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Liam is so not into this shit.
Ugh, guys like that say things like that and never mean it, and Liam knows,the poor guy, he looks so upset in that last panel. I can't wait until Gabry realizes just how much he needs to stop hanging with Avery.
I can't wait til Liam punches Avery in the face (sorry for the violence) but yeah…
Avery almost looks adorkable in the fifth panel.
Remind me to punch him in his stupid face.
that look on Liam's face… 🙁
Seeing that expression on him put me in /PHYSICAL PAIN/
Oh shit Gabry this is a terrible idea. YOU HAVE TERRIBLE IDEAS.
About Avery, anyway.
Guh Liam's faaaaaaaaaaaace. ;_;
Oh god, no, Gabry, don't go with him…
I have a terrible feeling that Avery is going to try and keep Gabry forever. Like, in the kind of setup Rei was stuck in.
Okay, it's a well-known phenomena that often victims return to their abuser. In most of these cases there are actually reasons for that. That those aren't good is another question, but the mind of a well-manipulated victim works differently, so please just accept this as a given fact – for the returning, listening victim that wants to give their abuser a chance and at least to hear him/her out they have their reasons.
Those are in most cases one or more of those:
– financial insecurity without the abuser's support (lack of education, no job)
– no place of their own to stay (guilt for occupying a friend's or family member's sofa for too long)
– the urging desire to feel needed ("he will change, he just needs someone to believe in him! He needs support! He needs ME to support him, he is the only one who really needs ME")
– no supportive friends
– nobody who counsels them from a neutral point of view (therapist, social worker)
– desperate to feel desired/loved
– believing that the abuser sees their errors and really wants to change, so they deserve a chance for trying, and hasn't disappointed that hope too often before
With his therapist, Robert as a close friend, Robert as a co-worker in his job, his own apartment, Rei as the vulnerable abused friend (same abuser who wanted to rape Rei in front of Gabry's eyes) who needs his support and friendship, Liam as new and obvious love interest and Avery having pulled the same "I've changed I'm sorry"-act only a few days before Gabry's reaction here is totally believable…
Avery is the sort of guy who you just want to punch
Gabry no bb that is a bad idea, you are on a date tell Avery to F off and go live a happy life with Liam.
I have been in an abusive relationship and let me tell you you, this is quite realistic. no abuser acts bad all the time, otherwise you'd NEVER stay with them, there wouldn't be an incentive to. Usually they act nice, give you bribes like dates or compliments or act very loving, supportive even, and then out of nowhere they turn on you. The reason (or one of them really) that it can be so hard to get out of these kind of relationships is because if you're not completely disillusioned about the person then you still want to believe that they MEAN well, that they just have a bad temper or that you think they're trying (and they may actually be, but that doesn't make it any better) and you want to be supportive of them.
Or sometimes the person doesn't leave because they're afraid to. Whether its fear of retaliation from the person (maybe physical, but emotional abuse can be just as bad as physical abuse in some cases) or from friends who don't understand. In Gabry's case it seems to be a self confidence thing too, because he's afraid of being alone, he's afraid that nobody would ever love him and that any relationship (abusive or otherwise) is better than none at all.
So yeah, that's my two cents.
Regardless, I say KICK AVERY IN HIS STUPID LITTLE FACE GABRY YOU DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS LITTLE SHIT!
Avery has one of those faces you want to hi five with a shovel
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