Act Two, Chapter Five: 30

29th Sep 12:00 AM, 2015 in Act Two: Chapter Five
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Act Two, Chapter Five: 30
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MsMegan 29th Sep 12:00 AM, 2015 edit delete
MsMegan
He's too emotionally exhausted to argue that point any further, I hope.
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Guest Wolfgirlwy 29th Sep 12:18 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
It's never pathetic to want comfort never ever think that Beast. I'm betting because your mother never gave you any real comfort you think that but no. No only thing patriotic about wanting comfort is when you want and need it that you just hide it.
cattservant 29th Sep 2:35 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
cattservant
The rain is contagious it seems.
Paula Richey 29th Sep 6:34 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
He keeps waiting for the hammer to come down on him, but there is no hammer. Beauty doesn't keep a spiteful reserve of emotional weaponry - only abusers do that.

KatieKat 29th Sep 7:02 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
Because lest we forget - Beauty's been starved for affection too since leaving her folks.
Paula Richey 29th Sep 7:41 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
Yep - I imagine he'll kick himself for that, too.

Everything he's said is the echo of something he's been told - that he's a disgusting, unbearable, pathetic animal. Beauty knows that and it's breaking her heart. But Beast has never had someone cry for him, so he will probably think he's so depressing to be around that she cries whenever she sees him now.
Some Nerd 29th Sep 9:27 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
please... my frail heart can't cope with all this tenderness... :'(

(i think this calls for a cathartic musical number.)
The Doodler 29th Sep 4:11 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
The Doodler
"Human" nature, eh?
ana 30th Sep 8:17 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
This comic is an emotional rollercoaster
Talktotomatoes 1st Oct 4:50 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
Beast's shojou blush on the last panel is killing me. These last few pages have really been hitting me where it hurts but in the best way possible and I've been shoving them at my friends with various whale esque/clogged toilet sounds to show my appreciation.
MsMegan 1st Oct 10:06 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
MsMegan
Inspiring whale noises has been a lifelong dream!
AbigailBrooks 3rd Oct 12:27 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
God, this page hurts. Beauty's right, of course - it's only natural to crave human touch and human comfort - and she was raised with it, so to be confronted with someone who thinks he doesn't deserve it, or that to crave it is pathetic or wrong of him, due to his abusive childhood...no wonder she's crying! The Beast might take that the wrong way, too, but I really hope not.
abooklessbeastlessbelle 7th Feb 1:59 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
/"I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears...and she did not run away!...And she did not die!... She remained alive, weeping over me, with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer!"/- Gaston Leroux "The Phantom of the Opera"
MsMegan 7th Feb 11:51 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
MsMegan
A perfect parallel! No release date in sight, but I can tell you a good friend of mine (my editor on BATB in fact) is developing a Phantom comic... ;)