The main theme with this batch of updates has been communication, and so far we’ve seen how Jack and Bitty have been trying their hardest at doing exactly this throughout their relationship.
I’m so proud of Bitty for voicing his concerns with Jack instead of bottling it all up inside. And I’m even prouder of Jack for the way he’s shown Bitty exactly how important this relationship is to him.
“YOU SHOULDN’T SUFFER BECAUSE OF MY CAREER”
The last thing Jack wants to see is the Bitty, the source of his happiness, become stressed because he’s worrying about how their relationship with affect Jack’s NHL career. Jack himself has suffered enough in life to get to where he is now. And now that he’s reached his goal of playing in the NHL, there’s already been a whole load taken off his shoulders. Does he want to do as well as his father? Absolutely. Would he like a few Stanley Cup championships under his belt? You bet. But is his career his only driving force in life now? No. Definitely not.
Sports analysts and hockey fans alike may still be comparing Jack to his father. But Bad Bob himself isn’t doing the same. From what we’ve learned throughout the comic, we can see that Bad Bob cares about Jack’s happiness. Bad Bob cares about Jack’s relationship with his boyfriend. As long as Jack is happy and living healthily, that’s all Bob needs to know.
“We’re a team”
This is absolutely my favourite part of the update. It’s so clear to Jack that he and Bitty are in this together - whatever happens to them, they’re going to support each other.
Jack and Bitty were teammates first. Just because Jack’s graduated and no longer at Samwell, it doesn’t mean they’re no longer on the same team. If there’s anything wrong, they need to work through it together. Because Jack and Bitty were teammates before. They were linemates. Now they’re a couple. It’s so clear to Jack that no matter what, he and Bitty have always worked best together, as a single unit. No matter what, they have each other’s back.
I mean, throughout the entire comic, have we ever seen Jack happier than he is when he’s with Bitty? When he’s on the phone with Bitty, he has that soft little smile. And when he’s actually with Bitty, just in his physical presence? He gets even softer. Bitty is the love of his life, and while Jack may love hockey, it doesn’t make him smile quite the way Bitty does.
Aoi: thanks to you all we were able to finish without any incidents. I felt all sorts of things welling up and rising in my chest on this last chapter of the story so I had some weird looks on my face but let that just be one of the many memories of DOGMA. 🙇 the world we live in is full of difficulties and things we don’t like but as long as you guys are there we’re able to hang in there and do our best, and since this is the view I wanna be looking at, I think I’m just gonna look ahead. thank you so so much ! ! ! Aoi: and to all the Dainippon Itangeisha (
大日本異端芸者の皆様 ) welcome back! we’re back! Kai: ( ⁼̴̶̤̀ω⁼̴̶̤́ ) Kai: Makuhari, you all did such a great job! it was the most amazing tour and I had so much fun! thank you ( ˙³˙) looking at your smiling faces and seeing you go wild, I could truly feel your love! looks like I’m gonna be able to have sweet dreams ( ⁼̴̶̤̀ω⁼̴̶̤́ )
XM: Do you know that, even if you can’t see me, I am always here JD Seriously!! This.. I really don’t know how to react to this?!?! XM: Truthfully, You guys knew I was going to come right? EXOLs: YESSSSSS JD: I didn’t know~ XM: Where ever Chennie goes, Xiumin is always there, where Xiumin is Chennie is always there. Kai: Today there is Kai~~ Include me too! >.<
Summary: When Chanyeol’s old friend comes back from studying abroad, you find yourself seeing him less and less. Your boyfriend hasn’t been paying attention to you, so Sehun steps in to comfort you instead.
Everything hit you at once. Chanyeol invited her to the dance practice. He didn’t invite his own girlfriend to watch him practice. The only reason you were even in the room was because Sehun invited you. If it hadn’t been for him, you wouldn’t even be here. Had Chanyeol even thought about inviting you? Did you cross his mind at all?
You knew one thing and one thing only. You couldn’t stand Yuna. She might’ve been a nice girl, for all you knew. But how could you possibly like her when your boyfriend cared more about her than he cared about you. Jealousy was simmering inside you.
To make matters worse, Chanyeol walked over to you with Yuna at his side. “Y/N, this is Yuna.”
“Hey,” you said cooly.
She smiled, showing off her stupid, million dollar smile. “Hi! Chanyeol’s told me all about you…”