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I have LOVED reading through all the different perspectives re: the Jaden/Josie argument. Really makes me feel good as a writer.ย  And I can only imagine the different reactions to watching Jaden get this tattoo are like:


Girlies on Jaden's side:


Girlies on Josie's side:



Jaden herself:


8 thoughts on “CH10P59

  1. partridge in a near tree

    god doesn’t need to exist when women like you are delivering us the sweet sweet vision of Jaden’s fantastic arms

    1. You’re most welcome ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. ruth is awesome. reporting male applicants? providing new hires with self defense training? she knows how to support her community

    You should feel good as a writer! Iโ€™ve read a lot of lesbian-focused works in which family/friends are clear cut villains to be overcome. And we should definitely have these kinds of stories, since so often family is in fact dangerous to lesbians (as portrayed by alexisโ€™s familyโ€ฆ). But I appreciate Leasebound because it depicts interesting and realistic conflicts between women who really do love each other and want the best for each other (jaden & josie, riley and blaire). Ultimately all of these relationships are made worse under conditions of male oppression. Blaire has allied herself with the oppression but what kind of woman would she be if she didnโ€™t feel she has to be feminine in order to feel comfortable and powerful?

    Side-note, I now have to admit I am more invested in jaden/alexis than jaden/rileyโ€ฆ consequence of the latter being a slow burn, I know XD

    Sorry if the writing is poor, english is my second language

    1. Ruth wrote that male applicants will be reported because she wasn’t legally allowed to write “will be hunted for sport” on the job listing website ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

      I love your analysis and I’m really glad you’re enjoying the direction I’m taking these relationship dynamics. It’s like you said, there’s a place for villains (and there will definitely be some in LB) but I feel there’s a certain tragedy to those who love and care for eachother, but can’t communicate it in a way the other person understands.

      I completely understand going harder for Alexis/Jaden at the moment! I don’t like cheating plots so I haven’t tried to make anything overtly romantic happen between Riley and Jaden. Anything that COULD be read as romantic could just as easily be read as a growing friendship.

      And pleade never apologize for your English! If you hadn’t told me it was an additional language you speak, rather than your native tongue, I wouldn’t have known! And if I didn’t understand something I can always clarify.

      You’re doing ME the favour speaking English. So thank you ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  3. -immediately sprints over to the cast page to find out more about the tattooist-

    Rusty!!!!! I need to know all her details!!!! Make her a recurring character!!!!!! Give her an entire subplot!!!!!!!!!

    1. I’m afraid you’ll have to appreciate her in this panel and this panel only ๐Ÿ˜”
      But you’re welcome to make up any details you like, I’d love to hear them!

  4. Whoa, Jaden’s arms are so buff now! It makes me want to go to the gym!
    On her phone, I see an ad for Jo-Blo’s retail, where Riley works!! Were the jobs they got advertised next to each other? It’s fate!
    I’m trying to forget Alexis. She will live forever in our hearts, but I’m excited to find out more about Riley!

    1. Yessss >:D Pump that iron, bestie!!

      You can tell whenever I’d been practising drawing arms because Jaden suddenly gets super swole XDDD

      Riley would already have been working her position, but yes, it is the same place! I imagine Jo-Blo’s is a chain of stores, so this wasn’t necessarily the one she worked at. I just thought it’d be a nice piece of worldbuilding, and good way to fill up an otherwise blank space!

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