69. At Loose Ends, page posted 3/14/12

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Comment ID #211796

Wow Molly is adorable >w<

I love how she understands everything that’s going on, but everyone keeps treating her like she’s too young. And the expressions on everyone’s faces when she asks the question kind of lend more to this fact.

She knows what’s happening. Everyone just needs to admit it.

FShounen March 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211797

Oh I hope this doesn’t end as a tear jerker for poor Molly

Innocei March 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211798

molly be cute n’ stuff

golfwang March 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211799

I have a feeling that gifts will be given….Just thinking aloud. :smirk:

Zane March 14, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211800

Molly’s just too adorable to refuse. xD

PsyCat March 14, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211801

With a smile like that, She could ask me to bomb my own house and I’d still do it :love:

Qsandas March 14, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211802

None can resist the cute faces of Molly. You want a pony? You’re getting a pony!

Darkfox March 14, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #211803

I love Janet’s picture up on the wall!It’s so cute!

Miki-chan March 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211804

Ok…. I have this horrible feeling that mommy… Is not….

Sigh I think I’m just going to wait and see. Because if I’m right I don’t want to ruin it.

feralsoul March 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211805

Daisy! :)

Wow March 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211806

oh my god Taeshi. You’re an amazing artist, that’s for sure, but I just can’t get over how amazingly adorable you draw Molly!

Anbellz March 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211807

Molly! Stop it! Stop being adorable! Right now!

That guy... Over there March 14, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #211808

Interesting how this is Molly’s mom too yet they don’t ask her to go…..

Mike March 14, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211809

@Zane I agree, it’s probobly the gifts. ;) I just figured out how to do the emoto-cons :D :) :( how do you do the others?

Wow March 14, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211810

Awwwww!! Molly is soooo cute! Sorry, I can’t get over that…

Atlas March 14, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211811

Taeshi, how long have you been stalking my little sister so you could draw that last panel well? Because that’s what she does. Little head tilt and all.

Curtisimo March 14, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211812

Arteries….filling….with adorable-trans fat……diabeetus in hot pursuit.

Taeshi. Keep Molly cute forever.

Lunas March 14, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #211814

i know what she want :) she want Abby to give her mom the presents that she has made for here

Matt March 14, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #211815

says Molly

Sonata March 14, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #211816

The last two panels are so adorably cute. #^_^# But Daisy, you’re such a fabulous gal. <3

Fef March 14, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211817

… I’m still manly, and none of you saw or heard that.

CynicaIdealist March 14, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #211818

Awwww, I’ve been following this comic and it’s always the highlight of my day to read it! #^_^# You are such an amazing artist and writer! :D Don’t ever stop! 8-D

Celia March 14, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211820

Your audience would kill someone for you. :nope:

Of course they’d do a favor for you Molly.

MonsieurWTF March 14, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #211821

I must admit! It’s so good to see a smile on Abby’s face! I really do love him~

Rainbow Dash March 14, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #211822

Not to sure they will be able to refuse taking what may be about five years worth of gifts, if thats what Molly wants them to do. They are about to just leave you and go see your not too long but definetly lost mother, I think they can you do a favor. Plus I couldn’t say no to that face and that says a good amount.

ZZ March 14, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #211823

*runs back to room* *comes back with gigantic sack of presents* I bet that this will be molly’s favor

Wolf128 March 14, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #211824

Daisy, I love you. Absolutely love you. And Molly is just… Just… :love: SHE’S A-FLIPPIN-DORABLE! ^^ Abbey is so lucky. I love them.

Epicosity March 14, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #211825

OH GOD SHE’S SO PRECIOUS. Molly darling your too cute!

Matty-O March 14, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #211826

I already know what it is… :)

Ice Shield March 14, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211827

I’m guessing Molly’s presents will get delivered after all…

Xenos March 14, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211828

Molly looks so cute in the last panel! :D

Neoresolution March 14, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #211829

Naw molly is so cute XD

White Lion March 14, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #211830

Molly so cuuuttteeee!!!! #^_^# I really don’t understand why they’re not being more open with Molly about this since she is old enough to handle this now. She’s such a trooper!

On a side note you can definitely see the relief in Abbey’s face that Daisy will be going with him too. :)

Sylvia March 14, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #211831


Sano March 14, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #211832

Molly: Please bring Mommy these gifts? I really want her to have them~ And let her know that we miss her?

Silversoma March 14, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #211833

Molly moments: one of the few moments that give Lucy moments real competition in the cuteness realm. Hope this ends well.

Hoheh March 14, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #211834


Aspear March 14, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #211835

Yes, Daisy, you did good :3. AW~! Molly, she really wants to go too. I love how cute this page is. On the other hand, why can’t Molly go? Could it it be that she (Abbey and Molly’s mom) may not be doing so well after all ? Or did she go back to Abbey Sr.? Or did mom want to re-build her life before seeing her children again? Is that why they don’t want Molly to go along, so she doesn’t get her hopes up?? Oh, poor her……… Molly totally wants them to give mom her years-worth of gifts doesn’t she?

Subaru March 14, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211836

betchya mollys gunna ask if they can bring her the presents she’s made :D

Neila078 March 14, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #211837

as they go to visit her grave :|

Sethorien March 14, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211838


RobloxianGoldburst March 14, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #211839

Poor Molly ._. she understands whats happening yet they don’t take her but they take Daisy! ;_; And cause its molly’s mom she should be able to see her!

Maisie March 14, 2012, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211840

Daisy, you are a role model for girlfriends everywhere.

Shelbykins March 14, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #211841

FINE, MOLLY! GOD! WHAT NOW?! Furious Abbey
And because that sentence was somehow “Too many emoticons, too few words” here are more words.
I think the word/emote ratio should be a little more than 5/1.

StarSturdy March 14, 2012, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #211842

Wow, my original comment is in the top three. Thank you very much!

Although in retrospect it look like I’m being snarky….that was not my inention! -_-;

Mike March 14, 2012, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #211843

They won’t let her go with them because her mother is in a bad sense(likely drugs or suicide ward) and Molly probably just wants them to take the presents she made all those years to her.

Marik March 14, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #211844

Of course they’ll do you a favor Molly! What, do you need help hiding your dad’s body? I’ll do it for you, kay?

Shadow Lady March 14, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211845

Molly…! So… CUTE…!!!

On an unrelated note, today is my birthday, it’s almost like a present to me.

ScrabMaster March 14, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #211846

Oh,so cute Ill do eneything for you(says thet with out even thinking what may happen)

lov/hate March 14, 2012, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #211847

@Mike - Maybe they were afraid that what they’d find would be too much for Molly to handle. What if their mom was a drunk or druggie - or was brain-damaged from whatever her husband did to her? Abbey may be able to handle it, but Molly would be crushed. They probably want to protect Molly from anything like that until they know exactly what they’re dealing with.

Ali March 14, 2012, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #211848

Its sad for her not to come but it would make sense if their mother has something bad happen already to her which is heartbreaking if Molly heard for a young age.How sad :(
I liked to see what was her favor is.

Megaman March 14, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211849


Aoriki March 14, 2012, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #211850

Either they’re going to visit her grave or she’s in a coma.

Lotix March 14, 2012, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #211851

The fact Molly will not be joining them to see her own mother worries me. What kind of condition must she be in for everyone to sheild Molly from her….. :question:

Sammy March 14, 2012, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #211853

So she is dead or what?

Yan March 14, 2012, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #211855

grrr molly what happens next?

JustSomeCritic March 14, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #211856

5 years of gifts… thats a lot. well who can say no to that face XD

jell-o March 14, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #211857

look at her face. LOOK AT IT. ITS CUTE ISNT IT?! YOU LOOK AT IT!

Meh March 14, 2012, 5:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #211858

Molly is so cute they can’t say no to that face

Yuki March 14, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211859

How sweeeeeet <3 Anything for you *-*

Kyosuke March 14, 2012, 7:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #211860

No one can resist the face, even if it takes no effort to make it.

Shocky March 14, 2012, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #211861


MikeHater443 March 14, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #211862


Molly <3

Zany March 14, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211863

No Molly we’re going for lollypops and ice cream

Soul March 14, 2012, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #211864

Aww molley. You need a hug. #^_^#

Robin March 14, 2012, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #211865

bring the gifts!

asimplefangirl March 14, 2012, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #211866

Uhhuh, where’s Lucy? :o

Pineapple March 14, 2012, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #211868

inb4 they leave Molly’s gifts at her mother’s grave.

ket March 14, 2012, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #211870

Do me a favor. If you pass Mike and Lucy on the way there, punch them both. Seriously, they have it so much easier than Abbey, they have no idea. XD

Doomstruck March 14, 2012, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #211873

Awww molly :D

Yangyexin March 14, 2012, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #211874

What an amazing friend Daisy is. I’ve been lurking and reading for over a year, and while I like Lucy, Mike, Paulo, and all the rest, Daisy is my absolute favorite. She’s the best friend anyone could wish for. I hope all of those kids understand how fortunate they are to have her. I’m glad Abbey seems to know how lucky he is to have her for a girlfriend.

luv2irish March 14, 2012, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #211876

Those bags are gonna be heavy.

Koi March 14, 2012, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #211877


GoldenCappuccinoFlame March 14, 2012, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #211878

Molly is are sooo cute <3 how could anyone say no to her :)

Mixim March 14, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #211879

omg more pages come on to get worlddomination ther has to no be more pages ok Furious Abbey caouse i dont want to read alot and not to wait a lot for chapters ;_;

hyper March 14, 2012, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #211880

saw that coming. don’t worry Taeshi, I won’t spoil ;). and Molly if I looked up adorable in a dictenary,you’d be in an image.

the fry pwnr March 14, 2012, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #211881

Top three comments, sweet! Thanks! Also, does anyone have an educated guess on what the specific date may be, I fairly sure that it is before the 21st since Mike hasn’t seen Sandy yet.

ZZ March 14, 2012, 11:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211882

Okay I follow this comic regularly through Google Reader and read the new page once it comes out…

But I can’t follow this chapter >_< I should reread the whole chapter once I get the chance

Pepe March 14, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211883

I’m betting Molly wants them to bring her and Abby’s mom a present… or a dozen. :3

PurpleLeaf March 14, 2012, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #211884

Give her all my gifts I made sense the last time I saw her ^.^

CTS4Kouhei March 14, 2012, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #211885

Aww Molly’s so adorbs, I bet she knew this whole time that they were going to go see her mom, it was pretty mature of her not to say anything like, ‘what!? You’re going to see mom and you didn’t tell me!?!?’ she’s just like oh, ok, can you do something for me then? And she knows Abbey can’t say no to that face, and if he does, then Daisy won’t XD

Knuc March 14, 2012, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #211886

oh my god! you just remembered me that this is the same day in which sandy arrives! the party was on a thursday, right? the day in which “december” took place was exactly a week before the party and mike’s mom recorded sandy’s arrival on friday of the following week, that is the day after the party! but this is the day after the party! so the next chapter will take place partly contemporaneously to this part of this chapter!

boh... March 14, 2012, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #211887

Molly’s face is just too adorable. But she does seem to understand more than you’d expect.

It makes me glad to see Abbey’s expression when he hears that Daisy’s tagging along. I still think her being there is going to be a HUGE load off of Abbey’s back.

And once again, Molly’s face…

Sebastion March 14, 2012, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #211888


NintendoSegaSonyGuy March 14, 2012, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #211889

I doubt she’s going to be in any sort of health if they’re not taking Molly along.

StushiJaguar March 14, 2012, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #211892

you molly<3

Streak March 14, 2012, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #211893

Present time, present time, open the present, see what’s inside!

Invader Rex March 14, 2012, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #211894

Molly is ssooooooo cute!! Especially when she smiles! ^u^

PURPLZ March 14, 2012, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #211896

I think they know she knows what’s going on, but still just want to shield her. It’s all well and good if she goes with them, but she still seems a bit… fragile. I would think it could still do some serious damage to her if she sees her mom and it turns out she’s in a straight jacket laughing maniacally repeating the same words that her ex-husband told her over and over again before they got married drifting between the illusion that everything is alright, and that it’s the kids fault for ruining everything. Dunno, just a thought.

Indigo March 14, 2012, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #211897


firefly March 14, 2012, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #211898

What is this madness? Why is everyone wearing clothes? I demand nakedness!

Also, isn’t Daisy nice?

NotYou March 14, 2012, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #211899

molly ur sooo cute. :D

kitteh March 14, 2012, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #211900

….It’s going to be all those years worth of gifts, isn’t it.

Blossom March 14, 2012, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #211901

a;;;ghlibgfvalkefs.jb <3
Molly’s innocence is soo cute :3

Skitcy March 14, 2012, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #211902

Omg, she wants them to take all of those presents she made over the past years to her!!! SWEET JESUS

Al3BEY March 14, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #211903

They don’t take Molly because it’s too dangerous, she’s just a child. Going to that neighborhood and bringing Molly could cause real danger.

PhotoGirl March 14, 2012, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #211905

Could you pleas- NOPE. Kthxbai. D:

Drew March 14, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #211906

this is really sad :c but maybe there’s something about her mom that she’s not supposed to see? from what I know molly is a bit emotional so maybe this is for the best

Moozers March 14, 2012, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #211907

You’re right! “December” took place one week ago from this day. *High Five for teamwork!* Thanks though. Now I must wait to find out what becomes of Abbey. (He is probably my favorite character)

ZZ March 14, 2012, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #211909



SXR123 March 14, 2012, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #211910

Molly is the most adorable thing EVER. I wish I had a sister. ;_;

Kenshin March 14, 2012, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #211911

Derp, I mean one week and a day, couldn’t edit my last comment

ZZ March 15, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #211912

Forget Molly’s favour, I want that picture if Janet on the stairs <3 ;)

Stripedblur March 15, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #211914

:P Molly!

Wow March 15, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #211915

How could she be so… beyond cute!

Wow March 15, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #211916


Charles March 15, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #211917

I think that Molly will probably have to end up staying do to it appearing as though the stories structure is pointing to their mom being dead, but maybe that’s just fandom of macabre writings. either way abbey will probably never be the same after this…

Ryan Ray March 15, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #211918

Molly is sooo cute!! X) I just hope her favor isn’t too big.

Anonymousx101 March 15, 2012, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #211919

Awwwwww! I loovveee mollyy!!
Taeshi u r so good with making adorable characters!!
( > v < )

Bunny March 15, 2012, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #211920


hakr14 March 15, 2012, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #211921

I just noticed, but regardless of the weather in BCB…
…why are they all wearing clothes now?

darnitmike March 15, 2012, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #211925

Oh shiz….This can’t be good…Molly, why do you have to be so cutily tradgic??? ._.

Ikuto March 15, 2012, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #211927

Beware! Little kids like Molly are only too happy to take advantage of elders at a time like this, if I were abbey, I would have already bolted as soon as she started grinning :0

i know it seems light and happy now, but im sadly skeptical if it remains to be so…

foreveryoung5 March 15, 2012, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #211931


… because of the weather?

boh... March 15, 2012, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #211932

I’m going to guess cemetery or coma patient…or something

Ventus March 15, 2012, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #211933

8-)daisy’s the best

dani March 15, 2012, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #211935

Why are they wearing clothes? :/ haha I just noticed, but is this going to be an on going thing? :3 I mean, it’s not that bad but I don’t think the characters need clothes to show personality, Taeshi is good at showing that in their expressions alone, not to mention her accuracy with how they move an’ stuff ^-^

Knuc March 15, 2012, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #211937

it’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.
-Molly’s presents-

toast March 15, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #211938


Nickita March 15, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #211939

Janet would get it.

Pimpson March 15, 2012, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #211940

Bout time she got all those little gift bags from molly. ^_^

Avory March 15, 2012, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #211941

It wouldn’t be certain, but I’d imagine they are on a slight schedule and don’t have a prior idea how appropriate a little girl in her nightshirt is. No clue either way, but it has potential answering a few questions.

Hoheh March 15, 2012, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #212058

Why are they all suddenly wearing clothes? Not complaining, it’s nice. Just… something.

DrNazus March 16, 2012, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #214184

I see Taeshi on that picture….
I’m going nuts here…`

Soul April 12, 2012, 4:32 PM EST.

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