YAAAAAAAAAAY! Welcome back!
Oh my gosh, could she get any cuter?
This isn’t even her final form. 0.0 (maybe)
When an enraged demonwolf is eating your arm, it might not be a good idea to offer positive reinforcement in the form of behind-the-ear scratching.
Hey, if I was Meela, I’d be pretty happy with behind-the-ear-scratching. XDD
Oh, dude, I KNOW, right!?
Ear scritchies for the win!
Certainly drive the kitties/doggies into the nearest level of kitty/doggy heaven, that’s for sure. Especially if you hit that one spot just right x}
Oh my gosh. xD Best comment ever.
Well, it is certainly the best possible thing to do if/unless you want to stay alive..
Meela is so adorable.
Oh, no. Oh, no. That “You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep, Holland…” is ominous.
yep. …but then again it’s Holland… his promises hit a little closer to home.
besides, he would really make a great SWAT negotiator. >_<
this gets me all emotional.
cortana to master chief: “dont make a girl a promise… if you know you can’t keep it.”
Holland! Don’t make pie-crust promises!
Easily made, easily broken!
(Reference to Mary Poppins)
It really is. If anyone can recall, on page 266, it said “You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep, Yuen.” Coincidence? Maybe. But it seems too eerily close. I don’t want to post any spoilers on this page to those not up to the last few pages, but I posted about this in further on page 298, explaining my thoughts on how I believe Holland might give away Meela’s identity as a demon.
I like Holland.
Ughh Holland, I wouldn’t my face so close to that mouth…. side note is Meela going to have scars now. Looking at her face it seems like there are some defensive wounds (ie the man tried to protect his face by slashing at her muzzle).
Where have I seen this before…? I can’t remember, but I don’t think it turned out well… Which makes me worry about Holland/Meela’s situation…. Where…….
It’s like awful deja vu x_x
Hah! I figured it out! And it wasn’t as bad as I thought (but probably just as depressing as this will turn out).
What it reminded me of was the Fruit’s Basket scene with Kisa: http://youtu.be/CLCE0CrG-LI?t=4m24s
… Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind… that was the first thing that popped into my head xD…
love this page ^-^ great work!!! can’t wait for the next :D
Oh, I love that movie~! :D
Let’s just hope Meela and Teto have a lot in common. XD
Not too much–I don’t want Holland putting meela in his shirt
Just Feral will ask them both a lot of questions regarding their scars and injuries. It will be fun to see how they explain this situation to him. Also Meela needs to turn back before Feral finds her biting Holland’s arm….
Holland is surprisingly good at calming people and saying just what needs to be said. I wonder how they are going to explain this to Feral… where is he anyway?
…Holland, even when he’s being bit by a raging pi$$ed off wolf is still so adorkable!
yeah, with all this blood i’m wondering what’s taking Feral so long.
Im she is biting him she could rip his arm off and if he not going to hurt what promis did he break
“It will be okay, I promise.” – he didn’t break it, it’s just a promise you can’t actually keep (Feral might show up throwing knives, a bomb could go off, anything…). When she returns to normal, she is MOST DEFINITELY not going to be okay – someone tried to kill her and she ripped his face off, then attacked one of her friends, injuring him.
I agree. If you recall, on page 266, it said “You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep, Yuen.” Coincidence? Maybe. But it seems too eerily close. I don’t want to post any spoilers on this page to those not up to the last few pages, but I posted about this in further on page 298, explaining my thoughts on how I believe Holland might consciously give away Meela’s identity as a demon and break the promise.
Oh Holland! I love you! This is now my favorite Holland page.
Yeah Holland. Tuck the wolves muzzle against your shoulder and throat. BRILLIANT IDEA. 8| You better hope she doesn’t ‘go for the throat’.
He actually has her muzzle in his armpit which is a GREAT tactical move for close-up animal aggression… if he’s actually strong enough to pin her by her muzzle, he can hold her. If not he can maybe buy himself the time to transform and get away (might lose a few luscious tail feathers though!)
& the scent glands there (armpit) should calm her down… kind of like a warm towel draped across you after emerging from a cold lake.
At first I thought that Holland’s painful face because he wanted Meela to come back, but then I noticed the “Snap” sound effect. Well, at least she let him go.
It is probably a combination.
And I’m curious about the “snap.” Is it his arm breaking, or just to show that she bit him really hard?
OMG! She is HUGE! Her demon form is even bigger than Feral’s wolf form! Makes me wonder how big this demon wolf hybrids’ animal forms get when they are adults. Did she drop Holland’s arm in the last panel?
o.o Yes, she did! You’ve got some nice eyes over there! ^^
Feral: Gestures in horror of Holland’s arm
Holland: *glance* it’s only a flesh wound!
This comment just wins.
Best ever. *blood is streaming down his arm and he’s about to loose it…* Oops…
Tis but a scratch.
She was a lot smaller in the previous page….?
Wouldn’t it be funny if it turned out that wasn’t Meela and just some other random half (quarter?) demon wolf.
Wah, Please don’t die Holland!XD
Demon Meela: –Da heck’s going on here?
Anyone else notice the blood on hollands arm? Oh lordy… Celesse and Algy you have turned me into a pool of sobs and stuff *wails*
Looks at author’s note:
“You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep, Holland….”
Instantly pops to mind:
Holland: (whispers to Meela) “Yeah, but those are the best kind.”
Amazing Spiderman reference?
Omg yes! That was the funniest, and lamest, line in that entire movie. You sir are a winner
notice her eyes i hope holland is ok
I confess I love the image of him hugging the head of the wolf who is currently biting his arm. It definitely shows his strength as a character to be able to stay strong and still care about her despite the incredible pain he’s in.
i dont know what to say but i agree
…oooh, the feels… you just know the right words to describe exactly why I want to hug him.
I absolutely agree. I keep coming back to this page, as it’s just so beautiful. I love Holland right now (well I always have) He may seem outwardly childish, and not as physically strong or Feral or anything, but this shows so much courage and so much love on his part. I doubt he would ever hurt her, but I wouldn’t be trying to calm her in that situation, even as a tactic to keep her from killing me. I’d be freaking out, screaming, and trying to pull her teeth out of her arm. This is just such a beautiful moment
This page is so beautiful ;u;
Though I’m still quite certain it will get worse before it gets better :C
Glad the artists’ hand is better :) Hopefully it will stay better
Love this site
I might actually cry. She is legitimately biting the shit out of his arm and he doesn’t even care. That has to hurt a lot but instead of fighting back or running away he’s just soothing her and it looks like she’s actually kind of understanding him. Holland, Meela, aaaaaaaaaa
He’s either very dedicated, very foolish, or much more powerful than we believe…
Actually he does care. Lyrians do not tolerate pain all that well, he’s just managing to focus on her.
I just have to say…
…for being able to put into pictures the true heart and soul of your characters.
…for sharing your time, talents, and love of these characters through your work…
I know, right? I keep coming back to this page, as it’s just so beautiful. I love Holland right now (well I always have) It’s just so emotional!
Oh Holland…. I love this page! It really shows the love that Holland has for Meela. She is just about to tear him apart and he is still trying to save her…. oh the feels! TwT
and at this exact moment feral is going to attack meela to save holand and that would be end of story…
Awhhhh… :( poor Holland, that SNAP sounded pretty nasty. Kudos for keeping your cool and snuggling :)
Meela, Meela, Meela! Leggo! You needs a huggle! :(
Wow, so much respect for Holland right now. I mean I loved the character before, but to calm down Meela in this state is impressive.
I 100% agree
“You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep”
awww yeeeaaaah foreshadowing
“You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep, Yuen.” Page 266. Major foreshadowing? We know Feral didn’t keep his promise- and I suspect it was deliberate. (My explanation is on 298) I wonder if Holland’s promise will be deliberately broken by him later, whether he wants to break it or not.
Oh, Holland. I have so much love for him now. He is amazing. And damn cool. Like, massively cool. She broke his arm, and he totally did not react, and he has awesome control of the situation. Poor Meela. She looks like she is calming down, but startled when he touched her face.
And as to people commenting that she looks larger, she doesn’t. She is just in the front of the panel, so the perspective makes her seem larger.