Comic 469 - I'll come back

3rd Nov 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
469 - I'll come back
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
rufiangel 3rd Nov 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Thursday!

Thanks so much everyone for your incredibly kind and warm responses to the last update! ;3;* It was a really important one for me, so I'm relieved and happy that it was received so well. Thank you!!

This is the second time we're seeing Balzac, as he was the white mage who tested Cain on his WGLC when he entered the World Guild just the other day.

So! You guys are probably already really familiar with the fantastic 24/7 webcomic and its awesome creator, TheD-Wrek, right? :D


24/7 is embarking on its third season soon (already wuuuut) and there's going to be a really fun crossover event of sorts coming up super soon! So D thought of asking SF and 24/7 subscribers to take part by submitting original characters based in the SF world! :D

You can read all about the details over here!

Thanks so much D for doing this, it's super cool! :D <33

I actually had a couple more things I wanted to share with you guys, but I'm uploading this at work and I realised I forgot to actually prep the things :'D ahahahaha sorry OTL I'll share it on the next Monday update~

Have a great weekend, if you drop by during it you can catch the next Friday Flare, and if not, no worries - I'll see you guys on Monday! :) Thanks, as always, for reading.

mjkj 3rd Nov 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh, he did it - he accepted the bribe =(

Ohhh... poor Cain...

Lukkai 4th Nov 2016, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
Not fully sure yet. It's hard to tell without an exact timestamp. He might as well still be collecting information to help him in his decision.
mjkj 7th Nov 2016, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
Well, Lukkai, it is night in the meantime - and the others were already released...
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: I didn't mean to give the impression it was night-time, but I can see why you'd think so. ^^;

If you check back on this page you might notice that there is no ambient lighting where the cells are located, in regards to where Kylie and Cain are; there is no time lapse between the first establishing shot and the scene that follows, on that page.

I used the same lighting and filters for both this page and that particular one, because not that much time has actually lapsed. It is currently still daytime in-comic. :)

The later pages will hopefully make it clearer that it's still day.
Kat 5th Nov 2016, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
Seems to me more like he's just collecting information on all this before making a decision, like Lukkai said. What I wonder is, why doesn't he just go talk to Cain in person? Or does he assume that Cain's probably already been let out of questioning for the bar incident and therefore doesn't know where he is now? But didn't Jaguar point out that he was still in detention? HMM :/
Lukkai 6th Nov 2016, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
Could just be him being thorough. Not wanting to confront Cain without some prior knowledge.
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: 'Thorough' is a very good word for this XD
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
@Kat: These are all good questions! :D

Jaguar did point out that Cain is in detention, you are correct~ so if Bradley isn't asking to see Cain, he is doing so deliberately, it would seem. ;)
MST3KFan 3rd Nov 2016, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
Looks like things aren't going to be going so smoothly for the gang with Kylie now being taken someplace. Cain is just really freaking out there. O_o
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Yep, MST3K! Pretty much. Their day started off with breakfast, and then prison. XD; Cain going off the deep-end seems par for the course ;D
azureXtwilight 3rd Nov 2016, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
Cain, son, you have a hot strong babu on yer side, you got nothing to fearrrr
mjkj 3rd Nov 2016, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Really he does???

It looks more like she is being lead away - leaving him all alone...

rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: He's not *all* alone~ he's got his fears with him ;D
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
@azure-rin: LOL this comment XDDD

Hmm... I'll remind you of this comment when I post the second-last page of this chapter ;)
CiciEnixa 3rd Nov 2016, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
I am so deeply worried for Cain right now, it looks like he's so out of it and he's a mini Cain in a big scary cell with Kylie moving farther and farther away ;3;
Lukkai 4th Nov 2016, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
Cain's definitely got some mental trauma left from when he was imprisoned at the Holy Capital. (Considering how he was treated, that's hardly surprising.)
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
@muffin: Mini Cain just sounds too cute XD; <33

The cell isn't too big, I'm sure Cain can take it on! ;D If he lies on the floor in a 'da' (Chinese character) position I'm pretty sure he'll cover it XD
Proxy170 4th Nov 2016, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
AHHHH come on, Defender! Show me you have some morals!!! You don't seem like a bad guy...but then again, you may be a desperate guy (wishing stone?) so who knows.... D:
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
XD I love how you're yelling in the comments Proxy <333

It might be hard to read all of the Defender's intentions by the end of the chapter, but I hope readers will have fun guessing :'D <3
Matt Knab 4th Nov 2016, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Uh oh...
Looks like Cain has some ptsd or claustrophobia or something...
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
You're probably right, Matt :<

He's spent too many nights in big fancy inn rooms and at worst, in big open barns, so I suppose a cell could feel like abruptly tight quarters XD
Seabiscuit 4th Nov 2016, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
Awww no, worst time to be leaving Cain alone... T-that look on his face... He needs a hug, lots of them D:
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
Aww seamuffin :'D <3 your comments are always so sweet!

*adds more hugs to Cain's hug-credit* (this boy has so much hug-credit at this point XD;;)
KAM 4th Nov 2016, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Iron bars are Cain's kryptonite? ;-)
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
That would be rather ironic, considering he's wrapped in iron himself XD

... actually, is he? Gosh. I have no idea what metal his chains are made out of. Definitely some kind of metal. Iron makes sense, right? ._.
KAM 11th Nov 2016, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
Literally ironic. ;-) ("Containing iron" is a lesser-used definition for irony.)

Completely forgot about his chains.

As long as iron has no anti-magic properties in Archaia it would work. (Some Western legends use iron as a defense against supernatural creatures.)

Silver chains could also be good as silver was believed to be a noble metal that was poisonous to evil. (Based on the fact that silver has anti-bacterial properties.)
mjkj 4th Nov 2016, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
@Friday Flare:
Wow, great to know - and yayyyyy for print version <3 =D
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
^-^ Thank you, Mjkj! Your encouragement means a lot to me!
Zane 4th Nov 2016, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Aww come on. You're telling me Kylie isn't smart enough to pick up something's not right and do something ? Disappointed
Kat 5th Nov 2016, 4:03 AM edit delete reply
It seems to me like she has caught on that something's not right with Cain-- at least, the way she says "Hang in there" leads me to think so. But there doesn't seem to be much that she CAN do right now... :/
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
@Zane: There's one thing I think I failed to properly depict in these pages, and I am considering going back and changing something to make it clearer. :'D

If you check this page, note the placement of the walls and angles and please forgive my poor expression of them :'D but what's happening is that Cain and Kylie are isolated from each other, in separate cells. Unlike Jinn and Nemi, Kylie and Cain's floor are full of single holding cells. Kylie cannot see Cain, she can only hear him, and in this case Kylie has to make judgments based on what she *isn't* hearing moreso than anything else.

Does that help explain the situation better? ^^; Sorry...
sketchdoll 4th Nov 2016, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
Poor Cain D: Kylie will figure something out!
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
^_^ It warms my heart to see much faith in Kylie, sketchdoll <33
Kat 5th Nov 2016, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Ever since Balzac said " 'ey", I now imagine him with an Irish accent xD

Oh man, Cain really really doesn't look good. Too many bad memories? (and by bad memories I mean awful-traumatizing-getting-imprisoned-and-tortured type of thing) Hang in there Cain >.< *sends Cain hugs and fuzzy blankets because I have no hot chocolate*
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
He's definitely got an accent of some kind probably closer to that region than not, yep XD (not many people can get away with saying 'Crikey!' you know XD)

*adds more hugs to Cain's hug-credit* you're killing me here guysss XD;;;
HeSerpenty 5th Nov 2016, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
I DONT LIKE THE SOUND OF THIS RUFI!!! Nuuuu he can't make the deal!

Cain looks rightfully freaked out by this whole thing. I wonder if he knows how badly this could potentially end for him :'(
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Fufufu XD We'll see~~!!

Cain seems a bit lost in his own world for whatever reason, so don't worry... he has no idea yet :'D

yet >.>
DLKmusic 5th Nov 2016, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
No comment, I'm too busy enjoyin the show and munchin my popcorn.... want some?
Lukkai 6th Nov 2016, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, but don't let Caitlin have any.
DLKmusic 7th Nov 2016, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
You're gonna try and stop Caitlin, Lukkai? ARE YOU MAD?????
Lukkai 8th Nov 2016, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
I'll fall back on the classic "She must never know!" tactic.
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
@Lukkai: I wonder how you'd stop her from sensing it, I mean, the smell of popcorn and the popping means you'd have to cover her eyes and ears and nose :'D
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
@DLKmusic: LOL man, I know I wouldn't try to stop Caitlin :'D not if I value my jaw the way it is ;3;*
Damatris 6th Nov 2016, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Just get Cain out of there... -.-
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
XD Aw Dama-nee... Kylie'll try her darndest!
Outlaw 7th Nov 2016, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
Poor Cain... something about him and chains and cells... the guy can't get a break. Now, Kylie is being carted off and leaving him alone... something tells me that will not sit well with our boy.
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Some places just trigger things, I suppose ;3;*

And... you may be right... >___>
TheD-Wrek 8th Nov 2016, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
*gives Cain a spoon* Time to dig, boy...
rufiangel 11th Nov 2016, 1:46 PM edit delete reply

I don't know if he's able to even hold a spoon properly at this moment ;v;*