my heart hurts. oh Lee, i feel like you knew you are wrong but..oh baby..no. Frank doesnt deserve to have such a hard time but my family has been where Frank is..its just..it’s so hard. Good Luck boys
You know what? Frank’s anger is valid. But you know whats not? How he’s let all this anger accumulate throughout this whole ordeal and now he’s releasing it on Lee.
Do I think Lee is bringing up the wrong thing at the wrong time? Yes.
But at least he’s trying to be honest with Frank as opposed to Frank who is keeping everything to himself to the point it’s unhealthy for him.
Honestly, I just hope that Lee would understand it’s just Frank’s frustration that’s talking. That he’s just releasing everything and not all of it is because or related to him, but also related to his current position and life. Please, Lee, please understand Frank’s feeling overwhelmed at the moment.
I read all of this story tonight, it’s so lovely, and pure, I love it! <3
Welcome! Nice to meet you, even if I’d have prefered better times…
Poor baby is stressed out :c I really reeeally feel Frank, i’ve been in that situation. EEEUUUUGHHH THE POOR BABIES.
Oh, I am just having the WORST flashbacks to “Red String”… specifically the part where Miharu innocently suggested she and Kazuo run off and start their own cafe… and he goes nuclear and dumps her.
Huh, way to vent your frustration, Frank – at the wrong person. The thing is that Frank has so internalized his family’s expectations of him, that Lee’s suggestion seems to him like pure selfishness rather than a way out. He should put some of that frustration into challenging his parents’ views or the choices they made. At least then they could all start to work on a real solution of the situation, instead of Frank trying all by himself to hold together what is already falling apart.
Oh wow. Aouch. That wasn’t fair, even if Lee was a bit blunt and just spoke without thinking. No one deserves to hear that from the person they love though.
Somehow, I imagine this is what Frank wanted to say to his father.
Yeah, me too
Everyone commenting is right that Frank’s behavior here isn’t good or okay, but man, he is a human being. And as wrong as it is for him to take out his anger and fear on Lee, it’s very realistic for what a 17-year-old (even someone older) would do in this kind of situation. Especially one who bottles up his feelings. I’ve been in that place where you feel trapped and doomed, and I grew up with family that took their negative feelings out on me.
So I’m not saying his behavior isn’t wrong or unhealthy, but all the chastising in the comments just feels…almost demonizing towards Frank. He’s young, scared, and has trouble expressing emotion. He deserves some slack here. Thank you Kori for making such realistic characters, because I can relate to this on both sides all too well.
This really reminds me of my mother. She always bottles things up until it explodes. It was hard for a long time to accept that, but it’s easier now that I understand the pattern. Usually there are some indicators along the way that let me know an explosion is about to happen.
And you, Frank? Do you know what will make you happy?
Calm down Frank, he’s not your dad just a boyfriend with a seriously shitty concept of timing.
Ahhh, relationships! It’s tough work boys, but we all what to see you come through this!! *squeezes Lee and Frank*
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