# THIS IS IMPORTANT. # BECAUSE TO ME # IT READS LIKE HE’S LET JESS DO THAT BEFORE. # AND HE’S FED UP WITH IT. # AND JUST WANTS HER TO STOP. # AND HES FINALLY STANDING UP FOR HIMSELF AND UGH. JUST. FEELS # OR I COULD BE READING INTO THIS WAY TOO MUCH AND IT’S EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE I DUNNO
//I don’t have the comic on me right now, because it’s in the bedroom and sleeping is happening - but … aw hell, i’ma get it anyhow. hold on.
GOT IT, Hawkeye 09 — also it’s good to remember, here, that she’s a super. Kay? Kay.
He sleepily opens the door, she slaps him hard. He goes wow. She slaps him again, and he takes it, then she rubs at a tear. He asks: “You wanna come in or are you just gonna beat the hell out of me in a hallway for all the neighbors to see?”
He lets her in, then says. “Thanks. After last night I don’t need any more bad press or—”
Jess: “Shut. Up. It’s not… that you clearly thought… sleeping around was acceptable? It’s not that I meant so little to you that you felt COMPELLED to sleep around? It’s that… I will bet… EVERYTHING I have… That it never once occurred to you that sleeping around would HURT ME. That you thought we were just…”
Clint: “…Having a few laughs.”
THEN this panel, the one above, happens…. and then Katie Kate walks in, and Jess tells Clint he’s a bad person, and warns Kate to stay away from him. Kate, being the supremely awesome friend that she is, does the fist to chin nudge, and calls her a bitch, once she’s welllllll out of hearing.
I love this set of panels, because Clint FINALLY STANDS UP FOR HIMSELF. Sure, he didn’t figure out that they were actually dating, and yes, he kinda sucks at stuff like that - but that doesn’t mean he deserves to get beat on. Nobody deserves to get beat on. Good for you, standing up for yourself, Clint. Good. On. You.
I wanted to tag this with “healthy relationships” or… something that subtly brought this issue to light and why these panels were important to me, but I could think of anything to really do it justice, but then BAM awesome commentary AND a source.