Grounds for Suspicion
Original Release Date: August 2, 2011
As I said of the previous page, I think this is a lot of manufactured drama. I get it that Mike is concerned about this--remember, he brought it up during his and Stu's bus ride in Volume 2, as well. He wants Renee to be genuine and acting at face value, but with all the crazy crap that has happened to him in the previous two books, he's just not sure what to think, and therefore doubts one of the truly positive things in his life. Plus, Stu doesn't trust her, so that factors into it, as well.
Still, I'm just not sure it belongs in Mike and the Ninja? This personal drama/in-fighting feels really out of place when compared to the rest of the conflict in this universe. But I dunno. Maybe most readers don't feel that way about it.
The good thing that this page has going for it is that Mike looks genuinely uncomfortable asking Renee about this stuff. It's something he's got to get off his mind, and he knows there's a good chance he's going to fire Renee up about it, and his face shows his hesitation. But he goes through with it, so good for him.