February 22nd, 2016, 12:30 pm

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EmmaVieceli, February 22nd, 2016, 10:37 am     Reply

Rejoice! Lips have met! In true Ian style, it's not the most romantic come-on, and poor Amilah is partying somewhere above their heads not deserving any of this...but, in this moment, lips are touching.

And you guys are amazing!
Double update next week to round up issue 5. then we're hurtling into issue 6 and the end of the first arc!

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dragonpunk15, February 22nd, 2016, 12:43 pm     Reply



Jmage, February 22nd, 2016, 12:45 pm     Reply


BertinDoutnik (Guest), February 22nd, 2016, 12:51 pm     Reply

OMG >fangirl scream< finally - this is soo cool <3 yay <3

annann, February 22nd, 2016, 12:53 pm     Reply

:D Cort must be so confused lol

raephium, February 22nd, 2016, 12:54 pm     Reply

so when's he going to kill a man? :P

Gnildryw, February 22nd, 2016, 12:57 pm     Reply

Gwuah! :D

I love that "please"...

miss_treated, February 22nd, 2016, 1:34 pm     Reply

OMG!! This is so exciting.

YukixKaname1, February 22nd, 2016, 2:33 pm     Reply

Ohoho, my oh my~ Finally!

natta0202, February 22nd, 2016, 2:37 pm     Reply

OH MY GOSH!!!! X333333

r-o-t-a, February 22nd, 2016, 3:11 pm     Reply

The build up to this was so great. I've been reading this page for a good 15 minutes. I'm glowing. Cort was so defensive and hostile and Ian just brashly pushed through all that and this is how Cort responds? Just fantastic.

It's almost as though if Ian had not been begging Cort may have not complied. It's like that 'please' betrays just how much Ian wants it; that he's being serious. I'm also loving the intimate look into what their hands are doing.

I'm so excited for the double update and final chapter (and beyond). You guys are so generous!

cherish.york, February 22nd, 2016, 3:34 pm     Reply

What a shocker leading up to this and now Ian has bungled! How will he get out.

Matthew (Guest), February 22nd, 2016, 3:38 pm     Reply

He's gonna get rejected so hard

hamelenolilo7, February 22nd, 2016, 3:41 pm     Reply

@EmmaVieceli: YEEEEEEES.
And after this joy, we can say hell is at the door. I feel the flames of ANGST coming ;___;

Deviciouss, February 22nd, 2016, 4:08 pm     Reply

Now will Cort push him away? Pull him closer? Just sort of rest his hand there a bit all shocked? Mmmmmm can't wait to find out.

Hoagie, February 22nd, 2016, 4:40 pm     Reply

I wonder if this kiss will trigger a memory.

Fangirl (Guest), February 22nd, 2016, 6:43 pm     Reply


BreaksFangirl (Guest), February 22nd, 2016, 6:59 pm     Reply

Two years later and we're finally here! Can't wait to see what'll happen next! And thank you in advance for the double update next week! I've been here since the very beginning so I'm so happy to see us reach this point in the story! You guys are doing a fantastic job!

thewhalelord, February 22nd, 2016, 9:44 pm     Reply

I'm happy but also sad...

poor Amilah

Rachel Blue, February 23rd, 2016, 12:34 am     Reply

One punch in 3... 2... 1...
And then, run away!

ecstacywolf, February 23rd, 2016, 2:43 am     Reply


Twinss R., February 23rd, 2016, 7:06 am     Reply

Oooooh my life is compleeeeete!!!!

EDIT: DAMNIT HOLD ON Cort closed his eyes in the last panel!! S-sososososo.......... So........ Oh... Oh...... *brain explodes

CatastropheJones, February 23rd, 2016, 8:26 am     Reply

Heart in my throat
One sweet moment.

One perfect high.

Lips on lips, and finally, if only for a single instant, Cortland closes his eyes and surrenders.

The snakeskin, muffled, muted, fading into the background, becoming something else, or maybe just drowned out.

This is why I'm a reader -- for moments like this, where I want to close my eyes and be kissed by that frantic, hungry boy who can't help himself. Where I want to be leaning in to kiss the boy I'm crushing on, just close my eyes and lay my hand against his chest.

Moments where I am transported, where I can have that heady, electric, fullbody rush of BEING in a moment that isn't my own.

I can feel the summer rooftop heat through the door, the cool of escaping into the stairwell, the heat of body to body, warm breath, eyes fluttering shut and the muffled 'please' when the kiss has already begun.

As it was, the surge of TRIUMPH I felt when I saw Cort's eyes close only redoubled as I realized that while Ian's hand has slid from cupping the back of Cortland's head, Cortland has reached out to hold to Ian's arm -- as if to stop him from potentially pulling back or away.

Finally, finally, finally reaching to hold on, to pull close, as if to give in to that 'Please' with a wordless plea of his own.

Don't let me go?

ACES, ladies. This is just ACES and you are SPECTACULAR.

CatastropheJones, February 23rd, 2016, 8:59 am     Reply

Desire - Under Your Spell
This song is playing in the background while I read this, bassline like a heart skipping beats.

"I don't eat, I don't sleep, I do nothing but think of you."

A part of what makes me worry, makes me flinch, makes me grit my teeth and hold my breath even as I want to cry for these guys, for finally getting to connect... is that nothing in good writing is born of just 'getting what you want'.

Something will come to threaten this, if not outright ruin it. That fact alone is enough to make a moment like this particularly precious.

Thank you for creating BREAKS and sharing it with us. I really can't say enough about how much I like it.

martathecat102, February 23rd, 2016, 1:02 pm     Reply

good good everything is going as planned

r-o-t-a, February 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm     Reply

@CatastropheJones: You said this all so eloquently. This exactly what I got from this page and it's just fantastic when a comic can give these moments to a reader!

While there are certainly implications that this kiss may not run out well, I feel there are heavier implications that it will. Cort looks like he's surrendering to me. And I imagine he's not drunk in the least.

Roseyfase, February 23rd, 2016, 4:23 pm     Reply

The ugly laughter that just escaped my mouth was impressive. I love this so muuuuuch <3

krissymonett, February 23rd, 2016, 5:18 pm     Reply

We made it and it feels so right. Though I doubt it will last long, I'm just going to enjoy what we were blessed with :)

Guest, February 24th, 2016, 12:25 am     Reply

I feel that Cort is grabbing his arm to throw him off like hellyeskiss but he's so mad/confused he might let his anger go through :3

SavvyKittens, February 24th, 2016, 4:21 pm     Reply

this may have nothing to do with anything but damn listening to 'You Only Live Once' by The Strokes while reading this section just fit so well for some reason. Damn. Here we are.

chaos-of-vinnie, February 26th, 2016, 3:30 pm     Reply

:O HE KISSED HIM BACK. I didn't expect that :D

Woah whaaat. I thought Amilah was being a knowing beard for Tanner... Shot XD

Eryth, February 28th, 2016, 4:18 am     Reply

OH MY GOD IT HAPPENED!!! YES!! AND CORT IS KISSING BACK?!? I didn't expect that! I wonder if alcohol and painkillers have something to do with that... I hope not.
Oh god I'm gonna have a stroke. Every panel in this page makes my knees weak. Even if I know things will probably go terrible in the next page...
Hnnnng I can't wait por the double update.
By the way, how many arcs are planned for the story? I hope many because I really don't want this to ever end
Now excuse me as I stare at this page for the rest of the day

CatastropheJones, February 29th, 2016, 10:00 am     Reply

Waiting waiting waiting waiting
Today's a double, innit?

I'm dying over here.

I updated today -- your turn!

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:02 am     Reply

@CatastropheJones: Gosh. Incredible, accurate and touching comments as always. Thank you! xx

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:02 am     Reply

@r-o-t-a: Love your comment - thank you!! ^___^

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:03 am     Reply

@hamelenolilo7: Angst? In BREAKS? Nooooooooo :D :D

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:04 am     Reply

@BreaksFangirl: Best username ever; as I believe I've said before ^_^ Thank you!!

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:04 am     Reply

@thewhalelord: I know, right? :(

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:04 am     Reply

@Rachel Blue: ahaha - why on earth would you imagine that happening? *whistle*

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:05 am     Reply

@Twinss R.: Your poor brain!!

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:05 am     Reply

@Roseyfase: heheheheheh ^_____^

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:05 am     Reply

@krissymonett: Probably for the best ;)

EmmaVieceli, February 29th, 2016, 10:06 am     Reply

@Eryth: wooohooooo!! ^__^

mattyboi, March 5th, 2017, 10:04 pm     Reply

fanboying so hard right now

EmmaVieceli, March 6th, 2017, 7:19 am     Reply

@mattyboi: Hurray!!! Fanboy as much as you like ^__^