Bears mentioning that this is the first time in the comic Thistle has initiated physical touch with someone that isn't out of necessity for them.
You may have noticed that the Comment Section is missing! I had hoped to officially remove them with the release of a new site update or sometime in February, but unfortunately I've just been forced to acknowledge that they have grown into something much larger than I or Yoko could manage any more.
However, you can still comment on pages/discuss the story with other readers on several other communities that are run entirely without my oversight, and I'll make sure to include them on any updates in the future, or integrate them into future website designs.
Thank you for reading!