So why am I reading it?
There are plenty of other comics out there. Most of them aren't as painful. Most of them are light and funny. Some of them, of course, *are* just one brutal knockdown after another. I don't read those. Why am I reading this one?
Well, they're both in love with each other, in this case.
She's hurting him because she wants him to give up on her. It's a long and complex plotline. But . . . it's painful, but it's beautiful. And yes, it hurts to read it . . . to the level where I make sure there are people around that I can talk to before I open it up, because I don't know if it will trigger something.
But it *is* beautiful. And it's raw emotion. It's one of the few comics that makes me feel that way, that makes me know real betrayal and loss, from both sides. And that's a rare thing - it's something to be savored, even as it's hated, no matter how horrific it is.
If you understand that completely, you understand me quite well, I think.
Well, one facet of me.