An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.
Luna: Ace and I are in one or another of his restaurants 3 to 5 times a week. The Super Ghost Pepper Burrito was even Ace's idea. We're not like bosom buddies or anything, but Alejandro checks with us and some other regulars as quality check. It's good for free flan.
Kimi: Oh, I thought the reason the others were warning me to treat you nice was related to that insane hot sauce you ask for.
Luna: And for the record, I only let myself slip into free association around people I trust. It freaks people out and, well, there's a reason Daddy and I quit church when I was nine.
Aoi: It's the outbursts that worry us. There are some things that we need to at least pretend you don't know. But what I really want to know is why you think that Akane-chan is my sister.
Luna: Might be, and a half-sister. It's pretty certain that your step-mother was plotting against Carly and Kimi in favor of a blood relative. She specifically tried to set Kimi up to take the fall for harming Carly.
Aoi: She's never confessed to that, but I don't doubt it.
Luna: But, if you think about it, she put Akane in an even more vulnerable position. She could have ended up with a full-blown murder rap, over what she thought was just supposed to scare the others. Now your father and uncle are contemporaries, but Akane isn't much older than I am. So her mother would be closer to your age. Now, where would an older man meet a much younger woman.
Aoi: Try “girl.” We were friends and he knocked her up when she was visiting my home. We kind of drifted apart after Akane was born.
Luna: And no other kids between them?
Aoi: That's right. Oh my. And my step-mother wasn't even 20 when she suddenly married my father.
Luna: It's not like he would have needed a wife to look after his children. I'd bet you had nannies and would have, anyway. And, when I first met Carly, he mentioned having cross-dressing uncles, but not a word about them since. I'm thinking that doesn't include your brother or your uncle, Akane's father. Do you have younger brothers that have since been disowned?
Aoi: Twins. We don't talk of them or what they did. Mother, my step-mother, rather, was never happy about that. So, you think that my father got my friend pregnant, and that his best friend, my uncle, married her to keep it quiet? And with my health, and the other children out of the way, Father might have been pressured to let my younger brothers return and inherit. I'd want to be more certain before I confront Father, though.
Luna: Hold on. Phone, call Ace on his mobile.
Phone: Calling … Ace … Mobile. (Rings.)
Ace: Hi, Luna. How was the movie?
Luna: Good. You'd love it. Aoi-san and Gordon's dad hit it off pretty well. So she's got a date for the wedding now. I let Gordon know that he's my escort too. Is Akane-chan with you?
Ace: Jaz just dragged her off a minute ago to help prepare dinner, supposedly something special for me.
Luna: Good timing then. Is Akane-chan Aoi-san's half-sister?