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aaand finally the moment I’ve been waiting for… Friday. I’m sooo looking forward to the entire week-end of tears, anger, speculations and verbal fights in the comments as people await for the last page. It’s probably not even going to make much more sense, but can we handle all the suspense? Just think of all the time we’re spending waiting for the chapter’s ending full of pink colors and glitter that only makes it look awfully bitter. Will Mike become nice, will these memories melt the ice in his heart that kept him and Lucy so far apart? For now only Veronica knows, so let’s wait for what the next page shows.
Also, those tears? totally called it.
HIC June 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Love is in the air!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Well ****, he does have a heart. Either way, though, this could be a major turning point for him, even if it did take a suicide attempt to get this far. Maybe he’s finally sincere in his feelings, because we all know he wasn’t back in the previous chapter. Though, admittedly, this could very well just be another one of his moments and he’s actually not sorry at all. I wouldn’t put it past him, really.
On an unrelated note, he’s going to break his claws and it’s going to really suck.
Nikita June 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Lucy wasn’t horrible, just misunderstood. You realize that now, Mike. I’m still going to hate Mike for all this but, maybe not as much anymore.
But seriously, do we have to wait till Monday for the next post???
I Am Who I Am June 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
And there you go.
Arkon June 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
HAAA SUCK IT UP MIKE
LucyDucy June 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
AND THEN THERE WAS REGRET.
Shiloh June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
So. Freaking. Called it.
Idastar June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Oh My God The TEARS!!
Sono June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
asdf June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
can you feel the love tonight
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
I was waiting for this moment
nommerz June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
waterfall tears ftw!
Pyramid Head June 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
*stands up and applauds*
Kuna June 21, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Clawing a wall seems painful.
Ya just run back and get her and you’ll be fine = =
Throw Sandy into a sea full of sharks
Mike we have faith in you
DONT DISAPPOINT US
LancelotOcelot June 21, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
i cant help but hear “just give me a reason” by pink, in the backround
and she’s given mike several reasons
Curtis June 21, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.
Truly, figuring out how this could go wrong has been proven difficult.
Maybe once everything will be fine!
Gosh, that’s a weird feeling.
PS: Last page is probably going to involve a phone call. And then the comment section will explode.
Ditto June 21, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
You love her too, don’t you Mike? :’)
Me June 21, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Oi, NOW he feels something!
Kauphy June 21, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Feeling like an *** to the girl that really liked u no correction she loved u so do something about mike
King June 21, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
OH MY GOSH ;-; THE TEARS. STOP FALLING. PLEASEEE. AAHHHH
Malaysia June 21, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Mike is having an epiphany
Lily June 21, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
holy crap mike has some strong claws wtf are they made of adimantium
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
I just love how this comic makes us think that everything finnaly will be good and suddenly stuff like that happens! Seeing how Mike, Lucy, Paulo or anybody really in this comic goes through their dramas just makes my little black heart happy I wish that you’ll keep it like that till the very end of the comic ( and I’m sure you will you did that from the very beggining )
Damyzs June 21, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Holy, Fudge!! Best page so far!! So…many…FEELS!!!!!!
CoalPatch June 21, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
I get the distinct impression that he’s starting to regret what he said to her. I mean, crying, leaving impressions in a brick wall from his fingers, and his holding his hand over his mouth in a similar fashion to Lucy back in ‘December’ before she became physically ill…it’s just a hunch, but still.
Oceanus92 June 21, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
Yay for referencing Mike’s whole deal with his claws! Like when he fought Abbey, he’s at the edge.
Hazel June 21, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
I wish I had the money to buy your books
alpha June 21, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
THANK YOU TAE
MimiChan June 21, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Go get her mike!
kolarbear June 21, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Oh sure, scratch the wall. That’ll help.
Yxela007 June 21, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.
Despair…the realization that one’s identity is directly tied to things that are doomed to fall away.
Dread, the desire to escape one’s responsibility.
Authenticity, a final acknowledgement of one’s inescapable responsibility.
Man (or cat) is damned to be free.
candy cane June 21, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
OH GOD MY HEART
MIKE, GO GET HER!
Dave June 21, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
mike, your tears are delicious
Knight-A June 21, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
the next few days are soon to be filled with sheer agonizing torture in which all will wonder what could possibly happen and how it will it will all end
now I gonna listen to some Billy Joel as he or bob dillian seem appropriate for the current situation this song actually seems appropriate Tori no Uta Duet (piano and Violin) check it out on youtube
god bless you mike for finally getting that stick out of you butt
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
to the guilt train Mike 24/7 non stop service to destinations such as denial city, grief town and I ****ed up ville.
Ckmwt June 21, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
Dude. THE FEELS.
Gabba June 21, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
I usually just lurk and quietly read, but I really need to say this:
I just fell deeper in love with your comic, Taeshi! I can’t believe that I was able to love even more this comic! I can’t make promises, but I will try and save some money so I can buy some stuff by the end of the year.
Thank you for this beautiful comic!
Teh Lvy! June 21, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.
Oh Michael… You poor thing. Your heart is so divided between Sandy and Lucy. You were so sure of Sandy (since Lucy has been a b****), then all of a sudden Lucy does something drastic to make you turn around and rethink everything. I’m sort of lost on how he’s feeling quite honestly. Is it sorrow because he truly loves Lucy? Is he sad because she chose to love him after he already chose Sandy? Are these tears from anger towards her? I’m so lost right now.
Why do I feel like these aren’t going to be tears of sorrow, and more of feeling upset?
What’s going to happen?!?!?!??!?!
AngryBunny June 21, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
I don’t think the feeling is entirely mutual for mike. It’s more that he realized Lucy HAD grown as a person, plus he had completely forgotten in his anger towards her that she had actually tried to express her true feelings. Mike finally put 2 + 2 together and realised the magnitude of his words from December.
Now the childhood friend and those feelings are set to be history and Mikr’s just realized that. He will never see that Lucy again
jennytablina June 21, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
There you go Mike… you poor stupid moron. :c -pats-
It’s rough but it’s way overdue… he needed to deal with it… maybe now they’ll both find peace on the matter regardless of whether or not they become friends again.
Also, he was the biggest jerk ever, and I couldn’t stand him, but I’m really glad to see a non-heartless Mike… and I do feel sorry for him, because I know it’s hard, but he seriously needed this.
wakkawakka June 21, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
Mike haters rejoice!
MikexLucy shippers rejoice!
Me Double rejoice! ^.^
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 21, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
This comic reminds me! I remember when the FAQ explicitly stated that Lucy ‘n Mike end up together. X3
Jessica U. Ingmann June 21, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
I think it’s finally hitting Mike what he has done to her. Empathy is sometimes a very difficult feeling to learn, but hey, better late then never
Lena June 21, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
Man, he made Lucy throw up and that takes talent. But making yourself feel like your going to barf? he’s got to stop raising the bar.
Venorik June 21, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
Ace June 21, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
I…I think it’s too late for him to reconcile with Lucy.
Regardless, seeing Michael cry…I thought in my twisted brain somewhere it would make me feel better, but alas it has made me feel worse. u____u I’m sorry Mike. Lucy.
…I have all of the feels. :C
Is it virtual hug tiem yet? T __T
Yaschiri June 21, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.
I’ve seen this coming for literally months now. It’s just taken until now for him to completely and utterly regret his decisions.
But if he turns around and loves Lucy now I’m gonna be a little annoyed… The love pentagram doesn’t need to get any more complex.
Tom-the-Foxey June 21, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.
YES! FEEL THE GUILT! ACCEPT YOUR DIVINE PUNISHMENT!
Tcj333 June 21, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.
Mike… <= (
Lolly June 21, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
@Yaschiri there there all will be ok as I have said before things can only go up from here so don’t let the sorrow take hold but instead give it the finger
(Gives virtual hug)
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
It looks like he got what Lucy got in ‘December’ and he’s full of sadness and guilt with major water works. I think he fully understands how his “talk” with caused so much damage. Well, you got what you deserved, but it wasn’t worth it at all.
Keyblade Dragon June 21, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.
Aaaaaaaarg <\3 miiike stop this DX this is too much for my shipping feels to handle
Nikki June 21, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
down with MikexLucy
You mean the one in the FAQ that constantly changed its answer between Yes and No?
Seppucrow June 21, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
AND THEN THERE’S THIS AASHOLE
ethan June 21, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.
@Jessica U. Ingmann
If you’re thinking of what I’m thinking of, it actually switched back and forth between yes and no if you stared at it long enough. :c
edit: oops, ninja’d
wakkawakka June 21, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.
As quoted from the TV series, Dexter:
“Tom, I’m already down, please stop kicking.”
@TheGentleman T _T I hope so. -Returns virtual hug!-
Yaschiri June 21, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.
Gimmie a T! an S! U! N!D! E! R! E!
What does that spell?! LUCY!!! YAY!
…scumbag Mike and that final realization.
Someone June 21, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.
*singing Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows*
guestt June 21, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
People are still hating on Mike. Saying that he hates Lucy, and that he is a heartless monster is wrong so wrong you can’t even begin to make an arguement about it. Some people are just arogant I guess. Taeshi good job on the page and I’m going to your sonic kickstarter right now Can’t wait for sonic on a book.
~Bat with a Cat June 21, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
Yes it is time, there is so much feelings now. A hug is the best thing,
Don’t worry, the MikexLucy is stronger than it has been in months(BCB and our time)
Also supertails doesn’t spend much time at the comments anymore.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 21, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
@Yaschiri a Gentleman never intentionally tells a false hood therefore you have my word as gentleman
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.
-Hugs- u.u I’ve notices that! I miss their comments rather terribly. :C
That is fantastic. xD You guys are making me feel better to be sure.
Yaschiri June 21, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.
This…this hurts. This hurts a lot.
Throughout the last few chapters, you can tell that he was slowly trying to…well figure out everything, really. Now, everything’s hitting him full force.
To those that say Mike deserved this: I disagree…wholeheartedly. What Lucy went through and what Mike is currently going through; both could’ve been prevented long time ago…it never was.
And yes, Mike does have a heart…I feel like, despite all that he said in December, he never stopped caring about Lucy.
I’ve been saying since December that this was going to be tragic for both Mike AND Lucy…and we’re seeing it today.
…****, this is not a good feeling that I’m feeling
Chocothunda June 21, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone Though I still ship PauloxLucy LucyxHappiness is most assuredly not to far off on the horizon
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
@Yaschiri always glad to help
@Mike (the character) if your feelin nervous liquid courage always helps
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
That poor wall. IT DIDN’T DESERVE TO BE HURT BY YOU. Selfish foofball.
On the other hand, people shouldn’t be hating on Sandy. She never actually got to know Lucy anyways. She was always preoccupied with Mike and never took the chance. Yeah, not taking the chance sure is a downer in her respect meter, but on the other hand, she only ever heard of Lucy when Mike would mention he got hurt by her. Sandy clearly treasures Mike, and if someone you loved was being randomly beaten up and you had no clue why or what it was about, wouldn’t you want to get that person away from them as well? Anyhow, at least he’s rethinking his opinions. The anticipation is gonna be murder…
Tessmanian June 21, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.
YES. YES. YES!! CRY YOU MORON and marry her. :3
Ser Appa June 21, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
yup, i so nailed that
Drezzden June 21, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
“What have I done?!”
Miko June 21, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
THAT’S WHAT U GET MIKE
Pauloisjustthatboss June 21, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
And after two weeks… we still don’t know what happened to Lucy!
Silas June 21, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.
finally make sees the truth HALLELUJAH!!!
josh June 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
It’s useless now, Mike.
You had your chance and you let it slip away.
Because you were chasing Sandy.
kernymi June 21, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.
Annnd we drowned. It’s seemed to me for a few days that Mike has been a submissive person for most of his life, spending his time around abusive/dominating personalities like Lucy, Paulo and Sue. He only put up token resistance as he bowed again and again to their will, but in December he finally stood up for himself and broke away from that abuse. Of course, it’s obvious he hasn’t broken away completely from that Stockholm relationship, and if he runs back to Lucy, it’ll just restart the pattern of abuse he suffered, a pattern he may not be able to break out of again. You done goofed, son.
Shiloh June 21, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.
Oh mike you poor thing
It all came crashing down at once
Also doesn’t help I am listening to Bruno mars
When I was your man o:
Vivitv June 21, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.
Way to go Mike. Way to go.
Little June 21, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.
Vivitv June 21, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.
Well, this is more than I expected from someone who hates Lucy
B-Dawg June 21, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.
Comic Prediction: Mike’s gonna say, “What have I done?”
Comments Prediction: Stuff about Mike dumping Sandy, I hate Mike, and This is the moment I’ve been waiting for.
Now to wait until Monday to see if my predictions hold.
Gate-Senpai June 21, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.
*claps slowly* and this has been the moment we’ve waited for, for mike to realize his mistake and start bawling
poptart June 21, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.
I still wanna know what happened to Lucy, I don’t believe that Lucy would have done that to herself, I think its something completely different, again if she did hurt herself then why is her room cleaned out, that doesn’t make since
Kleitos June 21, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.
Also I just realized that this was the spoiler seen on Taeshi’s BCB meme.
Furball June 21, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.
I was making Raman but forgot about it and it got burnt so now I have zaxby’s yay me
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
If this pans out the way it looks like it’s gonna pan out, I’m going to go from hating Mike back to slowly forgiving him.
Patrick June 21, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.
MIKE YOU CHUMP
meh June 21, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.
Also guys, this probably isn’t love. It looks more like realization and guilt. And those two things do not love make.
Patrick June 21, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.
@patrick , yeah mikes not relly a bad guy, just hormonal and in a complicated situation
but it is love thats the whole point
Curtis June 21, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.
Some more reading material.
Teashi June 21, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.
Finally, he’s getting past the BS and to the heart of the situation.
I always knew he was pretending and all that did was create more BS.
Truth really does set you free.
Blank On Purpose June 21, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.
Y U NO SHOW US WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY?
; n ;
Driving me insaneeeee
you always do!
But I keep coming back for more… Hm.
You are a new drug, that is my reasoning for that!
****** June 21, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.
Mike, your so close. Your next words in the story better be “I love you too.”
BornAgain June 21, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.
It’s too late t’appologiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiize!
Not that you should. Farget abawdit!
naAr June 21, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.
mike, you have one more page before the chapter ends… make it count!
Whistleblower June 21, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.
So finnaly he deside to get mature
Othoniel June 21, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
“Sandy never gave Lucy a chance”
LUCY PUNCHED HER BOYFRIEND IN THE FACE AND GAVE HIM A NOSEBLEED! For probably no other damn reason other than he “did something annoying”.
Yes what mike said in December was too much.
Yes Lucy cares about him and isn’t all bad, but she acted like a bitch to him, end of.
I like Lucy but I don’t understand why her fans treat her like some special snowflake incapable of doing any wrong. She messed around with Mikes feelings for years and made him feel genuinely used and worthless.
Read the damn comic - Mike isn’t a “selfish *******” and he never stopped caring about her - he was pushed to the limit, not only by Lucy but how his own “friends” dismissed his relationship with Sandy.
It is possible to be a good person who does something terrible after being pushed for ten years. He’s a 15 year old boy for gods sake.
I’m sorry this upsets me so much, but as a male survivor of abuse it pains me to see how people can overlook Lucy’s violence to Mike, but treat him like a villain for getting upset. it’s not the same, but it’s that exact mindset that stopped my injuries from being treated seriously and took me years to go to the police. Abuse towards men is treated as a “joke” or “cute” and being hurt by a woman makes you a wimp or not strong enough.
Lucy isn’t an abuser, but her actions towards Mike were abusive.
Cactus Jack June 21, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!
Saw this coming a mile away
Random dude June 21, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.
NONONONOONONO please Mike don’t say that you love her for god sake don’t do that not now ARGHNO
NOON June 21, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.
Remember folks, all love is unrequited!
Dragnite June 21, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.
And so we wait with baited breath, as the slow crawl to Monday begins, and the truth of “Breaking Up.” is revealed. Will he break up with Sandy, and harken in a new time most reminiscent of the old? Or will it be the final nail into the proverbial coffin, struck down to ensure that yes, the group will be breaking up from hence forth. Regardless of which way that twisted wheel of fate does turn, I can see into the future, and what is certain is that there will be fire.
Damonashu June 21, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.
Im fairly sure Taeshi has orchestrated this so Mike and Lucy’s actions are actually balanced. I’m not surprised people defend one or the other side still, even though nearly every argumentative comment I’ve seen on the topic starts like “Now I know Lucy was horrible too, but…” or “I know Mike’s reaction was totally uncalled for, but…”. That neutrality is there and its awesome. If Taeshi meant for that to happen, she did it well.
Dragnite June 21, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.
Face it Mike you just Mc****ed up
rocky91955 June 21, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.
*Random dirt truck drives by*
Mike: *rubs his eyes* Dammit I got dirt in my eye! Curse you random dirt truck! *walks off casually*
*S.S. MikexLucy begins to sink once more*
Mike haters : *crawls in a corner and begin to cry*
Lucy haters : That was totally justified *shrugs*
Neutral people : WTF!?!?!?!?!?!
This would be one hell of a twist O-O
Random dude June 21, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.
I just want to curl up into an itty bitty ball in a corner and bawl my eyes out. OHHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDD I just need to hug ALL OF THEM… I just…
Love you, Taeshi. You are so freaking awesome… but I am dying inside… just… AUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH I KNEW MY FEELINGS WOULD BURN ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT OH GOD MIKEY WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!
My eyes are burning.
Sashimi June 21, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.
Just seems to prove my theory that mike is a hot headed arse hole.
.-. June 21, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.
Oh, yeah. Mike, you screwball. Your next words better be “I love you lucy” And for extra credit “Time to break up with sandy” Or else i shall burn that scarf of yours. And, I introduced a friend to this, took her five seconds to hate mike
.-. June 21, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.
I DON’T /SOB EVEN…
Gea June 21, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.
Yes Mike feel awful, come to terms with the fact that you have been a huge selfish ***** this whole time! Thank you for your self realization! NOW is Lucy okay?
Kay-Felis June 21, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.
oh. here’s the wall scratching from the spoiler thing!
jaku June 21, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.
Bittersweet Candy bowl is a great comic, but from what I’ve gathered most of its readers are HORRIBLE people.
Yes, snapping at a girl who repeatedly punched, yelled at, and hurt you for ten years makes you a selfish *******. God ****.
Squint June 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.
Well, at least now he knows that he’s been such a jerk. I know that things aren’t great for him either, but he can’t act like he can take back all those horrible things. And he said all of them for what? A girl who’s 2,000 miles away? Was it worth it?
KJ June 21, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.
YAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! I CAN FINALLY SAY THAT MIKE IS NOT ON MY MOST HATED LIST ANYMORE!!!!!! To see that he actually is crying for/missing Lucy is sooo touching… Even when he said he wanted to be friends with her, I still didn’t think he knew exactly how much he missed her. Now that it finally shows, he is my fourth fave character. 1.) Lucy 2.) Daisy 3.) Paulo 4.) Mike 5.) Sandy…… Sandy is my fifth because it was her whom was feeding negative comments about Lucy in Mike’s ear. However, She is not last in my lost because She eventually slapped Mike for what he said. Which is, and I’ll Try to quote, “Everything would be much better If She was dead.” Sorry If I Got it wrong. Haven’t read all of it in forever. Also on a good note, OOOOMMMMMMGGGG!!!!! I saw the CUTEST guy At my brother’s karate class and introduced him to BCB too…. Also, he totally asked for my number!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!! Love you guys….
Momiji June 21, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.
Because that’s not generalized and judgemental at all!
Dave June 21, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.
@KJ yeah it was worth it - Sandy might be miles away but she has always treated him with care and respect. And in all fairness, all she pointed out was the truth - Lucy should treat Mike better. It’s just everybody is so used to Lucy’s behaviour that they are desenstised to how harmful it actually is.
I know Mike shouldn’t have taken it as far as calling her a parasite and saying nobody loved her, but she needed to hear it in order to stop. Heck, Zachary warned her Mike was getting fed up with her abuse and she still yelled at him.
Lucy is a good person at heart but she needs to be held accountable for her actions as much as anyone else.
Cactus Jack June 21, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.
@KJ honestly, Maybe. I personally don’t like long distance relationships, But then again I never found my true Love. Maybe Mike feels as If Sandy is his true Love.
Momiji June 21, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.
Thank you Taeshi.
Just… Thank you.
Chicky June 21, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.
Why? Why do weekends exist? o.o God, That last page.. That will be…
Yup. OMG O.O
Mike in tears. Why do I felt that the flashback will end this way? And then.. That last page… hmm… will Mike run back to the hospital? Or he will tell us a little monologue? Or on the last page we’ll se Lucy?
I can’t wait. Nope.
Sophia Fayrix June 21, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.
……… I just realized tomorrow is Saturday……… This is the first time I’ve actually wanted to skip a weekend.
Venorik June 21, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.
What’s wrong with you, Maishul?
Cavara June 21, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.
You make a good point. But I feel long distance relationships are sometimes…. what’s the word? Ummm…. not always trustworthy. I mean a relationship is a two way street. How can you expect Mike and Sandy to stay in a relationship when She hardly even has time to see him? I totally get that they are trying, but to me it just doesn’t seem like enough…. That’s just my opinion, and I totally respect yours.
Momiji June 21, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.
Sooooooo is Lucy dead or what?
DezRaffy June 21, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.
Taeshi, these last few pages you made are absolutely amazing, like all your other works. I can’t wait for Monday’s update.
Wateryoudoing June 21, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.
Oh my god I’m dying I laughter I’m so going to hell… T_T
Well mike you reap what you sow. Oh well, then’s be the breaks, kitty. Excellent work as always taeshi! ^_^
Legion June 21, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.
@Mike. I fell you bro. Hug it out. Or crying works to. TT_TT
Also you people can no longer say that Pauol is the most afected out of Lucy’s group of friends. Mike is crying harder then Paulo was about ten pages ago.
RPG Nerd June 21, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.
Mike’s not realizing his feelings for Lucy, he’s realizing his mistakes /towards/ Lucy. He’s realizing that she never really was all that horrible to him, and that’s what’s making him cry. He did everything he did to her because he believed it would make him happier, and truthfully it did for a while. But that was because when he shut her out, he didn’t see that she was changing, and that his actions had consequences he never really thought would happen.
JakeStartledTheWitch June 21, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.
Well, he’s a little slow on the uptake, but at least he appears to get she wasn’t really out to hurt him and that he misjudged her.
Chronos June 21, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.
But then again, Paulo doesn’t know that Lucy is in the hospital
Eggs June 21, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
Ah…oh no. This page ;-; … I don’t know what I want to feel anymore; Continued disappointment in Mike, or total redemption for Mike for showing some sort of care (friend or otherwise) towards Lucy again. If he’s crying out of regret then he’s come a long way.
I wanna see the next page -_-
wonderful job with the page Taeshi ~
All she “needed” to hear was that she wasn’t being very appreciative of Mike and that hitting any of her friends is wrong. Lucy may have needed to hear how abusive her actions were, but she didn’t “need” to hear herself being called a parasite or that no one loved her… that people only like her for her looks, that even he was just “babysitting” her and he wasn’t really her friend, and that if he stopped being friends with her everyone else would too. It’s just about bullying at that point.
Just to clear things up : “I know Mike shouldn’t have taken it as far as calling her a parasite and saying nobody loved her, but she needed to hear it in order to stop.” .
I guess I just didn’t like the wording you used.
Other than that I think you’re (fairly) right.
Tickled June 21, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.
PAULO GET THERE RIGHT NOW. WITH A DAMN CAMERA.
Hurr Hurr Finally took Mike long enough to realize Lucy never really wanted to hurt him, and mostly was there for him 99% of the time. Sour, or Sweet she was still there.
Yup. Im happy to Mike actually cry over Lucy for once in his life, after everything went to hell.
Doodles June 21, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.
Mike can always turn to a good friend of a lot of depressed people his name is Jack Daniels and he always helps in fairly small amounts
btw before someone crawls on my *** about that it was a joke
he could also talk with his local pastor or rabi or whatever the Muslim equivalent of those two things is or I don’t know his mom
TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.
Looking at this scene has confused me about mike and his love life. After all the drama that happened, you begin to wonder who loves who and who cares for who.
There are many hateful comments on mike, but at least he knows he was wrong
Guest June 21, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.
This page seriously made me all teary haha :C
nalem June 21, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.
IT’S ABOUT DANG TIME YOU REALIZED THE TRUTH MIKE!!
Now keep giving us more over the weekend so we aren’t left with the most cliffhangery cliffhanger in cliffhanger history.
I'll Eat Yourself June 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
“I love you too, Lucy.” Go on. Say it.
Jupi June 21, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.
People seem convinced Mike is falling back in love with Lucy. That’s not really what’s happening here. Now that he’s looking at things from a different angle, he’s seeing the good she’s done for him shine through, helping him realize the bad was little more than a cover.
Mike wanted to push her away. He never planned on her trying to end it all. I just want to see the other’s reactions to this, as well as what or how Mike will tell them what he learned.
EternalOne June 21, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.
And so the truth finally hits him.
AlphaMoon June 21, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.
So true. Bleh, I hate having short comments, So to make up for it, here is a bunny.
(T.T) - I’ll cry with you Mike…
~Ayame Kyrino (A.K.A. Jamie Karim or Momiji. <3)
Momiji June 21, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.
@Drezzden totally called it on Page 25. Nice going, bro! xD
Coover June 21, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.
TheMysteriousMan June 21, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.
Here’s where Lucy says she loves him! http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c51/p11.html
Andrea June 21, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.
You finally realized how badly you hurt someone so close to you. Figures this would happen. He’s not falling back in love, he’s only realizing that he pushed away a very dear friend to him. Remember back in that chapter where she confessed that she loved him? And he said he didn’t see her in any part of his future? That’s when the hurt started. He was willing to throw her away. Just like when they were little. I don’t blame her for having trust issues. It’s a good thing she’s leaving. They both can have a fresh start and maybe someday they can be friends again.
Gabria93 June 21, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.
TOTALLY CALLED IT
Oh mike u realize to late what you have done and what you have lost
kold kagura June 21, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.
And finally mike is realizing how much pain he created by his hatred
eagle June 21, 2013, 5:22 PM EST.
oh boy, it just looks like a Steamkettle being so close to blow up this plot makes me jump on my chair and now i have to wait till Monday GODDANGIT !
Nexus June 21, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.
I screamed at the computer “FORESHADOWING” because of this http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/1443
ITS THE SECOND TIME IT HAPPENS AAHHH
Rose June 21, 2013, 5:28 PM EST.
How many times do I need to repeat this? This is like the 5th? 6th? 4th? I dunno anymore.
MIKE DOES NOT LOVE LUCY HE FEELS GUILTY FOR WHAT JUST BECAUSE HE REALIZED WHAT HE DID AFTER IMPLODING AND SAYING THOSE THIGS TO HIS BEST FRIEND AND RUINING HER LIFE. HE DOESNT LOVE HER HE REALIZED LUCY ISN’T WHAT HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AND REALIZED WHAT HE HAS DONE AND WANTS TO MAKE IT UP NO LIVE JUST PIRE GRADE-A PLATONIC FRIENDS SHIP.
God I am tired of repeating his over and Over again so please don’t make me have to repeat it. Their is no love just the strongest friend ship that hits many rough patches.
Dr.Rockit June 21, 2013, 5:29 PM EST.
He’s just remembering the good parts of Lucy, and bam, everyone is certain that Lucy x Mike is back. It’s so annoying. Feelings are more complicated than that, Jesus Freaking Christ.
Wat June 21, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.
I hope Mike just feels guilty; I don’t want him to “fall in love” with Lucy. He’s got a perfectly FINE girlfriend, and Lucy seems to be doing just fine with Paulo, if that ever happens.
Cassidy June 21, 2013, 5:38 PM EST.
The comments are getting more dramatic than the comic itself.
shmidny June 21, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
silveryogurt June 21, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.
Miaaa June 21, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.
Right in the feels.
Rioo June 21, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.
I think it’s starting to hit him finally. Sad that all he had to do was be a monster to her, utterly bust her emotionally, and threaten her with being alone before it happened. Goodness…I hope this works out quickly.
Crystal June 21, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.
Oh this is that part in Taeshi’s meme huh
And my heart is breaking fgdfkfnfjjjhmf
shaaa June 21, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.
You do NOT know that for a fact. So please stop.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 21, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.
So NOW he gets it. Took him long enough. He’s still young, so I forgive him. I also feel bad for how guilty he must feel right now. I wanna give him a hug.
FlameWolf June 21, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.
Now go get her, Mike. You know what to do.
Prius June 21, 2013, 7:15 PM EST.
This reminds me so much of how Lucy reacted when she thought mike had dies from the bridge colapse, now he should understand her feelings towards him and the utter despair that runs through someone when the person they love is in danger and there is nothing they can do about it. Now he shall understand her and either hide away from the world sorrow fillin him, or try, and fail to connect with her because her parents and his friends stop him, either way a chance encounter with her or His “girlfriend” will set him straight and he will find a way to show his feelings. Then they will have a weird life with their friends and families
Dragoon349 June 21, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.
I know long distance relationships can be troublesome - but there are exceptions, with the right people involved. My fiancé and I are in seperate countries, and we’ve managed things for eight years.
That said, I think Mike and Sandy stand a decent chance. They just have to keep communication honest and open, and as long as they want to be together, it’ll work out!
As for right now, it’s a relief to see Mike care about Lucy again! Not romantic love, but the love one has for a dear friend. Lucy made her mistakes and realized them, and finally, Mike’s doing the same. With time, NOW, everyone will have a chance to heal.
Amazing story as always, Taeshi! And I gotta say, the hands here are EXCELLENT!
Ryuko June 21, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.
How can people side with him even he has realized that what he has done to her is sickening.
DinR June 21, 2013, 7:44 PM EST.
Doctor Nuclear June 21, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.
Funny how people still think Mike is going to get with Lucy, despite having a girlfriend who he’s head over heels in love with, and no longer having any romantic feelings for Lucy.
Anyways, some long awaited tears, and they are delicious. Really wasn’t liking the whole “attempted suicide” arc, but this has turned out pretty good. (And maybe it’s not even going to turn out to be an attempted suicide? I dunno)
Blue June 21, 2013, 7:57 PM EST.
Well now, Mike finally gets that he was a jerk to Lucy and that even though she wasn’t great to him either, he still shouldn’t pretend that it isn’t his fault. Frankly Mike really needs to just recognize what he has done and that he seriously needs to at least try to fix it.
Shout out to #Taffi
#Taffi June 21, 2013, 7:58 PM EST.
****ing finally, Mike!!! But it may be too late!!! Oh the angst in this comic!
Redneck June 21, 2013, 8:17 PM EST.
Oi, Mike! You’re finally crying! Ha! Ha! Yay! Oh no!
Nyah June 21, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.
Finally!! We’ve waited forever for this Mike!!1 FOREVER!!!!1 I hope you feel more of that realization, regret, and guilt later. But yeah only one page left!?
I wanna know what Lucy did for her “attempt”
Jaime June 21, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.
That almost made me cry
kami June 21, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.
Just gotta leave claw marks in the wall, huh?
Kuro June 21, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.
Mike started treating her like crap simply because she told him she loved him and has been acting like he’s let her for years. And only after his long distant girlfriend said she didn’t like Lucy.
Way to go dude, way to go.
Kimi June 21, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
annnnnnnnnd there is the guilt.
Enigma June 21, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
Annnnd then, Mike sinks down to the ground, crying…there there child. Don’t-cha worry don’t-cha worry child.
Cyan June 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.
hooooly sht sht sht sht sht he got serious with those claws DDD:
Anom June 21, 2013, 9:23 PM EST.
i guess what i thought was right he would feel the guilt. still i feel bad for him. his selfishness to be be with the one he loved blinded him to the friends he already had and pushed one he loved once to the brink of destruction. all because he wanted to be happy but didn’t see that so did they.
i don't know June 21, 2013, 9:39 PM EST.
this story breaks my heart; but i move forward in the hope of seeing a happy ending that may never come.
i don't know June 21, 2013, 9:41 PM EST.
Hoo boy that’s a lot of tears. Guess that one page that was leaked to the fan dome will finally be shown in its completed form.
DeathofInk June 21, 2013, 9:50 PM EST.
The message just keeps repeating “Regret, Regret, Regret.”
What could it mean?
I regret being a total *******.
I regret sending you away.
And I most definitely regret that I blew up in your face.
This is all I could think of reading this
Free internet cookies for people who know what this is from.
Order_66 June 21, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.
I know it sounds bad, but I’ve been waiting for this moment!
Julia June 21, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.
Pirari June 21, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.
What is that feeling, Mike? Could it be GUILT? For all those times you were an *******? For the time when you broke her heart? For that night when you shattered her self esteem and killed her inside? Could it be? Does it hurt, mike? GOOD
Kittlee June 21, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.
now he realises what he has done
tazdevil25 June 21, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.
…and everything came crashing down.
imaginative monsters June 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EST.
You deserve that mike!
dragon June 21, 2013, 11:07 PM EST.
I have to admit though i hate Mike for his actions, this page nearly brought me to tears. WAY TO GO MIKE. WAY TO MAKE ANOTHER GIRL CRY. heartbreaker.
Eski June 21, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.
Okay, no need to cry and make me feel like a *******…
Trubeque June 21, 2013, 11:22 PM EST.
Just to put in my 2 cents about this Mike/Lucy Drama.
I think She became so much more abusive towards him after sandy left for 2 reasons.
1. To Keep His attention.
Honestly, he was the only friend she had and she had already lost him once when Sandy came arround. It would certianly be harder for him to forget about her/ignore her when she’s yelling at him. I don’t think this was a concious thought on her part, but rather how she reacted out of subconcious fear that he would just go away agian.
2. Conflicted Feelings
She loves him yes… but I also think she HATED him. He abandoned her without facing any consequences for it, or ever acknowledging that he had hurt her. She was forced to be his shoulder to cry on about a girl she must have resented at least a little. Worse yet, there may have been the thought that perhaps she was just a proxy love for him because he couldn’t have Sandy? Several times he even calls her by Sandy’s name.
As for her rejecting him, well, who would want to hook up with someone they weren’t sure really loved them, or who was just picking them as ‘second best’ and who would probably drop them like a hot rock again if ‘first best’ ever came back.
So she was both trying to cling to him desperatley as her ‘only friend’ afraid he would abandon her again…
And at the same time, pushing him away with her actions, trying unsuccessfully to detach herself.
I do not excuse Lucy’s actions. I truly feel she needs some kind of professional help.
But Mike also has to learn to be more aware of those around him, and to see that his actions have consequences and do effect other people.
They are both growing as people and I look forward to seeing where they go from here.
Lexicon June 21, 2013, 11:23 PM EST.
Well the authors have spoken….
Thanks for treating abuse as okay.
Icsifil June 21, 2013, 11:33 PM EST.
@Yaschiri: *hugs gently* I don’t really have much to say at the moment. The recent pages where Mike mentally transitioned from think Lucy is a terrible person to realizing she loves him… well, I think that right there is perfect and does not really need much explaining.
Here is my feelings on the current page which I posted in the forums already: “I love this page so much even though it made me cry . Go Mike, go to her and don’t let anyone stop you. It might be too soon for you to see her, but that doesn’t matter now that your heart is in the right place .”
You should get an account on the forums as well, Yaschiri. That way we can talk as much as we like with private messages or in a conversation with TheRealSomeone. Lost_Cookie is there as well and many other nice people. Uhh, there is plenty of nice people in the comment section as well, but I’d rather not deal with the few trolls that like to lurk here… I’ll still try to read all the comments, but my focus has been… elsewhere lately. Sorry about that .
@Ditto: Ha . Wow, Mike making a phone call to Sandy while crying… what a way to end the chapter. Oh, especially if he breaks up with her because of the immense guilt he must be feeling, but that wouldn’t be very productive at all.
Maybe the last page will show Lucy in a hospital bed… nah, I’d rather see another page of Mike crying and letting out all his feelings. Hundreds of fans are probably rejoicing with this page. I have mixed feelings about it, but that’s natural for me.
@Icsifil: When have they said anything about abuse being okay? Can you please try and get your facts straight.
supertails19 June 21, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.
starfighter105 June 21, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.
So much tension in the air. How do I diffuse it? By reading “Another Path,” of course. Nothing wipes away the sense of an impending plot point like diving back into a plot point that never was. It gives me much less ulcers. That said, can’t wait until Monday!
Mamimi June 21, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.
Ten bucks says he’s now going to start blaming Sandy for “making him be a jerk to Lucy.”
Also: does anyone else think that maybe Lucy is bipolar?
Mister Lincoln June 21, 2013, 11:44 PM EST.
Really Mike, really? You’re feeling it now?
Suck it up, you had your chance but you threw it all away.
Lily Allen’s song ‘Smile’ is playing in my head now.
pauloissohotlike June 21, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.
This is an EPICALLY bad day for Mikey. Realizing this little truth is probably the biggest blow to his … everything so far. Knowing the person that you know you have truly hated is finally leaving your life, then you realize that you love them and don’t want them to leave, but it’s too late. This is a majorly major kick to the nuts. Whether she likes it or not, Lucy scored a BIG ONE on Mikey. HARD.
Lo June 21, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.
If I was Suitcase, I would ban HIC.
As soon as he got on the page, he pasted that comment of his to get the first post, THEN he read the comic and added that line at the end of the comment to pretend having read the comic first. He doesn’t care about the comic, but only about the first comment.
boh... June 21, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.
Im sorry in advance but does anyonee else think mikey here is sporting a rat nose in the second panel? I just cant get over that little detail
Beamer June 21, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.
I am honestly glad mike is finally realizing his feelings and what he really did to her. But I still root for Lucy x Paulo. We all know that even though he’s a big flirt, he’s nice and they brought out the best in each other.
Reichan June 21, 2013, 11:56 PM EST.
Okay going way out on a limb here… Taeshi’s been making this comic since she was a kid, right? Or at least using the characters… now if I were a kid I would have Mike and Lucy ultimately be together, and it would be hard to go against that idea even as I grew older. Maybe this is the start of that coming to fruition.
Just speculating. Also these last few pages made me support Mike with Lucy all of a sudden when I was a staunch Paulo and Lucy supporter… man, I just want to see Lucy in a happy relationship.
Ket June 22, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Love the hands. Awesome detailing.
Chibs June 22, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
Seriously. Stop hating on mike. And not because of his sudden moment of clarity and collapse, because he’s proven himself many times before, and people forget what’s happened more than 5 chapters ago.
TheGentleman June 22, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
I will just point out that Mike was going to say he was sorry for blowing up at her, but Lily or Yashy would not let him.
Mike had to deal with Lucy’s using him for years. yes, she loved him, but she was using him. All of his friend, put her on him. Make her HIS responsibility. Anything she does is his fault.
If it was a guy hitting his girlfriend because “she was being annoying”, then he turns around and talks about how much he loves her, buys her little things, talks sweet to her. What do you call that?
So the MikexLucy are right. They were like boyfriend/girlfriend. She was abusing him, physical and emotional. Using him and turning his friends on him.
As he put it: “people were nice to me so long as I played nice with you. And I gave in.”
When he said he would leave, she tried to use the friends on him with “You won’t have any friends”.
He then turned it around by showing that he was a better friend to them then she was.
He finally grew a pair and walked away.
By doing this, he did the only thing he could do to save Lucy. She had set her self on a very bad path. Augustus even pointed that out to her. She needed a wake up call.
He once saved her by pulling her out of the water. Now he saves her by forcing her to learn to swam.
But in his mission to save her, he now falter. Now he has seen that maybe no mater how hard he tries, she does not want to swam. She would pick death over loss of control.
He is blaming himself, for her actions. He has put so much of his life taking care of her, saving her from her self, he does not know happiness. This same thing happens in real life. It is not a healthy relationship.
To me it looks like Lucy did something stupid thinking he would come save her again.
Should he say he is sorry? Up to the point of what ever Lucy has done to get to hospital I would say yes, But now NO!
She has just shown he was right. He still has to leave; it is her only hope.
Does Lucy need to stop being a baby? Yes. It is up to her if she want to die. Mike needs to clean his hands of her.
Does Lucy need to find someone who would love her in a non-codependent way? YES. YES. YES. YES.
I support LucyXAugustus!
2tailakitsune June 22, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.
@CactusJack’s response is absolutely wonderful, read it and stop being Hive mind idiots.
TheGentleman June 22, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.
why god must I be trolled
TheGentleman June 22, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
WATCHA GONNA DO MIKE?
please don’t keep being an idiot.
whatever you do, don’t be stupid
Aquaczaz June 22, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.
To be fair, the majority of the violence in the comic has been treated as anime or cartoon-violence (like someone pulling out a giant hammer and thwacking someone with it), especially early on. It presents a conundrum because it could easily be taken as Tom and Jerry stuff before (or tsundere-ish if you go for the anime comparison), but given the especially dramatic nature of the comic in the past while, it can also be seen as very much abusive in the new, darker context. So yeah, I can see where you’re coming from.
And no, I’m not forgetting Confrontation—that was a very notable exception.
To see what I mean, take this page: http://cdn2.bittersweetcandybowl.com/comics/24/ 2.png
Here Lucy AND Mike are being violent (since he kicks Blur), but it’s cartoony and not really meant to be taken seriously.
Ket June 22, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.
Good… He realizes that his actions have impact, that there are consequences, and that sometimes things don’t get fixed… and that he did care about her, good…
Now move on. There’s nothing left there for you or her. Stay away from her, like you wanted, leave her alone, and I don’t think she’ll pursue you… Just stay away from her now Mike. Cry for what was lost and then accept it. Move on…
Allsmiles June 22, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.
Frankly, I have forgiven Mike for his stupidity but… as I just said, I still think he was and is still kind of stupid.
He was well aware that Lucy’s expression of love was different then most people’s but that’s just how she is. Sandy was not aware of that. If you ****ING explained that to her, then she would have understood. How do we know that, because LUCY FLIPPING TALKED TO HER FOR CHRIST’S SAKES AND SHE WAS LIKE OH LUCY YOU COOL BRO!
(oh god my homestuck is coming out i’m sorry)
So it taking you this long to accept reality, I have no sympathy for you. You are forgiven, but you lack sympathy from a lot of people.
Timni June 22, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.
Someone just reminded me there is still one more page. I guess I know why the name of the chapter is Breaking Up.
Dammit, Tae, you totally led me to the wrong way until the last page! YOU’RE BRILLIANT!
Anom June 22, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.
Well here’s the realization that all of us have been waiting for… like FOREVER!! But even though I’m happy and smug that he finally realized what his actions and words meant for Lucy, it’s sad that he only realized this when she finally slipped away from him… I mean, won’t he realize what’s whirring inside her head if she didn’t…. Ugh. Oh well at least there it is. Now all he has to do is be true to his words. You know, like stay away from her not the other way around. Lucy finally willed herself to stay away from him… I hope he does the same….
Anonymousx101 June 22, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.
Hamsterzrule June 22, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.
@Timni Where do you people find “She hits me because she loves me” a good idea?
I love Lucy, but Mike is not the best for her.
She needs someone who will listen to her fears and why she pushes everyone away.
She needs someone who will tell her when she is wrong.
She needs someone who will show her that breaking peoples noses and giving them black eyes is not love.
Love should NOT hurt in that way. It should hurt to be away from them, not with them!
2tailakitsune June 22, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.
That’s why Paulo loves her
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 22, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.
Well… Thats a bit dark.
Doctor horse June 22, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.
I’m glad he felt something.
Paulo loves her.
Augustus is better for her.
Suzume June 22, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.
Subaru June 22, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.
*train whistle* The train is now leaving Denial City. The next stope on our route is Guilt Town and after that is I****edup ville during this trip a serving of beatdown from paulo and abbey may be served to you along with the cold shoulder. Enjoy your trip.
Ckmwt June 22, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.
Sue totally called it.
But then she would never have been promoted to main character status.
Clearly she is the mastermind behind it all. First she tried to bump off Abbey, but once that didn’t work…
Titanium Dragon June 22, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.
I think I know how the last panel’s gonna look like
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ _images/a06c9b7f48aadf9bd5b6bc4013506876/1443%20-% 20Abbey%20Augustus%20BCB_Art_Meme%20Blur%20Daisy% 20David%20Hair_Lucy%20Liam%20Lucy%20McCain% 20Molly%20Rachel%20Sue%20SuitCase%20Taeshi% 20Taeshi_%28Artist%29%20Yashy%20genderbended% 20human%20meme.png
Go to Question 9
Look at Mike
Notice the claw marks
wr3h June 22, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.
SCREW YOU MIKE!
your heartless and mean, boys like you diserve stupid girls like
but instead when you’re with the girl you want you look back to the one before her.
MAKE UP YOUR FREAKING MIND.
Mewtallica June 22, 2013, 2:55 AM EST.
*cue Sam running him over with the car*
Amity June 22, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.
Don’t do it mike! She sucks!
Searis June 22, 2013, 3:11 AM EST.
this song fits this chapter
kitsu June 22, 2013, 3:16 AM EST.
I didn’t comment until now cause I didn’t finish reading the series until now, but here’s what I think happened so far:
Lucy loves Mike but because he’s always around and so forgiving, she took him for granted and abused him.
At one point, it appears Mike has feelings for Lucy as well. I believe this feeling remains even now. However, he believed that he was just a convenient person for Lucy, just a person she needed because she had to depend on somebody, not because she loved him. He thought Lucy just needed someone, and it didn’t have to be him. That made him mad since he thought he was being used, and that feeling piled up over the years, especially the recent years, with the puberty and teasing from friends.
When his friends constantly put them together, and with Lucy never admitting her feelings for Mike, Mike continued to be reminded (mistakenly) that he was not a love interest for Lucy. Because of that, frustration built up and he gradually began to feel negative feelings towards Lucy, and even as he regarded her as precious, he also felt she was a *****.
After hooking up with Sally, his relationship with Lucy becomes more tense, as Lucy is not comfortable with the fact that he is dating someone other than her. That makes Lucy more irritable, and that in turn worsens Mike’s opinion of Lucy.
By the time she confesses to Mike, the negative feelings in Mike have already piled up, and his relationship with Sally prevents him from reciprocating her feelings.
The rejection makes Lucy even more irritable and the friends pile even more pressure on Mike, and eventually, with Sally’s concern Mike finally explodes, and crosses the line by saying he hates her, and he has never been even a friend to her. He even goes on to say that he was only with her because everyone would be nice to him if he was, and that all her friends would leave her if he left. He then delivers the finisher: “Nobody could love you for who you are”, effectivly telling her, who is so afraid of being alone, that she is very much alone, and will forever be alone.
Later, by the command of his girlfriend, he tries to make up with her again, but the damage has been done. She is emotionally scarred, perhaps forever.
Lucy really is a pitiful girl. I’m not saying she did anything wrong, but she’s gone through a lot.
I mean, first, he sees her beloved find a girlfriend, second he rejects her. Then she tries to depend on Paulo, who seemingly accepts, only to chase after other girls the very next day, betraying her hopes of someone staying by her side.
Well that much she could probably handle, but after Mike told her all the thing about never having been her friend, and nobody loves her thing, how is she supposed to trust anyone? What if all her friends thought that? What if even her family was only with her because it would seem respectable? Or just because they had no choice? I mean, if Mike, who was her first friend from preschool, had been pretending to be her friend all these years, who was to say others weren’t?
bookies June 22, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.
I always had faith in MikexLucy. It’s just a little easier now.
(Even if nothings confirmed yet.)
BornAgain June 22, 2013, 3:45 AM EST.
GOOD GOD MIKE WOW
Ali June 22, 2013, 3:50 AM EST.
If this goes the way I think it will… Paulo vs Mike for Lucy’s love. I don’t think my mind can take it!
BornAgain June 22, 2013, 4:24 AM EST.
Hehe, it was long ago since it was pointed out how catlike they actually are…
Strong claws you got there!
Saskyou June 22, 2013, 4:33 AM EST.
and then when she wakes up Lucy will leave him, and then the fanbase will turn againt her for the next so many chaptors… then they’ll get together, then break up rince and repeat ^^
Steel Wings June 22, 2013, 5:11 AM EST.
I’m gonna guess what Lucy did…I don’t think hanging or jumping maybe…pills or wrist slashes?Actually I think jumping could be a valid possibility but I don’t think she would hang herself… so pills, jumping or wrist slashing?
Ckmwt June 22, 2013, 5:30 AM EST.
After reading through this entire comic from chapter one all the way to what is posted in one day… I really want the new page badly… Why must we wait till Monday? ;~;
Tracks June 22, 2013, 6:30 AM EST.
Um..question. Why are there so many using the prase “suicide” as though it’s been stated as such in the comic? I’ve had friends, and a few co-workers of whom have attempted suicide, made suicidal threats, and sadly two who succeeded. I myself have been placed in a similar position and although I did not cause myself any physical wounds, I was intimately made aware of procedures put in place for people suffering from such problems. I was witness to a friend who did give herself nearly fatal injuries. Both of us were hospitalized, but not in this manner. She was in the hospital for a few days before release, and then signed to a ward by her parents. When she hurt herself, her family waited in the ICU waiting areas rather than that of the main emergency room’s. When she was admitted, it was a very quiet affair. For me, being admitted was also a very quiet affair.
I can see how people could consider Lucy attempting suicide, but personally I won’t count my chicks before they’re hatched.
There was that one scene in which Lucy stated that she wasn’t going to jump.
There is also the fact that Paulo saw a room which was already cleaned out. Not something I would expect to see if Lucy had attempted suicide that day. (I can’t see any parent wanting to move their child’s belongings with the threat of death so near. Not to mention many parents can’t even bear to move anything at all if their child had passed on. Too many memories, and evidence of life lived.) (The argument can be made, however, that her room had been cleared before hand. It’s still all theory.)
On an opinionated note; I just can’t see Lucy trying to do something like suicide at such a time. It doesn’t quite fit for me based upon the story telling of her character. It just seems a little ooc.
What I think may have happened is that Lucy was admitted, arguably against her personal wishes. It could be that the family’s reaction atm (her brother for example) is that they are afraid for her, and/or they will miss her (often many wards allow very little contact to the outside world. Mine was that way. Only one phone call, and only one hour for visiting during Saturday. That hour felt so short so I could be wrong. All I know is that it was too short. Being there hurt every one I know and love)…there are plenty of reasons for such reactions. Perhaps there was an altercation with Lucy snapping and her “deadened” emotions flaring out to which the parents placed her into the hospital’s care, yet they feel pain for doing so by way of guilt in going against her wishes? (There’s so little to tell us what actually happened.)
Perhaps Lucy was hurt via medical causes other that self harm, or that an accident happened? I’m not sure until I know more.
Maybe this IS a case of suicide?
I just think that to jump the gun isn’t the best way to go. Not only that, but to do so with so little facts makes it feel like we’re throwing those suffering from suicidal thoughts and tendencies into a one size fits all. Not all people who suffer this act moody all the time. Not all are bipolar. Not all teens who go through romance drama want to kill themselves. Not all suicidal persons act like the general bias the public tends to portray them to be.
I apologize if this offends any one, but it just kind of irks me that so many people are more than willing to state that Lucy attempted suicide, or is suicidal as though that could be all that’s happening.
suicide isn’t a one size fit all for symptoms or behaviors.
WrenGrove June 22, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.
ive seen better water works at Niagara Falls, next
rocknrollDa\/E June 22, 2013, 7:32 AM EST.
Can’t wait to cry along with my friend about this page at school :u
Linkification June 22, 2013, 8:04 AM EST.
Aw…poor Mike. He’s only a kid. I can understand his pain and frustration, growing up can be the most painful of experiences.
Kitmit June 22, 2013, 8:04 AM EST.
*licks at tattered dreams and pain*
It tastes like heaven
Rawrz June 22, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.
* the weight of everyone hating mike lessens a little bit
Satin June 22, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.
Thinking about it again, Mike can’t really just run into the hospital and see her, right? And plus her room in the house is like all empty and ready to move are they gonna put it back or something?
Plot twist: Lucy dies and they put her into a computer plugged into a potato YAY
LancelotOcelot June 22, 2013, 9:52 AM EST.
PauloxLucy shipper here, Mike hater to a certain point.. and I think this is that point. ;-; Poor kitty.
TallestSky June 22, 2013, 10:12 AM EST.
about time he realized what the hell he’s done….now the mike hate can die down a little bit…Some of us hope he actually trys to salvage what he can there has to be something doesn’t matter how bad it looks
Anima June 22, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.
My prediction: next page is gonna be a behind-view of Mike running back to the hospital*. ‘Twill be the day that he learns to start taking **** from Lucy again and stop taking **** from her thorn-in-the-side pets!
*And we STILL won’t know what happened to Lucy yet. (Or at least the position she’s currently in, since everyone and his brother seems to have already written this off as a suicide attempt.)
Insanity_Prevails June 22, 2013, 11:25 AM EST.
@Insanity_Prevails: Call me naive, but I still don’t think it was a suicide attempt.
It could have been many things: An accident, lack of eating, exhaustion from sleepless nights, an attack(whether it was a surprise or she just didn’t defend herself) or even something else more random… or something that I can’t even think about. Yeah I know a suicide attempt might seem like the most likely choice, but it is not and there are many other choices. Just try thinking of something else that could have happened.
About your prediction: After giving it some thought, it seems more likely for Mike to try on another day. Going back there after he walked away might just make him look immature to Lucy’s family… plus he needs time to think of what to say, but who knows, a lot can happen with one page.
supertails19 June 22, 2013, 11:48 AM EST.
theres no way he doesnt deserve this
Ink June 22, 2013, 12:10 PM EST.
Read Bittersweet Candy Bowl they said.
It’s gonna be fun they said.
Aha McCoy June 22, 2013, 12:18 PM EST.
man! i can’t stop laughing this is getting reeeally interesting better make a move Mike before it’s too late but now i am getting the feeling you will be late about 1 minute
you know bookie…you just made me realise what Lucy would be thinking…..it’s enough to make my mind explode….you were a bad boy Mike!!
Midori June 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EST.
@supertails19 your naïve sorry I couldn’t help myself
TheGentleman June 22, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.
@Mewtallica - Sandy isn’t stupid. Nothing in the story has shown her to be stupid - she is concerned for the safety of her boyfriend.
Mike isn’t mean - He’s an emotional 15 year old who has been used as a comfort blanket for 10 years by a dependant and temperamental girl who has physically and emotionally hurt him.
I understand being passionate about characters but don’t completely whitewash a characters good and bad points to do it. The whole point of the story is character development and BOTH Lucy and Mike have done wrong.
Tosh June 22, 2013, 12:56 PM EST.
@TheGentleman Thank you.
I came into this story at about December and then read from the beginning, and while it was a gentle slice of life comedy at the beginning, since it has started to get darker I’ve always viewed it as a deconstruction of the Tsundere.
As I mentioned, women abusing men is often treated as either cute or not a big deal, and its usually used for comedy, and thats how the character of Lucy started, but now she is actually dealing with the consequences of treating somebody the way she did. I think its being really well done by Taeshi - the problem is reading the comments, I see people blaming Mike 100% - I have seen people call him “Weak” or “stupid”, and people saying that “Violence is just how she shows her love”, and this mindset is dangerous because it makes it harder for people struggling with abuse in real life to get support - I’ve heard similar things when I was struggling with abuse, saying things like “You’re taller than she is, you should be able to defend yourself” and “It can’t have hurt that much”.
Cactus Jack June 22, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.
Hmm… a deconstruction of the Tsundere, eh? I never thought of this in that way. It makes sense.
In that case, is this a deconstruction of the childhood friend?
Just-a-Lurker June 22, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Ahhhhhhhh Taeshi!!!!!! Why do you have to make me cry to muuuuuch?! All the feeeeeeeeeels!!!!
That guy on your left June 22, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.
Now, I’m not saying that the way Lucy treated him was ‘okay’, cuz it was kinda sucky….thing is, I feel like she genuinely did not mean to hurt Mike with her actions. In Left Behind, we see how Mike was her only friend - after seeing how they became friends from Lucy deciding they were rivals. Add in his distraction with Sandy, which could only be mitigated by Lucy literally hitting him upside the head, and you get someone who doesn’t realize that saying mean things and smacking people isn’t the best way to make friends. The fact that she treats pretty much EVERYONE ELSE like this too confirms this. And, Mike never actually addressed this issue until their friendship had already fallen apart. Again, I agree that the way she behaved was sucky for Mike. But to suggest that she was abusive? That’s going a little far. She exhibited abusive behaviors, yes, Lucy was not an abuser. Abusers behave in a harmful way KNOWING that someone will get hurt and they’ll gain power over them because of it. In Lucy’s case, she behaved in a harmful way not realizing that someone would get hurt beyond the person possibly getting annoyed with her.
Considering all this, Mike did behave HORRIBLY towards Lucy. I’m not saying he shouldn’t have gotten mad or stayed quiet, but the way he handled it was horrendous, on a level that goes beyond what Lucy did to him. Telling someone their a terrible person and has no friends is NEVER okay, no matter the situation. Its quite possibly the most damaging thing anyone can say to a teenager/young adult. All in all, they both made mistakes with each other, but Mike needs to get his head out of his *** and acknowledge the fact that he screwed up too.
Taeshi needs to stop with this suspense, what haaaaappppeeeeennned!?
Lynnthoria June 22, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.
@Cactus Jack no prob I have no experience with abuse so I can see why it would bother those who have
TheGentleman June 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.
ChiefSlaya June 22, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.
Lynthoria - her actions WERE abusive. There’s no two ways about it - and while I agree he handled it poorly given the circumstances, I don’t think Mike has his head up his *** - he’s frustrated with everybody overlooking her abuse and his feelings, while at the same time feeling guilty for what he said to Lucy.
Cactus Jack June 22, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.
And finaly he brakes down, after a year of ignoring her existance,throwing away ther friendship, and wishing that she was dead. He finaly gets wat he’s wanted, she’s gone forever, but he happy about it?
lov/hate/hurt June 22, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.
He SHOULD be happy about it. She was a awful unlovable bitch who’s better off dead and he’s got a girlfriend who actually likes him and treats him well.
Whats happening now? ********. ******** to try and make an unlikable bitch likable.
Those better be tears of joy, knowing he’s free from all her garbage forever.
Randomized Name June 22, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.
To see this moment, and the ones directly before and undoubtedly after, I hope shows some growth from Mike. Too little too late in many regards, but… it’s in my experience that Mike putting his foot down in regards to Lucy wasn’t wrong, it’s how he did it that was wrong. He could have easily put some distance between him and Lucy without putting up a WALL.
(Which is not say I think what he did here was unrealistic. Both Lucy and Mike are young, and that means sometimes being overly emotional, thinking you’re knowing what you’re doing, and generally being little human trainwrecks.)
ExarArcian June 22, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.
I know you people seem to think that Mike’s a horrible person who should never exist, but most people would, under these conditions, crack just like Mike. I doubt you people would even pretend to be her friend for that time and just said ”**** you, you bitch! Why the **** have you been bullying me for all these years? Come within 10 feet of me and get a knuckle sandwich!”, or something similiar. Actually, cut out the ”all these years” part, you’d just roundhouse kick her ***. It might seem like you’re the perfect human being who wouldn’t do this, but if this had happened to you, you wouldn’t even be feeling guilty. You might be a bit sad she went away, but not that sad.
Mike June 22, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.
@Cactus_Jack I dont think people are against Mike for being a jerk to Lucy overall, but rather for HOW he screamed at Lucy. Lucy never really understood that her abusive behavior was bad; Mike was her only friend, and she pretty much thought that since he didn’t really complain much about it, it was ok. As soon as someone pointed out how wrong it was, she stopped. She never once went after any of Mike’s weak points that she learned by being his friend.
Mike, on the other hand, specifically targeted Lucy’s fears that only he knew from being her friend, knowing they would devastate her, just so that she’d leave him alone. Saying that you hate someone is one thing, and while Mike should’ve warned her earlier instead of ditching her without saying anything, it’s understandable why he told her he hated her. However, he went way beyond that with the rest of the stuff regarding her being a parasite who would never be liked for who she was.
Furthermore, he was already called out on how oblivious he was to how his actions hurt others by Abbey, when he thought that it wasnt his problem that Daisy was hurting from her unrequited love and that he shouldn’t give a damn. Unlike Lucy, when he realized that his actions (or lack of action in this case) did hurt others, he didn’t learn from it at all and instead did the same thing to Lucy, only far worse. In other words, while Lucy immediately tried to improve when she was called out for her abusive behavior the first time around, Mike didn’t and thought that it was always someone else’s problem to handle.
It’s that attitude I’ve noticed that people seem to hate about Mike, not necessarily him shouting at Lucy. Most anti-Mike comments I’ve seen tend to focus on how he called her a parasite and such, not the first bit of his tirade. If he shouted at her and ended it at the “I hate you”, then I don’t think people would have nearly as many qualms with Mike as they do.
Deiser June 22, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.
Wow.. I honestly thought your comment was a joke, though I should’ve known there is people like you on the interwebs so meh.
As to respond to your comment… Have you READ the whole series so far? Cause you seem to have one twisted vision of Lucy. She is a confused teenager and didn’t know how to express her love towards Mike, which could possibly be because of growing up with 2 older brothers and needing to “toughen” up.
Yes, she was abusive, but did she deserve the treatment Mike gave her? No. HE handled the situation poorly, HE made her depressed and in this situation we are reading now. He could have simply told her that he didn’t want to be friends but no, he rubbed salt further into the wound saying she is unlovable, no one will ever love her, she has no friends and that he’d rather her be gone forever.
Now reading your comment as an old veteran of this comic series is very upsetting. Specifically with you saying how the writer is trying to make a character who you seem to know little about, and I do quote you; “try and make an unlikable bitch likable.”. Lucy is a well liked character and if you’ve read the series from start to now you’d understand her A LOT better.
In conclusion, how dare you say someone is better off dead. You must have a low view of life to think someone who is emotionally and possibly mentally unstable would be better off dead. You can hate a character sure but stating they’re better off dead and it would make everyone happy is crossing a line. Your comment actually reminds me of those sad bullies who torments someone to the point of suicide and then laughs about it.
There.. That is my 2 cents.
Mark17 June 22, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.
If Mike recalling the old time like this and can not help stop doing so. Than he is about to meet Lucy … … in hospital…
Doctor Nuclear June 22, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.
@Mike Another thing to note is that threats of suicide and suicide attempts are something abusive people do to remain in control of a relationship. Other people do the same things for different reasons but with Lucy’s behavior the primary factor to me seems to be she is abusive and refuses to give up control of Mike’s life. She threatened to take their friends with her and things got worse from there. She has no malice, she even respects him to a degree, but i she gives up control he’ll leave. She knows it. Her life has been centered around him and now she’s falling apart. None of this changes that she is abusive. Lucy may just need mental help but she still needs help.
Stephen June 22, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.
To all of my fellow MikexLucy lovers, the ship may have sunk, but prepare the lifeboats.
Pinecone June 22, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.
@Stephen I seriously doubt that Lucy is doing this to keep controlling Mike or to be purposefully abusive. She was seriously hurt by what he did—the guy she’d been attached to since kindergarten told her in no kind terms that he hated her and that he was going to take all her friends from her, and we’ve seen first hand how depressed she became as a result. That’s all.
Ket June 22, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.
As I read the comments, one phrase keeps replaying in my head. “All this drama over a comic?”
Then I remember that I can’t say that without being hypocritical.
On the topic of the comic, I think Mike, after Lucy confessed, started to subconciously repress the positive qualities he saw in Lucy. Then again, I’m not a licensed psychologist and am only speculating.
PS: The amount of time between updates is too damn high. (Old meme is old.)
Hinochi June 22, 2013, 8:36 PM EST.
Welp, the entire comic changed from Lucy vs. Sandy fighting over Mike to Mike vs. Paulo fighting over Lucy.
And also the continuation of “everyone hate Mike TURBO EDITION”
The Name beneath the post June 22, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.
To Mike: “IT’S ABOUT FRICKEN TIME!!” Okay now that’s out of the way, I’d like to say great job on the chapter can’t wait to see what’ll happen on Monday’s page!
Youwishyouknewmyname June 22, 2013, 10:22 PM EST.
If the ship drowns, I drown with it!
Dave June 22, 2013, 10:29 PM EST.
yes, because hurtng the poor wall will help you with your problem at the moment.
PKThicket June 22, 2013, 10:40 PM EST.
Hey yeah like I read in other comments that the hands are pretty good and they are.
HLTH June 22, 2013, 10:50 PM EST.
You have to go back for her
Renana June 22, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.
Mike is going to be sitting against the walk crying his eyes out. Well that’s what I would do if I was just hit with the bombshell known as reality. Mike is probably just going to cry in the realization that whatever happened to Lucy was probably his fault.
RPG Nerd June 22, 2013, 11:28 PM EST.
*Sigh*—Just as Team Michael was starting to look respectable…
Insanity_Prevails June 22, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.
I completely agree. Mike may be a kettle, but we tend to be the pots that are calling him black. Of course, that philosophy could probably be applied to anyone who hates or criticizes any of the characters in this comic.
And I find it kind of funny that all the Mike haters mention his actions in December. Whereas they accuse the Lucy haters of incorrectly basing their opinion about her on her behavior throughout the comic, they themselves continually call Mike out for his actions throughout the span of a few pages.
Insanity_Prevails June 22, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.
Mike: I love you too
This is it guys! This is the beginning of the end, I can feel that BCB is going to enter it’s final stages. Now that Mike has realized his feelings, the process can begin. He and Lucy will finally be together. After all the tears and heartache, there will be happiness and love! I can’t wait for the next couple of chapters. We all know that they will be together, the true question is: when?
SIGxMUNDx808 June 22, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.
You realize that they’ve pretty much implied that this is still going to be going for another two years. So don’t get too crazy on us pal
Teashi June 23, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.
MIKE THAT’S VANDALISM
also I’m happy so long that mike and lucy make up. they don’t have to end up dating or anything, I just want them all to be happyyyy
SSammy20 June 23, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.
HOLY ****! that hit like a ton of bricks
Adam P June 23, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.
So…they were packing up to move or something or she was moving somewhere and taking herself and then…something happened to her…what happened? Accident or purposeful? Was she trying to deal with her pain or end it? I sure hope to God she was just trying to deal with it. Because if not that means she was trying suicide or something else to hide it. Which means Mike had most likely driven her to it… interesting fact about suicide. If it’s inconvenient people generally won’t try again. Like after they removes lethal gas stoves in England and people couldn’t stick their heads in stoves anymore the suicide rate dropped immensely and how jumpers stopped from jumping didn’t normally try again. Suicide is a split second decision and inconvenience makes you think about it. And after thinking it through you decide A) it isn’t worth it B) It is worth it and needs to be done. But very few people actually think that B is the correct answer. Of course I’m not saying Lucy was completely in the right when she hit Michael and called him names he was not right in his actions about it either and as we all know two wrongs do not make a right.
Ckmwt June 23, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.
@myself got sidetracked. Anyway Mike doing what he did to Lucy is nowhere near acceptable but if Lucy attempted suicide over it she is in the wrong as well. And to think all this over a girl that Mike barely sees ever outside of pictures, the fact that this happened because Sandy didn’t really like Lucy is almost disgraceful,as she doesn’t know who she was talking about at all.
Ckmwt June 23, 2013, 2:50 AM EST.
What I’m wondering about is Augustus and that bar guy and his group. They said they were going to get revenge on Lucy and her friends in that one chapter. When is that going to happen??? I’ve been worrying abt that for a while now. I first thought that this definately was a suicide attempt by Lucy, but it could be a well planned attack by Augustus and his pedo friends to make it look like a suicide attempt. He did see her upset on top of that building, remember? Who knows?
Also, I’m afraid that Taeshi will leave us hanging for another few pages, like this won’t be fully explained for a while. It’s bad enough that we have to wait until Tuesday for an update… Hope for an answer to relieve all of our stress over this!
Brambles June 23, 2013, 3:02 AM EST.
For some reason, I have one word running around in my head…. “CHEATER CHEATER CHEATER…..”
IVYFeatheren June 23, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.
@supertails19 & @Brambles
I agree with both of you! It’s very possible it was set up by that pedo stalker and/or its likely to be something other than suicide
IVYFeatheren June 23, 2013, 3:17 AM EST.
@brambles could be an attack but Augustus seemed pretty distressed that she was up there to begin with and stayed and watched to seemingly make sure she didn’t jump.
Ckmwt June 23, 2013, 3:17 AM EST.
viva MikexLucy! i love them!
Hunter June 23, 2013, 4:29 AM EST.
Mike, does it hurt?(◡‿◡✿)
DOES IT HURT?(◡‿◡✿)
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING(ʘ‿ʘ✿)
//LAUGHS EVILLY THEN QWOPs TO THE SUN
Itsrainingbubbles June 23, 2013, 6:32 AM EST.
You know. As much as I feel for Mike in this moment. And as much as I wanted LucyxMike back in the day. He doesn’t deserve her anymore. He tossed her aside like an old shirt he thought he’d out grown. He couldn’t pick up on the fact that she was cracking because he didn’t care. But at least he sees the err of his ways now. That’s something.
Right now, I am all for PauloxLucy. At least he’s willing to express that he actually cares for her. Hell he was willing to leave someone he thought he cared for (and probably did, just not as much) just to be with Lucy. Definitely looking forward to how the story spins out from here on in.
Kero June 23, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.
I just had a bad feeling… Is this comic nearly to ending???
aim June 23, 2013, 9:18 AM EST.
I kinda feel bad for him, but to be honest not at all.
I mean, after what he did to her, I honestly think he deserves this. *Shrugs*
Pikahu June 23, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.
So here’s a change of pace…
Huh? June 23, 2013, 10:58 AM EST.
Yes! Yes! Oh the tears of unfathomable sadness, you guys! Yes! Oh your tears are so yummy Mikey! Yes! So yummy!
Sanitarium June 23, 2013, 11:05 AM EST.
What happened to Lucy? I’m so curious…
Steve June 23, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.
So, as soon as I got to this page, Pandora decided to start playing “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Deathcab. Perfect timing is perfect. Looking forward to the next chapter.
akipolies June 23, 2013, 12:49 PM EST.
I do not know if I should feel sorry for Mike. Err…
[New user name (at least for a few days)]
HongKat June 23, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
I’ve been thinking—I don’t always cause damage like Mike is, but when I do, it’s not out of sadness, but frustration*. Everyone seems to think that Mike feels some sort of deep sadness for Lucy, and that he’s now chosen her over Sandy despite his past actions, but that may not be the case. For one, this could be an emotional overload purely of regret for what he’s done, or of realization that Lucy really did love him. That’s what leads me into the topic of frustration. Mike realizes now that Lucy is, or was at one point, dependent on their friendship. My theory is that he still wants to be in a relationship with Sandy, but now sees that he can’t do that without further hurting Lucy. He had intended to go to the hospital to see whether she was okay, but with this realization, he may not know what to do—or what he can and can’t do to begin with. (Straying a bit farther away from my conjecture and more toward personal opinion) Due to this rift in decisiveness, whether Mike actually wants to be with Lucy in a deeper sense or not, she needs something that he can’t give her. Which is a big part of why I hope she ends up with Paulo, who isn’t currently in a relationship with anyone else after the drama with Jasmine.
I had originally joked to myself about this all being Augustus’ doing (I’ve never been a big Auggy fan), but the way you put it, it actually makes sense. That scene from before wouldn’t have been put in the comic for no reason. @Supertails19
My point was that I didn’t necessarily think it was a suicide attempt. Aside from my aforementioned suspicion that this COULD have something to do with Augustus, your theories all seem to make a lot of sense. Psychological depression can put a lot of stress on the body, and it’s not uncommon to see it coupled with a lack of proper nutrition.
“We all know that they will be together” We definitely don’t, though.
*Stay thirsty, my friends.
Insanity_Prevails June 23, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.
crap this chapter shot me right to my heart still waiting just 19 hours to se the page keep going /,,/
WOLOLO June 23, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.
There it is folks; tears of remorse. And tears from us knowing this is an utter tragedy.
To quote Calvin & Hobbes: “It’s that moment of dawning comprehension I live for.”
Redd June 23, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.
Okay… Breaking Up seems more like Breaking Down.
SomeRandomFan June 23, 2013, 8:16 PM EST.
It´s the kind of feeling … when you realize there are things that can´t be undone. Sorry, Mike. Karma ´s a bitch.
Whinnie June 23, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.
I guess what’s done is done. Things that have been said and done can’t be taken back and I feel like he’s realized that. You do a great job with emotional expression and, well, just everything. Can’t wait for the next pages to see what happens!
zyphersTalon June 23, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.
All she ever did was like you, Mike, then she loved you. And WHAT did you SAY to her?!
SOGx-ray June 23, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.
Feeling it NOW mike
Feeling the pain
Feeling the love you crushed with your hate
Hate you mike is the only thing she never said
I hate you mike but I hope you feel better
Better enough to truly say your sorry to Lucy
RUN TO HER MIKE RUN MIKE RUN
N-master June 23, 2013, 11:36 PM EST.
mike realizes now. somethings gonna happen but i do know that this will all make up eventually
auto June 24, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Mike can cry rivers for all I care >
Amber June 24, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
wow…. YOU DONT SAY MIKE, MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MIND IS IT SANDY OR LUCY whew… sorry about that… But he takes a long time and now he’s too damn late for Luce
ShizuTheCat June 24, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.
Next page: Mike crying like shown in question 9 here:
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With Lucy (eyes not pictured) in a hospital window over him, (possibly with bandages on, denoting her supposed suicide attempt.)
Honestly, I think if it were anything but that, then either the teacher or Lily would have said something about it. Since the topic is being avoided though, I’m guessing she really did try it..
Kits June 24, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.
DrDominiguez June 24, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.
THE BLUE SCARF!! IT HAS RETURNED!!!! HOOZAH!!!
Destiny June 24, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.
Oh Maishul. Can you ever make up your mind on who truly love? I mean, seriously!
Crystalzoner June 24, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.
I just want Paulo to save the day, he’s always looked out for lucy.
Sarah June 24, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.
Actually, it looks more like Lucy behind a snowman from Just Beautiful, scared Augustus and Lucy on the roof from Ten Seconds To Midnight, Mike crying and scratching the walls from this very page.
We all see what you did there, Taeshi. Nice foreshadowing.
HIC June 24, 2013, 4:18 AM EST.
BEST SONG FOR THIS
2shy June 24, 2013, 5:23 AM EST.
It’d be awesome if he turned around to go after lucy no matter what and saw paulo there!!! <33
Angie June 24, 2013, 6:24 AM EST.
It’s bad when you identify segments of your life with this…
it’s… bad. real bad. ;
bet mike will wake up to reality if it follows my line here… haha! xD
Loona June 24, 2013, 9:18 AM EST.
its monday night for me, wheres the updatd?
g—haze June 24, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.
Awesome song choice
Equalrightsforpinatas June 24, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.
Update in 1 hour <3 I feel that one side of me is like ‘he deserves it.’ And the other is ‘Awwww. I feel sad.’
minichoco June 24, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.
YES!!! On your knees, bitch!
Redneck June 24, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.
hahaha…THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR BREAKING HER HEART!
lolly87631 June 24, 2013, 12:23 PM EST.
@KET Actually, Mike “threatened” to take their friends in response to her threat to do so. Her’s was just a version known as the “non-threat threat.” You don’t actually say you will do something, you may even deny that you would, but it’s a very real possibly that this thing will happen if someone doesn’t toe the line. I also didn’t say that she was purposefully abusive. Whether she realizes it or not she has been incredibly abusive to him for the majority of their relationship that we have seen. It hasn’t helped that he’s been a pushover but it was never his fault. Lucy is someone easy to feel sympathy for but she’s still pretty abusive. Wherever it comes from, depression, anger, is irrelevant. We all experience feelings like these. Unless there is something wrong with our brains we are responsible for our ensuing actions.
Stephen June 24, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
I don’t see why everyone’s so pissy at Mike because Lucy WAS cruel to him. It was just sad.
Genni! June 24, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.
Oh yeah, they just had an entire sequence where they had Mike feel guilty about being angry at Lucy for her physically and verbally harming him and it isn’t condoning of abuse. Where they write an arc where Lucy is driven to a suicide attempt because of what Mike did to Lucy, so that what Lucy did to Mike is minimalized.
You know what? You don’t understand this ****. Just because someone loves you, just because someone does something for you, that doesn’t make up for abuse. That doesn’t stop it when someone comes after you. This whole “Oh! Lucy loves him so its okay!” thing is **** and triggering.
Icsifil June 26, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.
@Icsifil: Let me rephrase what I said: Did anyone here ever say that abuse was okay? I’m pretty sure that no one said anything like that. If anyone ever told you that abuse was okay, then they were lying. Oh, and that comment about the authors saying abuse was okay? Yeah, that was a lie you made up. Mike feels guilty because he took it too far in December with a girl that actually loved him… he believed Lucy was lying and being manipulative earlier, but now he knows she was being sincere when she said “I love you” and if you think Mike will be happy about being the reason Lucy ended up in the hospital, then I’m sorry, but you’re wrong.
A teenager feeling guilty for making a mistake is natural… that’s why Lucy felt guilty back in Pick Me Up. She even said sorry to Mike at the time. Sure it was a simultaneous apology and Mike might not have taken it seriously, but she did apologize.
Okay I think I see the problem: “they had Mike feel guilty about being angry at Lucy for her physically and verbally harming him” -Icsifil
I don’t think Mike was feeling guilty for standing up to her after taking all that abuse. It’s more like, Mike realized that she really did love him and he treated her harshly. Umm, in other words Mike’s feeling bad about the way he handled the situation since he kind of emotional crushed Lucy. Or did you think the way he reacted in December was okay? … it wasn’t okay nor will it ever be okay. Same with all the times that Lucy hurt Mike. Both had their fair share of screw ups and they both feel bad about it.
I’ll ask you again: How does any of this tell you that abuse is okay? They both feel bad about their actions on the other. No one here is saying abuse is okay.
“Where they write an arc where Lucy is driven to a suicide attempt because of what Mike did to Lucy, so that what Lucy did to Mike is minimalized.” -Icsifil
*sigh* I’m getting tired of hearing that word(suicide) it bring back too many painful memories. I don’t see how anything is being “minimalized.” If anything it bring everything into focus. It even helped Mike realize that Lucy may have been mean, but she wasn’t a complete monster and he was wrong to treat her as one. Did you ever hear the phrase: “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
“You know what? You don’t understand this ****. Just because someone loves you, just because someone does something for you, that doesn’t make up for abuse. That doesn’t stop it when someone comes after you. This whole “Oh! Lucy loves him so its okay!” thing is **** and triggering.” -Icsifil
I know more about this than I’d like to admit… you don’t know me and it would be wise to resist acting like you do. I agree that love does not make abuse okay, but does acting like your abuser make things right? Does becoming what you hate really make the pain go away? Can you honestly tell me that calling somebody a parasite and emotionally tearing them apart is a good response to being abused? Mike took it too far and behaved even worse than the person that was abusing him. Now he feels remorse for his actions because he remembered all the good memories that were buried with the bad. Mike feeling bad has more to do with the way he treated Lucy when he assumed she was being manipulative and insincere. He realized she was sincere and feels bad about what he said in December(not all of it, but a lot of it).
I’ll end by saying: Abuse is never okay, but just because you are being abused, does not give you the right to act worse than the person that abused you even if it was for a limited amount of time. Remorse is natural for people every once in a while. No one’s perfect, we are all bound to make mistakes every once in a while. Oh yeah, don’t ever assume one person is to blame for everything that has happened so far. It’s silly to blame one and assume no one else had anything to do with this predicament.
supertails19 June 26, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.
^ best story/personal advice ever.
The Guilt shall tear at Michaels conscious for a long time.
Mcturtle July 30, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.
Astrid555.1 August 1, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.
@Oceanus92 I hate nitpicking, but he was using his claws to groove a mark into the wall, because he was upset. Sorry if I’m annoying, I just wanted to say that. Ignore this if you like
ShizuTheCat August 26, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.
wow, mike, did you sharpen your claws last night?
Astrid555.1 September 14, 2013, 2:38 PM EST.
That’s just what he gets for being a bi*** really I wish that all the cats and dogs in the comics beat him up also her brothers also mike acted like he was doing nothing wrong but really he messed up it’s hard to say this but he even messes up harder then paulo has been all high school
Also it would be nice to so mike be stabbed in the ear lucy can hear from then cant hear out of that ear… i really hate mike right now…
lonnigan October 20, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.
Seriously. Make up your mind, already, Micheal.
I hate this wishy-washy-I-hate-you-but-I-feel-bad business!
Bee September 1, 2014, 6:45 PM EST.
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