nngh it STILL kinda bothers me… how in the anime they showed kid tsubomi actually being impressed with mob’s powers and then growing “bored” of them… but in the manga she actually had no interest in them in the first place, and the lines from when she was impressed in the anime were taken from an omake that was mob’s dream……
It had always been Dustin and Jake. Third grade there Dillinger family moves to Middleborough New Jersey and Jake is assigned to sit next to Dustin. It’s raining outside that day so they have indoor recess when Dustin see’s Jake sitting alone. Grabbing a checkers board he asks him if he knows how to play. He does and they start talking about the newest cartoons when they find out they both love Ben 10.
The friendship continues into Highschool with them both trying out for the football team freshmen year. They both make it and on the walk home in a moment of excitement Dustin kisses Jake. He immediately regrets it and apologizes but Jake is totally okay with it saying that kind of stuff happens. The incident is forgotten when Jake meets Rich Goranski.
Dustin doesn’t like Rich, he’s always trying so hard to be cool that it comes off to most people like he’s a natural. He’ll admit that yeah, he is a little jealous of the attention Rich is getting but something’s always…off about him. This all culminates the night of the Halloween party when Jake’s house is set on fire and both Jake and Dustin go into the house to make sure no one’s still in there. As he’s knocking on doors he hears crying coming from the second floor bathroom making him bang on the door until the person, some nerd with really expensive headphones, comes out.
Jake broke both his legs saving Rich giving Dustin even more reasons not to like him. He takes him home from the hospital and unknown to Jake, goddess to see him in the school play. It was surprisingly good and a few weeks later Rich comes back to school, holding Jake’s hand. Dustin could feel his heart break when Jake tells him Rich is his new boyfriend. Now any chance with Jake completely out the window.
He doesn’t usually drink at parties but at Chloe’s next rager he chugs enough to send him to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. He doesn’t get many visitors except for Jake who drops off a stuffed dolphin and a Get Well Soon card.
‘A Dolphin for the Dus-Man.’
Dustin smiles as he reads this, he may be dating somebody else but Jake is still his best friend and nothing can ever change that.