dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Phil Jackson: the standard-bearer for the childless.

Val's on-again, off-again love interest serves a narrative purpose in his own right; it's his job to be confused by how children behave. He was, as you probably know, first introduced as the police officer more or less assigned to Holly's school; he and Val met and hit it off because they share the fear that the world is moving too fast. The stumbling point is, as could be predicted, his inability to handle the needs of small children; children under the age of nine or so tend to creep him out so he, not realizing that Val didn't want kids any more than he did, broke things off for a while. The current, post-Evie plotline seems to rotate around whether the two of them will keep things as they are or move on to a more lasting pairing. The nice thing about the slow pace of the strip is that we'll have plenty of time to watch things unfold.
Tags: stone soup

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