January 18th, 2016, 12:30 pm

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EmmaVieceli, January 18th, 2016, 11:19 am     Reply

Hi guys! What a great selection of comments to that last page - thank you! things are really moving now...
Remember when Cortland and Ian were happily drinking and laughing together? Halcion days, eh? :D
Not so great a time happening now.
Oh, Cort. He probably wouldn't have even minded Ian telling him. But the betrayal clearly stings. A lot. Remember Ian asking that question that's in the background? It was a while back now, but with the new information, that question is pretty loaded for Cort.
But there's something more to this, it seems. That scene isn't a flashback to the park...hmmm.

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MoonByte, January 18th, 2016, 3:15 pm     Reply

Guess, Ian's little lie is BREAKING, huh?
And is that - by any coincidence - the same person that made a certain girl afraid of hospitals?
If yes: Cort definitely has quite a load to bear...

miss_treated, January 18th, 2016, 4:00 pm     Reply

Cort seems to be having a little bit of a break down. The combination of drinks and pain killers would not be helping in the direction his thoughts are going.

Eryth, January 22nd, 2016, 7:13 pm     Reply

Oooooh maaan... Get your ass ready for some kicking, Ian. Also, Cort, you really should sit for a bit, you don't look so great right now... Painkillers+ alcohol+ the sting of betrayal doesn't seem a good combination

Aaaaah what's that flashback?!? I demand answers!

EmmaVieceli, January 26th, 2016, 5:00 am     Reply

@MoonByte: I see what you did there :D And hmmm.....good guess on the flashback, and it IS connected, but not a directly as you might think at this stage :)

EmmaVieceli, January 26th, 2016, 5:01 am     Reply

@miss_treated: Just a little...I suspect he's actually fine on the painkillers and booze...but is finding a way to cover his incresing anxiety attacks. ;_; Too proud!!

EmmaVieceli, January 26th, 2016, 5:02 am     Reply

@Eryth: haha, heere we go with the fun! :D :D
And yesss...all will be answered, we promise! x

CatastropheJones, February 1st, 2016, 9:41 am     Reply

Where's the snakeskin?
That's my clue that he's just not angry. (I could totally be reading way too much in to the stylistic choices, but I feel like I always get to see that pattern when there's rage) He could FORCE himself to be angry here, but the gut reaction looks more like PTSD and PANIC.

I want to reach in through the pages, grab them both up and say, "Hug it out. Use your words. This is going to go SO badly and you NEED one another to get through it so just STOP."

EmmaVieceli, February 1st, 2016, 12:50 pm     Reply

@CatastropheJones: You're reading it exactly right - as always ^__^ The snakeskin is more linked to his anger...of which there is a lot. But the panic attacks he's experiencing are not always about supressing anger, and this one's more of a genuine gut punch of a memory. The kind of thing that would usually send him punching a wall or something sensible...so it all ends up as anger with him. GAH :(