Comic 1488 - Young Mother

28th Mar 2022, 8:38 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
Young Mother
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Jocelyn 28th Mar 2022, 8:38 AM edit delete
This week, the focus remains on Emily as she arrives at Lydia's school, and gets a little introspective talking to a miscellaneous stranger (presumably one of the other parents).

It's worth mentioning that we are starting the final scene of the story here. It will run for several weeks and there'll be more characters than just Emily and some rando, of course, but the focus is going to stay here. There'll be no more jumping to other scenes. So get comfy, keep some tissues handy if you think you need them, and please enjoy the rest of the story. ^_^

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ValeryGraciela 28th Mar 2022, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
This stranger is in color. So maybe he's not a stranger at all
bgb16999 28th Mar 2022, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Good idea!
ThisTransGuy 29th Mar 2022, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
I think this one looks like Gavin! Or his dad! Hmmmm 🤨 did Gavin have a baby?🤔
By the way Jocelyn I really want to say this but your comic helped me so much! Thank you I will be forever thankful 😘💪🏼
someone_else 28th Mar 2022, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
Already crying in advance.
Rue_ 28th Mar 2022, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
I feel like that's not a stranger
RubyRuthNeal 28th Mar 2022, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
Looks kinda like maybe a 6-years older Ana's dad.... perhaps he's now in a relationship with a single mother who has a child in that elementary school, or perhaps a relationship with one of the teachers there?
Emy 28th Mar 2022, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Maybe, but I feel like at some point in the last six years the gang would have gone over to Ana's house and run into her dad, so he'd recognize Emily as one of his daughter's friends.
girly 28th Mar 2022, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
if this is the last scene then that means we wont ever see the characters all together again :'( im not ready
Absentia 28th Mar 2022, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
not necessarily. remember, she has other upcoming comics and comic ideas set in this universe like My Impossible Soulmate and Magical. it's possible that the group can make a cameo in either of those or other stories, like Carmen from Magical did here.
girly 29th Mar 2022, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
oh true! just its sad they wont in this story for the end
j-eagle12212012 28th Mar 2022, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
The final scene


I can't believe we are in the home stretch
This story has ment so much to my personal journey to becoming the woman I am now

I will get the tissues and prepare for the end of this Wonderful story

Thank you Jocelyn for giving us this wonderful story
WindandRain 28th Mar 2022, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
I know... I'm going to start crying just thinking about it.
Someone_You_Helped 28th Mar 2022, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
I am not sure how to feel about the fact Rain is reaching it's end. I am a heavily fem leaning genderfluid, and I fell in love with this comic what feels like ages ago when I heard about this great webcomic that had representation for my gender. I was at the start of my journey into discovering who I am back then, and I have been reading ever since. I have grown and changed with this comic, I have been inspired to look deeper at myself and those around me by it. And this year, several months ago, I began my MtF HRT journey, trying to get closer to where I feel like I should be. I have never been happier in my life than seeing my body starting to change more in alignment with what I know it should be... and I owe a lot of coming to that decision to this comic. Around the same time I started my journey, This chapter started, and we saw Rain in that Pretty Heckin Gay shirt, and I ordered one that day. It arrived right after I started my transition, and I feel so happy every day I wear it. So I just want to say Thank you for all the good years of Rain. I can't wait to see how it ends. and I will definitely be buying all the physical volumes as soon as my finances allow it. I look forward to your next comics.
Phrown 28th Mar 2022, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
Talking and sharing informs others. I didn’t know genderfluid people could go on HRT.
SometimesIReadComics 1st Apr 2022, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Cis ppl use HRT too. What's menopause medication if not hormone replacement?
Long-Time Lurker 28th Mar 2022, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
I'm guessing a cameo of brother Arthur's brother Will. XD Long shot but it would be a cute throwback.
ThatEntityGirl 28th Mar 2022, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
I have a strong suspicion as to who this is but it's a little unlikely, I'll admit. Still... one can dream
bgb16999 28th Mar 2022, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear, the final scene? I'm going to cry.
J 28th Mar 2022, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
He looks like Colin Stacks, Fara’s ex. We haven’t seen him since Chapter 24, page 626, A Better Fit. He grew a full beard since we last saw him.
Ever-Present 28th Mar 2022, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
I thought this too. However, it would be extremely weird to have him of all people in the final scene.
throwawaythethird 28th Mar 2022, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
this is a complete stretch but if this is brother arthur's brother i'll claim my "called it" tokens
LillianaZelothi 28th Mar 2022, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
What do you mean keep some tissues handy?! I'm already crying at the thought of crying!
00Stevo 28th Mar 2022, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Hmmmm, I wounder who this could be.
chrystal_dark 28th Mar 2022, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
It's Colin.... Comparing the two strips side by side, and also there's this little foreshadow:
"Can it really end like that though? Have we seen the last of Colin? "

I'll be interested to see how he reacts when Rain gets there.
Sessy 28th Mar 2022, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
It's the beginning of the end T^T
Absentia 28th Mar 2022, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
alright, my top theories for who the "stranger" is

Ana's dad

Arthur's brother

an actual stranger.

any other ideas?
Adeline_ 28th Mar 2022, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
I'm struggling to believe this is the last scene of Rain. After this, it's over..
I've been reading this for probably 4 years now.
And finding a new page of Rain has always brought joy.
Thank you ever so much for making this wonderful webcomic over the past 11 years.
Sure will miss Rain, but I just can't wait for your next webcomics!
And one, IIRC, does just so happen to take place in the.. Rainiverse?? lol
b 28th Mar 2022, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
dudes like lol ok thanks for the info dump ? 😂
Jocelyn 28th Mar 2022, 6:59 PM edit delete reply

It just wouldn't be Rain without unprompted, long-winded monologues. XD
sim 28th Mar 2022, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
Emily just helped a girl get her hormones maby this is her dad witch would explain why he did not bat a eyelash when Emily said wife
Juna 28th Mar 2022, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
I really hope we see these characters again. I know it’s the end of the story and it’s a damn good one! But, I don’t want to say goodbye to these wholesome, relatable folk.
Guest 28th Mar 2022, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Perhaps....perhaps it is Marcus. We haven't seen him in person outside of flashbacks. People can change, and perhaps he is here to check on his granddaughter. Obviously, it doesn't excuse his monstrous actions, but it would be good character development.
Some Ed 30th Mar 2022, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
Assuming that he behaves himself, yes. But I can imagine Rain keeping her distance until he leaves. Not avoiding the situation, just watching to see if she needs to rush in and fix things, but not wanting to be involved if she doesn't have to be.
Neonshi 29th Mar 2022, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
You telling me we're starting the final scene has me tearing up already 😢
Anon 29th Mar 2022, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
jennserr 29th Mar 2022, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
this might be out of place on this page, but i just spent most of today catching up on the past few years of Rain that i've missed, and i have so many feelings now.

i can't remember when i first found Rain, maybe when i was in high school, maybe my first year of college, but it was in the first couple years of my transition when i was still working through my insecurities, and saw parts of myself in rain then. getting to watch her grow, both over the years that i was able to consistently stay up to date and in this past day as i've binged the rest, has been absolutely incredible, in a way i can barely put to words. in a way, it feels like i've grown into myself right along with rain (we're even nearly the same age now), and watching rain grow into herself has filled me with so much warmth and love for her, and for my own journey. like, i could go on for days about what her story means and how it's made me feel, but the main thing i want to say is, thank you for sharing Rain's story with us. it has been such an incredible joy to read over the years, and i'm so grateful for that, for this.
Syter6 29th Mar 2022, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
It might be emily's father. If i remember correct, we don't know what happened to him. (Obviously might be a long shot, but if he actually is, i can brag ;) )
Zooey 29th Mar 2022, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Going to miss this but I've really enjoyed everything, even the end. Hope I can get just as interested in whatever you do next!
Lemonado Girl 29th Mar 2022, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
I'd already had that wave of emotionality when it was announced that the final chapter was coming, but here it comes again. Also, that stranger way too closely resembles Ana's father for me to write it off, and any prior meeting Emily might have had with him would have been offscreen, if memory serves. I think it would be interesting if it was, and Lydia and his other child were friends. Honorary Aunties Em and Rain, anyone?
Anonymous 29th Mar 2022, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
I think if it's anyone we've seen before, then it's Colin. The hair matches up closest with him.
anna 29th Mar 2022, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
why did i read the sign as 'enter cemetary' help xD
anyway, love the story and so excited for the final scene
Name 30th Mar 2022, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Just spent like half an hour crying over the end. Realised theres nothing to cry about though. Only discovered this about 2 weeks ago but it has had quite an impact. But I am happy you made this great comic, sad to see it go but at least I know theres a good few weeks left
Tepro 31st Mar 2022, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
Still can't believe we reached the comic's final scene.
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