6/26/20: The war/petting game I mention below is Fire Emblem Fates. I wasn't expecting Saizo to be my fave.
2/11/16: This is the first time that the V-day comic features a (sorta) couple instead of the lonely singles. I may have turned Thorn a bit more tsundere than she would normally be for comedic effect.
Storyline will resume next week. I could have had the next page ready in time, but would have had to rush again. I'm going to take it a tad easy on the comic next week, when I'm working 6 days straight, and reserving some time to play a certain war/dating/petting(or no petting) game.
The exact dialogue and sequence of events for the next few pages has been tough, I've reworked the thumbnails a few times and I'm still not 100% on some aspects.