81. Take Heart, page posted 3/10/14

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Take Heart — Page 22
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Comment ID #276627

So freaking David. Nice to see that Mike’s still got it.
Wait, these are friendship roses, right? So who said it was a girl?

(Paulo: He plays for the other team! 5 guys pop up: wait, really? Mike: No!)

modulusshift March 10, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

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I wonder how much money the school would make if they auction off Mike? XD

Triniking March 10, 2014, 3:08 PM EST.

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@Tails : really? An uncaring jerk? Really? UNCARING??

It seems to me that you have forgotten:
- He broke down crying after realizing what had become of Lucy
- After seeing Paulo crying, he offered him comfort (earning himself a “Get off, fruitcake!”)
- He broke down crying during the party because he regretted what he’d done

He might not have realized what he was doing in the heat of the moment, or directly afterwards, but now he has. And he evidently regrets it enormously. He definitely cares about his friends; hell, he even cares about Lucy. HE was the one who stayed behind to confront Jordan and find out what happened to her. Not Daisy, not Sue, not Paulo. Mike.

@Lickit&stickit : Allow me to refute a couple of your points:

«substituting Lucy with Sandy when she left…»: he admitted that he shouldn’t have done this, that it was unfair to Lucy, and he apologized to her: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c15/p14.html

«…general harshness with Daisy who won’t get a clue…»: the only time Mike was harsh towards Daisy was at the carnival, and with reason. He tried to be nice to her, but she kept pushing, so he pushed back. And even then, he apologized: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c41/p2.html

«…and his more recent escapades.» You mean with Lucy? See above: he’s paid his dues for that.

People like Mike because he is a nice guy. He (generally) treats everybody well. He is also polite, selfless, positive, outgoing, smart, and good at sports: pretty much every girl’s dream. He’s made mistakes, but so does everyone, and he tries to mend them.

I think that everyone should stop hating on Mike, because really, he does not deserve that anymore.

…I just spent 10 minutes arguing with people on the internet about how they feel about a fictional character. WHOOPS

Sambo March 10, 2014, 5:39 PM EST.

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