11/3/15: Whooo! Got a double pager up, kept the backgrounds simpler so I could get it done in time. The pace would've been too slow if I spread these pages out over 2 weeks.
The current trend of doing a storyline page a week was mainly b/c I had a better idea of what I wanted to do, and I wanted to get to these pages. Not entirely sure about some of the dialogue... but I've changed it multiple times and I need to leave it alone now. Joe's possibly-former-flame has been referenced before (this also takes place in Joe's workshop, which has been shown before, also in this page): C12.5p3
I'll state for the record that the former flame does not exist in the same universe as this Joe. I kinda picture it like one character being vaguely aware of alternate universe versions of themselves (if they exist), like remembering a vivid, realistic dream that you're not sure happened or not. I dunno, it makes sense in my head.
It's quite possible that Joe and Thorn have kissed before, but Joe's not the type to initiate much. It occurs to me that I still haven't shown an actual, direct kiss. There was Rivala's fantasy sequence, but I don't count that. This one is just off screen, too.
This chapter is almost done, got one more page. Can you guess who's next?