrible way, lessons must be learned when one makes a mistake. That said, Lucy is a good person, she has certainly shown that through her interactions with her pets, and even though he originally, and understandably reacted in a terrible way, it’s good to see that Mike can see this, and likewise won’t view befriending her as an obligation. However, this chain of thoughts are further leading me to believe that this chapter will end with him breaking up with Sandy, and I definitely think that’s a poor way to go.
Damonashu June 19, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
I bet he’ll run back to the hospital after realizing his mistakes, only to see Lucy’s dad standing there, eyes full of rage as he shouts at Mike to never get close to his daughter again.
Katias June 19, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.
Finally mike is realinzing that lucy is no the evil he was thinking
eagle June 19, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.
I honestly can’t hate this stalling any more. It’s gone on for far too long.
I'll Eat Yourself June 19, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.
Also, the hands drawn on this page look so fabulous!
Lolly June 19, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.
Mike can’t appreciate what he had in their friendship until it’s gone. Very sad.
Justmyopinion June 19, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & The News
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 19, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.
tsun tsun is the dislike part, Tae.
Also, cute Lucy is cute.
Sono June 19, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.
oh i so knew that there wil be the Guilttrip and making everything getting more and more interresting :3 ! keepi it up Taeshi,
Serious, i plan to buy the Hardcover books and a Lucy Figurine.
Nexus June 19, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.
I like the graduation of colours, Taeshi. Picasso painted in blue in his misery and in pink when he fell in love… Never mind. I hope Mike realizes that Lucy, even being somehow abusive, wasn’t merely using him. She thought of him as a friend, however she was just trying to hide her feelings. But still she could’ve been less brutal and Mike should’ve been less brutal as well.
rainyrilakkuma June 19, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.
Awh, this is adorable.
Hope Mike thinks this through, they’ve really been through a lot, they were such great friends before Mike got clingy to Sandy and all that drama happened.
Dave June 19, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.
Note: Lucy has tits now.
lazydayArtist June 19, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.
Oh my god I so called it.
Idastar June 19, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.
I knew it was gonna fade into pink. Just because of the previous chapter where Lucy asks Mike if he’d want to marry her.
Excellent page, Taeshi, as always
Anonymous June 19, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
Horrible person indeed?
Dragnite June 19, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.
Mike June 19, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.
Heres something unrelated. On the character page it says that Sue is 15 and born in January. Shouldnt she be 16 by now?
oo June 19, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.
Sorry to break up the “Oh Lucy is wonderful see?!” boat here but erm:
I have a feeling this pink is going to fade into a dark evil red…
AngryBunny June 19, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.
After how he acted in the december chapter, he shouldn’t have even bothered to go to the hospital because anyone in their right mind would have told him to get lost. It’s good he is reminiscing but I hope it sticks that he isn’t able to see her again for awhile and things go back to “normal” sans Lucy.
tsdr June 19, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.
Because he was focusing on the bad. Because he was retelling all the bad over phone conversations to someone who wasn’t even there, and then this absent person was advising him based on the only information she was given, and he elevated that advice created from only a mere fraction of the whole story because he held his long-distance girlfriend up on such a high pedestal. Well guess what? Nobody is guiltless here, not even Sandy. She advised him poorly despite him saying that she had good in her. She could have asked him to elaborate. She also focused on the bad.
This is what happens when a lot of selfish people are focused only on themselves.
Grimbold June 19, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.
That’s actually kinda.. Cute.
Furball June 19, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.
Aww shieet, Mike’s ‘bout to get the hots for Lucy again.
Too bad he turned the already emotionally fragile girl into a mental wreck with his at-times narrowminded view of things happening around him and his tendency to blow things out of proportion.
Pix June 19, 2013, 4:28 PM EST.
I’d hate to be in Mike’s shoes right now. He loves Sandy, but now he’s realizing the good qualities that Lucy has, even though she’s a bit rough around the edges. Although I’m pretty sure he’ll end up staying with Sandy, I hope he finds a way to apologize and make up for all the pain and suffering he’s caused Lucy. I really hope they become friends again.
Bizkit June 19, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.
Shy finger-pressing like a boss. Hinata would be proud.
Masket June 19, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.
More like Dere Dere.
Hayli June 19, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.
The dere of Tsundere is worth the wait
DemonWhoLikesCats June 19, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.
You might be onto something, but I hope not.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 19, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.
Awwwwww, finally! Mike is finally realizing how wrong he’s been!
Jupi June 19, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.
We’re all people. We all have faults. We all make mistakes. And we are all freaking morons when it comes to our own lives… and hindsight is twenty twenty.
There is no going back to the way things were. Any attempt to do so is null and void. What I would like to see happen now is for Mike and Lucy to both move on… Mike to accept that he’s lost Lucy and continue on with his life, and Lucy to recover and accept that Mike loves someone else and that she can no longer rely on him. Then, they can both find happiness in their own spheres…
But I do not want to see them interacting with each other again… not right now at least. Who knows what I’ll wind up wanting to see over the course of this though… Bit of a rollercoaster.
Allsmiles June 19, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.
L O L, trying to rehabilitate Lucy’s character through flashbacks / a montage.
Cynic June 19, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.
hes moving from her bad side to her good side. Nice Mike
CoolPerson June 19, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.
Bell June 19, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.
Lucy is seriously a sweet girl, she just doesn’t know exactly how to interact with her feelings.
wat June 19, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.
That was almost english
I seriously hope that’s the result of a broken keyboard
Tcj333 June 19, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.
Wow, this page is awesome! Taeshi, you make it seem as thou Lucy’s fur is glowing in contrast to the pink background…It’s like magic
B-Dawg June 19, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.
So, Tae. You have officially made me cry. I loves you so good.
sen June 19, 2013, 5:26 PM EST.
I believe in a thing called love
Just listen to the rhythm of the fans changing their tunes
There’s a chance we can make it now
Finish up by showing off some boobs
StushiJaguar June 19, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.
Yes! Mike, you and Lucy must shed your idiocy and be friends once more!
Trubeque June 19, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.
“We’re friends…right?” that must’ve made the hardest hit in his mind.
ChimeraDitto June 19, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.
MaronaPossessed June 19, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.
…. I still don’t like her.
Nanners June 19, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.
She kind of yelled at Mike for being a jerk. He screamed to her that he hates her and that he doesn’t want to be friends with her, I think it’s more of Mikes fault for that, and not explaining to Sandy the whole situation of what happened in those few pages.
Dave June 19, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.
Gate-Senpai June 19, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.
Welp, he feels like a jerk now. Finally remembering the good things and not just the bad things. Way to go dummy cat
Neromon June 19, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.
@Grimbold: As a famous fictional attorney in a blue suit would say:
Several things are off with what you’re saying; I feel like you’re completely misreading BOTH Mike and Sandy here! Take a look at all of those conversations he had with Sandy; despite the fact that he was in pain, he was STILL defending Lucy. The relationship that Mike and Lucy had was a somewhat unique, in that when you see them interacting with each other, you’re bound to see at least one smack or two . Someone looking outside in is going to get a bad idea about what’s going…and really, can you blame them?
It’s not a healthy thing if it keeps happening without any kind of explanation.
Also, think about it; if you’re young at that age, and one of the first things that you hear out of your significant other is a grunt of pain, how could you NOT be concerned for them? Sure, she thought about it later on, but at the time of those conversations, the main thing she was concerned about was Mike, not really for herself.
So…to say that both of them are selfish and focused on themselves, to me, is like an arrow completely missing its mark.
Chocothunda June 19, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.
Still kinda new here but how could you hate Mike so much? I mean sure he yelled at Lucy telling here that he hated her but have you seen what he dealt with for the time he knew Lucy? I’m not saying it was the right thing to say or anything and I’m still rolling for Mike and Lucy to get together but hey she rejected him multiple times and when he’s with Sandy again she just goes ahead and ruins the whole friendship by telling him she had feelings for him and acts surprised when he rejects her. Sooooo ya kinda blaming Lucy for this one.
SteakInc June 19, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.
The last picture/flashback looks like the one in December when they were playing that game. Remember it??
I Am Who I Am June 19, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.
Oh, God….. Memory Lane’s gonna end with Mike remembering Lucy’s expression as he called her a parasite, isn’t it?
Subaru June 19, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.
Incoming Mike emo?
Kuro June 19, 2013, 8:08 PM EST.
I love this comic, Lucy is beautiful and cute….
Laguhez June 19, 2013, 8:23 PM EST.
The tittle of this chapter has me guessing. Why “breaking up?” No one has officially left the group or broke up with anyone. There is only a few pages left and the tittle bothers me. Maybe its because Lucy’s leaving, or Mike’s about to have a mental break down? Maybe in the last page Mike will call Sandy after he realizes how much he hurt Lucy and leave her.
BornAgain June 19, 2013, 8:46 PM EST.
She can’t be so terrible that pink, can she?
Anom June 19, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.
Why end it on a good note when you can give us the proper drama you have saved
Pfg June 19, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.
I must notice though that the last few pages were her when she was younger, ie less developed and short hair, where the nicer ones of her are older, showing that she’s developed over time.
Liz June 19, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.
I swear if this is all just a dream…
Pidi June 19, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.
mike better end up with lucy, I’ve wanted it since the beginning
actually, I really just don’t want lucy to leave
Aquaczaz June 19, 2013, 11:50 PM EST.
@Taeshi I hope your proud you made me say awwww about something and actually mean it . I love your comic. .
And this is just adorable.
RPG Nerd June 19, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.
Are you feeling like crap for what you did now, Mike?
SOGx-ray June 20, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.
The tsundere has evolved into full on fuzzies and feels. *HNNNG* My heart! All my feels!
Frodomann1 June 20, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.
remember the good ol days when Mike and Lucy were the like best friends who do everything together? SHE HELPED HIM TRY TO FIND SANDY for petes sake, anyone remember the docks?
I hope thats where this comic comes back to, them being super close and hopefully a PauloxLucy thing….Its already mid 2013, the comic was originally supposed to reach its conclusion mid 2014. We’ve got around a year more of comics….Im ganna be really sad when its all done. I hope Taeshi decides to keep going with it or make a sequel or even a spinoff or even a New story altogether, she is a truly wonderful person to give us BCB.
Stridon95 June 20, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.
I can see this turning into the scene from chapter 10 Page 4. Just saying.
Njac June 20, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Aaaah! Tsun tsun all the way! AHHH! THE FEELS!
Aoriki June 20, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.
THEY’RE LIKE REINACTING THE PLAY
“But my sister is dead!”
“So many have wished it so…”
Just like Mike wished Lucy was dead…!
“They led me to the execution chamber as a mere infant…but little did they know, the curse that damned me was to be their end.”
AKA THIS CHAPTER: ‘Breaking Up.’ Their END??!!
“The power of this turbulant wind is the force that saved me, but it is the curse that keeps me isolated on this mountain.”
THATS JORDAN not letting her friends see her depite Paulo’s many efforts to visit her since december when he realized something was up… (but he never really considered that something was really wrong with her because he was/is too hormonal to think about what she could be goin through..???)
“But they know nothing of the pain of solitude…”
DUH LIKE RIGHT NOW EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING USBDHSJSBSH
AND THEN EVERYONE WILL BE LIKE “WTF MIKE GTFO GO HOME DONT VISIT LUCY YOU ARE THE PARASITE JOT HEERRR” but he will anyway and IT WILL SAVE HER!?
“I’m so sorry! I’m sorry nobody helped you! I’m sorry I wasn’t there! But… I’m here now.”
‘As is so often in life, all it took to break the curse was love.’
‘ALL IT TOOK. TO BREAK THE CURSE. WAS LOVE.’
Please save her, Mike, or Augustus, or Paulo…someone TmT
silveryogurt June 20, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.
PS: (sorry for the double post, my edit expired)
You guys… Does anyone realize that the timeline for us has been weeks, but for them it is only like January? And the day after the play for that matter?
If she did attempt suicide, it would have been the night after the play. She would have felt like she had finished buisness after te play was over….
Juuusstt saying ,___,
silveryogurt June 20, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.
And somehow Mike is realizing that she wasn’t a terrible person. Hopefully it sticks this time around. He’s such a Bugger.
In the words of Charlie Brown, “Oh good grief!”
I_Love_Lucy June 20, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.
Next comic: Cut to her funeral. Let’s get this over with.
thedragon133 June 20, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.
I am sooooo sorry for saying this, but all I could think about while reading this chapter was…
WHAT IS LOVE? BABY DON’T HURT ME! DON’T HURT ME! NO MOOOOOOOOOORE!
(I just kind of want to jump off a cliff now, but I honestly think the song fits. Also, just those lines completely describe WTF is going on between the SandyxMikexLucy love triangle dealio.)
Mikey, why do you and Lucy have to be stupid-heads? I mean, no offense, but WTF man?
Sashimi June 20, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.
This has become like a drug to me.. It’s an awesome drug <3
Fallen Angel June 20, 2013, 2:46 AM EST.
oh my glob, did I find another person who doesn’t think she tried to commit suicide?!
No, seriously, people keep talking about her trying to kill herself, but there’s still no proof.
HIC June 20, 2013, 3:50 AM EST.
HEY LUCY! MAKE YOUR HAIR GROW SHOULDER LONG!
CoolPerson June 20, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.
Why does everyone think that Mike IS going to fix the “problem” yes it is sad but also she was to be honest pretty bad to him too.
terminalVoltage June 20, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.
so in case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet….
This is Lucy growing up and how she changed through it…
The really ‘mean’ parts were when she was really little and scared,
and she’s getting nicer as she gets older and also as she learns to trust Mike and drop her walls.
wakkawakka June 20, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.
I dunno, there’s surely a lot of “So what if she abused you often and hurt you, Mike, she did nice things too and she SAID she was your friend, so you are a real ******* for trying to get out of a toxic relationship”. Maybe he did not handle it in the best possible way, but you know, Mike had and has a right to define how he feels about getting hit and pushed around, and he gets to decide who is his friend and with whom he wants to spend time.
And whatever happened to Lucy is not his fault! He may feel guilty about it, but that doesn’t mean the guilt is justified.
I won’t say I don’t get the wish of some people for the two of them to work out their problems, which will mostly mean Lucy working out her issues, and them being friends again. That would be nice. But it doesn’t change the fact that Mike had a right to end their abusive, dysfunctional friendship when he could bear it no longer.
Arakano June 20, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.
I think the key is to remember that there was “abuse” on both sides… Mike was just as “abusive” to Lucy.
Most people forget that not only did he completely abandon her when Sandy came along, but also that ( most importantly ) when Sandy had to leave Mike used Lucy as a substitute for Sandy and pretended for a long while that she WAS Sandy. ( He even admitted to this. )
Lucy was defensively affectionate, which came out as name-calling and rough-housing. ( She was a tomboy after-all. )
Further more, Lucy had every right to be afraid and distant when Mike started trying to kiss her— for the longest time he had seen Sandy when he looked at her… How could she know that wasn’t true still?
Yes Lucy needed to ease up a bit, but she was never genuinely cruel to him, just rough in her affection. Furthermore she risked her life for him multiple times, proving that he was more than crutch to her. In addition, had he been nothing more than a crutch, she would have replaced him with the next crutch which offered itself… ( Paulo )
But she rejected his offer after they spent the night together and he refused to take advantage of her. ( even stated that she would not, because SHE DID NOT WANT TO HURT HIM OR RISK THE CHANCE THAT SHE MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY USE HIM AS A CRUTCH AND THUS HURT HIM. )
Even with that being said, Mike did have a right to break off the friendship if he felt the need— however, there was no need to be as harsh about it as he was, especially since Lucy had made it insanely clear that she had taken the hint and backed off and genuinely just wanted to be friends with no other intentions… ( and what’s more, given him space as completely as possible when she realized that he didn’t want even that… Let me remind you that it was their friends who kept pressuring them to talk again, and the teacher who forced them to do the project together. )
And even if she hadn’t realized it by then, that level of harsh was well beyond harsh, it was entirely heartless and no-one in their right mind can deny that…. he should NOT have called her a parasite, nor spoken for all their friends. His way of handling it WAS genuinely cruel.
I don’t hate him, he just needs to grow up now. The same way that Lucy started learning to show her affection in proper ways, Mike now needs to learn to treat people like humanbeings.
I would like to see both of them mature, and for neither of them to be dependent on the other. I would like for them to settle their differences, regardless of whether they become friends or not.
To be honest, I can’t support them as a couple anymore.
I wouldn’t want to end up with a guy who called me a parasite, even if we had made peace and realized our own faults…
wakkawakka June 20, 2013, 4:53 AM EST.
Eeep ;A; I’m melting right now help.
Linkification June 20, 2013, 5:06 AM EST.
everyone is saying that lucy did abuse mike, but thats hte only way she knows how to show affection & likeness and stuff
TDP June 20, 2013, 5:56 AM EST.
@TDP That still doesn’t make it right or acceptable, yet at the same time it’s obviously not 100 percent Lucy’s fault because she was unlucky from the beginning and growing on depression, no one noticed.
Mike’s actions/reactions are completely normal and in reality so are all of Lucy’s considering her situation with her unfriendly childhood.
I think at first Mike was only seeing all the negative things and aspects of Lucy and was also interpreting all of her “roughness” as a negative thing. Now he’s realizing she opened up to him and was slowly learning how to become friendlier, at the same time he is also coming to conclusions with his unfriendly actions towards her and will no doubt quickly realize his errors.
Marik June 20, 2013, 6:07 AM EST.
I’ve waiting two years to see a proper relationship between MikexLucy.. Please make it happen sometime soon.. together form an Idol I’ve always loved to see.. LET THEM SHINE :-D
Hunter June 20, 2013, 6:29 AM EST.
I still don’t get why everyone says she tried to commit suicide xD
eclypsia June 20, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.
@TDP So she stayed at a kid’s level of ability to show affection? Poor her.
I still prefer to not get the sh*t kicked out of me just because she likes me.
thedragon133 June 20, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.
Just waiting on that emotional breakdown on the next page~
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rocknrollDaVE June 20, 2013, 6:50 AM EST.
This comic is always full of surprises and unexpected twists, I just have a bad feeling that the innocent pink will fade into a dark red…. This is turning out far too sweet for Taeshi’s usual spin of things.
Although Sandy doesn’t know the whole situation, she is right. What sort of friend would give you a bloody nose for being annoying? Lucy has been very mean to Mike over the years. He never really stood up for himself until it got too much to handle. When he finally bursts, he erupted like a volcano. I do agree he should’ve approached the situation a different way, perhaps in a more adult-like approach. However, the base of the situation was still formed due to Lucy absolutely putting Mike through hell. I’d say it’s a joint fault here.
AngryBunny June 20, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.
Mike seriously, at least accept that maybe if you’d have apologized earlier this mightn’t have happened. What right do you have to call her a terrible person anyway?
I’m just waiting for the moment where he goes, “Oh God, what have I done?”
Hex June 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.
What?………. WE’RE NOT?! *PUNCH*
Huh? June 20, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.
Just a quick question, but what chapter was her “We’re friends, right?” from? I can’t remember…and I’m too lazy to check myself.
Oceanus92 June 20, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.
cmon man say your sorry to Lucy
Dell125 June 20, 2013, 9:16 AM EST.
If the next page shows the kiss between them after “Confrontation” I will literally lose all control and squeal. I mean it.
My God, Mike, I really hope you’ll get to a good point this time. I can understand that he was trying to come up with something that could hide away his guilt. Being a teen and see that something you’ve done has made the person go (maybe) suicidal is a huge thing and not easy to live with. Cut him some slack, people. I don’t say that I agree with the way he’s dealing with it, but I can understand that it’s a lot to handle. I just hope he comes to terms with it and… work something out from there, because what he did was bad. Lucy was not always nice to him and they should have dealt with these things a lot earlier but hey, they’re only teens.
I’m really looking forward to the next page, woo!
Strawberryblossom June 20, 2013, 10:13 AM EST.
Pfft Still don’t like her.
Charles June 20, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.
The anticpation is killing me.
AngryBunny June 20, 2013, 11:20 AM EST.
What. The frick. I had a dream last night that Paulo died by falling off the Golden Gate Bridge and that the comic was suddenly animated and they all had voices :|
Knuc June 20, 2013, 11:36 AM EST.
RUCY COM BAK TO MEEH
OH RUCY MY DARRING
FluffyButt June 20, 2013, 11:57 AM EST.
yup, next 2 pages prolly we see mike in tears, on his knees.
Drezzden June 20, 2013, 12:27 PM EST.
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