Damnit! I'm re reading your manga and every time I get to this point I can't stop smiling which is HIGHLY unlike me! I also tear up a little, you are definitely one hell of a story teller AND artist.
Seriously I usually never smile, its just something I have grown accustomed to from numerous bad experiences in my life. So I appreciate it very much so, when something does make me feel this way to produce a smile.