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RAIN p148 - Toast by JocelynSamara RAIN p148 - Toast by JocelynSamara
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The truth about Rain’s parents - moreso her mother - finally comes out on this page. I feel there’s a good chance many people have suspected it for a while, though I am kind of relieved to finally be able to mention it in canon. I’m sure some people will rag on me about “how cliché it is that the main character’s mother is dead”, but I would kindly remind those same people to keep reading. ^_^

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Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

I'm not reading ahead.


I'm nervous about this guy, though.


Might have something to do with one of J.A.Jance's "Joanna Brady" mysteries, though...

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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Aww~ He's a sweetie. :)
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wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Interface Designer
i wish do you speack spanish...then you will say me wath means toast XD
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't expect that has happened to Miss Flaharty to have been dead. To be honest that really does make her more of an enigma to me. Since she was in the very first panel of the comic she must still have a dominate post mortum influence on Ryan/Rain's life (I refer to Ryan because of length of time). And since we never technically saw her face I guess it would make since that she has passed, though the lack of seeing her face may lead me to believe that their must be some type of sadness surrounding her death that I'm sure effected her children in someway considering that they no longer live together and they don't seem to see each other much these days, as well as Fara's legal custody of Ryan instead of Mr. Flaharty.

And personally I don't see the twist as cliche, only if its put in a certain context. you didn't start the story with "My mom is dead, so feel sorry for me", holding back that piece of information and talking instead about her children and her ex is the best way to enter into the notion that she is dead. In someway, it does explain so much, but still leaves us unsure about how the Flaharty family has fallen.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Darn it, Lynn! You told us no one was going to die! *sniff* What am I supposed to believe now?

Seriously, though, this page finally reveals the truth about Rain's parents; or, at least, a bit more of the truth. The "circumstance" which caused Rain to move in with her Aunt was her mother's death (assuming that Aunt Fara is telling the truth, and that she is indeed correct; however, I have no reason to doubt either proposition). Also, I feel like this may be the first use of Liriel Flaherty's name in canon (not sure, too busy/lazy/tired to check). As for her father, we learn that he may not have been a good parent/husband (at least, based on Fara's perception).

Aside from revelations about Rain's family, we get to see more of Colin and Fara. Colin's response upon learning that Fara's sister is dead seems genuine to me, giving him a bit more credibility. And of course, he's still a charmer (he pushes, but not too hard). As for Fara, the page brushes upon her possible difficulties with Liriel, as well as her desire to find companionship in someone else.

Another wonderful page! It opens up the past and peers into the future, while remaining firmly rooted in the present! Or something like that.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Writer
I've been very particular about my wording, actually. I always say, "Nobody is murdered in this story." And I can assure you, Liriel was not murdered (and being over five years ago, it technically happened BEFORE the story).

Yes, I realize that's very sneaky wording, but the keeps everything I've said thus far absolutely true. ^_^
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Well, even if you had said "nobody dies", it could still be considered true. Liriel only appeared alive during the prologue, and not during the main story, meaning that she died between the two. Since her death isn't featured in the story (only alluded to), it could be considered outside-of-story.

And quite a good job on the sneaky wording. This does, however, open up the possibility that someone will die during this story. While "Rain" is generally light and fun, it can be serious at times, so... I'll just wait and see where this goes. After all, even if you have a plan in mind, a story can go in unexpected directions. Heh heh.
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chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
he looks scared in the 6 space jajajaja
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot get a read on this Colin...
I only find the dead mom thing a bit weird because it makes think of The Dead Disney Parents Hole. But it totally makes more sense than the mom just letting Ryan go live with his aunt...
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