..see the problem with miscommunication and the lack of understanding is that the reputation of your character is at risk. When two parties leave with two different understandings, that’s when problems can occur. The best thing to do is always end every heated discussion with an agreed conclusion or resolution… Another lesson learned.
Lucy: Natsu, you are so dead for making me worry like that!! Natsu: I’m dead? You’re dead Lucy: What for? Natsu: No, like you’re dead Lucy: No I’m not…? Natsu: But….???? Gray: You gonna fight me or not Natsu: Shut up dude, let me get through my confusion Juvia: Gray-Sama!!! Gray: Juvia?? But, you’re dead! Juvia: Juvia is not dead…? Lucy: …And here we go again
In general, people don’t understand much about deaf people (we use the capital D to refer to the culture). I’ve had to interpret before in situations where a person blatantly asked me to fill out forms or answer questions about the deaf person, as if he or she was a child or mentally challenged. “They can’t hear, so clearly they need a legal guardian to handle life for them, even though they’re middle-aged adults.” It’s kind of like the assumption a lot of people make that foreigners who don’t speak their language must be “dumb,” even if the person happens to be in that foreigner’s home country, shouting at them in English.
Most people who are silent are not always secretly waiting for something, falling apart or crying inside. They are just content with their own thoughts, feelings and ambitions and don’t feel the need to explain things to people who are committed to misunderstanding them.