Comic 649 - Taking care of this

5th Aug 2022, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
649 - Taking care of this
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
rufiangel 5th Aug 2022, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Friday, folks! :D I hope you've been having a good week so far!

With one of the panels on this page, I've finally cycled back to the cover page. Whew!

I'm also happy to tell y'all that I'm tentatively bringing back Friday Flare! Head on through the link to check out a little doodle of Rince and Seia. :3

If you have any questions related to Serpamia Flare or have any pairing doodle requests (and they don't have to be romantic!) you can pop them in the comments or list them in the #serpamia-flare channel on Discord.

That's it from me for now. I hope you all have a great weekend, and see you next Friday with the next update! <3 Thanks so much for reading SF ;v;*
mjkj 5th Aug 2022, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Aaaawwwww... group hug *hugs them all*

Hope Nemi will make it... *hugs her*

Well, Mike looks very uncomfortable...

@alt text: best o-Nemi-chan... ♡

@R/N: Thank you for the Links and the Friday Flare... *hugs* ♡
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
They certainly need all the hugs they can get :')

Mike has a lot going through his head at this moment XD

And I'm glad you enjoyed the Friday Flare! :D <3
MST3KFan 5th Aug 2022, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Nemi is a good big sister to her younger siblings...though she could really use a hug herself right now me thinks.
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
You know, we could all use a hug sometimes. :')
melaredblu 5th Aug 2022, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
Eyy, I see a Triforce in panel 2!

I'm surprised they managed to get a witness to attest to seeing a kid buy things at the market. Unless it was the merchant themselves, you'd think that would be a pretty unremarkable sight. Unless, of course, kids there don't usually go to the market unattended? Or maybe the indredients themselves would raise a brow. Or maybe people were already suspicious the kids were up to something and were spying on them. But at this point, I'm probably overthinking it.
A. Moose 6th Aug 2022, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
Triforce? Not a Sierpinski triangle? (Neither, the fields aren't filled-in.)

I'm thinking "small community". If the investigators are quick enough about asking, the merchants and regulars will remember one of the kids has been by and what was bought.

I started to regularly visit the local street market not too long ago (in a city with 90k people, though not all will visit this market, or any market at all) and it doesn't take too long before your usual vendors start to recognise you, to the point where they can tell you've been by this day already or not ("what, you here again?!?" 'sorry, forgot some stuff').

In a small town, if not them then the other people around definitely will know who you are, where you live, whom you live with, recent highs and lows, and so on, and so forth. That's inherent in small communities, and I don't think Nemi lived in a big one.
Evervigilant 6th Aug 2022, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
There is a store I go to. Sometimes I may go twice a month and others it may be 5 or more months before I go. That being said the person that works in the department I go to always remembers me, and what I usually order. We don't even know each other's names but I'm recognized by face and they remember what I want. That is in a city of over a million people and this store is in a busy part of that city.
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
@Evervigilant: You know, that's really nice XD I think it might also depend on the person, some people have excellent memory for faces and things, and I think it makes them great at what they do!
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
@A. Moose: This is also correct! It is a small enough community, although it is a bit more densely populated compared to other parts of Fel.

In terms of what the triangles within the circle are (lol), it's not really obvious but it's actually a simplified rose. The Caelune symbol is a rose with two thorns. Nemi's tag has a symbol on it that is a very simplified leaf, as part of that motif. I should have known it was going to look like a Triforce or Sierpinski triangles though XD
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
@mel: You are a very astute reader mel XD that is why I have to have all these notes that no one will ever look at just to make sure I have everything straight!

It's a little bit of everything you mentioned (except for being unattended, kids run around on their own all the time in Deca). Though this detail is not going to be directly mentioned in this chapter, the witness they got testimony from was the merchant. She had no receipts but reeled off the things Niko got from memory, and they had to make do with that (it was consistent with their findings from the tent).
megados 6th Aug 2022, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
It's fairly easy to entrap someone with loaded yes-or-no questions. Poor Nemi is in quite a pickle. I hope there is some evidence in her favor.
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
Ah megados, you know what's coming XD Buckle in for that pickle!
Jarvi 7th Aug 2022, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Awww, good sister Nemi. Being in such awful situation because she thought she was doing the right thing :<
rufiangel 12th Aug 2022, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
Hai, Jarvi-nii ;v; Nemi really has to wonder what was "right" in this situation, and who gets to define that.