Comic 793 - Huge Mistake

9th Feb 2016, 9:03 PM in Ch. 28: Love, Trust, and Respect
Huge Mistake
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Jocelyn 9th Feb 2016, 9:03 PM edit delete
Poor Heather, literally stuck in the middle of the drama. XD

As for the drama itself... well, what do you make of it? I mean, WE know from reading the last few chapters that Aiken's done a lot of growing up since he walked out on Jessica. But she hasn't seen that. Even if Rain or Fara might've said off-camera that he's better now, that could still be hard to swallow when her last memory of him is so overwhelmingly bad. Even if she did have a firsthand account of his personal growth though, would she be so out of line if she were still hesitant to forgive him? Then again, all her hesitation aside, she IS still wearing his necklace and has mentioned on a few occasions (usually somewhat indirectly) that she misses him.

And what of Aiken? He's admitting his mistake. He's apologizing. He seems sincere. But is there more he could/should be doing?

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Reimi 9th Feb 2016, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
If there is to be any forgiveness in this situation, it will take time and a lot of effort from both of them. They have both done things that will be hard to forgive. Aiken is putting the first foot forward, and you know what they say about any journey, it begins with a single step.
QuincyBlue 9th Feb 2016, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
I feel more like it's all on Aiken here. Jessica is the victim in this situation and hasn't really done anything wrong that I remember, I think Aiken is really the only one who needs to apologize. Unless there's something big I'm forgetting?
Anyway, I think that no matter how sincere and apologetic Aiken is here, it's going to take a long long time for Jessica to forgive him.
Reimi 9th Feb 2016, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
The complete omission from Jessica about her being Trans, through the dating stage, through the proposal and the planned omission past the wedding until insurance backed out and she was left with no other option but to tell him.

I understand why she didn't tell him, but dropping that so far into the relationship, a reaction like his isn't unexpected and it is hard to put all the blame on him for overreacting. That was a MAJOR bombshell to drop to someone you are getting married to soonish.

I understand my opinion here won't be popular, but every situation has two or more sides, and learning to see things from all angles is how we grow and respect others. Aiken is trying to understand Jessica's side of it, and is showing that he is willing to learn and grow as a person.
j-eagle12212012 9th Feb 2016, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
I think what you are forgetting is that Jessica was planning on never telling Aiken she was Transgender, she was gonna have the surgery and marry Akien and live happilly ever after... but her insurance fell through and the surgery had to be postponed so she had to tell Aiken the truth, that would be what she needs to apologize for her intent to lie
mecaterpillar 10th Feb 2016, 4:05 AM edit delete reply
So other people have mentioned the issue but here's a link to the comic explaining the situation: The way I see it, Jessica was insufficiently forthcoming with Aiken. The standard I would use is if your partner feels betrayed (and not because a misunderstanding), then you have made a mistake relationship-wise. Aiken and Jessica were about to get married soon, so they ought to more or less have known what would be considered a betrayal of trust when it comes to one another and not cross that line. Either that or break up. I don't view it as proper to continue a relationship while engaging in actions that your partner would view as a betrayal of trust. That's not a way to have a relationship and definitely not a marriage.
Lemonado Girl 9th Feb 2016, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
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Poor Heather, stuck in the middle. And Aiken, all out on a limb, too. I really hope this begins to at least mitigate the bad feelings between the two.
BillycannotFly 9th Feb 2016, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
I hope Jessica realized that Aiken was so easily able to say little sister. I know that they have a lot of stuff to work through, and I don't know/ don't care how they'll end up (meaning I don't mind whatever situation they end up in, as long as it's all good for them), but simply being able to say Rain is his sister so easily... I wish it were that easy for my sisters to say brother.
Guest 9th Feb 2016, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
According to the time stamp at the top of the page, and by my calculations, you posted this 3.5 hours from now.
In regards to what Aiken is doing here, he's definitely attempting to make strides in the right direction. I think the smartest thing he's doing here, even if unintentionally, is saying he doesn't know what he wants Jessica to say. When faced with the question, "what do you want me to say?" In any situation where an argument or fight has occurred, answering any actual phrase is bad. What you end up doing is telling them what you want to hear, so that in your mind, the situation is resolved, even though it doesn't take the other persons feelings into account. You want them to say whatever their honest reaction is, because that's the only way to learn how the feel about the matter and about what you did to them. Of course, the reverse is also true.
thatguyinthecorner 10th Feb 2016, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
I've been in similar situations. Well...kinda. Not for this but with a certain friend that I totally screwed over emotional outburst I'm not proud of.

Difference here is, I'd caught myself immediately rather than weeks/months later. Too late though, even IF one of the guys involved forgave me a mew few months later.

But I wouldn't have Lemon if not for all that and no permanent damage was dealt to them, so all's well that ends well I suppose.

Now if only Aiken's situation was so simple.
Sobi 10th Feb 2016, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
Pleeeeeeeease let this end on a positive note i see only two ways this is ending and im hoping for a positive resolution
DocMesa 10th Feb 2016, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Jessica looks really torn in the second-to-last panel. She definitely still has feelings for him, she's still pissed at him...but I think there's also some defensiveness there as well. Maybe she's thinking back to the way she came out to him.
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