Me personally, I tried to get into Dust X Haley myself, but I came across the exact same thing you did, I've got no desire.
I had never thought about shipping Haley and Reed before though...it's an interesting (In the good way. Creative, intriguing, and most likely something never done before) ship.
You know, I had never really thought much about all of those things that occurred with the staring, the doll ("See how well I managed to draw ever nuanced curve?" XD), Dust telling Fidget he can't do this without her...you may be onto something. Me personally I hope there's some form of Dust X Fidget in the next game. I swear to god they are meant for each other!
You're creating a comic series? Cool!
Do you have an idea when the first bits of it will be out? Or not yet?
You know, I've actually thought up of a good story for a fanfic, and I was wondering if I should create it and post it on deviantart. I'm still not 100% sure though...