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123 Step!

123 Step!

by WalkedAway
Chloe has liked Liam for six years, but only has 6 months until she leaves school for college - which means, 6 months until she will never be able to see Liam again, unless she confesses.
Her plan is to confess at prom, the very last school event - but will she have the courage?

Comedy love story with a bit o' drama sprinkled in!

** This is a sketch comic that I started in 2009 to practice comic-making, and went on hiatus from 2011/2012. I'm finishing off the final chapter in 2018! Hooray! Please bear in mind that I was a naive, embarrassing teen when I first came up with this story. After a couple of chapters, it does improve, I swear **

(Story set in secondary school in the UK)
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123 Step!

Chloe has liked Liam for six years, but only has 6 months until she leaves school for college - which means, 6 months until she will never be able to see Liam again, unless she confesses.
Her plan is to confess at prom, the very last school event - but will she have the courage?

Comedy love story with a bit o' drama sprinkled in!

** This is a sketch comic that I started in 2009 to practice comic-making, and went on hiatus from 2011/2012. I'm finishing off the final chapter in 2018! Hooray! Please bear in mind that I was a naive, embarrassing teen when I first came up with this story. After a couple of chapters, it does improve, I swear **

(Story set in secondary school in the UK)

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@salis - Sal!! Thank you for sticking around to read the end! <3333
salis
January 16th, 2019
Such a wonderful ending! I love it!!! Thank you for making this comic, Ashling. You're such an inspiration!
@snowdrops - Aw, thank you for sticking around!! I'm glad you still like it after all this time :'D
I used to religiously read and re-read this comic wayyy back, I'm so happy you decided to revisit it!! Thank you so much.
WalkedAway
January 5th, 2019
@Nemu - Nemu/Hiro!! Thank you so much aww! I'm glad its still re-readable after all this time haha, and super glad you came back to read the finale :D Happy 2019!!

@Thea. - I had the same worries too haha! I think parts of it are a little dated but for the most part I think its okay! Thank you so much, I hope I made lil 2009 me proud haha!

@zetina - Thank you so much!!
zetina
January 5th, 2019
congrats on completing the comic!! :D
Thea.
January 5th, 2019
I'm so glad you came back to and finished this! It's great to have closure on a story I really loved. I ended up re-reading it when you started posting pages again the other week, and I was kinda worried it wouldn't hold up but it actually did, considering how long ago you made it! I'm sure it's nice for you to have some closure too.

I'm sorry about what you're going through irl, my best wishes to you and your family. Congratulations on finishing 123 Step - it's an amazing achievement and I wish you all the best for the future!
Nemu (Guest)
January 5th, 2019
Heyy this is Nemu. (Hiro) I re-read and read the whole thing! I'm so happy that you actually finished it, CONGRATS!! It was so good and non cheesy and good and I related to it a lot so it almost made me tear up... ; ; Especially with how Chloe thinks ; ; Anyways, it was really good and I'm proud of you! The characters were realistic and very well done! May this year treat you well and stay safe! Thank you again for finishing it! ^^/ Good job!
@shinronkun - Thank you mans!! And thank you for sticking with the comic and reading all the way to the end :D Glad it was a fun nostalgia trip haha!!
WalkedAway
January 4th, 2019
Well, well, well
It's finally finished! Thank you so much to everyone who read this comic, beit in the past when I first started drawing it, or those re-reading it now, or those only just finding out about it now... it's been a ride!!

I've changed a lot since first starting this comic, I've been through some very tough times and actually, am currently going through tough times with my mum going through terminal brain cancer. 2018 was an incredibly difficult year and I had to "reset" with a lot of things; at first I thought having to "reset" was bad, like I was taking steps backwards instead of moving forwards like everyone else. But actually, how often have you thought, "man, if only I could go back and do that again properly" ...I've been somewhat lucky enough to be given a chance to start over from the top. And that's sort of why I decided to come back to this comic and finish it off; I'm spending a lot of time in my childhood home, I don't have time to draw my main webcomic but I still had the urge to draw comics, so things all sort of fell in place for me to able able to, and WANT to draw this comic. The last time I posted on the site was 2015 I think, and I thought I was so wise and grown! Hah!!

If you've stuck around - thank you!! This comic was completed just for you. And I'm not joking! I've loved reading the comments and messages about this. It's still embarrassing to re-read the comic, and I haven't drawn in a "manga" style proooobably since 2012, so uh, hopefully I did okay!!

If I were drawing this comic from the start today, of course there's loads of stuff I'd change. I'd make it more diverse, that's for sure! Not to be all JK Rowling, but I'd previously envisioned Alice & June as POC (Chinese and White/Black mixed, respectively) but as you can clearly see, I had NO idea how to portray that at all!! Even though I had good intentions, I was young and ignorant, and now I'm older I'm a lot more considerate about these sorts of things, actually doing research, taking on board people's advice/suggestions/etc when creating diverse characters... I'm still learning!
Another thing that I'd do is make the comic more queer... back when I was 15/16 and really getting into drawing this story, I was incredibly insecure about my sexuality. It was to the point where my thought process really was, "If there's gay characters, people will think I'M gay!!" And as it turns out, I'm bi! Hi!! What are the odds.

So, I hope you enjoyed the end of the story. I'm actually still active on smackjeeves now, with my webcomic "The Enchanted Book" - come say hi to me @AshlingDraws !! I'm also "AshlingDraws" on twitter, fb and instagram if you want to follow my work elsewhere! And yep, my name is Ashling! OoOoOo!

Thank you so so much for reading the story. I'm sorry it took so long and sorry for giving up so close to the end! I hope that despite all that, the ending did yous proud <3
Congrats!
Hey! Congratulations on finishing this! I'm so glad you did. Reading the story brought me waaay back to that time in my life. And you gave it the great ending it deserved!
The End!
Tomorrow I’ll be making a big ol’ emosh post so stay tuned <3
WalkedAway
January 2nd, 2019
7 pages left til the end!
WalkedAway
December 31st, 2018
@Kitsune-Rio - Aw thank you so much!! I hope the ending lives up to people's expectations ESP cause it's been soooo dang long... Thank you for sticking around to see it <3
WalkedAway
December 31st, 2018
@shinronkun - LMAOO oh boy I think my old username confused everyone haha! My actual real name is Ashling, I've got a new account and all now for my new webcomic and like... overall social media presence ( @AshlingDraws )! Thank you mans :D
Kitsune-Rio
December 30th, 2018
Can I just say Thank you!! You drew the ending as a comic when you probably could of just given us a written one, also super nice to see how much you've improved!

I use to get excited to see updates before, it was a nice surprise to see some after years, lol.
shinronkun
December 30th, 2018
I was debating between either mad or harriet! Which is probably a name you haven't heard in an even loonger time!

Hope you're doing well btw!
It's nice to see you're still around at least!
WalkedAway
December 31st, 2018
Happy new year!!
WalkedAway
December 30th, 2018
@shinronkun - *takes drag of cigarette* "mad"... i haven't heard that name in years.....

But in all seriousness haha, thank you so much mans! Ahhh!! I'm glad this moment isn't a let down!!
shinronkun
December 30th, 2018
This is actually such a trip down memory lane. Re-read the whole thing this morning. This page is everything I wanted and more. Thanks for doing this Mad.