Author Notes Edit
Confused, yet? O_o
This page could also be called “Mindblow” or “WTF!? Grrfmblrgarhmfzzlegrblmarghhh!”, you know, depending on how willing you are to accept Rudy’s revelation. I settled with “Transcendence” because it is basically relevant though (and I love me some wordplay).
Special mention goes to the black and white scenes. The first two are from actual scenes earlier in the comic. The first portrays Rudy’s first display of admiration for Rain (from page 21 - The Truth Is). The second is from a scene in which he and Rain discussed the Strongwell home life (on page 39 - Slight Overreaction), making Rudy actually the first character to open up to Rain about his past. The third black and white panel isn’t any specific scene, but a simple montage of the three most antagonistic characters in the story: Emily, Todd and Father Quenton (although, only Emily has been particularly notable thus far). BUT! The “bumped into you on the first day” remark refers to Rain and Rudy’s first meeting (page 16 - Crash).
There’s lots more allusion throughout the comic thus far too. I’ve had this confession planned since day one after all. Don’t believe me? Read it again, and focus on Rudy. ^_^
But regardless of nearly 200 pages of build up, Rain looks… iffy. How will things proceed from here, I wonder.
And not just as a friend. I LIKE like you.
Since we first met, I thought you were so cool. I admire you for being in public the way you are.
You just do this, because it's important to you to be who you are no matter the risk involved.
Sure, no one knows what you're doing, but if anyone else had bumped into you on the first day.... it could've been disastrous.
You're stronger than you realize, Rain.
And... I really like that about you.
But, Rudy... I... I mean... I didn't REALLY turn you straight, did I...?
Mmm... I;m pretty sure that's actually impossible.
But - and I mean no offense -
You're still technically a boy, physically-speaking.
At the same time, even knowing what you are, it's hard to imagine you as anything but a girl.
When it comes down to it, you're the only girl I think I could ever feel this way about.
But the truth is...