69. At Loose Ends, page posted 4/18/12

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Comment ID #214604

Glad Abbey’s doing well now. He’s always been one of my favorite characters. He’s a good kid at heart.

Also, I cannot resist…


Athen April 18, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #214605

Oh Abbey :(
My poor poor Abbey.

ABowlOfFigs April 18, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #214606

gshjystr omg. how can you be so calm abbey howwww.

brocon April 18, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #214607

The open window is right there. It calls to you Abbey. Your mom is lonely. You know what to do.

Titanium Dragon April 18, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #214608

It’s nice to see Abbey, the struggling, tragic hero of this series, finally have closure and truly rid himself of his inner demons and move on toward the brighter future his mother wanted for him.

ScrabMaster April 18, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #214609

Sad, but at the same time, sweet. =’)

Anagha April 18, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #214610



Abbey. like. what.

If that were me, I’d be bawling and screaming.

But, at least he’s taking it sorta okay. The last thing this needs is more angst.

Keiniku April 18, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #214611

I lost my father last year to Suicide, and that was actually quite painful, and still is. I guess I can feel how his loss would be, but in a way, maybe his loss is less profound, being away from her for some years now. I’m glad to see that Abby is dealing with this particular loss fairly well, and I feel for him. <3

ArsenicWater April 18, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #214612

Wait, what? You mean there won’t be 5 more pages of angst? :(

MiM April 18, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214613

You could say it bittersweet 8-)

A April 18, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #214614

@Anagha, so what you mean to say is it’s….Bitter Sweet?


MissShellGiraffe April 18, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #214615

Sometimes we just have to work with what life throws at us.

starfighter105 April 18, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #214616

So now that the Abbey situation is resolved, WHERE IS LUCY???

Wow April 18, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #214617

Yay for Disney endings!
But wait!
There’s still a page left!
Don’t worry taeshi, I have faith the last page will be incredibly depressing.

Curtisimo April 18, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #214618

I don’t take what life gives me, because they’re lemonades. And when I get lemonades, I get mad and make life take the lemons back, then proceed to burn his house down with combustible lemons.

Oh, and I love this page. Is Abbey telling the truth or is putting on a face? :o

Danny April 18, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #214619

He’s even stronger than I imagined. It’d take me more than a single night to move on from something like that.

Either way, it’s great he’s finally gotten over it. Now he can stop living in the past, and live the life his mother gave her life to let him and Molly live.

His mother obviously cared for her children a lot. She loved them so much, she died for them. It looks like he’s finally learned to be glad his mother did that for them, and to not let his past bother him.

Randommoron5 April 18, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #214620

In the next page: Abbey joins a gang!

Name not found April 18, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #214621

Don’t you dare jump Abbey. We are watching…..

Dr-Gobbles-MD April 18, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #214622

Very good Abbey, I’m sure your mother is proud. It may be difficult, but that’s life for you. Live with a purpose in the present, not shamefully in the past. You have a good life ahead of you, so stay determined. The past isn’t the biggest hardship in life, it’s the future. Keep your chin up and eyes forward to face it head-on and someday you will do great things. But above all else, cherish the life you were given.

Qsandas April 18, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #214623

I respect Abbey’s strength and optimum. :D He’s full of courage, though I bet his heart is cracking.

Stay Strong, Abbey!! 8-D

Snowy April 18, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #214624

Something tells me this will probably end bad…

PurpleLeaf April 18, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #214625

Please let me see Molly’s reaction.

:U April 18, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #214626

deep down he still hurts and is sad but he will live on and the sadness will hide from most people ;)

vixeL April 18, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #214627

Somewhere, over the rainbow…la la la

Sphun April 18, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #214628

Heh at first of course you “see” your mother for the first time in years… knowing the true must have hurt more than physical pain…. but now… that cloud over abbey seem to begin to… to …disappear.

Hope he get though ll of this.

Raxki April 18, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #214629

This seems like he’s gonna go all suicidal…

Ryan Ray April 18, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #214630

For only a split second, during frames 3 thru 9, I thought Abbey was gonna have some kind of a “close” moment with her. :| Ugh i read way too much Manga…

Glad he’s found closure and can put it to rest for good. Also, mom of the year here.

Michael S. April 18, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #214631

It’s a burden off your shoulders to finally have closure, but it’s not what you expected, and it still hurts like hell.

He’s going to be depressed for a while before he finally starts getting better.

Delusional April 18, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #214632

I muss lucy :(

Blacki April 18, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #214633


I’m sure we will see her in the next chapter… Hopefully…

XYZ April 18, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #214634

And then he masturbated.

Eveco April 18, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #214635

I know a pre-ballistic Mike made a similar situation look just as sweet, then things got bad. Hoping it’s an unseen smile last panel. :x

Hoheh April 18, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #214636

Huh. I never noticed the stripe on his tail.

Dr. Moron April 18, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #214637

Aww, Thats sweet!

Maishul April 18, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #214638

It’s so good to see Abbey take it so well and notice how much their mother gave them so much to live for. I’m really proud of Mr. Abbey. I’m REALLY hoping he’ll be a lot nicer in the next year! Please be nicer Abbey! We all love you and wanna be with you forever! :D

Yorky April 18, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #214639

NO MORE ANGST! We need something more lighthearted. Or at least an extended leave of absence… Furious Abbey

Anonymous April 18, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #214640

I think Abbey chapters are my favorite now, to bad its coming to a close though :C

Subaru April 18, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #214641

I LOVE how much older he looks in the top few panels.

Xiface April 18, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #214642

9th panle is just so beautiful ;_;

Aris April 18, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #214643

My how you’ve grown up, Abbey.

benji April 18, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #214644

He could jump out the window.

A Silly Baka April 18, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #214645

now i like more abbey than mike, he is growing up :)

doll April 18, 2012, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #214646

What a thank of Abbey accepted his mother’s feeling…Abbey your mother won’t be lonely up there… :)

jun April 18, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #214647

Further Proof of Abbey being a better male character than most of the other guys. (just barely beating Paulo, and Mike stopped to talk to Sandy in the middle of the race….. David forgot that there was a race going on)

Vega April 18, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #214648

What a coward

Trevor April 18, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #214649

Duh. Abby has always been cooler than Mike.

Natsaki April 18, 2012, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #214650

Abraham choosing to move on? Abraham choosing not sulk forever? Whoa, that’s a change.

Knux-the-Killer April 18, 2012, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #214651

I find this chapter hit close to home with the last few pages. I had a distnat cousin, who’s mother was a drug addict, and upon his birth the child himself was also showing symptoms of withdrawal. Much along the same lines of being in an abusive family (the father beating the mother) it lead to more or less the scenario of the kid being set up for adoption.

I know no one wants to hear about it, so I cut back to the main reason I brought it up. I find that the dialogue on this page is errily close to what my distant cousin once said about being adopted by the loving family he had come to live with. I don’t know if Taeshi has ever met someone in the same situation but I find it striking how true the emotions can be from her characters.

Love the work keep it up Taeshi!

Thaedael April 18, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #214652


I was hoping for it.

Syrus April 18, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #214653

awwww!! such a mature outlook for abby

Luna April 18, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #214654

1 page to go and we done with this chapter!!!!!!

EricKm April 18, 2012, 3:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #214655

Oh Abbey :/

Silvere April 18, 2012, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #214656

all mighty god teashi . after the last page can we PLEASE go back to mike and lucy? i wana know how it ends up.

all hale teashi…

jell-o April 18, 2012, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #214657

WWOOOO!!!One more page to end this chapter.

Megadude April 18, 2012, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #214658

as this chapter nears its end, i can’t help but think about what’s coming up next…

anyone remember the pets? i can’t even remember their names, other than yashy, i think her name was.

did they all die, or something? or are things getting too serious for cute little mutant animals?

i think sandy and mike should get together… and lucy should go be with jessica. :smirk:

Thanatos April 18, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #214659

I think Abbey’s sad

David213302 April 18, 2012, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #214660

@ David

Posted image

EricKm April 18, 2012, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #214661

These where probably some of the best comments I’ve read so far. XD Oh Abbey, glad he realizes what he has now is important and to move on from the past. And when his sister gave him a hug it sorta felt like she knew already, and was reassuring him everything will be ok.

Drew April 18, 2012, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #214662

Wow, Abby’s handling this all quite well now.

I guess that cry he had and a hug from Daisy and Molly really helped him cope….

Death of Ink April 18, 2012, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #214663

Thanks, Taeshi. It’s great getting a good background on Abbey. Nice chapter, except for all the, you know, sadness and such.

Steak April 18, 2012, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #214664

Looks like he’ll cope just fine. Or will he…?

Harris012 April 18, 2012, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #214665

Awe, this story is going to end on a happy note!

………………. except that there’s one page left! ABBY GONNA GET CANCER!

Huh? April 18, 2012, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #214666

In the fifth panel, did anyone else notice how much Abbey looked like his father?

RAID April 18, 2012, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #214668

He’s defenately gaining strength within his heart. I’m glad that he’s glad that his mother made sure that her children can have a normal life for once. This greatly shows her love for them. Requiescat In Pace, Abbey’s mother.

Starkeyblade April 18, 2012, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #214669

Bring back McCain!

Arikas April 18, 2012, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #214670

you sure is one strong kitty, aren’t you abbey?

Shangy April 18, 2012, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #214671

The final phase of grief, acceptance.

Cody April 18, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #214672

Very strong you are, Abbey, very strong, indeed… (Yoda moment…) 8-)
But in fact, the best part it’s the panel 11. ;)

Mil Faces April 18, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #214673

Thank you, Taeshi. I haven’t seen Abbey smile like that for so long. So basically, all this Abbey stuff will be over (One more page left) and you will get to LucyxMike drama? I’d really love to see Sandy (That *****) and Mike, Sandy and Lucy get in a ”Cat fight” ;)

Vanesa April 18, 2012, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #214674

He’s faking it.

StraightFace April 18, 2012, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #214675

Part of me says Abbey’s faking the happy time, and is really going to start going into meltdown mode for real now, but at the same time I think he’s really genuinely happy, and I’m glad he really does feel better. I hope it’s the latter that’s true.

Sophie-des April 18, 2012, 12:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #214676

And on this day, let it be known that Abbey has officially run out of f**ks.

Hinochi April 18, 2012, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #214677

And life returns back to normal in BCB land?
Can we pleaseeee find out how the party ended? Something tellsme next chapter will start after holiday break, which means some ‘cliffhangers’ eg:
Drunk Tess, mad Paulo, mike scared Paulo will beat crap from him + a very emotionally unstable Lucy……
Abbey ain’t the only one taking hell here…

Foreveryoung5 April 18, 2012, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #214678

What’s this? Abbey has learned a new appreciation for the life he has? He’s not so gloom and doom, but more accepting and understanding of his situation now? Character development is a good thing, I wish some people would take a lesson from Abbey and grow and accept rather than constantly trying to focus on the negativity. There’s always a silver lining right?

Xenos April 18, 2012, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #214679

i like his hoddie…That sould be what he wears all the time

sonichero107 April 18, 2012, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #214680

D: Why do I feel like he isn’t smiling anymore in that last panel…

Mrneonwhite April 18, 2012, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #214681

once again with the double period. so deep

Reddyster April 18, 2012, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #214682

`Daaaaw. :D

A Visitor April 18, 2012, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #214683

i hope abbey has gotten over and isn’t just putting on a smile for them but why do i feel that he isn’t smiling in the last panel.

i don't know April 18, 2012, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #214684

well a bit weard now

hyper April 18, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #214685

Janet & Kevin are really the best things for Abbey and Molly. They’ve been really wonderful parents and I really think they’re all gonna have long lives with a happy family!

ChocolateHedgehog April 18, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #214687

I’m still confused about why Janet seemed so happy about going to see his mothers grave, and also how she seemed to think they would be spending the night in a graveyard….?

Knuc April 18, 2012, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #214688

I have a horrible feeling he’s not letting go of things…

ChuckTheGirl April 18, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #214690

…huh…I didn’t know that Abbey had a striped tail…

Ezekial Wolffe April 18, 2012, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #214691

I think he probably got it in the best way possible, mostly thanks to daisy and molly who made him think about all the good things he has thanks to his mother’s choice.
he won’t disregard her last wish.

I hope the last page ends with him pricking up the ears. it would symbolize the disappearance of all his afflictions.

boh... April 18, 2012, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #214692

Brace yourselves…

Ampp3 April 18, 2012, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #214693

AAAWWWW! This is my favorite part of the drama! Finally, a happy point!!! Now, go back to Lucy!!! :D

MikeHater123 April 18, 2012, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #214694

Taeshi, how many little dots can you post?

Analog April 18, 2012, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #214695

Yaaaaaaaay happy-ness woohoo XD (^__^)

BlueBunni April 18, 2012, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #214696

; u ; *sniff sniff* D’awwww!

Way to go Abbey! You are just what I expected you to be, because of your tremendous ability to bounce back and see the light in the situation. Unlike Lucy, you see through your troubles to the positive things.

However, Lucy has had the rug pulled right under her feet by Mike… she is led to believe that she has no one. Abbey had continuous support from loved ones. Just goes to show how Lucy could have possibly made it out of the situation alright if she had gotten support from her friends. (Which I’m sure they would have given if they knew about what happened.)

Looking forward to the final page and the next chapter, Taeshi!

Silversoma April 18, 2012, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #214698


Yuki April 18, 2012, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #214704

Love that Abby is over his dead mommy blues. I don’t like when Abby is sad.

Wolf128 April 18, 2012, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #214705

He doesn’t look very happy.

notpop78 April 18, 2012, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #214706

Oh I hope he’s OFFICIALLY happy now not sad hiding in a shadow

Nyan cat LAWLZ April 18, 2012, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #214707

you know i don’t think we’ve seen Abbey this relaxed since he first appeared in the comic

shoop-a-doop April 18, 2012, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #214708

…..I REALLY wonder how his sister will react to the “news”.

Damin Gawasake April 18, 2012, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #214709

Live in peace abby,live in peace…now that that’s over,we have unfinish business too get back too, …. :D and Mad Lucy

hurt/lov/hate April 18, 2012, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #214710

Also @thanatos damn your rite ,I only remember yashy,and what is she agin,a duck or a f**** turtal

hurt/lov/hate April 18, 2012, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #214711

You can tell abbey was very unshure of what to say there, this chapter really is tieing up some loose ends. I was never really a huge fan of abbey until now, especially now that I see what he went through. I’m kind of glad that he’s looking at the bright side of things

Moozers April 18, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #214713

can’t wait for the next page dammit!

Sam April 19, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #214714

Anyone else think Daisy and Molly are practically all that keeps him from snapping? And therapy, probably…

Hoheh April 19, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #214715

It’s nice to be around people that can hold you back from doing something wrong when needed. It gives one a purpose to stay in control.

Blue Sly April 19, 2012, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #214719

HURRAY! Just one more page and it’s the next chapter…

Lunacy April 19, 2012, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #214720


Probably. I only wish he hadn’t gone through so much. Poor thing, so fragile. ;_;

Scott Nishida April 19, 2012, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #214721

Oh Abbey, you are a wonderful young man.

But you need to stop just giving people the answers and responses you know they want and then nursing your real feelings in private.

Sure, it works in the short term. They go away and you get the time alone you need to sort through your feelings.

But part of growing up is learning how important it is to be yourself, even if it is hard to figure out who that is.

I am sure you will figure that out on your own.

Fruvous April 19, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #214722


All silliness aside, i sincerely hope Abbey can push through this. Perhaps a dose of sadness is just what he’s been needing to help him with his anger problems. I imagine now his temper will be a little more mild…
Or he’ll become the sensitive fruitcake Paulo is constantly teasing him about. Great work with the comic Taeshi and Suitcase! Keep it coming!

Dah Man April 19, 2012, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #214723

This was a very cute page <3

nAar April 19, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #214825

I’m excited for what the next page has in store

Kyle April 20, 2012, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #215492

I don’t get it. How did she die?

Opa-Opa May 1, 2012, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #216314

I don’t know if people will bate me for this one, but the irony is that this is chapter 69.

Mr. Alex May 11, 2012, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #218071

I dont think i EVER saw abbeys tail once in the WHOLE comic. :P anyway, i feel really really REALLY bad for him. He doesnt deserve anything like that.

Kayla June 2, 2012, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #281365

abbey doesn’t look like a bunny, oh no I made it 112 comments instead if 111

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