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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwvwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Now that was just adorable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Vukodlak View Post
    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwvwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Now that was just adorable.
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    What can i say but uwu
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    Such a heart warming page. what does the title mean? is it a reference? a joke?

    I wonder if its a reference to him holding the baby up, or something.

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    Ah. its a reference to the babys size.

    mi·nute2
    /mīˈn(y)o͞ot/
    adjective
    adjective: minute; superlative adjective: minutest
    extremely small.

    Hence he held up the "minute" object.

    Unless it's something else. In which case enlighten me, as I'm likely overthinking it.

    Or it could be "hold up a minute. Are they patching things up?"

    Heh, this is a nice play on words by the author, intentional or not.
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    I love their barbs to each other at the end lol
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    Well, at least there's a hope that Kudzu won't have his parents hostile to each other. Openly or furtively, it's always bad for the kids.
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    This made me quite happy :)

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    I'm surprised she would even deem to give him false hope of seeing his kid when this is all set and done. I don't think she is at all willing to share custody, but maybe that's just me. Or maybe its because she murdered him not a single day ago. That could be it.

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    Awww, so cute. It's so nice, after all of this dramatic tension and fight scenes that have been going on for this arc, to have such a beautiful chapter ending.
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    The title made me laugh when I understood it, very clever. And also awww.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thecommander236 View Post
    I'm surprised she would even deem to give him false hope of seeing his kid when this is all set and done. I don't think she is at all willing to share custody, but maybe that's just me. Or maybe its because she murdered him not a single day ago. That could be it.
    I very much dislike her, but I think it is prudent to note that the most passionate hatreds are very often built on a core of damaged love. She got her hate out of her system already (mostly) and she has had evidence already that he wasn't being a non-presence in the child's life by choice or intentional neglect. It's not too surprising she's able to rekindle enough affection to act like an adult for Kudzu's sake.

    While I disliked the flame strike scene quite a lot (I don't think the tonal dissonance landed in a good way) I think we were meant to see it as a gag more than something serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    Well, at least there's a hope that Kudzu won't have his parents hostile to each other. Openly or furtively, it's always bad for the kids.
    I do hope that those two work it out--not in the sense of being a couple, that would be pretty toxic and regressive- but find a way to co-parent, since they're clearly both deeply invested in Kudzu's wellbeing.
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    Nice. Reconciliation, even just a bit. This is good. Neutral Good.
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    Cute...

    ...Is it bad that I'm worried about Durkon now?
    Before this I more or less thought „Eh, they'll be fine."
    Now? „Oh... Durkon's gonna die, isn't he?
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    *snif*

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    I do hope that those two work it out--not in the sense of being a couple, that would be pretty toxic and regressive- but find a way to co-parent, since they're clearly both deeply invested in Kudzu's wellbeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    Well, at least there's a hope that Kudzu won't have his parents hostile to each other. Openly or furtively, it's always bad for the kids.
    Currently there's lots of passive aggressiveness abound though. With Durkon stating (somewhat obliquely) his intent to pursue custody or at least visitation rights if Hilgya denies him.

    But still, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww .
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    We've seen parents of conflicting alignments try and fail to get things worked out. Just look what happened with Elan and Nale. They were once twins, but now... not anymore.

    There is some barbs and hostility still there, but Durkon is at least TRYING to be a good father role model, even if Hilgya doesn't believe he has a chance of winning and is taking precautionary measures. They'll be good parents... sorta.

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    Yes, yes, awww, cute... but is it just me, or is Kudzu reading his mom's big word bubble in panel 3 and disliking her plan (perhaps just the Plane of Earth part). Kudzu's also seems envious of his panel 12 self in Panel 8... or at least that is how it looks to me.

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    That really was a nice scene, and I'm hoping Hilgya and Durkon manage to come together as parents when this is all said and done. :-)

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    I still don't like how Hilgya got away scot free for everything she did, including killing Durkon right after ressing him.
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    Daaaaw. needed this after a rough day. Damm it, thank you giant.

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    So, here I am, tearing up over my soup during lunch break...💕
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    As Belkar would say; The stupid wind blew some stupid dust and now I have a stupid tear in my eye.
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    Well, thank you.

    It just made my day ... better ... reading that.

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    Well said this time, Durkon. Glad to see Hilgya is gonna be civil about the children issue from now on.
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    That really was a tear dropping scene!

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    Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

    I like that it seems that they are both willing to put Kudzu's well-being above other considerations, and it is nice to see that there seem not to be any "kill on sight" tendencies.

    And the part that hit me most in the feels? After Durkon (subtly) implies that he is going to ask for at least visitation rights on the kid, Hilgya replies: "He needs you to come back alive for that, you know." This somehow affected me. Hilgya is conniving, and not to be trusted, but she knows that her kid needs a father, and is expressing hope of Durkon's return. In a somewhat passive-aggressive way, but she expresses it.

    I like that.
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