Comic 597 - A Good Feeling

28th Sep 2014, 6:15 PM in Ch. 23: The Flaherty Siblings
A Good Feeling
Average Rating: 4.87 (15 votes)
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Jocelyn 28th Sep 2014, 6:15 PM edit delete
Promising start...? Uh, er...

Just a show of hands for my curiosity, in Rain's position, how many of you would've kept walking? Why do you think Rain stopped walking away?

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Rae 28th Sep 2014, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Well that was...unexpected... I thought...I thought Aiken and Kellen's responses would be different. I thought it'd be the exact opposite of what just happened.I really want to see where this goes. Has Aiken really changed? Cant wait till the next update!
j-eagle12212012 28th Sep 2014, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
I would have kept walking.

I think Rain stopped because Aiken's reaction surprised her. It surprised me for sure.
Guest 29th Sep 2014, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
"I think Rain stopped because Aiken's reaction surprised her. It surprised me for sure."

I honestly wonder why. Yes, he acted like a jerk when he first found out, but since then, he had some time to rethink things and he even was the one who suggested the meetup to Kellen in the first place.

Also, I'm not entirely sure that Kellen even called Rain "baby bro" intentionally. Could be one of those "accidentally calling transpeople the wrong pronouns" thing. Bad, but isn't that bad. So, I'd stay.
GFChris 28th Sep 2014, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
I probably would have kept going... though I guess that was a better open from Kellen than anyone in my family would have given if I were Rain. Like Rae, I expected things to be backwards, though I guess Aiken's had more time to adjust, and has seen Rain as Rain.
Nama 28th Sep 2014, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Those expressions. Beautiful.
Rae 28th Sep 2014, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
Emily's face in the last panel is priceless
Guest 28th Sep 2014, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
I think most people would need some time to get used to it.
Devgirl Neko 28th Sep 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Devgirl Neko
It's easy to get swept up in your emotions, but I think Rain kind of overreacted. It takes time for family to get used to you as a girl, especially if they don't see you on a daily basis.
ArielMVP 29th Sep 2014, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
still though.... isn't that like her whole reason for being there? and they open with that....
Tilyene 29th Sep 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
If I were in her shoes, I would have kept walking. I probably also would have given the middle finger to my sister.
Alex Concussion 29th Sep 2014, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
In Rain's shoes, I wouldn't have started walking in the first place. :\ Though that's more reflective of my issues than anything.

I think she turned around because she still wants this to work, because despite everything, she loves them.
Torne 29th Sep 2014, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
Do I sense the seeds of Jessica's fall?
Doc Mesa 29th Sep 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
I'm cismale to give you an idea of where I'm speaking from. Habit is a hard thing to break and Kellen may have gone to auto-greet mode out of nervousness. I wouldn't have blamed Rain for walking away if she had chosen to. When I first started hanging out with my trans friends, I was absolutely paranoid about using the right pronouns and I often screwed up to begin with. But my friends gave me a chance. As I began to use the right pronouns and names, I could see that it made them happy and comfortable; it made me feel more relaxed and comfortable too. Keep trying, Kellen and Aiken - it will be worth it to reconnect with your baby sister again. =)
Vanessa 29th Sep 2014, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
They look so alike. If only everyone could pass as good as she.
Kyla 30th Sep 2014, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
The Look on Emily's face is just awesome. ^_^
Angie 30th Sep 2014, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
When I first seen Kellen at the door I thought it was Aiken dressed up to mock Rain and show her how he felt her identity was a farce that even could just imitate. I was like "nooooo, that is so cruel" but I was wrong. Maybe I should not read the comic at 2 in the morning. XD
Zi 12th Sep 2015, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
I would have kept walking, not for any good reason, but because I would have so much adrenaline and cortisol in me that I'd be incapable of acting rationally. Fight or flight. I'm not sure I'd have started walking, as I would have probably expected that. It hurts, but I think I'd remain mostly unfazed. At least on the surface....
Adrian Fhtagn 17th Nov 2015, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
My thought of the I worded thoughts of Rain's head are "if my brother could turn around and seem like he wanted her to accept me because he does, that means both turning around is a real possibility" or something.

I'm sorry I'm so late on the Rain Train! I only started reading last week and I love it!
cyrstalclear 12th May 2016, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
I would have kept walking.
She's been told already, she should know by now.
It didn't look involuntary.
Lex-Kat 24th Nov 2016, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
I think it would have taken a little more convincing, but I would have eventually gone back. Though, the false smile is not anything that I would do. Kellen would have gotten a glaring hello.
Samantha Jane 29th May 2018, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
I’d have stopped walking.
For one thing from early on it was clear Aiken has changed and developed.
For another he called her “Rain”.
And finally, you don’t give up on family.
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