September 25th, 2016, 5:24 pm

vol1_vh05_p148

This is Igbem's shocked face.

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September 25th, 2016, 5:30 pm

Not on time as always...

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September 26th, 2016, 9:48 am

That age seems to be significant. Too young? Too old? Just right?

Ragu: I thought he was older! So he's young enough to be adopted outright! We could give him to Fat Gaera, or Rie the weaver, or-

Igbem: No. That would not be proper. Old Hleghe should be given first refusal. She has lived with her barren womb the longest.

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Fuzs: You are old enough to pledge to join the tribe instead of becoming a lumber mill slave. ...Well, I don't really care if you do or not, but try to look a little happy and enthusiastic about it...

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Ragu: *studies calendars intently* So that puts the birthday there, right? And new moon was there, so... we're in time for the ritual!

Igbem: *understated facepalm*

Ragu: Come on, the ritual is there for all who are of age! I'll get the paints and the bangles, you get the feathers, Fuzs, and... actually, I'd better get the needles and herbs as well! *exits*

Fuzs: *grabs Ruiso* You come with me. I will explain what is about to happen to you...

>:=)> That's enough wild speculation for now. I eagerly await the next page! >:=)>

September 26th, 2016, 1:05 pm

@Greenwood Goat

We just love this speculation! And the characters' personalities are so spot on!

Hopefully the page won't disappoint. :D

September 26th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Ragu's like whaaat I thought you were older than me I feel bad now >:

September 28th, 2016, 6:31 am

Since this sort of thing seems to be going down so well, here is a possible outcome of option one:

Old Hleghe: My son! My lovely son! I thought no-one would ever want to be adopted by a barren-cursed old thing like me, but here you are, my darling, darling son! *clutches Ruiso's arm harder to steady herself, weeps tears of joy* I am no longer alone, for you are there for me! Your people dropped you and I have found you! Their carelessness has made me a mother at last! And... *refocuses her eyes on a trio in the near distance* ...there! I see you! You are the ones who shaved my poor son's head! You filthy hole-dwellers! I'll break you into shards like pottery! *releases Ruiso's arm, hobbles forward with her stick* Send you back to the earth to pay for what you've done! You despoilers! You wasters! Beat your bones to sand!!

Head shave detailee 2: Oh dungworms... surely she knows we were just doing our jobs. Can't we-

Head shave detailee 1: No. We must stand here and let the poor, senile old lady beat us until she gets tired, loses interest or drops dead. Anything else would mark us as delinquents or weakling cowards. And we let the barbarian stand there and watch if he wants. And the Hym Gdezsu too. *makes polite gesture of acknowledgement to Ragu*

Ragu: *returns polite gesture of acknowledgement, sits herself down comfortably nearby*

Ulmarei: *runs up with bowl* I have the popped corn!

Fuzs: *runs up with tray of sweets* It hasn't started yet?

Ragu: *lets Ulma and Fuzs seat themselves beside her, selects and samples sweet, dips hand into bowl, spectates happily*

Head shave detail: :-(

>:=)>

September 29th, 2016, 1:25 am

@Deerheadlights

She just might :)
If he was Zenwu's age, as she suspected, she wouldn't feel too bad. ;)



@Greenwood Goat

And Ruiso would stand there utterly confused and rather scared :P

October 2nd, 2016, 9:28 am

@munen

Sadly true. It would be even worse if/when kids started showing up to watch and laugh at the scene, and want to rub his shaven head. And then, when the show is over, dance around him making up children's rhymes, until old Hleghe gets her breath back and chases them off. >:=P>

October 2nd, 2016, 2:59 pm

@Greenwood Goat

A flock of village children would indeed be a terrifying addition to his already difficult situation. :)

April 15th, 2017, 7:19 pm

MAKE THIS PUPPY a CAKE right NOW!! >:O

April 16th, 2017, 3:53 pm

@Frogsnack

He'd like that. :D

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