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I like how there were theories that Paulo and Lucy were off doing things.
SORRY TO DISAPPOINT
She dead. But seriously though, it looks like we’re finally going to find out what Lucy’s family was talking about. It’ll all be worth it though if Mike feels guilty. Maybe he’ll actually change this time. Probably not, but maybe. There are actually several possibilities as to what might be going on. She could be with her dad, she could have been sent away to like a therapist, since her family seems wealthy, or her family might have gone as far as to move. Probably not, though, since her family doesn’t know what the problem is. Either way, though, looks like Mike finally did get the group all to himself. Even if he didn’t want to.
Nikita May 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Either the teacher’s pregnant or Lucy’s gone. I bet she has some sort of illness - or maybe she’s transferring schools.
what May 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Lucy’s probably been moved by her family to some boarding school or something and the teacher’s going to say it dramatically to the class and everyone is going to be shocked and Mike will overreact to the announcement.
My prediction, it can’t fail.
Puppo May 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Ditto May 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Disappoint? Haha you’ve made me quite happy!
Ace May 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Transferred or went on independent studies. calling it.
Day May 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Lucy’s dead. The end.
not nope May 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Is Lucy moving away!?
Blastion May 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
MAN the suspense though
Box May 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
augustus where are thy?
kiki May 13, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
She probably just transferred or something. She’ll be back, shes a main character!
I wonder when Zachary is gonna show up again though.
Jinx May 13, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Oh oh… this doesn’t sound good… Im worried ):
Sam May 13, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
An announcement? Now? With rumors Lucy may be leaving the school? In a chapter titled ‘Breaking Up’? Given immediately after the rest of the main cast talk about how Lucy hasn’t been around lately? In a drama-and-angst-ridden comic about cats? Filled with plot twists and other general problems?
It’s probably nothing.
Oceanus92 May 13, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
ARRRRGH!!!! Damn cliffhangers how you torment us!!
@Oceanus92 nice one
Thatoneguy May 13, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
i bet she changed schools or homes because in the beginning of the chapter ”Ten Seconds To Midnight” Lucy walks down the stairs and all she says is ”do i have to go?”
bunnyclub101 May 13, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
Uh oh Teach isn’t lookin too happy about somethin…
And Lucy’s gone
SHE GOT KIDNAPPED
Dakota May 13, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
a kid transferring schools isnt something the teacher would tell the students, just because its not anyone’s business or because they dont notice
soyeah May 13, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
CoolBad May 13, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
She said “Do I have any say in this?” not that, so god knows what might happen…
Thatoneguy May 13, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.
The announcement is about Lucy??
Poor Paulo is all worried about her aww u_u
silveryogurt May 13, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
the END?? NOOooo
Laguhez May 13, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.
@Taeshi SORRY TO DISAPPOINT? HA! THIS IS SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!!!
@Laguhez NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (lol)
Rylan May 13, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.
Lucy is not transferring to a different school. and if she was, so what? her friends could easily visit her at her house. my theory is that she being sent to an all girls boarding school. No boys means no drama.
kiki May 13, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.
Teach does NOT look happy.
@Dakota hey man we were thinkin the same thing haa
not talkin bout the kidnapping part i mean that we said things the same way.
shaaa May 13, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.
I seriously think her mom is sending her to rehab. Lucy seems like she has a mental issue and it didn’t really come to a head until now. Her state is depression, clearly. Her mom would want to take care of her daughter! Happy mother’s day Lucy’s mom!
GhostCaptainBarbossa May 13, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
We all know it is morning sickness from the shenanigans with Paulo in the dressing room.
More seriously, she is clearly LEAVING FOREVER so she can be closer to her dad (or go to the padded cells).
Titanium Dragon May 13, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.
Interesting… keep them coming preasu!!!
Bolgverk May 13, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.
Uh-oh. THE SUSPENSE!
Chompy May 13, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
Sanchan May 13, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.
A good example of how the storytelling in this comic just keeps getting better and better. For a while now, we’ve slowly felt things slipping. With each event, its been slowly nudging the story and the reader into a sense of uncertainty. A feeling of anxiety, excitement and dread. I remember back at the end of the chapter “December”, the pit that left in my stomach. And just with how this chapter has started off. Building up subtly in reference to Lucy’s absence, and now an announcement which we all can only assume is about her. This leaves me with yet more uncertainty on what will happen, and knowing it probably can’t be anything good. In all honesty, we haven’t hit the true climax yet, the true fallout has not had its effect on the cast. And that leaves me to just shudder at the possibilities. And its why I absolutely adore this comic.
P.S. Received my kickstarter Items on Wednesday last week. <3 the figurine.
Everything came in good condition. Although it seemed like the Ask BCB book I received had remnants of spill coffee on the cover or something. But no damage. Just a bit of scrubbing with a damp paper towel and it was good as new. Now all I need to do is bring my book and get it signed / doodled when the chance arises.
Thanks for all that is BCB Taeshi
Fenfir May 13, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.
Oh well, time to get working on a fanart then :3
I really hope Lucy doesn’t move away but what can’t go wrong will go wrong
MapleMelodey May 13, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.
Lucy’s not coming back is she? :
ihaveaname? May 13, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.
Julia KaNeko May 13, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.
Shooooot. My stomach just dropped.
Knuc May 13, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.
eagle May 13, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.
A-HA! So, Lucy’s moved away.
Subaru May 13, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.
no worries everyone, you still have 26 more pages of potential drama to find out what happened!
Whistleblower May 13, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.
i would try to guess but in all my time reading this comic i have never guessed right. i love the suspense this chapter is dragging out so far. but the name of the chapter itself still kind of scares me.
King_Crimson May 13, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.
I wonder if Mike left the table like he said he would already? My guess is she’s transferring schools or something?
Flara May 13, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.
Why do I feel like it’s going to be something really morbid like, “Lucy is dead.” Or something? 0.0
sam May 13, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.
Lani: “I’m sorry to announce that Lucy has transferred to another school and will not be attending classes anymore.”
Me: “Well now we know why the title is called Break Up, the group is about to fall apart… WHY?! … wait I might be wrong about this, yeah that’s it… or am I just in denial… . Please let it be something like ‘I’m sorry, but i’ll be out for a few days and you will have a new teacher until I return’ or something else(Paulo will still be devastated, but everything won’t fall apart)… even I think that’s a bit of a stretch.” *sigh*
supertails19 May 13, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.
If Lucy had finally put some distance between herself and Mike( I mean more than there already was) then I say, good because she needs it.
Lucy is extremly codependent on Mike and while time away won’t make the issue go away, it’ll definantly help since she won’t have to see him everyday. Hence giving her time to reflect and relax and maybe let go.
Shoop-a-doop May 13, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.
I have a feeling she’s going to transfer… It’s probably what her family was talking about.
Chinatsu May 13, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.
Bittersweet_PauloxLucy May 13, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.
Ohhhhhh, wonder if shes moving away, maybe thats what her family ment a few chapters back, nnoooouuu what about pauloxlucy
bcb_rules May 13, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.
Hrm. This can’t end well.
Though due to Main Character status, she can’t be completely leaving. I suspect her family’s convinced her to take an official break from school instead of raking up absences.. Though you never know…
Also, I have to wonder if Mike still plans to leave the table after apologizing to Lucy. If so, that’s probably the titular breakup: breaking up the circle of friends.
Party Favors May 13, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.
Lucy probably died.
Yxela007 May 13, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.
New student. That’s what I think. Complete lack of info on what happened to Lucy.
Zelse May 13, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.
From what’s happened, maybe something happened to Lucy. But she most likely is not dead, as she is a main character. If she is, though, that jerk mike had better be sorry. I thought he was supposed to be nice. And when he talked to sandy, he LIED and made it seem like Lucy was the bad one. Wtf, man. LUCY IS BETTER THAN YOU AND SO IS PAULO. But if Lucy killed herself, then I will find mike and take all his scarfs. And kidnap sandy and give myself a blow touch. While laughing like a maniac. (And this is why I shouldn’t be allowed to take parts in conversations.)
.-. May 13, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.
Lucy’s transfering schools
lov/hate/hurt May 13, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.
the teacher is leaving? :o
shmidny May 13, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.
This question has been eating away at me for months, something along the lines of: “Nice, Lucy and Mike at least are talking again, I really hope they salvage their relationship even if it is just as friends. But then again there was that one thing from a few chapters ago…..”
And now for the dramatic reveal of that one thing from a few chapters ago, or it could be that the school is discontinuing the sale of sodas, twould be a dark day indeed.
Alfador May 13, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.
I wouldn’t put it past a plot device. New introduction of characters is a well-worn method of concocting drama. I already mentioned how I read too much manga, well, that’s how I know.
My personal theory is that Lucy got sick or hospitalized. Not that she was trying to kill herself or anything, but she got in an accident or something.
Also, Mike may/may not break up with Sandy, hence the title. It’s either that or it’s a focus on Paulo and Jasmine’s post-breakup lives.
Neospector May 13, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.
Sassafras!! The suspense is intolerable!! But seriously, miss Taeshi, you are too good at cliff-hangers….and that is a very good thing !
I really hope Lucy will be ok. She’s one of my favourrr…DAGNABBIT MIKE!!! Lucy was right there in front of you the whole time & all she wanted was for you to love her!!! …sorry, needed to get that off my chest
I really hope someone smacks some sense into him
kaminari683 May 13, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.
You know it may not be about Lucy.
She could be the hospital. Physically or mentally sick. I mean she might have done something… gotten badly hurt… now in the hospital… Mostly Mike’s fault… Or maybe not Mike’s fault… directly?
Regardless if it is… Mikes needs a ****en wake up call! I don’t(possibly) hate Mike anymore, but like Lucy he needs to learn there is a cause and effect! Glad to know Mike is starting to take notice to the effects of his brutal hate speech(Find me a hate speech anywhere that isn’t brutal!)
You know she could be the hospital recovering from a never suicidal death…
Not disappointed or surprise… about Paulo.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 13, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.
I knew it! Lucy’s been transferred!
Jupi May 13, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.
I wonder if she’s gonna say Lucy tried to commit suicide. That would make mike feel terrible, an he deserves it
Idk May 13, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.
Lucy’s dead and is the first and example casualty as the school locks down and the students are forced to kill each other through a series of murders and class trials…
Which won’t happen. That wouldn’t be very realistic. (Bonus points if you get the reference, though!)
Lucy might be dead, though, or she might have moved away?
Maybe she’s dropping out because she’s absent too much?
Joey May 13, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.
She’s moved, end of story…!!!
Yashy May 13, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.
@joey jaajaja didn’t see that coming (isn’t that dandanronpa??)
still it would be awesome if happen and the winner is David
Knight-A May 13, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.
@Taeshi: You have never disappointed me and most likely never will. I on the other hand am a disappointment to myself and probably a lot of people -_-.
@Whistleblower: 26 more pages filled with drama and a few laughs here and there sounds pretty good to me.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: It could also just be some bad news that Lani(the teacher) has related to school. Not even sure why she would announce a student dropping out or transferring, but I never had any experience with that stuff. I don’t think Lucy would do that to herself at this point or ever to be truthful. If she wanted to she could have harmed herself a long time ago. Why choose now when she has a glimmer of hope? Mike hurting her? He’d never be physical with her(He is no Abraham). Why would he hurt her emotionally now that he actually wants to start over with her? Sadly he might not get the chance (especially if she disappear from his life). Paulo umm, he has seen better days his life might take a turn for the worse(as in the love of his life leaving on way or another ).
@Anyone mentioning Lucy dying: I have the urge to cuss at all of you, but i’m holding it back. Taeshi said that no one else was going to die in her comic and why would she kill off a character that so many people like? If your joking about it, then you need to find better jokes .
supertails19 May 13, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.
I hope as you gaze upon that empty seat, Mike, that you’ll realize that it’s your fault she’s been missing for weeks. REALIZE IT.
Wat May 13, 2013, 1:41 AM EST.
I didn’t mean Mike totally went hulk on her, I am talking about the dead eyes! I am saying she might not be of right mind. Why wait till now? With a glimmer of hope? This is sick, but if she did something now to harm herself because of him… how he reacts will either show he is a soulless **** or it would hit him where it hurts!
How would you feel, if a girl hurt herself badly because of you?
He will get a very very rude awakening.
Lani is their homeroom teacher.
Nice to see you responding to my comments again
Hopefully we can start getting back into discussions
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 13, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.
She dead bitches.
Zombi May 13, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.
You can just see how Mike is concerned for Lucy being gone for the past couple of times. We don’t know whether Mike apologized and said they should start over due to owing the favor for Sandy, or if he’s feeling guilty enough to actually say something. I’m not sure, but judging by how he had those flashbacks in the previous chapter, I’m betting on the latter, but who knows?
Dudeler May 13, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.
Called it before, I’ll say it again. She moved
Leo-Inu May 13, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.
Oh hop-scotch liddy diddy wat da fracktail? Is Lushy dead?
Dork May 13, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Lani is their homeroom teacher. -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. That just makes her the perfect candidate to give them all bad/good school related news. I got all of my news from the very first teacher I saw in the morning(back in high school). If a teacher was out my homeroom teacher told me about it(Although it might not be the same with everyone… which is why I’m still worried about what will happen next ).
I’ll get back to talking more and working on my stories again now that I have the entire summer to myself and with my job(no school to hold be back, oh yeah ).
You know what will hurt Mike… watching his “group” fall apart if Lucy leaves. Then he’ll feel terrible about talking for them and saying they would leave her behind. Oh! I know this will sound crazy, but what if Mike tells the others what happens recently and the group breaks up because of that? All it would take is for Mike to feel guilty enough to reveal what he has done. Maybe he’ll give an explanation to why he did it so he could try asking for forgiveness. (i’m not sure what good I’ll be in a discussion… I’m really holding on to optimism right now and it is faltering)
Seriously at this point, Lucy transferring seems like the most logical choice, but I’m just really hoping that Lani pulls through and gives them some other kind of news(like she will no longer be entertaining the class like they all loved http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p6.html )
supertails19 May 13, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.
lol daisy calling david davie
anonymouse May 13, 2013, 2:50 AM EST.
“Everybody sit down.”
“I have an announcement.”
*Pause for obvious dramatic effect*
“I just saved 50% on my car insurance by switching to Geico.”
*Pause to let that sink in for everyone thinking it was about Lucy*
lol, it’s so obvious to jump to the conclusion that this is about Lucy committing suicide, getting moved to a rehab center, moving to a different city, goofing off with other males apart from Mike, or perhaps taking the talent scout up on his offer? (lol?)
While it is starkly possible, the announcement could be about anything else. The author has obviously had a fondness for torquing the reader’s sense of direction in completely different ones the last few chapters.
It’s also funny how some are jumping to the conclusion that this is about Lucy, when the teacher has said nothing about the announcement yet, lol. It seems very automatic for people.
Also, lol at Daisy calling David “Davie”. Are they a “thing” now? David calls Daisy “Daze” or “Honey” now too? Heh. I wouldn’t mind seeing the two kissing, although we know Sue is the one who’s been secretly admiring David, eh, eh?
Anyways, looking forward to the next page.
Blank On Purpose May 13, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.
I think Mike is not feeling guilty here, but looking back at Daisy and Paulo…
LOL Mike the dumb rebound actually does
“Lucy transferring seems like the most logical choice”-Supertails19
With 5 pages a week, as long as it’s not the bus ridding(not literally), I wouldn’t have a problem. Maybe Paulo will be all romantic and journey to see her. OR just maybe *Devious smile* Mike will actually go see her.
“I’m just really hoping that Lani pulls through and gives them some other kind of news”-Supertails19
You and me both.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 13, 2013, 3:06 AM EST.
I fear for lucy’s health. not that she’s dead, but I think the teacher wouldn’t have such a serious face if she simply moved away.
(actually, I would prefer for her to have tried to suicide on her moving away, ‘cause at least she would still be near her friends. it’s not completely right, I know >_>)
boh... May 13, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.
boh... May 13, 2013, 3:20 AM EST.
shittt double post! stupid connection!!!!
boh... May 13, 2013, 3:28 AM EST.
Daze, rude. I mean, what kind of friend sees their friend skipping school a lot and instead of wondering if something bad happened goas all “what a slacker”. How would you like if you went missing and instead of caring about you people started saying that you probably just got too fat to lift your arse from your bed?
HIC May 13, 2013, 4:00 AM EST.
OMG SOMEONE IS OBVIOUSLY PREGNANT.
Mari May 13, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.
If she’s been transferred to another school / homeschooled, been admitted to a psychiatric ward or suddenly moving away, then Mike is most likely ending on a guilt trip since he’s finally grasping the scope of the damage his words have done.
And since Paulo has the hots for Lucy, then he’s likely to jump to conclusions, and We all know who he considers the prime suspect.
The rest of the group would probably find it all mighty suspicious, and since it all seems related to Mike, then they’re probably gonna keep their distance to him (except Daisy)
In short: Mike is in for a shitstorm, and he can pretty much only blame himself for it.
Turonas May 13, 2013, 4:25 AM EST.
I don’t think Paulo will discover what happened between Lucy and Mike. There was a situation before, when he was about to ask Mike, if I recall, but in the end he either forgot about it, or ignored it.
Being on a closed psychiatric word is as far away as being in another state. Thugh I also think this has something to do with a suicide attempt. This, or she was sterilised.
Commander_Zero May 13, 2013, 5:00 AM EST.
Ahhh! Oh the cliffhangers! The the cliffy cliff cliffhangerlermphblergfsph! Make it stop…
Aint No Stoppin' May 13, 2013, 5:09 AM EST.
Okay, so I’m going to attempt to list all of the fan theories from the comments section about why Lucy is missing slash what the teacher is about to announce.
1) Lucy is dead.
2) Lucy is sick/hospitalized.
3) Lucy was in an accident/hospitalized.
4) Lucy attempted suicide/was committed.
5) Lucy is moving (possibly out of state and/or to be closer to her dad).
6) Lucy is transferring to a different school.
7) Lucy is going to a boarding school.
8) Lucy is taking a break from school at the urging of her parents.
9) The teacher is leaving for a few days or possibly forever.
10) There is a new student.
11) The teacher just saved 50% on her car insurance by switching to Geico.
12) The teacher is pregnant.
13) Lucy is pregnant.
14) Someone has to be pregnant.
Did I miss anything? Y’all are a creative bunch.
Patrick May 13, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.
“I have an announcement”
That’s NEVER a good sign, at least not in a series like this .
DeathofInk May 13, 2013, 5:54 AM EST.
Something possible, please!
I think there may be three kinds of possible announcement:
A). About the exam or grade.
B). About the drama or school activities.
C). About the changes in students or teachers.
—Or all of them.
Doctor Nuclear May 13, 2013, 6:04 AM EST.
What izzit!? what?! WHAT!?
DekuMarth May 13, 2013, 6:42 AM EST.
“i have an announcement.”
awkward silence between every one.
“Our class got the most money from the fundraiser so we all skip today!”
willybilly May 13, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.
Plot twist! Dun dun dunnnnn!
Also I would like to thank @Taeshi personally for making Mondays something I can look forward to.
Kindle Kat May 13, 2013, 6:57 AM EST.
Really amusing comments you got there
aim May 13, 2013, 7:06 AM EST.
I dont care what happens, i want lucy to marry paulo and live happily ever after!!
I have no idea May 13, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.
Either way the ‘talent agent’ was definitely a pedophile.
Draven May 13, 2013, 8:14 AM EST.
Think this has to do with what was being discussed with her family back in Ten Seconds to Midnight.Either that or she made some sort of agreement with the guy offering her the deal.
Anonymous Cat May 13, 2013, 8:21 AM EST.
Lucy has been hospitalized after a suicide attempt.
Lucy has (insert fatal illness).
Lucy has (accident of choice) and is dyong.
Lucy is dead.
Lucy has moved to (new random place).
Lucy has left our school to pursue a career in music.
NOW LET’S OPEN DEM TEXTBOOKS, SHALL WE?
Meow May 13, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.
Please don’t make this as bad as I think it is. I just got this laptop; it’d suck if I’ll be forced to punch the screen hard enough that my fist would come out the other side out of this.
Prius May 13, 2013, 10:10 AM EST.
She’s pregnant. Maternity leave. Actually has nothing to do with Lucy.
Zerreth May 13, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.
Has Paulo been working out?
wr3h May 13, 2013, 10:40 AM EST.
My husband and I have been discussing this chapter in detail and we don’t think it could be something as drastic as Lucy leaving, but could be something along the lines of a major couple breaking up, like Abbey and Daisy, or something like Mike finding out his girlfriend is cheating on him and they break up. We don’t think Lucy will be moving, but she may be having to participate in some type of therapy. She and Mike JUST made up, so we don’t think the writer(s) will have them separate so soon after they agree to try again with their friendship.
Gaia La'Fon May 13, 2013, 10:46 AM EST.
Sandy doesn’t seem to be the type to cheat.
wr3h May 13, 2013, 10:56 AM EST.
I have a very bad headache so keep your mouth shut. Now I’ll like to welcome a new student to our class. I hope you welcome her. Sandy will join us halfway through this lesson. So in the mean time take out your books…
This is just like the North Korea incident… But this time its Taeshi with her missels pointed at my little 5 person ship…. Its a 5 person ship but I think every1 else had abandoned ship… Please let it continue like the Koreans and not fire… Please… Please Taeshi
Lucy please be caught in traffic.
The G May 13, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.
Announcements from a homeroom teacher are usually of four sorts:
A). About the exam or grade.
B). About the school/class activities (here is drama).
C). About the changes in students or teachers.
D). Announcements made by superior leaders.
—hope to be good news.
Well, not totally “DISAPPOINT”. Augustus is still missing.
But if that is said by Taeshi, maybe the truth is a bit boring.
If the similar scene from (only) this page takes place in real world.
Lani will say something about the final exam,
and Lucy will rush into the classroom as quickly as possible
or will be found staying at home alone.
Doctor Nuclear May 13, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.
I think would be funny if Sandy became a new student at their high school
Watch right before Lani says something Lucy comes running in. “Sorry I am late!”
Now that I think about it. Mike was half right about “dumb rebound” Because Paulo at times is really dumb. Especially last chapter, he was good to tell her he missed her and was worried and didn’t tell her what was most important. It’s like running a marathon then stopping at the finish line not crossing it.
Augustus is a Junior. He is one grade level above her.
Other than lunch and after school(right after or at a library) and in the hall, they never see each other. And I doubt after running to save her from jumping off a building that he would do something bad to her.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 13, 2013, 12:40 PM EST.
God damn it, something bad is happening. I knew it ended too optimistically last chapter.
The Real Lee May 13, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.
Lucy is probably tired of all the drama and Mike and all.. I think she moved to another school, stayed in bed or something like that.. i hope she’s okay
musling May 13, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.
I for one am looking forward to lucy being gone. Im hoping its hit by bus…now its jazmine’s time to shine
wonkybird May 13, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
I have a feeling this is relating back to a few comics back when Lucy’s mother had to tell her something but we never found out what
Kittlee May 13, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.
I have a REALLY bad feeling.
But however, Sue hasn’t appeared yet..
LucyDucy May 13, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.
Teach is pregers, or maybe Lucy
Tcj333 May 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone. I still have three chapters to go, I said sorry about ****** ending in reference to the chapter not my mini fan fic.
@Everyone. HOW THE HELL CAN YOU PEOPLE SAY MIKE DOES NOT CARE!! . I had the same look on my face back in high school if my best friend was missing for a week and I never got to talk to them. Also Mike does care people and look at that him, he is just staring at Lucy’s seat, probably wondering where she is or how she is doing.
Devin May 13, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.
Lucy’s dead. Oh gosh, Lucy’s dead. That’s one of the only things teachers announce to fellow students to knew someone who’s been absent for a while.
Or she’s terribly ill.
CyanScorpion May 13, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.
Lucy can’t have killed herself. She’s too integral to the story. She might have tried and failed and now be in the hospital, however definitely not have actually succeeded… I don’t see this story bringing ghosts back from the dead.
What’s most likely however, in my personal opinion, is that Lucy is transferring schools, or moving away, and that was the decision made on her behalf by her family. And frankly, that kind of decision… doesn’t fix squat. A change in environment can do wonders, but a change in geography just brings the problems you had with you. So if her environment changes then she has a chance, if not… well, she’ll still have all the same old troubles with no help from potential support bases. Sending her away is a panic reaction, from what I can see…
Unless she’s being put into therapy… And then it’s entirely dependant on how good the place is. And now I’ll be quiet because those are all three of my theories.
Allsmiles May 13, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.
I really hope lucy didn’t die or move or become ill…
Alex May 13, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.
Lol there’s no chance that Lucy is hurt. Besides the fact that it would come out of nowhere, teachers tend to not sigh and hold their back while announcing the death of a student.
qwup May 13, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone. Beginning of your new chapter scared me. Like running into Alejandro in a dark ally scary. But nice ending.
Devin May 13, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.
please just say school is getting out early
deathblow_6 May 13, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.
“I’m pregnant and Paulo is the father!” dum dum DUUUUUM!!!!
Neo May 13, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.
The suspense… AND NOW I GOTTA WAIT TILL WEDNESDAY
Rue May 13, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.
The teacher’s expression unnerves me and considering a lot of the sharp turns that seem to happen I am a little worried.
Thompson De' Medici May 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.
Either Lucy is moving, or she has killed herself. Or she’s getting a class change or something because of high grades or something. Whichever one, DON’T LET IT BE ONE OF THE FIRST TWO!! >_
I'll Eat Yourself May 13, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.
@ I’ll Eat Yourself
Or, she’s moving and killed the movers. Or it has nothing to do with Lucy
Tokoz May 13, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.
They still have black boards at that school? It’s all about the Smart Boards-get with the 21st century jkjk
HolaATurGURL May 13, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.
Lucy and Mike need to bang already before she leaves-which we all know she will because of her father.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 13, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.
Best reading of the day.
Knux-the-Killer May 13, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.
? “Augustus” isn’t the key point.
Doctor Nuclear May 13, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.
Her announcement is:
“Lucy has committed suicide due to severe depression. Whoever is responsible for this, please go take a walk to the darkest place on the planet, dig a hole, crawl into it and die.
NoName : “She can’t be dead! Mike is supposed to dump Sandy and confess his love to Lucy! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME, TAESHI!!?!!”
NoName XD May 13, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.
Why do I feel like sandy is coming to the school I don’t know I’m crazy
Partpup May 13, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.
Maybe it’ll end like Romeo & Juliet…
Teacher announces the tragic death of Lucy, and Mike gets depressed. A few chapters later he can’t take the agony anymore and kills himself as well, because—
A: He realized that Sandy wasn’t worth it because she lives so far away.
B: His one true love is dead… mine as well join her.
C: It makes sense, but I know that the story’s most likely NOT going to go that way. I can fantasize, can’t I?
NoName XD May 13, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.
Basic theory storytelling dictates that the news should be about Lucy, but some of the loveable switches Taeshi’s pulled before in situations like this suggest otherwise… Hmmm…
Oxenkses May 13, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.
“Lucy and Mike need to bang already before she leaves-which we all know she will because of her father.”TheRealSomeone(aka
Ok I did not say that! WHO ARE YOU? You think that is funny stealing my name and framing me immature little brat! Grow the **** up! You tell it isn’t because I don’t use “-” Also I don’t think her father would be a reason to leave. NOR do I think she is leaving.
Despite being a hardcore MikexLucy shipper. I do not support premarital sex. If they are going to sex it should be after they happily and nether is pressured to do so.
I glad you liked the ending
I hate to rain your parade, but Mike is looking back and Daisy and Paulo. Now Mike should start to realize he is wrong, but by the looks of it… If Mike leaves I only see Paulo staying.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 13, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.
I think Lucy’s moving. I know it seems sudden, but in the chapter Ten Seconds to Midnight, Lucy’s mom, Sam, and Jordan seemed to be discussing something about Lucy that she didn’t have a say in. I dunno, it makes sense to me.
Anonymous May 13, 2013, 7:43 PM EST.
*Dramatic music plays*
Teacher: I’m sorry to say that …(pause)
We won’t find out where Lucy is until Friday!
Pyre_of_Onyx May 13, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.
deaathsdect123 May 13, 2013, 8:41 PM EST.
NUUUUU WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY???????????? THE SUSPENSE!!!!
PKThicket May 13, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.
Luis Hernandez May 13, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.
She moved or is dieing
JustSomeCritic May 13, 2013, 9:36 PM EST.
I’m gonna traumatize everyone
Lucy is no more:
She jumped the bridge
tied the noose
took a stab
Ate her dust
Took a dive…
Waviness May 13, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.
Pauloisjustthatboss May 13, 2013, 10:25 PM EST.
winterwitch May 13, 2013, 10:55 PM EST.
She’s suffering from radio interference!!!
Tacsi May 13, 2013, 11:04 PM EST.
Maybe her sick just never quite went away? Hm. Announcement time everybody, so shoosh; let the frilly teacher lady say stuff ‘bout Luce!
Also, I love how nobody is concerned that Amaya hasn’t been seen in like three chapters or so, probably more.
Alaystus May 13, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.
Lucy is transfering to DeGraci High School.
Welgaea May 13, 2013, 11:27 PM EST.
@Alaystus: The “frilly teacher lady” is named Lani Amalu and for a teacher she is pretty cool and laid back… which makes me worry why she of all people would have an expression like that when she is making an announcement. Hopefully I’m worrying over nothing and she is actually going to give some good news and surprise the class.
Amaya was in the play: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p20.html she wasn’t there for long though, but she was there .
I have a new theory about the title of this chapter(Breaking Up) although it sounds a bit crazy, but when do I not sound crazy anymore . Abbey will break up with Daisy because he knows he can’t be what she wants(you all know what she wants). Abbey will ask Daisy a vital question and her response… well it could have been better. The girl needs to let go of her crush
( ) or it might just make her wonderful relationship with Abbey crumble away .
@Devin: I guess since December it is hard for people to believe that Mike still has a heart. He does care, but until he shows it, the fans will continue thinking he doesn’t. I know he cares and that is good enough for me .
supertails19 May 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
I believe he cares Sandy, Sandy, Sandy, and Sandy OH and his friends … but not about Lucy.
“but until he shows it” “continue thinking he doesn’t”-supertails19
The man is a psychic!
If you hate someone for 4 months, and it takes less than four weeks to not… that I find hard to believe
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 14, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.
@Ace and @Rylan , I’m with you guys.
Mr. Blue May 14, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.
ithere lucy or jazzmines dead
Naraku666 May 14, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.
Only 23 Hours left before the next page
Imma set a count-down time now !!
I also think that Lucy might be leaving town with her family because her parents found a better job or something.
MapleMelodey May 14, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: If Mike doesn’t care then why is he looking back to Lucy’s empty chair? Why should her absence even matter to him? Take a moment to think about this: Mike just decided to start over with Lucy and give her another chance to be his friend again… if this did not happen, then yeah Mike would probably just remain blissfully unaware and probably go back to his thoughts of Sandy. The fact that he even wants to try and start over means that something during the play made him change the way he thinks about Lucy(I will let you figure out what that was because I don’t want to be the one to have all the fun).
Now Mike thinks of Lucy as a friend and not an annoyance so he’ll be more likely to worry about her absence(or health) than he would have a week ago. He probably doesn’t care enough about her to date her, but to worry about her health… to that I say oh yeah that’s definitely a step in the right direction . Now if only I could quit worrying about what Lucy’s family had to say in Ten Seconds to Midnight… hmm, not sure if I should be worrying about that as much as I am .
I wonder how many people will call me a Mike lover just because I’m saying he is not as heartless as everyone thinks… yeah I’m gonna stop talking for now before I dig myself into a deeper hole .
supertails19 May 14, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.
Did Lucy get transferred to Sandys school?
Lolly May 14, 2013, 7:03 AM EST.
Teacher: I will no longer be taking your phones away, irregardless of circumstance.
Huh? May 14, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.
Mike is looking back at Paulo and Daisy actually.
But what worries me more, is only Paulo really seems to be the only one who cares. I mean Daisy and David are more worried about her failing than her. Now for Mike, I can’t really say. He didn’t apologize more like we can start over. Which they need I get that, but Mike do something! I want some actions behind dem words! You know something wrong! Do something anything(constructive)!
I know that family **** is throwing a damn monkey in wrench!!!
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 14, 2013, 10:58 AM EST.
Literally explaining, “Breaking Up” seems to be SOMETHING that may happen between Paulo&Jasmine.
Master-worker-Search-engine cannot work well when dealing with translations sometimes,
since “Breaking Up” may have another meaning here.
Obviously, time in the comic goes 4~7 times slower than it in the real world,
BCB time is still in 2004.
Doctor Nuclear May 14, 2013, 11:35 AM EST.
I found your discussion!
This is what called “Freedom Of Speech & Liberty Of Opinion”.
p.s. Two questions, one about BCB, one also about BCB:
1. Why you thought Mike never cares Lucy?
2. How old are you? (supertails19 is over 21 in college.)
Doctor Nuclear May 14, 2013, 11:44 AM EST.
I meant discussion about BCB.
Paulo and Jasmine broke up two chapters ago.
If BCB went with real time each page would have to be about 3 days in BCB time.
1. Well I find it hate to believe you can hate someone for 4 months, then just ripe out their soul and hit them where it hurts the most, and then go want to start over? then cares? I truly do find that hard to believe. Unless Mike is hiding something from us… I need to see actions! If Mike cares I want to see it!
Should be ‘think’ not ‘thought’
2.I am actually 20 as of 10 days ago. I am also in college
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 14, 2013, 12:54 PM EST.
@Lolly: That would be a wonderful way for Lucy to get to know her rival, have some tea( http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/39746826526 ), maybe become friends with her and talk about Mike… I approve, but I’m not sure if Lucy would be devious and underhanded enough to do that… or if she could handle being friends with somebody she views as annoying.
@Doctor Nuclear: I’m pretty sure that BCB is in 2008 now since they recently had a new years celebration. I could be off by a year, but 2004 is a little too far back .
1. Mike does care about Lucy to an extent, worrying about somebody’s well being is natural for him. However, during the month of December, Mike didn’t really care what Lucy did or what happens to her as long as she leaves him alone. During this time he only saw her as an annoyance and some can argue that he felt that way about her even longer ago, but always hid it. I’m saying that Mike does care, because he went out of his way to start over with Lucy. The fact that he is even paying attention to Paulo’s and Daisy’s conversation about Lucy tells me he at least has some concern or curiosity for Lucy.
2. I am 20 and i’m taking a break for the summer .
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Mike didn’t have any reason to believe she actually cared(or to think of her as anything other than a manipulative… you know), but Mike believed her performance( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p32.html )… look at that smile and tell me he doesn’t look like he sees her as a person again *giggles* it makes me happy to see that moment again. Mike also saw a moment that made him happy again(Lucy singing and dancing) that brought back childhood memories( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p30.html ). Perception is a bit annoying since it is easy to get caught up in one’s own anger and see a situation in a more one-sided way… I see both so I can see why you think Mike doesn’t care and I understand it.
Happy Belated Birthday Buddy . I have a surprise set up right after today’s update… hope you’ll like it but I’m not sure if you will . Hopefully you will enjoy college as much or even more than I do .
supertails19 May 14, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
noooooooooo lucy better not be dead
Teed May 14, 2013, 3:21 PM EST.
“Mike also saw a moment that made him happy again”-supertails19
True, but it was after she said ‘thank you’
I seriously believe as Paulo put it: Mike just wants recognition, which Sandy gives him a lot of HINT HINT *poking Lucy*
“Mike didn’t have any reason to believe she actually cared”-supertails19
I wonder what he would think if he REALLY knew her. Especially those breaks downs, with Paulo(during summer), Zach(end of vacation), and Paulo(Start of Volume II)
“Perception is a bit annoying since it is easy to get caught up in one’s own anger and see a situation in a more one-sided way…”-supertails19
Perception is a BITCH! And there is a lot of bad Perception in BCB DX
“Happy Belated Birthday Buddy ”-supertails19
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 14, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.
“I have an announcement”
A) Lucy has gone missing or supposedly kidnapped. (Optional: Kidnapped for sex trafficking…)
B) Lucy changed her mind about career. Therefore, becoming like Sandy, and Mike will have two long distance relationships.
C) Lucy is now in a mental hospital and her education is being done there.
D) Lucy tried committing suicide and is now in a hospital.
Ooooh the fanfics that will come after this page!!!!
MaronaPossessed May 14, 2013, 5:04 PM EST.
“Lucy has gone missing or supposedly kidnapped. (Optional: Kidnapped for sex trafficking…)”-MaronaPossessed
You ever seen the movie ‘Taken’?
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 14, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.
Maybe Lucy tried to abort Paulo’s unborn child and died from complications during the operation.
The Pornographer May 14, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.
What about the chapter’s title? The only way I can see Lucy’s death being fit into that title is if she was split into pieces which I doubt will happen, that is unless it was April Fools.If Lucy was moving then yes….in a way I could see that. Like her friends try to to call her and she answers but right when they’re speaking about something serious then boom. The call starts to break up and leaves up with another cliffhanger . But nahhhhhhh.
Jadeeee May 14, 2013, 7:16 PM EST.
I think she’s either
a.) Gone to another school
b.) Died (wow that come outta nowhere)
Probably something like the first one. But ya never know, BCB is so unpredictable
RaVEN May 14, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.
hmm maybe Lucy is super sick and the teacher needs someone to bring her homework to her! (Will it be Mike? Paulo? DAISY?)
Elena May 14, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.
“I have an announcement…”
I bet it’s about an SRC bake sale. It’s all my teachers ever go on about it.
Pretty sure my country is going to run out of flour soon.
ErzaTitania May 21, 2013, 4:43 AM EST.
@Oceanus92 I love you and you’re awesome comments. The comments more, prolly.
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