Oh, sure, the punches always start playfully.


Rose: Seriously?
Nate: I’ve put a lot of thought into it.

Nate: We’ve made our mistakes, and I’m sure we’ll continue to make them, but we’re both trying to work the STUPID out of our systems. We may as well do it together.

Rose: What about Miranda?
Nate: She deserves better than me.

Nate: YOU, on the other hand…
(Rose playfully punches his shoulder.)

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

65 Responses

  1. Steel says:

    Third? Anyways, I think Miranda’s coming back, with forgiveness and everything. and there’s gonna be another ‘accident’ with something sticky and otherwise gross

  2. Philip says:

    “You, on the other hand…”

    Brilliant! Just when it looked like it was getting too serious, Nate defuses it. Judging from her expression, Rose took it exactly how he intended, too!

  3. A Random Dewd says:

    Things are looking up. Now I can sleep.

  4. The Most Interesting Man in the World says:

    But now the question is, does Miranda WANT someone better than Nate, or does she have her mind set on him?

    Stay thirsty my friends.

    • No Name In Particular says:

      Well, considering that she stopped talking to him after his admission, except to barge up to him and call him an asshole at the picnic, I somehow doubt Miranda wants anything to do with him anymore. And, even if not, I think it’s clear Rose is a much better partner for him.

  5. John Madden says:

    Are we gonna see Purvous again soon?

  6. meeestashane says:

    I can’t remember how old Nate is. Rose’ll certainly change with time, young ‘un that she is, but is Nate old enough to be (more or less) set in his ways? Also, I’m looking wa-a-a-ay too far down the road for these two. Curse of being married, I guess.

  7. OutLawRed says:

    playful punches turn into wrestling, wrestling turns to a tickle fight, tickle fight gets serious as clothes are pulled away… i think we can see where this is going ;)

    • 42 says:

      He punches her in the face and she will shun him for all eternity? Yes, I think we can see where this is going.

    • Oberon says:

      You’re….you’re….you’re….THE ANTI-YODA!

      Playful punches lead to wrestling
      Wrestling leads to tickle fight
      Tickle fight leads to partial nudity
      Partial nudity leads to THE DARK SIDE

      Damn, ANTI-YODA, you were on a roll until that last bit there…

  8. Rob Lopez says:

    I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And yet…there’s something poignant about Nate realizing Miranda is out of his league.

    • Kris says:

      I don’t think it’s that she’s out of his league so much as him realising he screwed up too bad to salvage the relationship.

      • No Name In Particular says:

        What “relationship?” She spent most of it telling him she wasn’t interested in one, then got pissed off because he took her at face value and kept screwing Tracy. Besides, do you really think Nate would have been interested in Miranda if Rose hadn’t dumped him? Can you say “rebound?”

        • Kris says:

          Miranda was courting him; she even said so, and I don’t think Nate took her at face value, and even if he did, he did look to Miranda after he and Rose broke apart (one of several reasons he knew doing Tracy was a bad idea).

          And yes, yes I do think he’d be interested.

      • Oberon says:

        It was the Dean Wormer of relationships. Nate was on double secret probation…

  9. Darrell says:

    I think the next curveball is the Tae Kwon Douchebag will be a daddy. I don’t think Rose ever mentioned being on birth control.

    • ORLY? says:

      Well I think it goes without saying that she is on birth control… have you seen her family?

      • Frrabian says:

        Well they didn’t say she did. She even said she fucked up to Aya. Could have been Rose was not JUST talking about sex with douchebag. But really I have to agree, no way Rose would let her get prego till she is ready. Could see her “forgetting” with Nate.

  10. Internet Douches of the World says:


  11. Ginger says:

    Speaking from my own personal experience, I always find it amusing when a guy jerks you around and hurts your feelings, then says it’s because you deserve BETTER! :D

    Although given that Rose can take a joke here, this current exchange is going well. Should it be reminding me of an updated version of “The Wonder Years” as much as it is right now?

    • Lurkster says:

      I’d just like to point out that the reason why he says Miranda deserves better is BECAUSE he was a jerk, and hurt her. Which is seems to be unusually considerate these days…

    • Neil says:

      A => B != B => A

    • Oberon says:

      First thing: Miranda was a phycho bipolar hose beast who imagined a level of commitment which her words actively denied. Please pardon the poor male who actually believes the things his dates tell him.

      Second thing: Winnie was hotter than Rose.

  12. BriGuy says:

    Smooth, Nate. Real smooth.

  13. Greenwood Goat says:

    Miranda: I’ll show you what I deserve! (adjusts strap-on, advances on Nate)

    Nate: (around ball gag) Mmmmm! Mmmmmmmmmmm! (struggles against bonds)

    Tracy: Oh, don’t be such a big baby. You didn’t hear me whining when she did it to mouiiygh -mmmmm-mmmm-mmmmmmm!

    Miranda: And gag goes back in…

    **Will Nate survive his experience at the hands of Miranda “La Diabla” Reyes? Will he enjoy it? Will he beg for mercy? Or will he just beg her to remove Tracy from the room? Tune in next time (whenever that is) to find out!** >:=)>

  14. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    Hmm… good to know that Rose and Nate are getting back together… they do make a pretty good couple.

    • George II says:

      She hasn’t said ‘Yes’, yet. May be she will, may be she’ll say ‘No’? There’s also the alternative that she’ll say ‘May be/ Depends/ SomethingNonCommittal’. Just to keep we the readers in suspense…

  15. Anrasi says:

    ZING! ^_^

  16. Bill M. says:

    Well, if Miranda’s free, I volunteer to be the one to “eat her chalupa.”

  17. L says:

    it cant end i love this comic it cant just end all of my favorite webcomics are ending it sucks

  18. Random Beast! says:

    Love the comic.

  19. Fancore says:

    OVER 9000TH!!!!!!

  20. Ira Von Doom says:

    Last!!! haha i figured why be first be last and also great comic liking ho its turning out just hen you think you got it bam new twist

  21. ORLY? says:

    You are no longer last… bitch.


  22. we says:

    Nick, you are way too good at foreshortening! Also, this is the first time I’ve commented, so just wanted to stop and say I’ve been creepin’ on this comic for quite some time now.
    Great job!!

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