Comic 296 - Our second request

16th Feb 2015, 1:00 PM in Chapter Five
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296 - Our second request
Average Rating: 4.93 (15 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 1:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday everyone! :) Hope it's treating you well so far!

I finally got to draw the back belt clip on Cain's coat so that's my highlight for this page. XD;;;

If you missed the V-Day Crossover links, just head back to the previous page to find them in the author's notes. :D <3 It was an awesome exchange and I am so glad I was a part of it!!

Strip number 5 has been redrawn now, by the way! It's up on Tapastic and of course, on DA. :)


I sincerely thank you all for your continued, wonderful support ;___;* *bows*

image (Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :)



Prayformercy 16th Feb 2015, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Great job! loving the progression ^^
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, hurray! :D I'm so glad to hear that!
HeSerpenty 16th Feb 2015, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
OOohh geez I knew it! maybe I'm reading too much in to things....

It seems pretty obvious Ren is saying the words Abel wants him to say, words that will be affecting to Cain..... but his expression makes me think that maaaybe he's not fully on board with what Abel wants to do to Cain? Maybe I'm way off XDD.... but aw MAAaaan, next page hurry!! XD
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
I feel like there is almost no such thing as reading too much into things XD;;; that's more than half the fun! <3 Ehehehe.

Ren has such a constipated expression set throughout this entire chapter, I swear. >_>;;; He doesn't smile even once. T_T
Prayformercy 17th Feb 2015, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
reading too much into things?!... Who would do that? Also, is the evil mastermind renault/madou going to attack the party yet? :D
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 3:44 AM edit delete reply
maybe it is the ear-clip thingy that is so prominent shown here that forces him to obey abel...???
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
Ok, ren, you can have abel's posterior when you smile a genuine smile this chapter... ;) :p
Seabiscuit 16th Feb 2015, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
I feel such rage for Abel and his entire group of jerks. It's a shame Madou is with them, he is too good for them, dangit!

At least this guy is a bit more...uh...polite, about it? But, still, screw him!
I feel so bad for Cain here, man...Those looks alone. I'm so glad his party is backing him up.:(

Forgetting details...Goodness. There's so many tiny little details on these characters it's impressive you keep track!:D

(Another awesome re-done page!*-*)
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
"Abel and His Entire Group of Jerks" is a really catchy title for that party!! XDDD

Cain... hummm, he maaay not have been joking when he said he bought the hatred of an entire capital by killing the King. >_> Possibly.

And, uh, the truth is... seamuffin... *pokes fingers* I... totally forget details alllll the tiiiime... XDDD;;; So I constantly go back and make little edits in retrospect, very very often!! But I'm glad to know my secret, dastardly deeds are not so easily spotted XDD

Re: re-done page - thank youuuu!! :D I'm 5 out of 21 done so far, so kindasorta quarter-way through! <3
TheD-Wrek 16th Feb 2015, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
You're not taking Cain anywheeeeeeeeeere! :I
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
XDDD It's a tug of war now!
Prayformercy 16th Feb 2015, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
You can take our Cain, but you cannot have Nemi.
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
That's very generous of you XDDD
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 3:49 AM edit delete reply
Yup, never can haz our Nemi!!!
KAM 16th Feb 2015, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
After those last rescripts it's hard to take his reason given here for wanting Cain seriously.

Suuuuuuurrrrrre his brother wants to see him. Uh, huh... ;-)
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, I knew I shouldn't have done those rescripts XDDD
Jarvi 16th Feb 2015, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Ohhh I saw that request coming.
Make Cain go back and be tortured by Abel more?
Nononono... not happening. And don't put on a nice guy face Ren!
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yesh, this was the second request~!

Man, if that's Ren's nice guy face, I'm scared to see what his actual bad guy face is like. XD;;; (... Oh, wait, maybe the next page... oh, yeah, scratch that, we'll see Ren's angry face soon enough. XD)
Crestlinger 16th Feb 2015, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Once a member of a group you're there till the rocks fall.
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Ehehe, yep~~ :D <3 The power of FRIENDSHIIIP! (Or party!)
TheMentalist 16th Feb 2015, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
You know... this would work with those alt comics from the last 2 times... poor Cain.
rufiangel 16th Feb 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
XD;;; Gaaah, poor Cain, he's been having it real rough the past week!
Crestlinger 17th Feb 2015, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
*Looks at alt comics LMAO real 'rough' indeed.
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
The rescripts AND the crossovers. XD; He's been busy!
Alicia 16th Feb 2015, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
Aw... lookit them standing up for him. Protecting him. I wouldn't be willing to give Cain up either! <3
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
<3 XD They are indeed a protective bunch, especially knowing how Cain is like on the battlefield! Lol. They all need each other. :)
Spelledeg 16th Feb 2015, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
OHNO panic attack Cain D: I know that faceeee.

This page is really pretty though(despite Cain's unfuns) and you can really see how Kylie's view of Cain has shifted :)

rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
'Cain's Unfuns' XDD I like this phrase LOL!

But yaaay :D <3 I am glad that by chapter five, I can write the character interactions slightly differently based on things that have happened in the earlier chapters. It's rather necessary for chapter five to happen. XD (Otherwise I guess it'd be all, "Oh, you want this thing?" *flings Cain over* "He was a liability anyway. Anything else?" XD)
CiciEnixa 16th Feb 2015, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
"... and then Cici came in and punched Ren and Leela in the face, and so Cain was free forevermore. The End."

Ah. If only.

Ren is either being really "careful" with his words, or as some have mentioned, he is relaying Abel's message and I find this highly irk-worthy (in a good way, don't worry).
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Oh, Cici. LOL XD I know you want to do that, but you're currently in Kori so the distance is too faaaar. XDD (Not to mention that there's still Sho, Madou and Abel himself to deal with on top of Zirconia and... I'll stop there XD;;;)

High irk-worthy in a good way? XD I shall consider this an achievement on Ren's part! LOL.
Prayformercy 17th Feb 2015, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Wait is somebody punching things? you need to tell me these things, id help ;_;
Outlaw 17th Feb 2015, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
That's it. "WE can insult him all day... but if you do it once, you're toast."

I'm looking forward to them opening a can of whoop ass.
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
XD;; Yep, it's a total double standard!

And yes, some cans will be opened... but as to what might be in them, we'll see XD;;;
ourhero 17th Feb 2015, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
im so shocked by the great work done after the initial drawing. great
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Hello! :D

Do you mean the difference between the first and latest strips? XD;; Ahahaha, thank you! It's been quite a number of years now, so the strip does look a little different now compared to back then~ XD;;;
Dollipop 17th Feb 2015, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Omg shes soooooo cool!!
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Dollipop, your avatar totally matches your comment! XDDD

And yay <3 I'm happy to hear that XD (she has her moments!...even when she's sneaking in an insult while doing it XD;)
Sanluris 17th Feb 2015, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
I said earlier that maybe Abel wanted Cain to come back to forgive him, but it might have been before Abel had Madou kill an innocent man and write a creepy message in blood. Whatever Cain did, at least he is genuinely regretful....he seemed regretful in the bible story about Cain and Abel. It's hard to say what Abel thought since he this is a really intriguing story.

In this story, Abel doesn't seem like the good, innocent person he is in the bible. If someone does something bad, then they should have a fair trial, not tortured. Then it's revenge, and it's cruel, and nothing is solved that way. Abel is treating Cain the way he was first treated, but he doesn't seem sorry for it (I understand why; I mean, I'd be more than a little angry if someone tried to kill me, but cursing someone hardly seems a befitting action of a good ruler though, no matter what the reason. I think so, anyway. A good ruler should be able to show mercy but still be strong.

Besides...I understand personally that it's hard for siblings to get along, and sometimes they do bad things and make mistakes. I never got along with my sisters. We fought all the time, and pretty bad fights, too. Sometimes I thought we'd never be able to get along after the fights we had, but here we all are today, still talking to each other. I think Cain realizes that he made a mistake, but Abel won't let him make up for it.
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
:D Thank you! I'm very glad you find it intriguing and interesting! <333

I derived a lot of the story between Cain and Abel from their original biblical premise, though of course with Abel alive in this case, it's obvious I didn't go with ALL the things that happened. XD; Though... well, we'll see :D I hope you continue to find it engaging as the story progresses!
Lukkai 17th Feb 2015, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... I wonder if these verbally highlighted as well (I'm sure) quotations are Ren trying to omit the details, him passing on a message from (most likely) Abel.
Or him trying to give some info to Cain, hidden from anyone else listening. It could be.
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
:D Hmmm... I wonderrr?
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
You do? I thought you would know...
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
XD Cheeky!
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai 18th Feb 2015, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Now, now. We all know how characters can take over while writing and completely derail what you as an author originally planned.

So one would only think to know. ;)
Lukkai 17th Feb 2015, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Oh, and the crossovers were quite fun to read, gotta say that. (^_^)
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Oh, hurray! :D <3 Thank you, I'm happy to hear that! The whole exchange was extraordinarily fun for me, too! <3
kaiki83 17th Feb 2015, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
I had to go back and reread the previous chapters because all I could remember was Cain's butt.
kaiki83 17th Feb 2015, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
I meant pages. oops
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
Dangit XDDDD
Prayformercy 17th Feb 2015, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Rufi just going to pre-empt this, if Cain decides to go all emo and let Ren take him, i demand that Kylie and nemi both bitch slap him. As hard as humanly possible.
rufiangel 17th Feb 2015, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, wait, Mikey's not allowed in on the bitch-slappin' action? XD
Prayformercy 17th Feb 2015, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
ive seen how strong he is, i want to knock sense into cain not kill him.
Mikey rolls a natural 20 on his bitch slap check, Cains head goes flying.
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
LOL. XD; I can't even imagine Mikey bitch-slapping anyone, now that I think about it; image does not compute...
Lukkai 18th Feb 2015, 9:09 AM edit delete reply

If Michael slaps, it wouldn't exactly be a bitch-slap now, would it?

*ducks and runs*
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Terrible! XD;;;
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
So, they indeed want Cain's butt (sorry could not refrain...) :p

I wonder how that will end up... (...and I fear for poor Nemi...)

So, where is madou and when will his aerial attack(s) commence?

rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
LOL, so they do! XD;; (Haaa!)

All I can say is, 'this cannot end well'.

Hmm, where is Sho, for that matter? >_>a
mjkj 18th Feb 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Uh, hopefully missing...

Edit: and hopefully Nemi will survive (unscathed if possible)...
Lukkai 18th Feb 2015, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Who says Madou has to come from the air?
Prayformercy 18th Feb 2015, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
yea he could come from the ground, you know, like laying down on the ground.. at cains feet there.
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
Man, that would be a pretty prime spot to attack the party, actually... >_>;;

Well, if Madou is around, he'll be hiding, that's for sure. He's sneaky like that, and perfectly capable of ranged attacks as a mage. :P
Matt Knab 18th Feb 2015, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Calling him sucky isn't going to trick them into not wanting him, Swordsgirl. ;D
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
XD;; Probably not, though it'll definitely remind Cain she's got him pegged as such!
Headgamer 18th Feb 2015, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
We knew that was coming, but it's still going to be hard to find a way out of this one.

Lets hope Renault is really a good guy despite leading them right in to a trap and knows some amazing GTFO techniques.

Also, Mizu says "See, Ren DOSE want Cain's ass!"
rufiangel 18th Feb 2015, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
XD; Yeah... conflict is inevitable if an agreement cannot be reached. And yes, like MizunoRyuu says... they really need Cain's ass to get over there, now. XD;;;;

Renault is healed up now, so maybe he can stop being useless and sprawled out on the ground now. XD;;;;