Hurm... at first my mind (reasonably), jumped to kissing... but it must be something else... I refuse to have a Rudy/Rain pairing! As much as I love the idea of Maria and Rain... I have to think that, sometimes, Gavin would be a more appropriate partner... with considerable time, of course.
You can tell things are getting serious when Gavin grows a beard instantaneously, like in Panel 3.
Seriously, though, this page is somewhat atypical; it brings us back to Rudy and Rain, without continuing their conversation; it relieves the suspense about what they're doing while maintaining suspense by not actually showing anything; and, it's much more action-driven than text-driven. While we don't actually know that Rain and Rudy are kissing, the fact that they're holding one another, and that everyone's watching them, suggests that whatever is going on between their faces is very serious indeed (corroborated by the looks of shock on Gavin and Maria's faces). I'm surprised that Rain would actually be willing to kiss him, with everyone around them, though, given her cautious nature. Does this mean that she reciprocates Rudy's feelings, and wants to be in a romantic relationship with him? I'm surprised everyone would be watching, without any teachers breaking it up. Regardless, it looks like something very serious is happening (offscreen, grr!) between Rudy and Rain.
Hmm... I don't think Rudy's kissing Rain, nor do I think Rain is kissing Rudy. I'm thinking that perhaps Rudy has started to cry (we haven't yet heard that last sentence of his), and the next frame of movement will show him resting his head on Rain's shoulder or something.
Part of me is hoping they are kissing cause i am just a hopeless romantic, then I remind myself they are in school at lunch time or study hall, or some where similar with long table/benches. Holly and Devon been sucking face all morning/day and really, kissing would not be a school shocker to anyone, let alone something to leave the room for (maybe except if was a teacher/student scandal). So the logical part of me goes to thinking that Gavin is on the receiving end of an epic head butt or knee to the crotch. A school fight would draw a crowd in like 10 seconds.
I think I just fainted from the shock there for a minute......... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She supposed to be with either Maria or Gavin, not Rudy!!!!!!!!! What! WHAT!!!!! ....... so not the reaction I expected though. I thought she would have rejected him and let him down easily.
I really gotta say, out of all the web-comics I'm reading this year, Rain has the biggest twist of them all. This relationship between Rain and Rudy really caught me off good. But I like how you justified his feelings for her! It's a shock, but it makes sense too. Keep up the awesome work~
Well, that's certainly interesting, and probably useless! We need a verbal testimony that the imagery we're seeing is representative of both parties feelings and opinions! We demand the truth!! xD </EndSilliness>