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RAIN p216 - Break Up by JocelynSamara RAIN p216 - Break Up by JocelynSamara
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Maria has had an unusually small role in this chapter, only appearing on a handful of pages. But the general consensus from readers is that she’s been kind of a jerk lately. Personally, I feel like people are judging too harshly. I mean, yeah, she IS being kind of a jerk… but I think the vast majority of people, whether you admit it or not, would be acting the exact same way in her situation. At least, that’s my humble opinion.

That said, although we haven’t seen much of her lately, she’s had a week to think about things. Her conclusion can be somewhat surprising though (especially to Gavin). I mean, is she serious this time? And what would that mean for her if she was? And what the hell is she going to show Gavin…?

As a little heads up, the next update is the final page of the chapter. Following that, there will be a hiatus, but I do not know how long it will be at this time. You may or may not know I’m experiencing some technical difficulties lately, rendering me incapable of drawing at the moment. I am working to resolve this as quickly as possible (I'm hoping I can get everything back up and running by June, the latest), but please bear with me until then.

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Togekab00m Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
...And here, Gavin, is the nuclear warhead I designed to send us all violently into the afterlife!

Okay, that was awful, I admit.
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Maka00 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
YAY THEY FINALLY BREAK UP~ *has been waiting for this forever*
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DingDong-Writer Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Writer
:D Maria!
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14bj337 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Gavin may be putting on a smile, but I can only imagine the feelings of inadequacy and frustration that must be gnawing away at him under the surface...

Seriously, though, Gavin's sentiments echo what many of the readers (myself included) believed: that "One Week", the chapter's title, referred to how long Rain and Rudy would be "going out" for, and that a breakup was imminent by the end of the week. As it turns out, the latter prediction has actually come true, in a bizarre way. While Rudy and Rain are together, Maria and Gavin are now apart. Of course, this only affects how their classmates see them; given that theirs was a "smokescreen relationship", nothing substantial has changed between them. The most significant point of the breakup is that Maria is finally being proactive, rather than reactive. It seems she's realized that she can't just stay upset at Rain and Rudy, and that she has to act of her own accord. The dialogue ends rather ominously; just what is it that Maria wants to show Gavin in the cafeteria? Honestly, I'm stumped.

Random thought: at the start of the page, Maria and Gavin talking to one another about what's happened to them reminds me of Charlie Brown and Linus talking at the end of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" And, on that note, I'll leave this page be, and wait for the chapter to come to a close.
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mckenmic Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
=-=......ok i now feal sorry for gavin he is not going to like the next part.
my evil girl sense in tangling on maria so she is going to do something evil i think. or just mind rape him ^_^
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samrules4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
inb4 she tells everyone they broke up
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CrazyChief Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Maria what do you have in mind. I wonder so many possibilities
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agentaaa Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Writer
Actually, in all honesty, being in her same situation, while I didn't ACT like she did, I certainly did feel like doing so, so I'd have to agree on that. None of us are perfect, and all of us, especially in terms of romance, have our flaws.
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darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I totally ship Gavin and Rain.
sooooooooooooooooo...... ONE STEP CLOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Writer
Well there was a break up. And it was a pretty easy one at that. But now i wonder what Maria has in mind.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
wow, that was an easy break up lol. looking forward to the next page
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lucario515 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Ah yes. If only break-ups were that easy. XDD
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Animasword Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well at least this one was easier on poor Gavin (not that his psyche could get any lower at this point). As for Maria....I know I say this alot, but I don't whether to be happy or worried now that she's alot more upbeat.
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LL... as of the last few pages... *sniff* You have shot up so far in my list of favorite people TuT you have just been doing everything RIGHT. Please keep this momentum of awesome going TuT
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
The title of this page was a little misleading lol.
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Xallamax Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I totally thought the same thing!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Heh. Well, there IS a break up on it. ;P
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LordSoulSicarious Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I like Maria. I don't feel like she acted wrong, I feel like she acted right. She, Gavin and Rudy all liked her. She and Gavin discussed it, because they worried about how it might impact their friendship. Rudy paid no attention to how it was going to affect the overall nature of the friendship, and we've been seeing negative consequences as a result. If he'd discussed it with them beforehand, I would be fine with it. As it is, I feel as though Rudy acted wrongly. I'm not saying he shouldn't have pursued happiness, just that he should have told Maria and Gavin first.
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AuraVampyre Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Honestly, I hope things work out in her favor. I've been in that position a million times, and I acted like that at first as well.
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VioletUke93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonder if Maria will kiss Rain in public x3
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Kleptoid Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
gavin hasn't done much lately has he?
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Crooked-Moon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
lol XD
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
nice :)
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