Comic 806 - Terrible Excuse

8th Mar 2016, 9:26 AM in Ch. 28: Love, Trust, and Respect
Terrible Excuse
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 8th Mar 2016, 9:26 AM edit delete
Ridiculously early post to hopefully dissuade any further Chapter A spoilers from floating around.

The dialogue in the first two panels of the second page here is pulled from the bonus chapter of Volume 1. The other flashback panels following it however, are new. Rain's explanation was never shown in the book. Instead, there was a cut away to her explaining to Fara that she just told Allison the truth (that "it just kinda came out"), all the while, Rain had an impressive hand print on her left cheek. So book buyers knew that Allison knew - and that she reacted badly when told - but this is the first time anyone's hearing exactly what was said and are learning how Allison felt about the whole thing directly. This means everybody should be on the same page now (although there are a few other little secrets exclusive to the bonus chapter, you all know the most important thing now). As I've said before, nothing essential to the plot will remain exclusive to the bonus chapters.

So, while I obviously can't stop anyone, I would really, really appreciate it if people didn't spoil the bonus chapters. Just trust that there's a method to my madness. ;P

And although this is the first time non-book buyers are learning this in canon, I've actually hinted at this before in at least one particular page blurb. There's really no one else it could've been.

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Evalyn-Averis 8th Mar 2016, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
*Squeeeeeeee!* The feels! I love her reaction to actually meeting Rain, it's just so positive and such a great message!
QuincyBlue 8th Mar 2016, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Well, this went way better than I thought it would. And Rain deserves it too, everything has kinda gone to hell for her recently.
the61scissors 8th Mar 2016, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
Ah, the page blurb. Didn't think to look there. I must say that Allison's inspection of Rain is quite cute. However, why do I get the feeling that one of the girls is going to walk in wondering what's keeping Rain and find the two in an awkward position?
Thatguyinthecorner 8th Mar 2016, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Am I the only one who had the mental image of Allison just running in circles like an excited puppy? Yes? Unsurprised.


AnOldWolfNamedSteve 8th Mar 2016, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Whelp, that filled my daily quota of feels. Excuse a moment or two whilst I cry quietly in a darkened corner somewhere… Oh, who I am kidding. I'll cry now. ^_^ >_<
Torne 8th Mar 2016, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
Do I see an Iceberg upon that horizon?
Reimi 8th Mar 2016, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
As great as these two pages are, and it does finally clear up the potential of spoilers now that the panels in question from the bonus chapter are presented in the online canon, but there is one huge issue still in front of us...

The Rainily is in peril, Iceburg Allison dead ahead, HARD TO PORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AmbiguousMouse 8th Mar 2016, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Totally unrelated to your actual post (though hey, maybe if Rainily crashes into an iceberg, we can shunt off Chanel somehow and leave the water clear for Marain...) but I absolutely adore your pic. Fond memories, and a swanky pose. X3
QuincyBlue 8th Mar 2016, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
But the S.S. Marnel already sent the Marain to the bottom of the ocean, and has docked at Port Canon! There'd need to be something truly catastrophic to capsize the Marnel, so a trawler can be sent out to salvage what we can from the wreckage of the Marain!
(I really like taking silly metaphors and carrying them on until it's just comical.)
j-eagle12212012 8th Mar 2016, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
The SS Raimily is fine, so fine that she's picked up a new side ship PS (polyamourus ship) AlliRaimily
lillykristal 8th Mar 2016, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Now i am really wanting a poly, Rain, Emily, Alison ship despite how hard that would be to set up.
Lemonado Girl 8th Mar 2016, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Awwwwww, this is a really heartwarming scene. I don't think this poses any danger to the Raimily but anything can happen so ALLI IM WATCHING YOU. Still, it's very nice of Allison to do this.
Pip 8th Mar 2016, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Wait... does this mean she actually lied to Emily when she said "you're actually the first person - besides Aunt Fara, I guess - that I came out to" (#574)??? And yes, I did read Jocelyn's blurb on that particular page so I get it... but then Rain still lied right? :(
Reimi 8th Mar 2016, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
She was cornered into it just like she was with Fara, so the statement still holds.
Jocelyn 9th Mar 2016, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

Rain then clarifies two panels later, "Emily, you're the first person I really WANTED to tell." Regardless of how things are going right now, she didn't really want to tell Allison when she did. It just kinda came out. Emily though, she planned to come out to.

It's a little semantic, but it's the difference of "being outed" versus "coming out". One is intended, while the other is not.
Pip 9th Mar 2016, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
Ahhh yes I see. I was worried there about what was going through Rain's head at the time! Good on Allison for seeing now that this is the real Rain :)
Sobi 8th Mar 2016, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
i love where this is going ^_^
Zii 9th Mar 2016, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
Oh jeez, my "read-between-the-lines" skill is lacking... I took away from the bonus chapter that Rain told her something else entirely, that we couldn't really guess, that she "told the truth" about. I'm dense, I guess. ^^;;;
Noelle 9th Mar 2016, 3:24 AM edit delete reply
The HMS Allirain has broadsided the SS Ramily! <3
Liz 9th Mar 2016, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
Return fire ye scurvy dogs
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 9th Mar 2016, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
Not if I have anything to say about it! GNS AlliRaimily prepare a c fractional kinetic strike! The order is Polyamory and NO MERCY!
Elizbian 10th Mar 2016, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
I...suppose I should have seen that coming.
CrownedSun 9th Mar 2016, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
There's just something about the 12th panel, both of them opposite each other, looking in opposite directions...

...really speaks to me. Very very good art there, Jocelyn.
Liz 9th Mar 2016, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Yes, yes. Point those feet somewhere that is not at Allison. Like Emily! Point them at Emily pls!
Mina 9th Mar 2016, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
T-that's adorable! >.<

It's nice to be able to settle things, and Rain's smile is heartwarming. ^^
Sam 9th Mar 2016, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
Maybe this is insignificant, and I may have known if I had read the bonus chapter, but is Allison's hair actually red, judging by the freckles?
Jocelyn 10th Mar 2016, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

Nah. She's blonde. A very light ashy blonde.
Doombird 10th Mar 2016, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
EclipseStar 10th Mar 2016, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
Loved this one.
Btw I was wondering when is Ana coming back? :D
Lex-Kat 26th Nov 2016, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
Love this one. I love that Allison is so cool.
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