Stan (crotalus_atrox) wrote in friendlyhostile,

Episode 749 - The recovery effort.

Good morning for the last time, my dear hostiles. The whole "good morning, hostiles" started off because it reminded me and a few other people of the line from Charlie's Angels. Uh, anyway, today is the last episode of FH.

:: There really is only the one song for this page, and that song would be Old College Try by The Mountain Goats.

:: I really, really regret putting "The End" down there. It's good for a laugh, at least.

:: So this is how we end, with handholding and an effort being made. Fox finally admits that there's a problem, Collin agrees to try to deal with it, and there they are, getting help from an outside source. It was very important for me to keep the ending open while bringing closure to the biggest problem they had as a couple: Collin refused to deal with their problems anymore, and Fox living in denial. Now they're not. What comes next?

Do the guys work out their problems, settle down, and make a family? Two point five kids (Padma would be the happiest grandpa ever), a dog or two, a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence and PTA meetings?

Do they call it quits amicably and continue to be friends, maybe one day being best friends again, supporting each other through their various new relationships and adventures?

Does Fox wake up one morning and find that Collin is hauling a suitcase to his shiny silver BMW, and after being confronted and giving Fox a speech about how "it's just not working out," Collin drives away in the early morning light (butterflies in his stomach, gripping the steering wheel like his life depends on it), leaving Fox to go back to bed and force himself to cope with the reality of the situation?

I know what ending I'm choosing, and it will continue Fox and Collin's story in Other People's Business, but I'm not going to force it on you and tell you it has to be that way for you. That's why I wanted the ending to be open to a number of options.

:: And thank you to everyone who has been reading this comic. It's been a great experience for me, and it has meant a lot to me. I hope you've enjoyed it even a little bit.

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