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Sorry.  Partly because I wanted this to be an "early post" that went up yesterday (delayed by last minute dialogue tweaks and life in general).  And also sorry because according to comments on the last page, it seems a lot of people were expecting something fluffy today.  But this one's pretty rough.

Getting to the subject matter though, while I don't think Rain would intentionally lie to Emily, is it possible that the baby did indeed influence Rain's attraction?  While there are a lot of other reasons her feelings for Emily could be so strong, it is perhaps notable that Rain's crush didn't start until after she already knew about the baby.  Not immediately after, mind you, but it's not necessarily easy to contest.

And then there's Emily.  She's not asking this over some selfish idea like "I'm the mommy!  Only me!" or something.  Rather, she has a pretty bad complex about nobody caring about her (you know, so much so that she had that fake alpha girl persona so her mother and classmates would like her).  And the thought that Rain might only love her because of the baby is a very plausible fear for her.  

But is this the case at all?

For the record, they are not breaking up.  And I worked really hard to make the dialogue read so that no one is the bad guy here (I'm hoping I achieved that).  But their relationship has definitely entered a very awkward, uncomfortable stage (first time Rain's said "love" to her too, by the way), and they're still living together.  Can they - and will they - recover?


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:iconrosekitty3141:
RoseKitty3141 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Writer
That question makes me want to cry.
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EMILY NO. I understand that this is something that bothers her, but i absolutely do not believe it's true. All that bringing it up will do is create a rift, and I'm scared of that. It happened with Rudy, and I don't want to see Rain hurt like that again. I've been there. I've felt that flashback hurt. It's the worst.
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SierraRebecca Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2017
I'd be lying if I said I didn't see this coming... Teenage pregnancy puts you in a very unstable place, and that can put instability in your relationships as well, even when there's no reason. I've seen it before, though I can't exactly talk from personal experience.
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MKUGeneratorsUNITE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
For the love of god Emily! Rain doesn't see you as a surrogate mom! She sees you as the love of her life having a baby...but I can understand why Emily feels that way.

Am I the only one that wants those 2 to get married and raise that baby together?
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SierraRebecca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Definitely not the only one...
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espeonlespeon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's still a sound question to ask though, with a child involved. A mother/father/guardian has every right and actually should be expected to look out for their offspring and while Emily was asking this question in regards to questioning 'true affection' true affection also plays an insanely important role in the household.

Two mothers is fine however, if a child sees one mother not loving the other mother as much as the other mother loves said mother. It could have a lasting effect. Sure feelings change, depression happens, love fades but it's good to hit the ground running at a brisk pace that's consistent. I could be wrong, if I am then please hit me up.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Writer
Followers of this comic m0ost likely don't know that it is possible for a transwomen to get pregnant, with help. The comic take another plot twist never though of Rain liking Emily for the baby.
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Heliomance Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Not yet it's not. First baby carried to term in a transplanted uterus happened early last year, IIRC, but that was with an infertile cis woman. Uterus transplants for teams women are not a thing that's happened yet.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Writer
A cis women I heard it was a trans women.
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AislinnJayneLujan42 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
From what I remember, there were a few cases. One was a ciswoman born without a womb, and had a womb transplant. There were also two women who where intersex (they had androgen-insensitivity syndrome) who had underdeveloped wombs which were corrected with hormonal treatments.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student Writer
Frank;y that was what I heard too.
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2bitRae Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2017  Student
What is Emily getting at here? Does she think Rain is only dating her so she can experience something secondhand that she wouldn't be able to herself?

And wow, that was pretty early to drop the "love" bomb. Though, I guess it IS high school.
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TheEasternEmpress Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanna give both parties a hug
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DraygaQueen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I think its gonna pan out eventually...

"I kinda had a bit of a crush on you right from the start" (remember Halloween?)
Chap 6, 134-165

Then new years just really expounded that... (She really paid a lot of her debts there... And I think her LGBT knowledge kinda impressed Rain a lot)
Chap 14, 314-343

p436 has some fun tidbits too... Kudos to Rudy :P
P471 prolly sparked Rains interest... 472-3 still leaves me in stitches...
p562 kinda pulls a lot of it together...

It just keeps going on from there...
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Tiruin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Writer
Wait...I'm confused with the wording (it's clear but it's more me ;P). The bottom left panel being, in the other way around like "Do you care about the baby because you love me"?

Otherwise, I don't see anything malevolent here at all--moreso people dealing with any thought that may come to mind. Although I read most protagonists from my own perspective (...I'd be confused at the question and go all 'yes I do' if I were in Rain's shoes x) ), I don't see any reason on why there is any bad-guy-vibes o_O

I mean, Emily's thoughts may not be based on Rain at all but by her probable foreshadowing experience in the past with *others/other things/connected things that may not even be something first-hand*
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KentaMaeba Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What? No! Nononononono NO! "Chapter 30 End" my ass! Don't end there! DON'T END WHY EMILY I SO SAD FOR YOU AND RAIN NOW DON'T END IT THERE TT^TT
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flex35 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Ok, first off, called it. Second, nicely written. Not too much "everything is wrapped up", but enough "the relationship can still go on".

On another note, if hypothetically Emily had a miscarriage or lost her child in some way, I think  Rain would still love Emily and stay by her side and help her in any way she can. That's what I believe.
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gungho1000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
You Evil Witch... jk.😇 luv the end to the chapter. Is there a hiatus coming or will we see the next chapter sooner than later.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Writer
No hiatus this time, but Chapter 31 will begin on Monday.  We might see a Rain Delay (or something else if I can't think of one) on Friday.
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imthemaddhatter Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
really... we finally get the ship we wanted and its already got issues...
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WubMeister Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Now I've caught up with it it's absolutely awful
Now I have to wait for another chapter
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:iconaislinnjaynelujan42:
The suspense is terrible...I hope it will last...                                           JK it's killing me
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:iconojoutsuki:
OjouTsuki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
COULDN'T JUST END THE CHAPTER ON A GOOD NOTE, COULD YOU?!
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echic10 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Photographer
Well, that's a real kick in the gut.
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
WHY CANT THEY JUST BE HAPPY
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TGPossessionLover Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Because life becomes so incredibly complicated
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SailorDolly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Ah yes, the old "do you only love me for my ___?" Staple of romantic angst through the ages.
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the-real-wolf-spider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Theres kind of a weird truth to this comic.  It lingers in the back of your that it's light hearted and I guess it is but when you actually think about it...there is a ton of serious moments.
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Dorucario Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
COME ON, JUST KISS THE GIRL ALREADY!

Ok, got that out of my system.  But seriously though, I doubt they will break up because of this.
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animeviewer66 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
the Feels!! T-T

(I thank Rain would loves Emily, baby or no baby )
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Chomp-n-Bomb Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's moments like this that I love this comic, it chooses to talk about the real life difficult questions instead of acting like they don't exsist. Can't wait to see what happens next.
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:iconthe-real-wolf-spider:
the-real-wolf-spider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Well that was a 50 gigaton question.
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand all too well what it's like for people to only be friends with you because they want something. My senior year in high school I got an accident settlement, and I had a car. Suddenly I had friends. When the money dried up and the car broke down, the friends went away. Same thing with my one and only relationship. She didn't love me, she just wanted free shit. When I didn't have any money, she turned nasty and treated me like shit. Then there was someone recently online who said they loved me, but that was full of shit too. Didn't love me, just wanted a mommy. When he figured out I had my own feelings, he threw me to the curb and so did everyone else I was hanging out with at the time.

So yeah, I can definitely understand why Emily would feel that way. It's hard to trust people when people have constantly violated your trust.
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SailorDolly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Yeah, the only reason I never experienced the "fair weather friends" stuff is because such people never got attracted to me in the first place--the only stuff that I had that anybody cared to leech off of was my high grades, outside of the standard group of unwanted annoying types who were trying to get into the pants of any halfway-decent-looking person of their preferred sex.
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't say I know much about that last part. I wasn't exactly consider "attractive" in high school.
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SailorDolly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Yeah well these were mostly the crude "hump anything that moves and doesn't repulse them" guys.
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah right, I rarely crossed paths with those guys. The people I hung out with were all D&D nerds. :XD:
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SailorDolly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Yeah, I was one of the "nerd girls" too. That pretty much put me on the "harass for the lulz" list for all of the jock boys and girls.
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oddly enough, the jocks at my school were actually nice and they never bothered me. The preppy rich kids were the one who were constantly giving me shit.

The strange nature of going to high school smack between a country club and the projects.
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SailorDolly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
I grew up in Silicon Valley, so replace "preppy rich kids" with "offspring of Silicon Valley executives", i.e. kids of the bosses of people like my father.
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DororoXPenana Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's weird that a part of me is happy this is being discussed. Rain seemed so excited around the idea of Emily being pregnant and now after Emily heard how Rain wants to become a mom I knew it would all click kinda negatively in Emily's mind. It was probably gonna be spilled eventually, but maybe not, I'm happy to see them have a real life relationship problem. They aren't always sunshine and rainbows. 
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
I dont think its cause of the pregnancy that Rain likes her. But i cant say its not a factor either. Having a pregnant girlfriend is the closest thing Rain can have to having a baby herself. She wants to be a mom and she could be a great one. She just has to make sure shes in this for the right reasons, that its more than the desire to be a mother thats drawn her so close to Emily.

But really, i do think they can push past this. Rain doesnt have a one track mind, shes not only thinking about the baby. Rather its more like the cherry on top of the sundae, the icing on the cake (any other cliche you wanna throw in here lol). Its a bonus to having an already awesome girlfriend. They just need to work it out between each other
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SerraBritt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't even fault Emily.  Seeing as I've had those questions myself...only about me (Why do I care for this person?  Is it because *some random aspect* and not because I really like the person themselves...?)

Glad to see them communicating and not overly fighting.  No relationship is perfect, and these conversations need to happen.

I think you did a great job on the dialogue Sis.
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CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
oh boy
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JadeForest2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
:'(
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Ronboy31 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
i guess they will overcome this even if rain was influenced by emily's pregnancy i bet it wasn't and still isn't more than just one of the reasons rain loves her 
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the-real-wolf-spider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
I'm pretty sure it's more.  Rain was already starting to open up a lot before she even learned Emily was pregnant.
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SailorDolly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Yes, the best assurance that Rain loves Emily the person and not just Emily the mommy is that Rain had feelings for Emily before finding out that Emily was pregnant.
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Aust-Kyzor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Emily! Put that pregnancy brain away! Bad Emily!
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