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RAIN p188+189 - Can't Be Real by JocelynSamara RAIN p188+189 - Can't Be Real by JocelynSamara
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Well… they’re not kissing…
But…

And poor... um... everyone else...

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:icondreamingxashley:
DreamingxAshley Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel bad for Maria.
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:iconazumarillaquajet:
AzumarillAquaJet Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
EIGJAERIPOGAIRO[EHGPOIREAHGIAOPREWG  You literally just killed my little mtf brain with this D:
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:icon678091:
678091 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*rage %50 eased* Still, you couldn't let it go, could you Rudy?
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:iconmkugeneratorsunite:
MKUGeneratorsUNITE Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
AAAAAAAND MY SHIP WAS BORN!!!!
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:icontigerfestivals:
Tigerfestivals Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaannnd Rudy continues to be my favorite character :)
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:iconalexpaok44:
alexpaok44 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
...My ship! You ruined it! But then, there's more to the comic anyway. And they're merely hugging...

MARIA COME HERE FOR A HUG! I CAN BE THE SHOULDER YOU'LL CRY ON.

Ahem.
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:iconfallenangel2002:
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWE!!!!! that is the cutest pic i've ever seen, poor maria.
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:iconmidnightmusik14:
MidnightMusik14 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
SO CUTE!!!!
I've been reading this comic for the past hour and i'm in love with it! GAH!
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:iconlexiiie:
Lexiiie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I keep finding parallels between the manga within the comic and the comic's real storyline, and not just because of the conversation between Maria and Rain that time... XD;
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:iconladyserena:
LadySerena Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awwwwww! Freaking adorable!

btw I just came back from vacation, so expect my insane feline comments from here on out.
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Nya. Friends hug, do they not? Then again...not like that....
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:iconlittlewolfdreamer:
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Writer
I've been re-looking through every comic and almost am wondering... Might Emily be bi or les? And another question... Might Kylie be bigender? (Mentally both a girl and guy.)
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:iconwolf-blazer:
wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
THANKS GODNESS ! THEY ARE DONT KISSING!
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:iconthemusicmarionette:
themusicmarionette Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Writer
Oh my gosh. Monday needs to come REALLY fast.
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:iconatsuyuri-sama:
atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Maria. But I have a feeling that rain's not hugging Rudy in an 'I accept your pass at me, let us become an item' way. Just a hunch.
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:iconfluffy-artist:
Fluffy-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
MARIA! D': Oh my lord, her heart ache is killing me. I think I'm gonna die.
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
:O
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:iconmaka00:
Maka00 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
so cute~
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:iconthornpie:
ThornPie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...

Still pretty awkward.
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:iconxallamax:
Xallamax Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I dunno, I suspect it is a friendly hug... but.. would a hug really draw that much of a crowd? I guess he jury is still out.

...though I expected more composure from Maria, though if I were to guess, it's not the certainty that makes her sad, it's the not knowing.
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:iconadam-loves-httyd:
Adam-LOVES-HTTYD Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student
MARIA
NOOOOOO
My baby ;n;
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:iconmetalitia:
Metalitia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Are you SERIOUSLY playing the misunderstanding-high-school-students trope straight?

:/

I get that they're high-school students, but maybe there could be SOME kind of "wait, let me find out what's going on behind this particular hug before I run away crying" from Maria...?
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:icondingdong-writer:
DingDong-Writer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Writer
I like this.

I like this a lot. <3
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:iconsophsenkai:
SophSenkai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really mind saying that I like this turn of events, friendship hug or lovers hug. Rudy and Rain are adorable together in both ways.
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:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Writer
It looks like it just a hug to me, but i can understand how everyone feels. I think that they are just close friends and friends can hug like that. But it did make me sad to see Maria cry like that after all she thinks that she is losing her crush to her brother, that's pretty bad.
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:iconon2xsecretprobation:
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Jury is still out for me on what this hug actually means...

So much drama...I'm surprised it fit inside even this double sized comic!
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:iconprincessjessica:
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
aww....but poor maria
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:icondoomdragon:
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KISS MY ASS MaRain!! KISS IT! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!

Ahem, I'm sorry that kiss my ass comment was rather rude on my part I was just rather excited... Rather being a TOTAL UNDERSTATEMENT!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This moment of a happy couple being born deserves a celebration! *puts on party hat* Who wants Cake, Ice Cream, or Cake AND Ice Cream?!
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Gak! Maria! Don't cry!

I'm still waiting to hear the end of Rudy's "The truth is..." sentence before I jump to any relationship conclusions.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Writer
You won't have to wait too much longer, I promise.

And sorry for holding out. It's funny. I think I forget sometimes that despite being "only a few pages apart", it can still take a couple weeks to post. ^^;
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Bah, no need to apologize! One of the things I like most about "Rain" is how storylines naturally progress - they never come out in one big condensed blob.

Besides, having to wait here will only make it that much more fun to whip through the print edition. ^_^
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:icon14bj337:
14bj337 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Everyone is shocked that Rudy and Rain are hugging; am I the only one shocked that Rudy is now taller than Rain?

Seriously, though, this page comes as a surprise to all those (myself included) who expected to see them kissing. It's not that big a surprise, though, because either gesture would convey the same meaning: Rudy and Rain are both expressing that they care deeply for one another, in a more-than-friendly way. It should be noted that this page parallels the climax of chapter 6; in both cases, the top half showed characters' reactions to what was happening in the bottom half (and, both pages starred Rudy and Rain). What is interesting is that this scene, a simple hug, is actually far more romantic and emotionally meaningful than their earlier kiss (because in this case, both Rudy and Rain choose to do it, as opposed to the less-than-consensual kiss). Does this mean that they're "going out" now, either in their own eyes or the eyes of their peers? We can't know yet; all we can know is that they like one another.

While there are quite a few reactions on this page, the most dramatic comes from Maria. The image of her with her hands lifted, her eyes wide open, and tears streaming down is simultaneously one of the saddest and most frightening faces I've seen throughout the comic. Clearly, she is deeply troubled by what she sees transpire between Rudy and Rain. Given that it appears Maria already knows how Rudy feels, what is troubling her is probably that Rain reciprocates his feelings. Her own brother stole away the girl she was interested in, and her friend fell in love with her brother when she was supposed to like her... I can see why she'd be upset. Perhaps Maria will get over Rain, perhaps she is cursed to love someone who will never love her back, or perhaps they still have a chance to be together in the end.

And, weird side note: I'm having trouble looking at them hugging without hearing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King. Of course, great song, so no harm done. Wonderful page, revealing Rain's feelings toward Rudy and opening the door for them to be in a romantic relationship.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Ah, but he isn't taller. Look at their shoulders, combined with her leaning her head down. I admit to having absolutely no regard for proportional accuracy sometimes (okay, all the time), but this one I really tried to get right! :D
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:icon14bj337:
14bj337 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Ah, I should have looked more carefully; indeed, Rain's shoulders are above Rudy's. CRISIS AVERTED.
For what it's worth, I think your proportions are usually quite good; at least, far better than anything I could draw (not that that's saying much, heh heh). There are cases where they look off, but this hug scene isn't one of them.
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:iconcomputermanmik428:
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
awww :(
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:iconanimasword:
Animasword Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, that was pretty cute, but I'm waiting until I hear the rest of the coversation before jumping to conclusions.
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:iconrenegadesaint:
RenegadeSaint Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Maria! I actually shipped her and Rain from the time of the Kaminari incident.
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Writer
...You pulled a fast one on us.

Now we're stuck on a situation running on pseudo-dramatic irony. How romantic is this hug? Who knows?
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:iconmusetry:
Musetry Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Even if things don't work out... you just have to admit how cute the two of them look together. ^^
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:iconchitttick1:
chitttick1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I think I died a little inside when I saw Maria's reaction..... :tears:
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:iconannihilare:
Annihilare Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artist
...
Eep.
//flail//
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:iconnevermorefox:
NevermoreFox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is fluff, SO MUCH FLUFF
(fluff as in adorable)
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:icon16bithero1995:
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Reminds me of me with my girl...more or less
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:iconq9r42:
Q9R42 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's probably a misunderstanding here. Talking about jumping the gun.
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:iconreviveddragon:
RevivedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking to myself that there'd probably be a brother/sister feud in the last page, but... wow...
I really didn't expect Maria to do that... poor girl. :(
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:iconmakototaka:
MakotoTaka Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow poor Maria. I have to say though, Rudy and Rain hugging is pretty cute. I'm not really sure what to think of all this though; did Rain accept Rudy's feelings or is it something else?? I guess I'll just have to wait; I'm sure whatever it is it'll be good. :)
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Blitzkrieg64 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm loving this story arc so far, this is one of the first comics I check every day to make sure I don't miss it.

Rudy hugging Rain like that is pretty cute by the way.
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:iconyin88:
Yin88 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh snap! LOVE it!

..Feeling bad for Maria though :<
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:iconkirukachan:
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're both smiling. They're up to something.
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:iconmaruul:
maruul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I'm guessing everyone's jumping to wild conclusions again.
Ah, youth...
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