I've not been sold on this author in the past, she tends to waffle from fluff to serious too randomly for my taste. But I hope she commits to a more dedicated storyline this time because the hook got me
This was great, I know we all might have been expecting or hoping for the grand sweeping romanticism of Run Away With Me Girl, but this is also good.
It's bittersweet and deftly portrays how each character makes peace with the varying aspects of a love that was/is not everything they wanted, but are still happy to have experienced and still hold dear, despite the pain associated with it.
Just popping in here to say I appreciate the lack of spoiler tagging. The twist is brutal but it's very easy to tell that something is Off from early on so I wasn't completely whiplashed by it. A drama tag was appropriate without being a spoiler. Thanks!
Whelp, that seems to be the end... with all those references to classic literature, that’s the end to me.
This deserves to be reread to get the full flavor again. The artwork has improved a lot from start to finish. It looks like two morons are made for each other by raising the brat together. It’s good to see one deciding to move on in her life. This is a good story to me, I’ll reread again later.
There are six volumes, so as climatic as this chapter was, we've still 2 volumes yet before they reach their final destinations ...
I vote against tags which spoil. In this case it ruins a huge part of the emotional delivery of the story.
Something I thought about too. I'll remove Tragedy for now, but mods can decide later whether to reinstate that.
Thanks, by the time I saw this it was removed and it made for a really nice emotional impact at the end. I found myself going back and re-reading pages looking for the hints Takemiya-sensei left, with strangely cathartic enjoyment.
But all in all I can't relate to the overall message of running away if you're dying. A dog or a cat might do that to find a place to die, but isn't it kind of your duty as a human being to bury your friends, companions and family or at least to be there to "bear witness"?
It sucks, but I kind of get it. She probably had family/friends to help her with that process, but she didn't want wrap up her girlfriend into it because that's one hell of a commitment and a lot of emotional baggage. So she chose to let her go.
Who knows which is better, but she at least made a choice on the matter.