>everyone expects it to be pure comedy with some action thrown in
>first scene of the show
>Wade is sitting with his girlfriend and gets a phone call
>looks at his cell, it's the doctor
>"I better get this."
>grabs his coat and steps outside to take the call, idly fiddling with something in the coat pocket as he answers
>"I'm afraid I have some bad news... Are you sitting down?"
>He is not sitting down, but leaning against the wall beside the door. We see now that the thing in his hand is a small box. He flips it open to reveal a ring, and closes it again.
>"The cancer. It's already spread throughout your body. There's very little we can do. I'm sorry."
>Wade just hangs up, returns the ring to his pocket, and walks inside.
>"Hey, babe? I think we should talk."
>Vanessa sits up
>"I think we should stop seeing each other. It's been fun, but I'm just not looking for anything serious right now."
>she looks confused and upset
>"Wade, we've spent almost every day together for the past three months. Just last week you gave me a key to your apartment."
>"Well, Vanessa, you're a hooker, and I wanted to keep getting it for free. But now I've come into some money and it's time for summer flings to end. So, y'know, scram. Oh, and I'm gonna need that key back."
>she gets up and pulls out her keys, slowly removing his from the ring, looking at him occasionally for any sign this is a joke
>finally she sets the key down, turns, and walks out
>as soon as the door is closed, we see her outside crying
>cut back to Wade, standing on the other side of the door, hand on the knob
>his wrist tenses up as he's about to turn it
>"No. I watched my mom die of cancer. I can't put anyone else through that."
>his hand goes back into his coat pocket
>"Least of all you."
>THREE YEARS LATER
>funny deadpool shenanigans