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Achilles Heel

Achilles Heel

by Alamino
Following a traumatic childhood, Simon was forced to move in with his aunt in the big city. But he never forgot the first person he loved back in his home city. After much therapy he returns to the city he was raised in, looking for the person who took him in when no one else would. Finding them was not the hard part though. The hard part, is they don't know who he is.

*****Crossover with: Someday
******Follows the events of: I'm sorry Simon
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Achilles Heel

Following a traumatic childhood, Simon was forced to move in with his aunt in the big city. But he never forgot the first person he loved back in his home city. After much therapy he returns to the city he was raised in, looking for the person who took him in when no one else would. Finding them was not the hard part though. The hard part, is they don't know who he is.

*****Crossover with: Someday
******Follows the events of: I'm sorry Simon

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oscarlgz
October 17th, 2018
You baby, your heart, your love and everything about you is what I need to be happy. (Sounds like a song :P)

So brave from Simon, this isn't like the confession at the cafe, he's opening up everything he had inside him during all this years :O
Arcane Allusion
October 16th, 2018
Finally -- you tell him, Simon! I don't know what the response is going to be, but at least he'll know!
Alamino
October 16th, 2018
@oscarlgz: Indeed :D the heart is what matters
oscarlgz
October 11th, 2018
He never changed where it matters the most, in his heart where he is still as kind and thoughtful as ever :)
Alamino
October 11th, 2018
I missed the Tuesday update because I was so busy and I barely remembered to update today too... >_>
oscarlgz
October 10th, 2018
@Alamino: We're so close to the truth, all theories will have to converge or be dismissed, can't wait for the next chapter :O
Alamino
October 10th, 2018
I enjoy these theories
@Geneseepaws: & @oscarlgz:
Ok! I shall clear one thing up haha
Simon wasn’t molested by Lewis.
BUT
Geneseepaws; I can’t believe you actually put the cross symbolism together. You got that bang on actually, and no one has ever mentioned it so I assumed it was just missed haha
And Oscarlgz, wow. That’s a good theory you have! Haha I can’t say yet if either of you are correct.
But a few of your theories will come to light soon
oscarlgz
October 8th, 2018
@Geneseepaws: I always assumed their relationship to be pure or that Lewis felt that he needed to protect him (no love involved, just empathy), but now that you bring it on, the toys that were in his shelf are of a cat, and Simon saw them with nostalgia, so I guess he played along with Lewis when he started to treat him as a pet because that was the first time in a while (or ever) he felt loved and safe.

My secondary theory is that Lewis had a cat long before Simon, then that cat died and he was depressed. And then Simon came, and he treated him as another person, treated his wounds, asked him if he was hungry, asked for his name, asked him were was his family, bought him whatever he needed (clothes, food) and Simon told him his name, that he was alone, etc. The way Lewis tells the story is just his memory trying to block his past with Simon by mixing it with his cat. The clue I take for this, is the fact that Alamino used color on the last page to color Simon, to highlight the way his memory really was and not the story that Lewis kept telling to himself. Not long after leaving Simon he probably couldn't forget the mistake he made, tried to fix it by seeking Simon where he left him but found nothing since the father was probably charged with child abuse/child neglect and Simon was sent with his aunt. He probably thought that Simon was dead or worse and felt it was all his fault, and he started to drink to forget and the story is probably told by a drunk Lewis during his worse years that keeps mumbling to himself "I'm sorry Simon"

Okay, I hope I'm not overthinking everything. Feel free to note if I missed any facts or details.
Geneseepaws (Guest)
October 6th, 2018
just a thought for you
@oscarlgz: Just a thought: The indication that I have that Simon is pure, and that Lewis is a Hero, and did NOT molest Simon, is that on page 10-11 Lewis, (despite what he thinks of himself), Lewis is wearing a symbol that the Christian church uses for saints. A cross, which indicates Christ's sacrifice, and a circle representing the Glory or the Halo that Saints, and those who belong to God, radiate. Together the two symbols suggest that the actions of the person possessing them are Pure and Holy. And I do NOT think it an accident that the Artist/Author put that there, right then, when Lewis was bestowing a Kiss on Simon's head.
geneseepaws (Guest)
October 6th, 2018
Question: a slave Pet or just a pet.
@oscarlgz: Well, I might have to go back and read between the lines again, wink-wink, but I'm not sure how Lewis runs. In on line circles I've run across, the term pet means an animal, and Pet means a person who plays at being treated as if their agency or volition doesn't matter, like an animal that can't speak. It's a step lower than slave. They get to eat from a bowl on the floor. They don't get to wear clothes in the house, or apartment, because pets don't wear clothes. And they get to curl-up naked on the sofa for being petted.
I'm not suggesting that Lewis did this with Simon. But I'm not ruling that out. I haven't figured out Lewis.
But I gotta state here for sure, that if Simon was hungry out on the streets, and Lewis took him in and kept him safe and fed, then He was a hero, and right now Simon needs a hero. Lewis may not know what a difference he made in Simon's life.
Or maybe The Cat is just a metaphor for Simon being a "Rescue", like a stray cat or dog. See? See? This is really deep stuff, and really complex. And it's fun, entertaining, and really emotionally involving.
oscarlgz
October 5th, 2018
@Geneseepaws: I've got a feeling that exactly that is what he's worried about; and since he left such a strong impression, Lewis fears that Simon keeps him in a high pedestal and far away from reality.

And also, Lewis first worry in this page was that he should have a "normal life", something that he didn't have with him and that he couldn't give. But he ignores that "not normal" is ok if it feels right.
Geneseepaws (Guest)
October 4th, 2018
@oscarlgz: Unless that person is the one who saved you. When you were lost, and some one pulled you into shelter, fed you, and cuddled and kept you warm, and maybe did other favors for you, ... you become very strongly attached. Until Lewis bans him from his life, he's going to try like crazy to achieve that level of safety and comfort again.
Geneseepaws (Guest)
October 4th, 2018
Well, yes.
@oscarlgz: Simon's father (is) (or at very least was) a monster.
oscarlgz
October 3rd, 2018
Lewis dropping the bomb, but he's right though, it isn't healthy to keep looking back into a relationship.
oscarlgz
October 3rd, 2018
@Alamino: It's great that you could have fun too Alamino, I enjoy the story and if it wasn't for Geneseepaws I could have never thought how Lewis could still feel guilt about leaving Simon with his father :O
Alamino
October 2nd, 2018
@Geneseepaws: & @oscarlgz:
Hahaha you two had quite the conversation. I really enjoyed reading it and seeing what you both thought since you both seemed to take this from different angles. You two have interesting conversations on other pages and I enjoy reading them Haha and good catch Oscarlgz on the fence ;D
oscarlgz
October 1st, 2018
@Geneseepaws: Glad you could make the connection, it brings more meaning and tells a greater story that way, thanks to you I read "I'm sorry Simon" over again to see what I missed, and I noticed how Simon also entered through that same fence the first time he was found by Lewis, talking about Deja-Vu :O
Geneseepaws (Guest)
September 30th, 2018
OMG, Lightning bolt!
@oscarlgz: I read that comic as: Him naming a foundling cat, Simon, and imagining the Cat as a lover. I didn't make the connection, Now I see what you (and the author, Alamino)understood, that I missed! Simon was his PetBoy! OMG. of course now it all makes sense.
oscarlgz
September 28th, 2018
@Geneseepaws: Probably his guilt will stop soon, but I was also thinking that Lewis felt he was useless, someone too damaged to do any good, and that what he could do for Simon wouldn't be what he needs (Especially since the cat-pet situation in I'm sorry Simon) :(
Geneseepaws (Guest)
September 28th, 2018
Can't give comfort, he's guilty
@oscarlgz: I think the reason he cannot comfort Simon, is because he feels guilty or maybe responsible for what happened. Or maybe, knowing the other comics, he feels that something he did, or didn't do might have stopped it.