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Comment ID #294013

Toby must die.

John February 16, 2015, 1:01 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294014

Now I feel bad for him…

kaminari683 February 16, 2015, 1:01 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294015

Third^^

Curiously February 16, 2015, 1:01 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294016

oh now
I like Augustus’s character more now

buttersweet February 16, 2015, 1:01 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294017

Toby is a nutcase.

Okay so we get an answer to why Augustus forgot about love.

That being said, I don’t see why email or skype was out of the question. Neither of the others in the gang could monitor his internet use. They could have just waited for him to graduate high school and move away.

It’s not like the gang can keep him there forever with a threat if he disappears.
Neither Toby nor Alej is very smart. I mean they pick on children, so he could just leave when he gets older and find Melanie later.

Augustus should totally just get a gun and move away.

Nightshade February 16, 2015, 1:03 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294018

Just throw some arsenic in their next meals.

Rylasasin February 16, 2015, 1:04 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294019

ohhh boy

Tiny February 16, 2015, 1:05 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294020

So he’s trapped because Tobby’ll tell Alejandro the truth if he leaves. Wouldn’t Tobby be in deep **** as well since he’s hid the truth for so long?…

I mean the noose around Gus’s neck is kinda weak because Tobby would take heat as well for hidding the truth.

Mr. Z February 16, 2015, 1:05 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294021

I figured Toby would hold that against him. I can’t think of any other reason Augustus would be stuck in this situation.

Colada February 16, 2015, 1:07 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294022

****ing Toby

lov/hate/hurt February 16, 2015, 1:08 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294023

Poor Augustus ._. I actually like him and Daisy together. I think she makes him a better person. #^_^#

Kikiapplus February 16, 2015, 1:09 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294024

So that’s how he’s trapped

DarkWolf February 16, 2015, 1:11 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294025

That answers the questions raised earlier.

Nikary February 16, 2015, 1:13 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294026

Blackmail, how lower can ya get?

Keyblade Dragon February 16, 2015, 1:18 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294027

Well, I really kinda want him with Lucy, and I know that is crazy. But I think it would be interesting…XD

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:18 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294028

I still ship them. Tobygustus forever ! *Hides far far away*

Also Toby kinda looks like he has boobs in panel 2 xD

Pomme de terre February 16, 2015, 1:19 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294029

This may sound a bit morbid: Was Toby… Jealous of Melanie? I mean, Alejandro is a straight up sexual deviant, and Toby hangs out with him all the time. Now, I’m not insinuating that homosexuality is a form of sexual deviancy, but there seems to be a pretty big age gap between Toby and Augustus, and he showed no remorse when Alejandro tried to rape Lucy. I can’t think of any other reason for him not to tell Alejandro that “The other man” was actually Augustus.

John February 16, 2015, 1:21 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294030

And now we know… Alejandro may appear to be their leader… but Toby is the real mastermind… Alejandro is just a puppet… tangled… in strings… string…

(I suspect Toby has a plan for the day Alejandro tries to turn on him.)

Dragon Lizard February 16, 2015, 1:22 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294031

Yay, some one else ships them too! XD I also think it would be cool if Lucy became more girly 0-0 I think then, MAYBE, Gus would realize that she is sweet and ya… *cries in corner cause I need a life*

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:23 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294032

It seems like Toby has a Grudge against Augustus x Melanie, otherwise why would he care? If he didn’t like Auggie then he would have just told Alej, there has to be some other reason.

Physics February 16, 2015, 1:24 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294033

@ Nightshade while in this situation I doubt either would try to check Auggie’s phone (or computer if he had one) in cases like this the victim has to completely disappear. and though Mel told Auggie where she was going she’s likely not allowed any contact with anybody from her former life for her own protection so it’s not as simple as just “keeping in contact”. To do so would put her and her grandma at a great risk.

Luna February 16, 2015, 1:24 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294034

Dragon lizard, I think that would be very interesting…. :P

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:26 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294035

@Nightshade

If you’re wondering why contact via the internet wasn’t considered, I’d suggest you reference what we know about Augustus’ living situation.

Orion February 16, 2015, 1:26 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294036

@ Luna well that is a good point

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:28 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294037

I can’t wait for 48 hours for the next page!!!! :(

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:29 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294038

Blackmail. Allllright.
No matter how hard our lives are, they cannot be any worse than Augustus’s.

Knux-the-Killer February 16, 2015, 1:31 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294039

@Nighshade

I doubt Augustus owns a computer with the kind of parents he has which is likely why that was out of the question for him, and to move away he’d actually need quite a fair bit of money saved up and a good job to have a constant flow of money coming in.

Moogle February 16, 2015, 1:33 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294040

Well regardless of his home life, there are totally school computers to use and good ol fashioned one-way love letters or a cheap PO box rental.

I guess I feel like he gave up really easy, so they must not have been that in love.

I also like what someone else brought up, Toby will get his *** kicked for keeping this secret so there isn’t much of a threat in present time to Augustus. He should run away!

Nightshade February 16, 2015, 1:37 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294041

And thus, the title. Poor Augustus… But at least he can get revenge through helping the main characters.

Shade February 16, 2015, 1:39 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294042

though, toby already lied to alejandro’s face, and protected augustus in a way, even if through blackmail.

so… wouldn’t alejandro find out he lied to him if he “pulled the trigger”, and go after toby, as well?

…well, in a logical world, i suppose.

but this is BCB, so obviously only augustus would die in such a case. :/

Thanatos February 16, 2015, 1:39 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294043

Nightshade is right. Why can’t they just do what Mike and Sandy did for years?

PuhBuhGu February 16, 2015, 1:42 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294044

Ummmmm…..

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:48 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294045

Well, what mike and sandy did was fine because they don’t have a hand watching there every move!

AvaEads February 16, 2015, 1:53 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294046

Daisy is adorable ! The way she turns her head makes me squee ! :love:

Augustus in the last panel makes me think of this cliché pose that action heroes do after shooting someone, foreshadowing ? D:

Miralcl February 16, 2015, 1:58 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294047

Man this ****’s too good.
On the other hand, nobody in the BCB world knows about phones or Skype or anything :P

TBlackfeet February 16, 2015, 2:04 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294048

well that sucks

DrackeStalenTorgen February 16, 2015, 2:19 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294049

Well now it makes sense with how he handled Daisy, his idea of love/relationships is pretty messed up. He wasn’t intentionally trying to be rapey but that’s how he was treated. I agree though the noose around his neck is pretty weak, why is he STILL afraid? It’d be he said she said at this point and he’s not likely to trust either of them, esp since Toby hid it even if he was inclined to trust him more that would make him mad.

Sam February 16, 2015, 2:38 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294050

Okay…i hate Toby

CoolBad February 16, 2015, 2:41 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294051

Dude Alejandro literally saw them at the campus fountain
He heard Mel say ”I really love you, Augustus”
I just don’t really see how he couldn’t make out the other man??? Dude, he saw it happening!

Somewhat February 16, 2015, 2:48 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294052

I want to Dark Souls style shank Tonby now.

GBHPrime84 February 16, 2015, 2:50 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294053

Those that are wondering why Augustus is still afraid of Toby and the whole situation, why he might not use snail mail or other forms contact.

1. When you’ve been abused and manipulated your whole life, or a good chunk of it, you feel trapped. Your whole line of sight is in a fog so you feel that your options are limited when they might be infact, near limitless. That’s like saying “Why are you depressed, you should do -this-.” The notion of whatever that thing is may seem impossible because you simply don’t think you have the will, or it won’t work out or it’ll just make things worse. I for one could have left home at any time I imagine. But I never did and felt like I would forever be under my mother’s abuse. Ironically I’m still home, though the only reason I’m no longer being abused by her, is because she died three years ago. I never realized I could have left and changed my situation until I started breaking out of my depression.

2. It would be best and safest for Augustus not to have any contact with Mel. We can all see that Ale is all brawn and no brains but Toby on the other hand would not be above following him and looking through any of his mail if Augustus had any. Augustus could always use a post office box, but that would require money he doesn’t have. The same with school. Just because there are computers there doesn’t mean he would have access to email. When I was in school, that sh-t was blocked along with other social media sites. You could say he could use the library computers and that’s fine, but what are the chances he and Mel have exchanged email information? It’s very slim. Those chances diminish because she wants and NEEDS to disappear. Sometime it’s painful and can cause regret but she needs to separate herself from her past, anything that can trigger her, including Augustus so she’ll be able to recover and reform. With Toby hanging over his shoulder, he would not want to risk it anyways just to make sure she is safe and sound.

And for those that complained how Toby looked friendly in the beginning and now he’s a total douche - looks can be deceiving and if you’ve had the good fortune of meeting ‘friendly’ people that didn’t have crooked motives then consider yourself lucky. A friendly face and demeanor, means nothing and does not reflect a person’s true motives. Toby is not against putting on a friendly or passive face when things are ‘quiet’ for a lack of better words, his true feelings emerge when he’s watching and/or participating in hurting someone. Augustus knows this and he’s not about to underestimate the creep. So Augustus, while he may or may not be at a disadvantage, he’s playing his cards the best he can, the best he knows how. He’s bidding his time just like Mel did, like most people do in similar situations. And it’s either going to act when an opportunity arises or when he has reached the boiling point that he no longer has any f-cks to give consequences be dammed.

Canny February 16, 2015, 3:07 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294054

well he is a high skilled thief… Kinda neat :v

Othoniel February 16, 2015, 3:10 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294055

@Somewhat its just a lie he told Ale in order to have Augustus under his thumb. To Ale that could mean that the guy was wearing something that obscured his features like a hoodie or Toby was watching from an angle where he couldn’t get a good view but definitely knew Mel. When you’ve been around someone long enough you can recognize their features from a distance and in a crowd. I used to be able to know just who from the back of their head while walking in crowded halls in high school. Then again that may be just something that’s out of the ordinary for others.

Canny February 16, 2015, 3:11 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294056

@Somewhat Toby was the one at the fountain that saw Augustus and Melanie together. Alejandro was never there and when Toby gave his report he lied to him. This was why Alejandro was yelling at Melanie “Who is he?!” while choking her. And now as confirmed in this page Toby lied so he could have blackmail against Augustus so he couldn’t just leave the gang.

K February 16, 2015, 3:24 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294057

Wow. Well here’s my head canon near/towards the end of the comic;

Alejandro would probably find out about Augustus affair with Melanie at some point, hurt Augustus, and then more **** happens after that with our main cast.

Later, Alejandro ends up in jail cell with Toby as a cell mate. Augustus visits, and Alejandro is obviously not happy and wants to hurt him. Then Augustus intentionally let’s it slip that Toby knew and never told him on purpose. Alejandro get’s mad as Augustus leaves, and when he’s gone/about to leave, we see Alejandro glare at Toby. Toby, of course, is uncomfortable. Specially more as Alejandro tarts to walk towards him, and then the next panel on the page is pitch black.

And then back to our main characters.

AND THAT’S BASICALLY THE GIST OF MY HEAD CANON.

Subaru February 16, 2015, 3:30 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294058

I hate Tobi so much. He’s such a despicable person

George February 16, 2015, 3:37 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294059

@Canny You make a lot of great points and I agree with them. Augustus wouldn’t want to risk Melanie’s safety now that he knows that Toby is a threat and holds blackmail against him. It’s even more important now that Toby and Alejandro never find out where Melanie lives or has any way to contact her. Melanie has manage to escape and can now begin to heal and move on with her life. Plus as you’ve said they may had never exchange any sort of contact info for this very reason. Melanie wanted to get out completely and leave everything behind to properly move on. Even though she cares about Augustus greatly sadly he has to be left behind too for now.

Plus you’re right in that Toby may follow him around to see if Augustus has a way to reach Melanie. That and his options of reaching her are limited. I highly doubt he has his own computer giving him home situation and the school computers aren’t an option either. Yes there is the library but Toby is still at risk at catching him. A private P.O. box would cost money and Augustus has no way to go and see Melanie for himself. Too risky and with no money or other method of transportation it won’t work. Hopefully one day when Augustus can get out himself maybe he and Melanie can find each other again. But until then he’s stuck.

K February 16, 2015, 3:45 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294060

@K
Thank you. It would be nice for those two to meet down the road and at the very least rekindle a friendship. But I would expect that to happen in their twenties and not any time soon. People change, and change drastically once they’re out of school and into the real world. It’d be interesting to see how those two are in the future.

Canny February 16, 2015, 4:05 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294061

I suspect Mel’s going to come back in the present somehow. I doubt Taeshi would give a “You need help even if not from me” comment from Daisy right before this chapter if she intended Mel to really be a one-chapter character.

Deiser February 16, 2015, 4:17 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294062

Guys, Toby’s leash on Augustus is still pretty airtight. Even if Alej does get ****** off at Toby for keeping that detail back for so long, he could easily rationalize it to Alej as putting the fear of God into the culprit and keeping Gus under their leash because he’s been useful to them for getting free stuff, and that as soon as Gus stopped doing his part he came to him with the truth so Gus could pay his debt physically. He could actually use this to impress Alejandro with how sadistic he can really be. Honestly, Toby wins either way unless final fantasy cat can find a third option.

Architect_Fringe February 16, 2015, 5:05 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294063

Once more, Toby and Alejandro need to die. I’m envisioning something involving fire, a bus, and a jar of scorpions.

That Guy February 16, 2015, 5:09 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294064

To those saying that Alej would be mad at Toby for finally spilling it, he can just say that he “found out” that they were unusually close from someone else and Augustus pretty much gave it away based on his actions.
I still think that he kept Augustus around with blackmail because he likes him, and he overheard them saying that they wanted to run away together. And why do you think Toby was even there? He was following Augustus, not Mel. And I doubt it was just to make sure their little genius thief wasn’t getting into trouble.

Toby would find out somehow if they kept in contact, so Augustus didn’t want to risk it. Besides, Mel said that they would never see each other again, so that just said “I don’t want you to contact me”.

And now we’re back to the present. Seems that Augustus has to make a move soon, or Alej will consider him useless and kill him instead. (Or whatever other unspeakable things he wanted to do to the kids. Augustus is a very pretty cat.)

Zone February 16, 2015, 5:15 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294065

@Pomme de terre
Yes! As the great philosopher Dido once said, “I will go down with this ship”!

Gay Toby for President February 16, 2015, 5:22 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294066

could someone edit out the dialog boxes in the last panel and post it on candybooru?

Weaver February 16, 2015, 5:31 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294067

And so… FINAL FANTASY CAT WAS BORN! NEXT TIME ON
FINAL FANTASY XIV! WILL THE NEW HERO BREAK OUT OF THIS PRISON CALL LIFE? OR WILL HE BECOME ONE OF THEM?

TheLiquidToast February 16, 2015, 5:57 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294068

I wonder if it would be possible for Augustus to cook up a story that it was TOBY who was with Melanie?

13lackout February 16, 2015, 5:59 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294069

2NaCl+2H2O→2NaOH+Cl2↑+H2↑

HongKat February 16, 2015, 7:10 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294070

Abuse both psychological and physical…

Blackmail and being made into a punching bag for someone else’s sadistic pleasure…

Hm… yup. Sounds like High School to me.

Pax February 16, 2015, 7:40 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294071

Well that’s fun. :/

Mark February 16, 2015, 9:12 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294072

@Nightshade

You also have to keep in mind that the timeline of BCB isn’t the present day. These events took place in like what? 2004 or so? Skype wasn’t in use yet, cellphones where like the old school Nokia’s for the first part (and everyone worried about saving their minutes) heck even aol dail up hours were still a thing. :/

It’s actually amazing to think how much technology has come along in only 11 years. To a 15 year old Augustus there was definetly no way for him to keep in contact with Melanie. She was “free”. I doubt she told anyone where she was moving to, in fear that Alej might go after her. So using old school post was out of the question. This probably also including her new phone number, because if she was to give a land line it would be easy to track her down in a phone book or something.

Email; I mean yes, it’s possible, but it doesn’t really seem probable for Augustus to manage. No way he could afford a laptop and Internet fees and yeah, I guess he could use the school’s resources from time to time, and heck maybe he did; but without having an actual phone number or constant AIM/ MSN chat etc. That form of communication slowly fizzles and dies away. Especially if you only have limited access.

Also since Toby basically black mailed Augustus…what was he supposed to do? Continue the secret affair and have more proof for Alej? (Since it would just be Toby’s word against Augustus the confrontation could go either way, but if Toby were to actually print out those emails or get screen caps?? Ouch…)

He loved Melanie so much, he wanted her to be free.

Termania February 16, 2015, 10:47 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294073

Yeah. Realistically, I don’t think Toby would really be able to “pull the trigger” on Augustus for this one situation. I would think even Alejandro would ask why Toby waited so long to tell him and just be murderously mad at both of them. Or Augustus COULD instead lie to Alejandro ahead of time and throw Toby under the bus. Say Toby was the other man the whole time and told Alejandro about her screwing around because she stopped giving him what he wanted or something.
All I’m saying is that Augustus could easily get out of this. Alej isn’t very smart.

Ravako February 16, 2015, 11:03 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294074

I’m really surprised to see that nobody’s commented on Daisy being involved in this more? The impression I got by that last panel was that nowadays Augustus stays around to try to protect HER since he couldn’t protect Mel. We all know that Alej’s main issue is with Lucy and Mike (seems to be the focus), but with the way that he can “just lose it”, it would make sense that Augustus feels like if he tried to get out, Daisy would be the next target because of it or something. Alej and Toby are both definitely underhanded enough to use her to hurt him…

Spot February 16, 2015, 11:04 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294075

Bro, Melanie is still a far better person than Daisy. Stop obsessing over someone who really is a bigger piece of ****. Mel at least has the excuse of having a terrible, abusive upbringing; Daisy’s just a selfish brat.

you-know-who February 16, 2015, 11:41 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294076

Damn it! I hope Toby and Alejandro gets killed by someone for sending these girls to hospital just so that their boyfriend will not be able to see their girlfriend ever again! That should kick these gangs *** which will count for something, right? :unsure:

CatFan10 February 17, 2015, 4:42 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294077

#thuglyf

Elmo February 17, 2015, 5:48 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294078

It sucks this’ll end next Monday; this weekend is most likely going to be filled with suspension. A week is so long!

Mr. Z February 17, 2015, 10:32 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294079

My actual full name is Tobias D. Xanatos. You may have heard of my family, if not, we have a page for that.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ XanatosGambit

I’m sorry to say your favorite cats are all acting according to ONE of my plans, I’m just not going to say which.

And yes, I do have a contingency for my death, Xanatos’s always do.

Toby Droegemeier February 17, 2015, 10:57 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294081

@Termania and @Canny
Couldn’t have said it better myself, you guys are awesome at explaining this.

Also, anybody thinking Toby was doing this cause he’s jealous of Melanie or some other odd reason…
Why is it I am the only person thinking Toby is blackmailing Augustus because he’s jealous of Augustus?
I mean, Toby, he’s Ale’s right hand man, or at least he was. Then all of a sudden this little wonder boy final fantasy cat shows up and makes Ale five hundred times happier with what he can do and provide. Toby’s standing as Ale’s favorite is endangered, and this entire thing Auggie had with Melanie? It became a perfect plot to keep Augustus in check so that Toby could stay the favorite.

FreeFallingUp February 17, 2015, 1:24 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294082

@Toby_Droegemeier, haven’t you said that before? Also, I seriously doubt Toby is capable of such a plan.

And thus, Auggie is trapped. Atleast he’s a senior now, soon to leave. Though Toby probably plans to pull the trigger soon enough.

Lucas February 17, 2015, 2:17 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294083

Oh hello there, Daisy. How are you doing?
BTW I like this “evil Toby”, and even if I always try to defend him, now I’m sure he is one of the antagonst. 100%
Well not really defending, but trying to justify him…I just think he is blackmailing Augustus (not good thing) because he doesn’t want to stay with Alejandro alone. I think Alej is more dangerous and strong then Toby
also… wow, @you_know_who
I hope I won’t say the same things when Lucy will come back :s

Gasz February 17, 2015, 3:10 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294084

This is getting interesting. Now we see why Augustus is how he is, I would hope he doesn’t know where Lucy is…

Aoriki February 17, 2015, 9:15 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294085

The one thing I can’t think of is a motive. Sure, Toby now has leverage, but it’s not like he’s allowed to call any shots. He steps out of line, Alejandro goes after him too. Maybe he’s got a mentality of “traitors get drowned in shallow water,” and he’s trying to put Augustus in his place. It seems unlikely that he wants to get away and he thinks if he can’t leave no one can. Toby is basically the right hand man, the one Alejandro’s will give a little more trust, thus give a little more power to.

Lizzy February 17, 2015, 10:43 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294086

@Lizzy Toby is a fiend. He doesn’t need a logical motive. People like that get enjoyment from just having that kind of power over someone. Ale controls Augustus with the threat of physical violence. Toby controls Augustus with fear, so in short he’s using psychological/emotional control over him. So in short, this can very well be about control among other reasons but this seems like the main one.

Canny February 18, 2015, 6:53 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294087

Ah! So THAT’s why Augustus wants Alejandro to get over these kids! It’s not just that Gus cares about them. It’s also that if Alej lets go of the past, Toby would lose his “power” over Gus!

Nikary February 18, 2015, 8:29 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294088

By the way, Toby’s face on fourth panel reminds me of Daisy.

Nikary February 18, 2015, 9:39 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294089

How bout just murder Toby and Alej of course making it look like an accident since Augustus is quite the smart one. But maybe not anymore since he never did tried to attemp it, and I guess Augustus is just extremely kind hearted who couldn’t injure anyone … No.. I doubt that… The most probable reason is that he is actually scared of Alej and Toby… Lol, can’t go to the police as well since he’s a thief.

Paulo-fan February 18, 2015, 10:20 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294090

What if… Augustus really is the final boss?

DatComment February 18, 2015, 10:26 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294091

Real life, Melanie is nothing like Daisy to whoever brought that up.

Melanie is hardcore, fearful, manipulative, and smart.
Total Bad-girl material. I mean she hid a cheating relationship from her abuser for 3 years. While the two dating was stupid, she was pretty amazing at hiding it.

Daisy is like booksmart, selfish, weak, and self-conscious.
Total goodie-two shoes spoiled brat. Daisy kinda wants what she wants, and doesn’t ever stop to consider if she actually has earned any of it by her behavior. Very child-like entitled mindset, unlike the rest of the cast.

I don’t see how the two are similar at all past the fact that Augustus liked them both. Though I wonder if Augustus thought he could pressure Daisy into being a bad girl like Melanie was to him. Say if he abused Daisy long enough she might act more like a Melanie he could control instead of letting her run away like Melanie did.

Or maybe he just thought he could be the Melanie in the relationship and prey on a younger innocent Augustus like Daisy. Now THAT’s a head-trip!

Lickit&Stickit February 18, 2015, 11:30 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294092

Wait a minute, who would Alejandro really be mad at in the end? If Toby “pulls the trigger” he’s selling himself out too. I would think Alejandro would be more ****** at the “lackey” who hid this secret for years and lied to him about it.

Unless he pulls the whole “I just found out” baloney, which even for Toby is just bs. But Alejandro is a bit stupid, so it’d probably work. ._.

KoiInTheRedPond February 18, 2015, 11:56 AM America/New_York.

Comment ID #294302

@Canny You make very good points. Sorry to hear about the 1st part of your explanation of Auggie and thanks for sharing that. Its hard for me to personally relate (or I’m mentally suppressing it in some way) to this kind of abuse, and well, having someone who knows from experience about these kinds of people really gives me a cold hard slap to the face about “there really are people like this in this world.”

MichiruUsagi February 20, 2015, 7:23 PM America/New_York.

Comment ID #296542

Aaaaaaaaand here’s the kicker.
Here’s the reason Augustus has been doing the kind of stuff he’s been doing. I ****in’ can’t… poor little guy :’( I want him to be able to get out of this situation, this can’t hold him back anymore! He’s so ready to change his life for the better and I want him to. I know he’ll be able to find a way!

… right?

Qebonut April 1, 2015, 10:09 PM America/New_York.

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