Content warning for SA.
This mess. I reported it on the app. I reported it on DMs. Finally, almost half a year later, I re-read it to see if it had been edited. Guess what? One of the LIs still rapes the MC. You can still end up with him.
Screen caps of why I'm angry
This LI kisses the MC. You have the option to kiss back or push him off. I pushed him off.
MC makes it clear she needs space.
Now, I am not including a screen cap of the night in question. The scene HAD been edited. In the earlier version, he took off the MC’s clothes and got down on his KNEES. This time they were making out in their underwear, and it faded to black, so I though, “Oh, maybe Episode made them change it to kissing instead of sex?”
After the “incident,” the LI tells the MC nothing happened. They just kissed in their undies because he stripped down while she was changing into her PJs.
Here he assures here, since she was drunk, too drunk to remember, he wouldn’t have taken advantage of her in that state. Now in the earlier version, his thoughts revealed they DID have sex. This time, that wasn’t there, so I thought maybe it was safe.
Now, by the time we get to this scene between the MC and the 2nd LI, we learn from the rapist telling HIS GIRLFRIEND that he did sleep with the MC the previous night. Wtf? I didn’t capture that confession because I was too flabbergasted to think that quickly.
But the second LI, we learn through flashback, walked into her room as the rape was happening and saw that they had sex, which he reveals here.
Why is this still a thing?
The rapist FINALLY admits to the MC that he had sex with her when she was black-out drunk, only when she confronts him about what she heard. How is it acceptable at all that this guy be treated as desirable after this? This is AWFUL.
BTW, I intentionally haven’t shared the title of the story. It has 2.5 MILLION reads. It doesn’t need more.
As detailed in my posts on the original thread about this story, the writer (in response to concerned fan-mail) says she intended for the MC’s true desires to be brought out when she was drunk. First of all, that’s some victim-blamey nonsense. Second, the LI’s dialogue makes it clear that he knows she was not in a state to consent.
No one should have to read this story. SA survivors especially should not have to be slapped in the face with this nonsense when they want to read Episode. I’m so bitter.
Edit: The author has revised the story with the concerns raised in this thread in mind. The story no longer has the scenes as described here. Thank you to the writer for listening.