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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Two—Page 20

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  • Stubbylegs


  • LAST PANEL… omfg! *LOL*

  • I feel compelled to point out, that despite how AWESOME this is (and it really is) I have a foreboding feeling…something bad is about to happen to Kyle. 🙁 I still think Anni is evil.

    • Stubbylegs

      I think, based on what we know so far at least, that Duncan is too well-developed a character to classify him as ‘good’ or ‘evil’. I’m thinking it’s possible that he *wants* to be better, but maybe his old villainous habits are dying a bit harder than he would like.

      • I really really hope that’s true… because if he’s secretly planning to hurt Kyle, I’m not going to be able to handle it.

  • Stubbylegs

    Kyle’s adorable; he’s like a big puppy. You know, when you open the car door so the puppy can get in and go for a ride, and the puppy gets all excited? It’s kind of like that :D:D:D.

  • Whitewings

    Yay for awesome update. I don’t think Kyle can get any cuter 😛

  • I can’t stop marveling at the size difference. I mean, just look at their feet along with everything else – that we have seen so far ^_^

    Oh, I wonder if Kyle really understand what he’s getting himself into here. It’s certainly hiiting him fully now. This is the time they get the clothes off and Duncan hides it away somewhere, just to be on the safe side 😉

    For every page we get on this scene, the number of people who’ll flip a table rises if this gets interrupted. At this point a riot will start *lol*

    • b3nc0

      I’m afraid “if this gets interrupted”, that /we/ will be flipped by tables

      ┬─┬ ︵ /(.□.)

      • Jamie Dutton

        That table is such a fangirl..or boy.

      • strangeangel24601

        In Soviet Russia, etc. etc. etc…

    • Sapfo

      Well you know what they say about a man with big feet … They have big socks!
      Fresh Prince, mr Smith 😉

  • Jamie Dutton

    OMG, I can’t stop giggling like an idiot!! I’m blushing too, though not as fiercely as Kitty Kat is. He’s just too adorable for words.
    Btw, I had to use the facebook link to get to this lovely page. It wouldn’t show the “next” button even when I refreshed it.

    • b3nc0

      Have you tried to click on the page itself?

      • Jamie Dutton

        Thanks for replying. It either fixed itself or Alex fixed it. All is well now 🙂

    • Stubbylegs

      Have you tried typing in the next page number in the address bar?

    • Yep, that’s actually an issue with browser caching. If you don’t notice the Next button and you think it should be there, clear your browser cache and then reload the page and all should be well. (Alternatively, you can wait the 15-20 minutes for your browser’s cache to refresh itself automatically.)

      And as always, you can go to the Archives page or type in the next page number in the address bar as Stubbylegs suggested. 🙂

  • Alex: “Where could this possibly be leading? Tune in next Saturday to find out! I hope to see you there!”

    I’ll make the pretty safe bet right now that we’ll see you on wednesday!

    • Jamie Dutton

      IKR?! I’m surprised the donation bar hasn’t exploded into glitter and shoujo sparkles by now!

      • Jamie Dutton

        Woo Hoo, there it went! We have a bonus page fanboys and girls! 😀

        • Yup.. I said it was a safe bet 😀
          It took less than half an hour to get those last dollars for an extra page.

          • Stubbylegs

            YAY BONUS PENI- err, I mean YAY BONUS PAGE!

          • Jamie Dutton

            Oh my, what were you gonna say before you were interrupted? Bonus…Penicillin?

          • Stubbylegs

            Dammit, you guessed it!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Excellent. Then, any unsightly rashes should be cleared by the time the bonus page arrives. Nice work people.

          • Stubbylegs

            I’m allergic, so I guess I’m out of luck :'(.

          • strangeangel24601

            Yay! Antibiotics for everyone! 😀

  • Lilka Lilianna

    Kyle, if you are going to insist on staying under the covers for the WHOLE time, I’m going to be VERY put out with you. Well, unless the covers burn to ash sometime SOON, then it’s all right.

    • Jamie Dutton

      He’s just a little nervous kitty, the whole first time jitters thing.

    • Erica

      I’d probably do the exact same except out of complete embarrassment cuz I have NO desire to jump on any D soon.

    • Stubbylegs

      You gotta love that virgin logic- “The person I’m about to have sex with is watching me undress, so let me climb under the covers so they don’t see me…before they join me and press their naked body against mine..”

      Totally not a slight against Kyle at all- virgins are just funny; that’s all :p.

      • strangeangel24601

        But… that’s the way they do it in the movies, right?

        • Stubbylegs

          In the movies they rarely use lube, there is never a mess to clean up (at most their hair gets a little messy, but that’s it), and everyone moans like porn stars.

  • Kyle. Are you really leaving your socks on?

  • Sapfo

    Kyle, I think you blood is not suppose to be on you checks, but you are to cute when you blush.

  • CH

    Kyle is sweet and adorkable, but Duncan just calmly folding his clothes… Can we keep them both?

  • Holly

    aww Kyle is so excited and shy! He is so ADORABLE ^_^

    Can’t wait until new next page!

  • Thomas David Hamilton

    O.o YES!!!!!!!!

  • Stubbylegs

    I had to point out I *love* Kyle’s reaction when Duncan took his pants off!!! I wonder if his reaction is simply the reality of what’s about to happen setting in, or if he just plain likes what he sees, even though the underwear? I’m betting a nice helping of both ;).

  • RustyBurrell

    Told you I’d be able to afford more than $10 one day 😀 Anywho. That bottom left panel.. Kyle looks like a baby deer taking its first steps lol.

    • Thank you so much, RustyBurrell! Your support is much appreciated! You rock! 😀

      • RustyBurrell

        More than happy to donate. It’s nice to have a worthy cause 🙂

  • b3nc0

    I soooo look forward to wednesday page… On Tripping over You (another great webcomic) the boys just had their first time too BUT WE DIDN’T GET TO SEE ANYTHING‼ The young Protectors wasn’t labeled PG13 so Bambi & Thumper might not be interrupted *cross fingers* And we shall say with Kyle “This is actually really /FINALLY/ happening!”

  • Kisa

    *giggle* ohhh Kyle’s blushing is too cute!
    But please, take off the socks! @_@

    • amanda

      as we know from his first date he has a very hard time with getting socks off so they may have to keep them on lol!!!
      Kyle’s number 1 enemy SOCKS!!! lol!!

  • Suhndog

    This page so thrills me! Everything! Kyle’s comments, Anni’s ‘lack-of-commenting’, and the facial expressions are SO HOT! I LOVE the way the romance is being portrayed in this page! Kyle is SO excited, and yet there’s that wonderful innocence of ‘the first time’ evident in his expressions!

    I think my brain and heart just burst! — and that last panel! Kyle is so cute – the blush! Oh, my.. You all are SO GREAT with this comic! Thank you for bringing some joy into my dull life! Bravo!

    • Thank you! I’m really glad you’re enjoying how this is playing out. And bringing a little joy into folks’ lives is what it’s all about! 😀

  • amanda

    I was laughing so hard!! I love how he just hops in bed all flushed!!!
    anni is ssoo sexy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kyle is just so hilarious and excited and awkward and adorable. And Anni is just like, “You precious thing, you.” 🙂 Can’t wait to see the next page!

    Also, Anni is just… *drools all over self* I don’t usually go for body hair, but he works it.

  • Klaus

    Next Wednesday we are going to zoom out so we can see the Platinum Priestess watching the scene in her crystal ball.

  • P Dragon

    KYLE WTF. Mind the sock gap! D:

  • Angie Penrose

    Socks, boy, socks! LOL!

    It’s un-sexy, but with Kyle it’s perfectly adorable, so that’s okay. 😀


  • Saxon_Brenton

    [cackles with delight] Oh, this page is wonderful.

    Please allow me a confession of heresy. Over the past day or so I’ve been wondering what today’s page would be like. And to my surprise I realised that I wasn’t really interested in page after page of barechested fanservice: I was actually more interested in getting up to and then past the making out and sex, and then back onto the superhero storytelling…

    Yes, yes, I know! Most of the people here *are* interested in that. Stop yelling at me. I said I was confessing heresy.

    Anyway, with this page and all its elements of AlexHumour(tm) I once again find myself willing to read through any amount of foreplay if it contains such adorkable characterisation.

    • Maria White

      Personally for me all this… ah… foreplay is a bonus… *cough*
      Think if it like a good romance novel, not the kind you find in your grocery store.

      For instance instead of meeting for just two minutes and then going down there is time taken for a relationship to develop. That is what is good… and this… *blush* this is a good bonus.

    • Angie Penrose

      Agree. It’s the story and the characters that make the sex interesting, and if the sex doesn’t serve the story — further the plot, show character, develop the relationship, something, — then it doesn’t work for me. If it were just naked sex of the porno variety, I’d be disappointed and bored and wishing for the story to start again, and I’ll bet a lot of other folks here would be too. Luckily that doesn’t seem to be the way Alex does things (speaking with a data set of one so far, but still, that’s the impression I’ve gotten) so I’m not expecting to get bored any time soon.


  • TwilightDreamer

    Lol, I’m blushing to high heaven! XD
    Kyle looks really good in the one where he’s pulling his shoes off. Not sure why, just yeah. Looks so goofy in the last panel, it’s adorable!

  • Stubbylegs

    Of course, in the last panel Kyle could just be jumping under the covers in embarrassment at his…development that’s just ‘come up’. Not exactly logical when he knows Duncan’s soon going to do a whole lot more than just see it, but I think under the circumstances he can’t be blamed ;).

    Hopefully Duncan’s a gentleman and doesn’t draw too much attention to it (to Kyle’s embarrassment, that is). He’s been a gentleman so far!

  • argh those socks again… I’m pretty sure they’re gonna be in the way!

  • Monica

    Alex, my dear sweet you, I giggled out load over this page! Kyle is so adorable! So cute and naive and… awwwww!!! Last panel is great! And Anni… yummy!!

  • toli Bera

    Dammit Kyle, take your socks off. =_=

    I don’t know why, but I just find it really weird to wear your socks in bed.

    • SofiaT

      I find both that panel and the one where he’s caught literally with his pants down (white briefs? really???) strangely endearing. Goofy and awkward and oh, so Kyle right now!

      • toli Bera

        This is true. XD Also: Kinda Ken-Dolling right now. (Those briefs would be “Pointier”.)

        • SofiaT

          Duncan’s boxers too!
          I can’t wait to verify my suspicions of Duncan being… proportionate.

          • toli Bera

            depends on if you mean “Real World Proportionate” (4-6in), or “Fictional Proportionate” (8-13in)

          • KBatty

            Well, Duncan’s proportions seem to fall in line with the comic book tradition of the exaggerated eight-and-three-quarter-heads-tall, so if I was a betting man, I’d bet on “Fictional Proportionate”.

          • toli Bera

            “Big enough to beat someone with”

          • SofiaT


          • Don’t want to spoil the party, but actually, I don’t expect too many Kickstarter-Updates until the Truth or dare Bonus is decided on – well,maybe Veronica can complete the “Somethings’s Brewing” Colorization soon (please!). But the “Full Monty” bonus pictures will take a lot more time, I’m afraid…

          • SofiaT

            I’m sorry people, other side of the world here and I missed the
            discussion while sleeping. I’m not interested in *that* much detail, and
            I don’t mind um, things being obscured. But Anni is a big man (I imagine Kyle to be over 6ft and Duncan well over 6’5) so…. You know, with all these hot panels building up the scene it’s natural for a girl’s mind to go *there*!

            But I can live without Full Monty panels 🙂

        • Stubbylegs

          I’m betting that even if Duncan is average or smaller-sized in that department, Kyle will be pleased. After all, other than his own, he has nothing else to really compare it with first-hand ;).

  • Adam Black

    Ive seen that Kid-in-candy store look before— but After I took out the candy cane

  • SofiaT

    Kyle is adorably goofy and Anni looks pretty smug. Of course he has every reason to be but… hm. I’d like to see the tables turned, and Kyle making Anni so hot that the smirk is removed.

    Btw, when I think of a RL image of Duncan, this is what comes to my mind:
    Only, you know, buff.

    (p.s.: Duncan looks REALLY hot in that third panel and I love Kyle’s dazed look while he talks to himself).

    Great work again Alex, Adam & Veronica! Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re very welcome! I’m glad you like! 😀

      • SofiaT

        Like it? I LOVE it! Too bad I discovered this after the Kickstarter Project had ended.

        Can’t wait for it to be printed, I’m buying it the moment it’s available (I hope you ship to Australia!)

  • SofiaT

    While I loved this page, there’s something missing… bulges. Shouldn’t there be bulges? Unless Anni’s super power is controling his… um, urges and Kyle’s blood has all pooled in his cheeks…

    • Rashel Izro

      you have mad a great point, I think my eyes have yet to get there there is so much to look ut i was wondering this too, in the back of my head

    • Klaus

      For Kyle, we don’t really see one way or the other. The way he is bend in panel 5, he wouldn’t show much bulge, and in the other frames it would be entirely hidden. Duncan is another matter. It looks as if he is not really expecting it to happen. On the other hand, on page 19 they are both lacking a bulge. Maybe this is just artistic license.

    • Niggle

      I’m accepting the lack of obvious bulges as artistic license. Keeping it “clean” so to speak. I don’t need visual evidence that their tackle is functional and ready to go. 😉

  • Stubbylegs

    I love the smirk on Duncan’s face in the third panel- it looks to me like he’s probably thinking back to his own first time.

    • SofiaT

      It seems more of a “like what you see, boy?” smirk to me.
      And a “prepare to have your world rocked” smirk too.


      • Pup Ruff

        I’m thinking it’s more the “world rocking” look. The man is hungry.

  • KBatty

    So let’s see… Kyle doesn’t wear socks with his shoes on a night out ( ), but he wears them to bed. What a turkey. Haha.

    • TheGodEaters

      You know he was just distracted by the sight of all that suddenly exposed Duncan skin!

    • John

      Y’know I’d forgotten that 😛 Maybe he really hates those socks and wants to fry them?

    • b3nc0

      Wasn’t it flesh coloured socks he had then?

  • I’m just laughing at Kyle’s face when he takes off his shoes, he’s so excited. His expression is like: ‘YEAH! LET’S DO THIS!’ hahaha

  • TheGodEaters

    Kyle strips, version 2. This is as adrenaline filled as the first one, but for different reasons. Hehe, loving the expressions on Kyle’s face and the flush in that last panel. Also enjoying the difference between Kyle and Duncan’s treatment of their clothes. Kyle’s seem to be just left where they lay, while Duncan is taking the time to fold his carefully. He will not be going home rumpled, no sir.

    • goddesstio

      That’s if Kyle doesn’t turn their clothes to ashes

      Seriously, what are they gonna do if he burns their clothes up? This thought amuses me :3

      • thebitterfig

        Duncan’s an Evil Mastermind. He probably has a fireproof safe with a change tucked away in the corner.

  • Kyle’s all like “Yes sir, into bed with us!” And Anni’s all “Excuse me, but I need to fold my clothes first” LOL Oh Anni. xD

    • John

      Neatnes is as to godliness y’know 😛

  • vessto

    Gosh!!!!! JUST. DON’T. STOP!!!!!!

  • jehssuda

    Awww he hid under the covers. So precious.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Oh that first panel perfectly captures a step in the first time dance… The experienced look that says, “Okkkkaaay… next we take off…” and the beginner’s look of joyous confusion, “Oh you mean, there’s more?” So well done, with both of them really enjoying their anticipation and equally wanting a happy ending… erm… so to speak. 🙂

  • So we have flying petals again ;).

    Normally, I’m not too much into “cute” or “innocent” – well, the Latin based English word meaning literally “not knowing” is ok, the German expression literally translates into “not guilty”, and I hate sex being associated with guilt, but I’m getting carried away here – here our blushing hero is actually quite fitting.

    As for the underwear: I’d know one or two web shops you both could try for something, well, lets say less classic… at least none of them wears mickey mouse boxers….

  • Rashel Izro

    I am almost embarrassed looking at Kyle. I am glad he’s so energetic and excite( I’d be scared as heck in a good way)

  • Sensational Sai

    Ugh. My god I’m getting cavities. Geez Kyle, there’s nothing for it, I need to steal you. Don’t worry, I have an amazing ginger collection…

    • b3nc0

      You’re… kinda…

      (redhead-wise speaking)

      • Sensational Sai

        ~rustles up a net~

  • Niggle

    Oh dear, Kyle’s “oh..sweet!” had be laughing. XD He is adorably sweet and energetic and silly, and so very happy that this is real. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to feel about this page, I find it all so funny.

  • Angelo Angela

    So I guess gay Supervillains and Superheroes don’t wear 2xexist, N2N, Unico or Andrew Christian underwear.

    • kaycee1967

      the fact that they don’t makes it all the better! There’s something to be said just for the innocent appeal of what they are wearing… especially Kyle leaving his socks on, LOL

  • Chibi

    kyle you are soo hairless @_@ … not that I mind >> just wondering does flaming up burn it off on your legs and arms? …. … and OMG you are soo adorable XD tighty whities

  • thebitterfig

    That’s the real difference between super villains and super heroes: boxers or briefs.

  • kaycee1967

    Oh yeah? Alex! I want to see some flesh here! There needs to be some naked butt and side views… GRIN.
    And why do I suspect just from the shadow in Duncan’s boxers that man isn’t a hair under 8″?

  • Dex X.

    Awwww! Kyle’s blushing bride face in the last panel is great.

  • Suhndog

    Ok.. I happen to like the socks. I prefer white ones, but it’s not really a fetish..

    Also, so many combustables! Blanket, Pillows and the Socks! Maybe the fire scene will start zoomed in on the socks as they ignite like a fuse.. then the blanket .. from the socks towards the pillows… then WHOOSH!! What about their HAIR? Maybe Kyle’s Carrot-Top will morph into flames.. That would be Cool! [HOT!! Heh!]… and, um.. Gives new meaning to Weenie-roast! LOL

  • Firebirds1

    I love Duncan’s face in panel 3, like he’s trying to hide his amusement with Kyle’s antics.

  • Raven R. Bloodwolf

    Well someone’s a happy pyromancing camper today. ^^ Oh Kyle maybe you should relax before you get over excited and burn the place down.

  • Jesslc

    Oh Kyle, you are such a dork!

    • John

      Hey, he’s new at this! Let him enjoy the moment

      • Jesslc

        An adorably cute dork though

  • Skittles 4ever

    Funny how he doesn’t feel embarrassed until the last panel where he hides. So cute! =:3

    • SofiaT

      I think it’s his eagerness and not his nudity that embarassed him.
      We love him for both his eagerness and his embarassment though!

  • psiquest

    Really Kyle? Tighty Whities? ::: sigh ::: Gurl… you are like ONE bad fashion call from having your Queer Card revoked. Look at Annihilator… suave… sophisticated… and his boxers match his hair.

    • Dirk Strider

      dont ignor the fact he kept his socks on … guuurrll nothing less attractive then keeping your socks on

      • Anthony Del Rio

        I love f*cking a guy with socks on or a guy f*cking me with socks on… ESPECIALLY ankle socks 😉

      • Nicole Peters

        Some people have a fetish for that.

        • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

          And some people just plain hate their feet being naked. Seriously, the only time I’m barefoot is if I’m going to intentionally be getting my feet wet.

  • WarGoddess

    Lol Kyle’s so adorable! And…are those, dare I say it…undies, in hunky Dunc’s hand in the second to last panel? I think Kyle may have seen something definitely blush-worthy! 😀

  • Becky

    Hahaha, awwwwwww…. <3
    Alex, thanks for writing this as a little bit goofy. Because that's how sex really is, especially when there's a super-excited first-timer in the mix! There's soooo much Seriousface Romance out there, I'm really glad to see these guys having some honest fun with it. 🙂

    • Yep, I’ve had good Seriousface sex, but for me, the best sex almost always has an element of play to it. (And usually at least a little humor—at appropriate times, of course.) Especially in the beginning. So, you’re definitely going to see that reflected in my work.

      Some like it hot. I like it fun. 😉

      (In general, anyway…)

      • Camille Martin

        I like it both and this is deffinetly both!

  • Amanda

    Hoping that after all the fun kissy-touchy good times that Duncan can buy Kyle some boxers, hate tighty whiteys sooooo much. So let’s get some heat going so that those things can be incinerated.

    • John

      God yes. Better to let them swing free by far

      • Sensational Sai

        That and boxers come in silk. I’ve never found silk briefs…

        • KiannaLeigh

          …. 0.0 silk boxers? Those are a thing?! I want a pair!

          *mind blown*

          • Sensational Sai

            ~has a drawer full. Is sure Duncan has some too~

          • KiannaLeigh


            *jealous* >_>

  • Stop reading ahead, my friend! SPOILERS!

  • BlueRafael

    LOL. And he wears his Grandpa briefs. Smooth, smooth.

    • b3nc0

      Gotta bond with the old man somehow…

      • John

        Ironically Grandpa wears boxers. Still nice and taught up there huh? 😀

        • Derkins

          Well he’s “taught” everywhere else, so…

  • Jacquie_H

    By the gods! This is entirely too cute! I can barely watch! He is too adorable!

  • Jamie Dutton

    Actually it’d be awesome if instead of fading out, the next page just was a wall of flames….:) But that could just be me, lol.

  • John

    Panel 3… oh the faces… of both of them

    Anni’s like “Oh yes” and Kyle’s like “Oh YES!”

    • John

      and whats with the fascination with the underwear people!? So Kyle has tightie whities. I agree boxers are better but we don’t all need to obsess about it!

      • SofiaT

        When you only have one or two pages a week, obsessing over the details is the only thing to keep you going!
        Which btw I’m enjoying more than I thought I would. I’ve been collecting comic books since I was 13 (so, for the last 17 years) and, while I always read them more than once, that first time is always hurried. Reading in such a slow pace and analysing every little detail is like savouring a tasty dish.

        • And hearing your thoughts on every page is a great pleasure for us as well. 🙂

    • b3nc0

      Nuances, nuances…

  • John

    I suspect, much to the disappointment of many, we’re going to skip from blow-by-blow lead up to bearned out husk of warehouse in leiu of cigeratte.

  • John

    You can’t blush at feet? 😛

  • Camille Martin

    My view is the same as most straight men when it comes to seeing two women together. id rather bi So I can join in!!! XD

  • SofiaT

    He could mean compensating for all these years of being bullied for being gay. He *did* hurt those bullies bad after all. Remember? His defining moment.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      I know. I was just joking around.

  • It’s time for the guessing game.. how far will this scene go? XD
    Now.. if this scene continues without something interrupting (which it will RIGHT?, Alex! >.>) then the new question is WHEN is Alex going to ‘cut’ the scene?

    It’s Alex’ policy not to show more on page than an R-rated movie would. It’s not gonna be explicit and we won’t get to see full monty nudity, but there can still be SO much shown, either with them under the cover and/or behind the use of hand/leg/object etc. or panels cutting above the waist. We’ve already seen the use of that in this comic and, for those who read it, Artifice. The ‘hidden nudity’, as I call it 🙂

    Artifice is what makes me wonder how far this will go (still with the no interruptions in mind) because in Artifice we got the foreplay -scenebreak – after sex cuddling. I already think this comic has gone further with the nudity than Artifice ever did but, it being Alex, I still think that’s how this scene could go as well 🙂 So when’s the teaser-break coming? Will it?

    • Jesslc

      I expect will have a couple more pages at least. Possibly just above the waist and facial expressions shots but as you pointed out there is so much that can be shown while still avoiding full nudity.

      And I sure hope there will be a shot of Kyle setting everything on fire (assuming that still happens now he’s older) because previous fire scenes involving Kyle have had awesome art.

  • Krondor2000

    Curses! The return of those pesky socks!

  • Lindsey Amethyst Hampton

    Kyle is legit cuter than a box of kittens. And Duncan looks so smug.

  • YangYueLan

    Men’s shoes are funny to me.

  • Ooh take the socks off, Kyle. You do know that feet are one of the most common partialisms, don’t you?


  • Amanda

    This comic is ridiculously adorable. I love the excitement and awkwardness that is Kyle. Its so relatable. The excitement to get the clothes off and then the shyness, that drives you to immediately jump under the blankets. Its everyone, I don’t care who you, even if it wasn’t your first time you have still had that moment.
    I see people that call Duncan’s facial expressions “Smug”. Of course the man is smug, he’s has the body of an Adonis, and super cute younger man in his bed, hell I would be smug too.

  • Nicole Peters

    It still kills me Duncan can NEVER STOP MAKING THE VILLAIN FACE. I have a hunch this is not going in a direction where Duncan genuinely is using the kid, though maybe some dramatic misunderstandings may happen, but it’s like. Duncan. Duncan stop. Try practicing a new face in the mirror other than the Annihilator face you worked on since you were a teen. Duncan please, even when you’re trying to be sweet. … He can’t stop it, can he.

  • Madock345

    If Kyle’s first time is anything like mine, he’s about to have a major panic attack and then go into denial about his sexuality for several months.

    I hope it’s nothing like mine. Mostly because that would mean less sexy times.

    • fujoshifanatic

      Aww, sorry to hear that your first time went down like that. Hope your second, third, etc. made up for the first. :-

    • Pashakitty

      My first time with another woman was like your first time. Took me a while to realize that I wasn’t going to go to hell just because I’m bi.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Aww, this is beyond cute, and so fitting for Kyle’s first time. 😀 I agree that first times (even if it’s not your first first time) should be more about fun than anything else, especially if you’ve done the getting-to-know-you part right. There will be time and room enough for the passionate, lovey-dovey stuff. But when it comes down to the little bit awkward, slightly messy, and oftentimes embarrassing basics of sex, a little bit of humor and playfulness goes a long way towards setting the right tone for current and future sexy times between two people, from the friendly morning shag to the epic romance-novel rendezvous. Thank goodness Kyle’s first time looks like it will be fun as well as fantastic—for now….*waiting with bated breath until Wednesday*

  • KiannaLeigh

    Awww! How can Kyle be so cute? I just want to punch him!

    No. Seriously. This is actually getting way too cute for my tolerance levels. >_> The blush. Just … that blush …

  • Stubbylegs

    I was going to go with an off-screen shot of one of them, presumably Kyle, saying “Don’t worry, I hear that happens to a lot of older guys.” (yes, I am joking :p)

  • Yukiness

    The look on kyle’s face taking off his shoes is priceless. I’m sure he wore those because they slipped off easily.

  • Stubbylegs

    Since I’m financially screwed right now, the least I can do is put the word out- I know if at least a couple of people who would appreciate this comic :D.

    • Getting the word out helps me out a lot. Thank you! 🙂

  • Soubi

    Lmao. Kyle is so adorable.

  • Klaus

    Duncan not gay? That would explain the absent bulge.

  • coyoteconscious

    They’re both really adorable.

  • Shinashi

    First thought: Aaaaaaaaaawwww, I’m excited- and not in the leering sexual way, but just, aw.

    Second thought: I’ve never been one to quickly turn on a character when they do something bad, but I don’t think I’ll be able to not want to choke Anni if he does something terrible. At least, not now. Later, please…

  • Pashakitty

    Heh… someone’s a little excited. 😀

  • SpookyDomme

    I consider it a mark of a good webcomic author/author-artist(s)-team when their character’s embarrassment/shyness/awkwardness makes me blush in solidarity.
    Well done, good sir. Well done.

    Also, I love that his reaction was “Oh! Sweet.” Because if that isn’t hilariously perfect, I don’t know what is.

    Edit: Hehehe I just noticed he left his socks on.

  • Muse

    ..and there go the pants lol <3

    i love how the rose petals go flying in that last panel, not loving how he's about to go under the covers since i'd much prefer to see everything.. hopefully the sheets won't last long due to bursting into flames or something ;p

    • YangYueLan

      Yeah, I really hope Duncan is not attached (emotionally) to the bed or that this bed is an extra and he does not mind that it will be kindling for Kyle (fire).

  • Klaus

    What does Duncan really want with Kyle?

    Let us recap what we know:
    Kyle does not have his powers from any of the usual sources: mutation, alien DNA or conventional magic.
    Duncan has a theory about this.
    It has to do with “the old rules”, which only Solomon understood.
    Kyle grew up with a foster family.

    Where does this lead? Solomon is known to have had dealings with Djinn. Djinn are asociated with fire. Perhaps Kyle is a Djinni? But that does not answer the question: what does Duncan really want?

    • SpookyDomme

      I am so glad I’m not the only one who had some kind of theory about some kinda Ifrit thing.

    • Huh, that’s interesting! The fact that Duncan has Sircea investigating Kyle points to some kind of magical/supernatural involvement, so Kyle being a djinni or ifrit (or half – maybe they could breed with humans?) doesn’t seem wildly unlikely. If that’s the case, I wonder how Spooky would react, since fighting demons is kind of his thing.

    • Jesslc

      Kyle as a djinni or having djinn ancestry is something I’ve thought about too. There’s certainly been some hints in that direction anyway.

      I have a couple of theories around what Duncan really wants with Kyle (other than hot sex) but none of them have any real proof. Nor are they hugely specific. However they do all fit with my personal opinion that Duncan is not lying when he says to Kyle “You will always be safe with me” (twice now). Do I think Duncan also has another ulterior motive other than sex – definitely. But I also think in those comments at least he is sincere.

      Theory 1: Duncan wants something that required Kyle to willingly agree to it. Something that only Kyle can give him (because of his unusual background/powers/djinn nature/etc) but because it has to be given willingly, he can’t just kidnapped Kyle and force him to do/give whatever it is.

      No idea what it could be. I could take a stab in the dark and guess something anti-aging related. But that is probably too obvious/cliche.

      Theory 2: Duncan was close (friends/lover/godparent) to someone who he suspects was one of Kyle’s parents (he’s seen a resemblance – Kyle’s unusual powers – Sircea is investigating the genetics as we speak) and that’s why he cares about Kyle.

      Anyway it’s probably none of these, but I have fun speculating anyway. 😀

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    Adorable! Diabetes inducing! And he leaves his socks on!!

  • Katie Chambers

    Oh Gods! That adorable bed hop is so cute! I want to melt into mush on my bed

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    • YangYueLan

      I wish I was that graceful getting into bed. I normally stub my toe and fall over on to the bed.

  • Miki

    Tighty-whiteys xD
    I’m crying!

  • Stubbylegs

    It’s got to be Wednesday on an alternate universe somewhere…

  • Midwestmutt

    Kyle is being coy. When they first met he wasn’t wearing any socks.

  • Niggle

    True, I remembered that, but that’s Artifice. Alex can set different rules for each comic he writes.

  • Jinxbrand

    I went on here going “IT’S SATURDAY TODAY!” and… yeah it’s Monday at 3am. I have no idea what my brain tried to do there. Wanted the comic too much I guess!

    • amanda

      ive did that before…. it is a sad let down but I either read it again or artifice. so its all good ;D

  • elijah elquest

    socks kyle?

  • Stubbylegs

    Shocking, I know, but there’s a fair number of people who like socks, myself included.

  • Kuraen

    Is this really actually happening!?! XD

  • Schmeh

    Duncan: And now I Annihilate your ass!
    Kyle: *Sets the fire-proof sheets on fire*

  • Chris Dangerfield

    The ubiquitous sock and underwear fetish explored herein is completely fascinating. I’ll bet Alex had no idea what he was in for. LOL. I’m just really REALLY relieved that there’s no gay mesh thongs or anything. Just for that, Alex IS THE MAN!

    • I’m glad you’re liking what you see, Chris. 😉

      • Adam Black

        Any word-of-God on the background music?
        and has it changed from the table scene?

  • Anna Calloway

    lol yay socks! I’m not the only one^_^ My husband doesn’t even let me come to bed without socks on lol, cus I have cold feet!

  • Anna Berger

    So cute & eager. X)

    • Interpolation

      I know right? He’s so freaking excited for this! Like when you hold out a treat for a puppy and they nearly wet themselves with enthusiasm. I’m nearly laughing. I think Duncan might be as well, but, you know, tactfully.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    Seriously, I have a feeling this is gonna end in tears for poor Kyle. Duncan warned him from the beginning he’s a supervillain and you can’t trust his bargains.

  • nayia

    Socks? Oh, please…

  • mogoskier

    You know looking back on the comic and all the comments made, show me that we all have this weird obsession with Kyle’s socks.

  • Superjenny

    If he were any more excited, he would piddle.

  • Oh so cute! I love the bed with the petals floating and the blush awesome XD

  • Curt Clark

    Notice at this point in the comic’s history, most current readers are just page-turning like crazy to get to the next part. :p

  • Marinaruiz

    Me likeyyy