Ha! I remember this one, not wanting ted to have to say anything funny to break the earnest heartache he was feeling. So I had Vachel step in, always good for lending a wing in such circumstances.
“I know it can never compare to a parent’s love”
Ted’s naivete is almost touching. There are, tragically, many children in the world whose parents don’t love and care for them nearly as much he and Blake and Vachel love and care for Dee. :-|
Fortunately, we know that Dee has good parents because, well, they’re your fictional creations.
Poor Baby Jane Doe, for example.
And foster/adoptive parents that love just as much, if not more, that birth parents.
We’ve fostered a few kids through here. They all seem to want to come back. I suspect that we’ve loved them more than other people they’ve known. (& here they get to read comics all of the time)
@Frith Ra, I don’t know if you read “Schlock Mercenary”, but a couple of years back when the 2nd “Avengers” movie came out, the comment thread had a lively discussion about it. One person who noted that he was adopted, described his favorite part of the film as when someone says that they need to kill Loki. Thor steps up and basically says, You can’t do that. He’s my brother. The first person then starts listing all the damage that Loki has done. Thor pauses a beat, then says apologetically, “He’s adopted.”
“And foster/adoptive parents that love just as much, if not more, that birth parents.”
Well, Ted didn’t say “*biological* parents,” he just said “parents,” so I kind of just meant that parents in general: — biological, adoptive, foster, and whatever else there might be — don’t always love and care for their children.
It’d be nice to think that people who take the trouble to welcome children into their homes deliberately (instead of having children thrust upon them, so to speak, by, y’know, pregnancies) would never abuse said children but, tragically, that is not always the case. Maybe, percentage-wise, it happens less often than with bio-parents, I honestly have no idea, but it happens. :-|
Just to note, I did not intend for Ted to mean “biological” parents per se, but rather the humans who raised her and who she considered to be her “parents.”
And also that he’s underestimating his own worth and impact.
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