111. Burnt Bridges, page posted 9/15/21

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Burnt Bridges — Page 24

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Veronica: aww geez

threatening to tell your parents is a pretty solid way to knock the sense back into ya lol

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Comment ID #18038

These poor kids :(

Emma Breslauer  

Comment ID #18039

OH GOD VERO WHY

Airy Frith  

Comment ID #18040

Augustus for best character vote now

Sircreepalot 2  

Comment ID #18041

My heart is shattered

Camelote  

Comment ID #18042

man.....🥲

prismabunny  

Comment ID #18043

WOOF

CheesyRobotMacaroni  

Comment ID #18044

OOF AUGUSTUS....so glad he's bringing that back up

Vito  

Comment ID #18045

Yikes, hit Lucy with that “hypocrisy” 😭

M. L. Scotland  

Comment ID #18046

Harsh but necessary.

Joslynn Hamblen  

Comment ID #18047

DAMN, AUGUSTUS

simplygastly  

Comment ID #18048

I really hope that snaps her out of it, this fuckin SUCKS. iirc the only other person she's been this way with was Paulo, and while he also said no, it was definitely only because he didn't want her being hurt by the consequences. it's awful to see this happen to someone who really doesn't want it. Hurts

prismabunny  

Comment ID #18049

Wouldn't Augustus making a scene only get HIM kicked out of the house?

Elvenhunter84  

Comment ID #18050

maybe, but if he's aware of that, this is just a further testament to how deeply uncomfortable he is with this situation. which is completely fair

prismabunny  

Comment ID #18051

If i were in lucys parents shoes i wouldnt kick him out for doing the right thing i would instead have a sit down with lucy and go from there

Brittany ann  

Comment ID #18052

This page /\/\/\

Literally is a parallel to last chapter.

August doesn't know yet what Mike did.

Tylily  

Comment ID #18053

Augustus speaking straight facts right now.

CasterXDesigns  

Comment ID #18054

She needs to hear it! I hope she’ll be knocked to her senses by this.

Michelle M.  

Comment ID #18055

Bye y’all imMa KMS

Elisa  

Comment ID #18056

Tough love.

LadyDoll -  

Comment ID #18057

1000x yes Augustus.

Chiriel  

Comment ID #18058

LUCY NOOOO

Sartaku  

Comment ID #18059

OH NO, THIS IS THE OTHER BRIDGE!

Kitty  

Comment ID #18060

YES YES 100000X YES Augustus is best character

Michelle  

Comment ID #18061

Thank goodness he's calling her out for this. Like I said two pages ago - he was being sexually assaulted and it wasn't okay for her to pull that.

Even if Augustus was into Lucy, it'd have still been the case (like with Daisy liking the attention from him but not wanting to be intimate like he was pushing for). I would say this also applies to Another Shoulder (when Lucy did the same to Paulo, who was considerate that she wasn't in her right mind to properly consent) and in Trapped (when Melanie did it to Augustus, who was a vulnerable kid at the time). I feel this call-out reframes those chapters somewhat to make it more clear that that was the case.

Kash Bran  

Comment ID #18062

Lucy, sweetheart, noooo... ;A;

Ryuko DragonHalf  

Comment ID #18063

This is why I like him. He knows what's right and what wrong and he knows not to let someone do that to him as well. It already happened once and he won't let it happen again.

RakZom  

Comment ID #18064

I wish it were a little clearer whether this was a flashback

pexl  

Comment ID #18065

If it helps any, Oliver said on the home page when we changed scenes that heavily implied, if not confirmed, that this is a flashback!

Sym  

Comment ID #18066

All of these children need therapy

Fiver26  

Comment ID #18067

Oh lucy this aint it hun ☹️

Brittany ann  

Comment ID #18068

Good on you Augustus, show that character growth and emotional maturity we want from you, you Final Fantasy cat.

Steven Pope  

Comment ID #18069

Good job Augustus! You’re applying the things you learned from your own mistakes. :)

I really do hope this is a flashback because if it is then we all know things between Auggie and Lucy will end up being okay. But if this ISN’T a flashback and is a flashFORWARD then ooooof, this is pretty rough and I worry that the “Burned Bridges” title applies to these two as well. It makes complete sense that this is a flashback on many accounts, but if this is a flashforward then it’d still have some sense. Lucy was officially rejected by Mike (again) that morning and clearly very hurt by it so it’d make sense if she was looking for a rebound after school. If this is the case then I kind of stress out how their relationship will be like going forward because Auggie is having NONE of that shit and put a “reverse” card on Lucy for calling her out on something he did a while ago and she keeps bringing up. However, these two are pretty mature so I am sure they’ll end up pretty okay anyway. ^_^

I am 99% certain this is a flashback though so I am not too worried about it. :)

esinololly  

Comment ID #18070

ooooofff. I know Lucy really needs to hear this, especially from Augustus, but those colors in the last panel… I hope she doesn’t take this too hard. We know she can be unstable at times.

There’s a time and a place and Auggie could have stopped after he’d threatened her, telling her to go cool off instead of going off like this. I just hope Lucy doesn’t make this worse.

All that said, very well done Vero. You’re really treating this with the respect it deserves. Thank you.

Leroy Fontaine  

Comment ID #18071

Also, poor Augustus just can’t catch a break. Assaulted/taken advantage of by his first partner Melanie. Gets himself clocked (rightfully) for trying to pull the same tricks on a girl he likes. Finally gets himself an actual friend that doesn’t want to keep him as a slave and she pulls this on him. Guy must be super conflicted about women on the inside, jeez.

Leroy Fontaine  

Comment ID #18072

Sai Santoso-Miller  

Comment ID #18073

Augustus is the only guy who’s being rational in this story

Mediawatcher  

Comment ID #18074

Wow. Just wow. I am in love with the 4th panel. You can see the transition in Lucy’s eyes in real time.

Ema Nekaf  

Comment ID #18075

Augustus: LUCY’S MOM!!! YOUR DAUGHTER’S SMOKING!!!

Lucy: Eep!

SCD  

Comment ID #18076

Kmsl “oh you wanna kiss huh?! Well here’s a whole carton of cigarettes !”

xD

Ema Nekaf  

Comment ID #18077

A thought but it kinda seems in the last panel that Lucy is hurt from how her action has affected Augustus. No one she has initiated a kiss with has been this angry about it further driving home for me that she looks so sad to have hurt the person closest to her.

Demetrius S.  

Comment ID #18078

Also want to mention that the last few panels with Lucy's eyes appear a little less dead. Or maybe I am just seeing what I want to lol

Demetrius S.  

Comment ID #18079

Oh Lucy.... Sweetie no... I really hope this is a flashback too... Augustus, the character growth you've shown is amazing

Bibicita  

Comment ID #18080

That's right, Augustus. Gotta stop the cycle of abuse. I feel for Lucy, but this needed to happen.

nalem  

Comment ID #18081

Im so proud of Auggie. Great writing!

Cappy1228  

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