After spending some hours after reading this chapter and thinking it over, I've come to the conclusion that you are one of the finest character writers I've read.
Rob and Ian are real people - you have created, from nothing, two sentient individuals that we as readers come to associate as close friends. I have read all of the official 'Intoxicated' chapters, 'Shallow Wants', and all the mini comics and I have no shame in saying that I love these two men.
This last chapter broke my heart. These people are so genuine and their conflict so maturely handled and perfectly paced that it became a real tragedy in my eyes.
If you have any thoughts of publishing these in a full volume, I'll be the first to buy several copies to hand out to friends and fellow fans of comics as storytelling.