Ah, Big Ryan, how I missed your depressing monologues :').
Only just now noticing a sorta 180 in personality that Ryan and Jay had done from kids to present. The whole reclusive thing in young Jay is to the depressing monologues of modern Ryan. hm. 'Sup with that?
I'm gonna miss seeing these babies. Will there be more flashbacks in the future?
@Le9: Indeed. A lot of...stuff...happened between then and now that sort of darkened Ryan's outlook on things, while improving Jay's demeanor. (See my reply to M-24 below.)
Still, reading from here on out, I think you'll find that in some respects, Ryan and Jay are the same as ever. The next pages will elaborate a bit on that for Ryan.
@M-24: Ohoho, oh my, yes. In fact, there should be at least one other extended flashback around say...Part 8? By the time you get to see these cute babies again, you'll need it.
The upcoming closing pages of Part 3 should give a nice overview of what will be in the flashbacks.