39. Rising Temperature, chapter posted 5/27/07

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Rising Temperature — Page 14
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Veronica: The date is set.. tomorrow’s gonna be quite a party!

And by tomorrow, I mean several weeks in real life.. less, hopefully. This is the end of our chapter.. left on another delicious cliffhanger.. but yeah. Next time will be the prom! See Paulo and Tess in their formal getup.. and watch Mike and Daisy off at a carnival. And many more dramatic things will happen in the arc finale! Stay tuned!

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #2158

ahh that argument was definently the highlight of this chapter for me.
Abbey irritated about mikes seeming ignorance of daisys problems. I really don’t think mike was the right person to help her out with that anyway, it should have been paulo. (or even abbey, if he’d man’d up a bit)
the more mike helps when she’s in that vulnerable state the more attached she (and girls in general, for that) would get. :(

damn i love bittersweet! keep it up!!

lynchy226 March 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #2496

I thought it was pretty clear why it should have been Mike to console her rather than Abbey, since it was mainly Mike who she was having the problems with. I just think Sephiroth Cat’s interference here might have thrown a spanner in the works… Sandy and Mike could really have long-term potential, more than the others give them credit for. But aside from perhaps Lucy, they really wouldn’t know, would they?

All that aside, Sephiroth Cat sees all… lurking in the shadows…
I still don’t trust him (¬_¬)

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #9147

daisy needs to get it in her mind to BE FRIENDS, not lovers….

bored April 27, 2010, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #18180

wait, i think i get ito now. wat ever his name is wanst after daisy hes after some one else and is useding daisy to do.

zes May 8, 2010, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #43733

In panel 14, is that a face in Mike’s eye?

this guy June 14, 2010, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #59324

lol. in panel 13 mike looks like carter but with a scarf, eyebrows, and a frown

:3:pq: July 13, 2010, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #60158

Daisy is starting to freak me out a bit (fatal attraction) and the Abbey/Mike thing makes it seem like Abbey is putting too much of whats happening on Mike.

Kori July 16, 2010, 5:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #60489

damn ffc! daisy is trying to do things to mikes bad place……. stay off the ferris wheel…….

stranger July 17, 2010, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #62460

uh oh that…sephiroth looking guy is there dun dun dunnnnn

lt_amazil July 22, 2010, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #82571

She can be quite the scheming harpy. Bet Lucy will show up unexpectedly :D

Lax August 27, 2010, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #105852

I can already tell that the next chapter is going to be EPIC! >=O

That "Dude" October 16, 2010, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #123387

YES! Mike and Daisy are perfect together! :D

GordanFreeman November 11, 2010, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #128571

He looks really conflicted about having to be attentive. Poor bloke.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #133745

nooooooooooooooooooooooooo mike noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Meleeman November 25, 2010, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #138702

Daisy: It could be like Paulo and Tess, just as friends
Mike: actually, I’m 55% sure their ****ing like rabbits, or soon will be…. you’ve been away from the group for a while

TheSandMan961 December 24, 2010, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #138872

oh my goddddd all of the couples that i absolutely hate are happening ;___;

isaraptor December 25, 2010, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #140375


READMEEE January 5, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #140944

Daisy has sunk to bitch mode. :(

Neverrmore January 8, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #144303

Taeshi, is your meaning of ‘cliffhanger’ a shadowy stalker behind a tree watching the main characters?

... January 28, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #147136

So, that supa shady upperclassman from earlier looks like a pretty kick *** guy. Oh, first impressions, how you do then things you do.

Nanie February 13, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #147138

“daisy needs to get it in her mind to BE FRIENDS, not lovers….”

Well, anyone from an outside perspective can say that too really. But really try to think from her perspective. It isn’t even about being alone, or ignored, or not having Mike. Really, it’s not about that. It’s that for YEARS she’s had such a strong feeling for him and just wanted to be near him. She’s always been distanced and not really had a true chance to be friends. Mix that with fascination and a bit of time, and who wouldn’t be interested in someone like that? If someone’s to get over something, the only real way to get over it is to quite literally “Get over it.” Which suggests the person had a decent chance to express their inner self and give it a try and see the result somewhere in there. Ironically, just because of how their mentalities are anyway, if they DID get together they’d be borderline inseparable. This thought is also very present in Daisy’s mind. You have to understand, after years and years of this thing it really does evolve into something like this.

She’s totally within her bounds to act the way she is in my opinion. And you know what? Everyone is a bitch at times. People have their limits and when ‘certain things don’t work despite uncountable attempts,’ they’re bound to try something else.

All in all, she just wants to be closer to Mike than she feels she is. That’s all really. (Though, add like four, five years to that mix of course she’d like anything to do with him. The closer the better.)

Nanie February 13, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #150743

@this guy

blackmage March 7, 2011, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #157679

Good luck Daisy , She deserves some thing to make her happy but i hope she dose not pursue Mike to much

H-Mi April 20, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #161926

If Daisy keeps pursuing Mike, she’s just going to keep getting hurt. Why Augustus is only egging her on only to have her get hurt is beyond me.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 18, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #166257

I friggin’ love Abbey. Wish he would go off on people often enough to bring everyone’s problems to light.
Buuutt now here’s Mike all over Daisy, which makes three different girls…
Dammit Mike!

Tickle Monster June 9, 2011, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #168533

Shadie figure….Final Fantasy Cat….Paulo? Ooooh, I wish it was Paulo, ready to spring the ‘cheater’ joke again.

Milos June 22, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #174319

i wonder what it’s like to have someone love you so much…

eh, hell if i would know, everyone hates me. ._.

Thanatos July 26, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #176205

as i’m sure yashi would say: *****!

ftu August 8, 2011, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #177283

i think daisy needs grow up and realize thqt therre are other fish in the sea.

MC August 17, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #185045

I agree with MC. Daisy’s too carried away trying to friggin’ marry the guy. And Mike can’t refuse because he feels bad for ignoring her. As awesome as Abbey is, you can’t deny that Daisy WAS just a clingy fangirl for most of the story. I KNOW I ignored her…

toast October 11, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #190439

All I can say is “…”

Ice Sheild November 15, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #190885

In the 14th panel i was thinkin mike was saying,” look at me no got no bones!”

joshua November 16, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204108

In case of people who dont know who the 3rd shadow figure was obviously FFC. YEAAAAH!!!!!

NinjaMan1 January 1, 2012, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #208950

Daisy, is this really what you want? I bet you this won’t go too well :(

FairyTalegurl February 14, 2012, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #209761


Sairion February 18, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #215190

Mike looks really gay in this.

Macaroon April 26, 2012, 12:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #216123

but but sephicat is moree kawaaiii o-o :question:

MeliMontauk May 9, 2012, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #222092

;)my love??????

Niv July 12, 2012, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #231917

The “sephiroth” cat is my favorite character so far

Fenris October 24, 2012, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #245835

Why does everyone do that when Daisy hugs them…? Mike just pulled a Paulo…

Thatoneguy May 15, 2013, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #246118

And at the end of this chapter the scores are; Dark side: 1, Abbey: 0, Matrix guy: 2

Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #255313

That cat dude that’s helping Daisy out is really cool to me. As of so far, he’s one of very few that does not have a love interest, or at least he doesn’t always talk about or try to impress them, like how Mike does for Sandy and how Paulo does for Tess, respectively.
Instead of that, the cat dude is trying to help Daisy in her pursuit of Mike. I don’t deny that he might like her, but it’s obvious to him that she doesn’t feel the same way, so he chooses to help her with her OWN love interest.
He is also extremely calm about everything, sympathetic, etc., which just adds to his coolness.

On an entirely different note, it seems that Abbey is not all he makes himself out to be. In fact, based solely off his argument with Mike, it could be said that he is a hypocrite (to some degree). Also, it is clearly evident that Mike can get seriously ****** off, at least when faced with multiple accusations and assumptions about who he is, how he feels, and what he thinks.

Crad July 31, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #256725

I’m sure Daisy’d like for their «date» to be like Paulo and Tess’… 8-)
Just friends, indeed…

Sambo August 15, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #267684

This Final Fantasy Cat dude needs to take a long walk off a short bridge.

Chromoid November 24, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

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