Chapter 22 – First Contact: Page 12

Chapter 22 - Page 12

Save You – Matthew Perryman Jones

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  • kuku

    Aw, Rafa honey – that’s right, the last you talked to him he hung up on you and you didn’t really get why… And here it’s the worst of both worlds for you – Elan’s here where you think he’s in danger, but not here with you. Well I take it you did finally open your mouth – though since you’re still talking to Elan through the journal maybe it didn’t go so well… I have hopes for the art opening, maybe, though… Hang in there sweet one. We are rooting for you!

  • Lleyn

    Darling Rafa, you told him that you did not want him to come back, so when he decided to go against your wishes, why should he have told you in advance? And, you know, maybe you should have cried. Perhaps then you’d both finally have realized how much you need each other.

  • Rafa come here.

    You need huggles!

  • WiseDragonQueen .

    oh, so that’s who the figure behind the fence was. And I love the way Rafa is drawn here.

  • Librarican

    I heard on another blog that our favorite Doki isn’t doing so well. If you have the ability to send some happy thoughts that way, I encourage you to do that. We all fall down and sometimes it requires more than our own strength to get back up.

    • JesBelle

      ! I thought her computer had just finally given up. She was saying that it was acting funny, so when she went silent I just assumed she was having trouble getting it fixed or getting a new one.

      • DC

        I think it is both reasons, what you and Librarican are both saying. I’m late coming here today because I have missed Doki’s reminders on different webcomics.

        • JesBelle

          She has an update thread at Westernyaoi that I’ve been trying to keep up with, if that helps. I’m afraid I’m not as good at it, but it’s there, if that helps.

        • Is her computer DOA? Can we set up a collection for a new one for her? I think a basic PC wouldn’t be too hard to get.

          • DC

            I’m not sure exactly. I am only going on another’s comments on other webcomics. There is one person who seems to be keeping everyone up to date. Here is a link to one comment –

          • I commented on the thread similar to what I said here – offer some financial support, but it got deleted I think.

          • Librarican

            It is there. The comments are slightly behind your first time posting because they have to be…. Authenticated I think is the word.

          • Librarican

            That is exactly what I am going off of as well. For easy reference (since it is an active discussion community), here is what the other commentator said:

            Doki is still in a really bad spot, she also can no longer use twitter on her nook for some reason. :-/ Her computer is being worked on, but she doesn’t know how soon it will be fixed. I think her depression is doing better, but it might just be a ‘calm’ spot. The latest news on the computer is that the guy fixing it has managed to run a program for finding ‘bad sectors’ and it has been running for roughly 20-24 hours. 75-80% of the sectors checked so far are ‘bad’ and it isn’t halfway done. He also had to get into the computer in away he hasn’t had to before. He still thinks he can fix it, but he is still unsure how long it will take.

          • Let us know if he fixes it. Otherwise we’ll look into other options.

          • Red

            Maybe I cannot with a lot but Count on me…

          • I think I might need just a new hard drive, I don’t think anything is wrong with the rest of it. Though from what my brother has said that could cost more or less than a new whole new computer. -_-

      • Red

        Doki? Is she allright?

    • JesBelle

      Can she get emails?

    • Lisa Parsons

      Oh no…does anyone have her email? This is not good news.

      : (

      • Red

        Her e-mail is in her discus profile page. I already sent her a message. Lets see if she can get it.

        • SVM2015

          Hope she’s okay. I’ll send a message too.
          Also this cliffhanger is really getting to me – will they or won’t they? That is the question.

    • Pashira83

      Doki seems to be doing better with her depression, though I personally think it would do her well to go spend a few days at a friends house. The program running on her computer still isn’t halfway way done and the bad ‘sectors’ comprise roughy ninety percent of the currently scanned sectors. The guy fixing her computer is still confident he can fix her computer once the current program is finished. He said that he will probably need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything from there. Unfortunately no, she doesn’t currently have access to her email. He estimated about a week to get her computer running again, though she wasn’t sure if he was being sarcasctic or serious.

      • As someone who has worked with computers for more years than I would like to admit to, this sounds like hardware failure. He might be able to save it for a little while (but with so many bad sectors, um, I don’t think so) but it will die again. I believe JesBelle has started Plan B.

        • He has taken the hard drive out and downstairs to his space to work on it. Apparently when he ran it with his equipment no bad sectors showed up, but it would only run for 10-15 minutes before shutting down again. He is going to try to get a few programs off of it in that small time window for me, and go from there.

          -_- My uncle came by and asked me what was wrong with my computer. -_- I didn’t go into detail, just told him that it wasn’t running right. -_- He then said that all my problems came from visiting shady porn sites and that it was all due to viruses. -_- I don’t even visit shady porn sites! …..Just shady anime and manga sites. ^_^ He said to tell him as soon as M gave up on trying to fix the computer as M has no idea what he is doing. -_- I personally don’t like M too much (he is an ex of my younger sister and one I never really got along with), but I trust him more with my computer than I do my uncle. If I gave it to my uncle to fix, I wouldn’t see my computer for weeks or months and he would probably do something to screw it up. Mess with something he ought not to even touch. -_- I also don’t think he would react well to the lovely wallpaper of Elan and Rafa’s shower scene I am using. -_- ^_^ I do so love using that as my wallpaper. ^_^ M and I had a little laugh about my uncle thinking he knows more about computers. ^_^ He thinks all computer problems have to be virus related. *rolls eyes*

          • Hard drive failure is very common, it is probably that. I don’t think yaoi sites have viruses! Oh brother with homophobic family members!

          • He is also racist, alcoholic, redneck, quick to anger, etc …and not to mention that he offered to “get me off” once…granted we aren’t blood related (he and my mother were adopted), but that is still uber gross. -_-

          • Don’t care if isn’t blood, you were raised as if he was your Uncle. That is beyond creepy!

          • Yeah, I try to avoid him as much as possible.

          • JesBelle

            Yech, my creepy not-blood-related uncle only used to flash me.

          • We should start a club. “Creepy Not-Blood-Related Uncles and How They Mess Up Our Lives”

          • OMG. SICK.

  • Red

    My Mice you really left us in a cliffhanger. Thank God your hiatus is short. I can’t wait.

  • SmokedBoo

    Dear Rafa,

    You are quite possibly one of the most angsty, quick to anger seme I have ever had the joy of reading. You didn’t want Elan to come back, nor did you want him to see you (even though we know you truly want to hold him again). Despite what you said, Elan has made up his mind that he’s not going to live by what others tell him to do. Too long has he done this, and it has stripped him of what he holds dear. He is respecting your wishes to not contact you, but he is subtly paving a way so that it will be impossible for you two to NOT meet up soon. My wish is for you to realize this, and the fact that you are dying on the inside without him, before long. Do you not think he feels the same?

    Best wishes,

  • Aaww. :(

  • bronakopdin

    gosh Rafa :(

    I DO understand you… but we all must say you are a little bit guilty, too!
    Don’t push it all on Elan… but opening your mouth… did you finally call out to him?!?!?!?
    and then this hiatus GAH!

    you can be a tease Mice xD

  • Okay, so you it sounds like you did finally open your mouth. I am going to assume you didn’t say something stupid or cry, so what did you say?

    Also, I think Rafa looks very good on this page. ^_^ As well as Elan’s hand with the pigeon. ^_^

    Another great music choice as well. ^_^

    • Rafa is not good with words.

  • I AM R U

    I think this is one of my favourite pages so far… Tearing up a little myself.

    • The next few pages are very text heavy. Hope it reads OK!!

      • Text = dialogue? or text = Rafa’s journal? or both? ^_^

        • BOTH. A lot.

          • Sweet! Yay!

          • So, we’ll see how well it reads. You’ll have to sit on one page for a long time to read everything.

          • I don’t mind! ^_^

      • I AM R U

        I’m sure it will be wonderful ^__^

  • I AM R U

    Also, I feel soon I’m going to have to go back and read the whole thing so far, from the start – I’m forgetting what happened earlier, since I just see the updates >.< after my last exam, I think!

    • Re-reading is always fun and good. ^_^ You might even pick up on something that you didn’t notice previously (something that happens to me all the time). ^_^

      • I AM R U

        I think I will! It will also be good to see it all coherently, rather than the weekly snapshot that sometimes I lose the context of XD