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March 11th, 2018, 11:43 am

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Posted by Kimmikala

Gentle reminder that Sooch does not love Howie at this point... The only thing that's happened is that Howie's actions touched Sooch enough to make him want to tell Howie the truth

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 11:48 am

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Reader's Comments:

Posted by TubaCakes

Woop there it is

@Kimmikala: I mean, he does love Howie
But like a really good friend. A friend you care deeply about and don't want to lose haha

I appreciate how realistic this is, I've never read a comic like it before
Usually straight guys are fucking by page 50 xD
I love these boys <3 Thank you again for a great update

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 12:27 pm

@TubaCakes: Oh sweety, you added an extra 0 to that 5. Other webbies have the straights fuckin at page 5 and conflicted the other 45.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Posted by TubaCakes

@SeasonalDistress: haha my bad, you right xD

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 6:04 pm

Posted by ZSnazzy

Daw its nice that hes willin to try

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 1:12 pm

Posted by Ralend

Walk away, Howie.

edit: sorry, I know that sounded cruel, but really, neither of them are ready for this relationship. Howie deserves someone who isn't holding him back, especially after all the heartache he's put himself through. Sooch just needs to get his head on straight and focus on school, rather than up end his life with a 'maybe' relationship.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Posted by JadedCarlile

@Ralend: It doesn't sound cruel to me. Sooch is too emotional right now, and he misses his best friend. If they get together like this it's going to hurt the both of them in the long run.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Posted by Ledgerina

This is really realistic and it shows almost perfectly the emotions and the confusion most people go through while discovering themselves.

On the other hand, it is, in fact, really hard to start a relationship with a person who is having so many doubts and is so scared of everything.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 2:11 pm

You know what, I'm hoping Howie actually agrees to give this a shot. A lot of people in the comments are saying how realistic this is, and at the same time how Howie should just say no or walk away, but to be honest, this is exactly what happened to me. I was Sooch at one point. I half-heartedly gave one of my college friends the chance to kiss me, merely because I knew the guy had feelings for me. I didn't expect myself to like it that much since the guy was not my type at all, and all the other kissing flings I had prior were less than satisfactory. So we became friends with benefits (well, more like friends with no more than kissing benefits), which is also something I didn't expect.

But I say that I was like Sooch because I wasn't sure if I was really capable of loving another person like that, and the thought terrified me (due to past trauma)--and mind you I'm a straight cisgender female. And even when we started dating, I still felt a sense of dread knowing it would eventually end, and we'd break up like every other time I tried to date a guy.

What really forced me to face my feelings was when I encountered a similar situation to Sooch: I almost lost my boyfriend for good. He was going to leave to another city that was thirteen hours away, and I still couldn't drive, and I hated the city he was leaving to. And he wasn't even thinking of leaving because of the relationship--he wanted to live with his best friend who was already living there so he could get started on his dream job. We both were in consensus that our relationship would most likely be temporary, and we were only together to help each other move out of our parents' houses (it's complicated so I won't explain). The whole time I was telling him that I wasn't capable of loving and that our relationship would be best left temporary --and yet I cried my eyes out whenever I thought I'd never get to see him again. And I had thoughts of spending the rest of my life with him, and to care for him.

And when I finally realized I might love him, I had to face my demons and become okay with the fact that I really could love another person--just as Sooch had to come to terms with being comfortable trying intimacy with Howie. And I admitted my feelings to the guy, just as Sooch admitted his to Howie just now. And you know what? The guy gave me a chance. He accepted my newfound love for him and gave me a chance to foster it with him. And the best part--we've been together now for three years.

So that's why I say Howie should at least accept Sooch's offer and try. It might end up better than it was before. Affection can do interesting things to two best friends, and I'd like to see where it ends up.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Posted by JadedCarlile

@Shy-Ghostwriter: I really love hearing that you were able to find someone who makes you happy! I know the feeling, been there before and am with that person now. However, I still hope Howie says no. FOR NOW! Only for now! Only while Sooch is THIS emotional. Once he calms down and if he still wants to try it, then YES PLEASE HOWIE SAY YES!

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 4:34 pm

Posted by dalfairy2510

Listen, not even people who are sure and comfortable with their sexuality fall in love over a kiss. Love develops over time, with gestures. Howie is going to have to woo him as if they were starting from scratch because honestly both of them deserve a clean slate

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 3:31 pm

Posted by JadedCarlile

@Jazzeejazz: I agree! He's confused, and misses his best friend mostly. It's going to hurt the both of them in the end. Sooch is too emotional right now. I hope Howie says no, and asks him to really think on it after he's not so emotional and they can work it out together.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 4:26 pm

Posted by moscovm

Howie however you reply, and I trust it will be smart, just give this bundle of sweetness a hug! If Sooch cries any more I'll break!

Edit:After coming back to read the comment I figured why I can't think how Howie should answer.
Right now I am Sooch. I started dating a few weeks ago with a good friend I knew liked me and I have some romantic feeling for, but in reality I'm not atracted to him, and not even sure about my sexuality (suspecting I'm asexual or demisexual). The truth is I started dating because I wanted to find out, but actually I'm getting more confused. I still can't say if these two should try now. Also since it's a romance I know it will work out, so I can't say how Howie should answer.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 4:57 pm

Posted by Olivestoday

@Jazzeejazz: I came here to comment that as well. It just doesn’t seem healthy and I think it’s best that they don’t do this right now. :/

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 6:03 pm

Posted by ScraLett723

A lot people are saying no and some are saying yes. Before either person does anything they have to talk things over with each other. I think they should try before saying it's impossible but Sooch isn't in the best place to be making a decision.
I wasn't in the best place when I ended things with someone I just became official with. I really care about him and I want to be with him but I'm not in the best way to be in a relationship other as friends right now. I do hope I still can be in this person's life but as a friend right now.
So Howie and Sooch can come back to this topic if they both still feel like this. Basically table this topic once they've got themselves together. Just my opinion. I however do want these two together and to actually want it. This is a realistic comment for Sooch to say. A lot stories magically make people fall each other instantly,no it doesn't always work out like that. Love takes time.

Posted at March 11th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Posted by Torii (Guest)

I have a feeling Howie will maybe say no. After all, there is that pain and bother are in pretty emotionally compromising positions. However, this is a romance. We are reading a romance. Not all romances are based in solid reality (literally watch any romcom out there). I don't think Howie will fall to his knees, proclaiming how honored he would be to become Sooch's lover. But I do think he may possibly say yes, telling Sooch they'll start off as friends again before jumping into anything head first. After all, this story is painful and it has moments of complete distress, but I have confidence Kimmikala will tell the story beautifully, just the way it was intended, regardless of what Howie's reaction will be.

Posted at March 12th, 2018, 2:56 am

Posted by Guest

Even though it's probably a bad idea realistically I think he's gunna say yes because he loves him and sooch said he liked it and he knows where he's coming from. Also it would speed up getting sooch out of closet!(probably not a doctor ;-;)

Posted at March 12th, 2018, 3:38 pm

Posted by Eloim_Meth

howie looks so shocked xD poor bby

Posted at March 12th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Posted by Mal-Dita

i die

In my country are be the 5:00 am, and finally finish this beautiful history...this is wonderful, i don´t have words for explain how much i like it. Thanks for all your hard work and for make a awesome caracters, really i love all this precious babys!!!!
PD: sorry for my english!

Posted at March 13th, 2018, 3:03 am

Posted by Wall_Spider

True Dat

@Kimmikala: I'm so happy that you didn't use that disgustingly common cliche in this story! You made it even more unique and I love it!

Posted at March 13th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Posted by Wall_Spider

Baby, what I need is for you to do is stop crying because my heart is not okay.

Posted at March 13th, 2018, 6:39 pm

*Hugs Sooch & gives him a cup of Hot Cocoa*

Posted at March 13th, 2018, 11:39 pm

Posted by Onyxlight

Man I want to hug them both so hard right now... poor boys

Posted at March 15th, 2018, 12:41 am

Posted by IronDog

Take some time to think about this, Howie.

Posted at April 10th, 2018, 6:33 pm

Posted by anne (Guest)

stupid boy

but you are already in love with him

Posted at May 18th, 2018, 5:01 am

Posted by TWil81

The point Sooch should have stated was that Liam called him the gf and he blushed.

Posted at December 31st, 2018, 2:01 am

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