Roll To Save

The misadventures of six very different individuals whose lives are brought together by an unexpected force. Dungeons & Dragons.

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Actually... I'm pretty sure that he was legally obligated to inform his "tenants" of the sale before hand.
Tenant Rights...
Don't know where they live, but in most parts of the US, a landlord is not allowed to kick paid tenants out of their home on anything less than a month's notice, and only then if the lease is month-to-month. Setting aside the whole 'common law/married' issue. Hope they fight this!!
Oh wow...
Wow this is heavy. I hope there's some recourse for this.

Iris is so awesome.

Also, gg Luis, you really screwed it up.
@Pyre Light: Ahh, I was under the impression that Luis (being Irene's Landlord) had final word on her staying since he owned the property. For story's sake I thought it was a good dramatic turn for a typically happy-go-lucky comic.

Needless to say, you wouldn't want me as your lawyer though XD
Lawsuit time
IANAL, but I suspect that being married and living there for many years gives her a common property right in the house so he can't sell it without her consent.
An Unhappy Father's Day
Roll To Save as a whole, is meant to be an optimistic and happy comic. Ever since the first draft, I've never steered far from that idea. As the comic became more story and character focused, I realized that I wanted to show optimism against adversity. Or as I often say; fighting fire with marshmallows. There's no doubt that there's badness in the world, in many, many forms. I don't think my comic should be an exception to that fact. Bad things happen to good people, sometimes unexpectedly. I thought it was important to establish that not everything is perfect in John's world, despite his attitude and outlook on life.

Luis has been disconnected from his family for a long time. He's also a bit of a selfish individual who thinks he can pretty much do no wrong. It's important to note that he's doing what he thinks is best for his family, he meant well. He just didn't think about the repercussions of his actions. The icing on the proverbial cake of coarse is going through with the sale despite his family's objections. What a dickweed!

Fun Fact: The term 'Rata de dos patas' was also a song my grandma would sing frequently. In case your interested, check it out here (with translated lyrics!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTbh93rUnYM

Next update is the last in the 'Father' series. It consists of a rather big change in character dynamics for RTS. What is it? Stay tuned and find out!
@alexob6: I totally agree! It's a relationship dynamic I love writing for cause you don't see it too often. John and Iris are not only best friends, they impact each others lives in rather deep ways. In fact you'll see that in play very soon!
@Jim Nickabocker: I suspect that one of the reasons people ship them is because they are innately adorable together, even in a platonic sense.
What a guy!
I'm guessing his nickname is "Yolo!"
Backstory
Love makes us do some rather crazy things. For Irene, she ended up leaving her home country to follow an entertainer she had madly fallen in love with. However, when things fell through and it was evident that her would-be husband was more interested in music than raising a family, Irene quickly put her foot down. She wanted to raise John properly. Luis was nice enough to help Irene with leasing a house as he continued with his travels, and Irene was left with an entire two story building to both care for her son and make a modest living. The basement even provided John a chance to sort of live on his own. Irene considered Luis many things, among them selfish, inconsiderate, brash, etc. But she never thought she would have to worry about reading the fine print to their lease.

Always read the fine print.
@alexob6: Haha Jiris, I love it! Their fates are long from decided but I actually appreciate the surprising number of shippers for these two! Thank you for the comment! X3
Not gonna lie
I'm a bit of a John/Iris (Jiris?) shipper too, but they're also great just being BFF's.

Looking forward to the next update. :)
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you like this page! I totally agree, Irene is totes adorbs!

When writing for Irene, I wanted to show that she was open-minded and nurturing. John is the way he is because Irene did her best to raise him right while trying to be as accepting and understanding as possible. The result is the lovable goofball in our comic!

Irene is also quite the John/Iris shipper. As happy as she would be if John chose anyone, she'd be pretty giddy if it was Iris. Her fondness for the wrestler comes into play later in this arc!
Well done!
This was an incredibly adorable page. And awwww Irene is such a sweetie, and she is definitely someone who is open-minded, and that's awesome. Refreshing way to handle a parental character too. And ahahaha there's another John/Iris shipper out there it seems!
A Dad Appears!
Sorry for the late update! I just spent five days visiting friends in Connecticut and I had lost all track of time!

Irene and John's living situation has never been fully explained in the comic and sadly, I don't think it will. But just in case you were wondering;
The house they live in is a two story home with a basement. Irene lives on the top floor, the ground floor serves as the flower shop and the basement is where John resides.

Originally I had dozens of one shots that offered chances to see the house from various locations inside, however when Tailsteak joined RTS, I ended up wanting less one shots and more meaningful story arcs. Couple that with our updates being once every two weeks and well, I wanted to deliver quality over quantity. As a result, the one shots were dropped.

In this new arc we learn a little more about John's family and what happened between Irene and her ex husband Luis.
@Jim Nickabocker: Eh, LS was ambigious in the first place. I know that the tone's a little different, but hteir both far more grounded than other comics I read so I supose they fit together in my head. Plus, their both about gaming. Also, I like TS' art on this XD
@22xander: First of all; thank you so much for wanting to read this comic! I know Roll To Save is quite different from Leftover Soup as far as story and characters but I hope you're enjoying it nonetheless!

Incidentally, I've purposely made the location of RTS ambiguous. I dunno if any characters from LS will ever appear but I wanna leave that door open should it ever be possible X3
@sethtriggs: I'm glad you like it! (I'm a sucker for the cuddly bits too XD) It was important for me to show that they not only hang out with each other but are very much comfortable with each other as well because...well...plot stuff XD
Considering I came from Leftover soup, this is a pretty cool end to that. I mean, both of these take place in relatively real-world places, so I see no reason to assume that their actualy talking about the guy from that comic XD
Soooo very sweet
Awww I loved the cuddly bits in this. This is a great tribute!