WorldBent

What Bends Must Break.
Panel 46
Kale

...Pricks.

Sol

So... Are we gonna talk about how you just completely shut down two people trying to help you?

Kale

Ugh, dude, don't start... Look, those guys weren't trying to 'help' me. I mean... I get it. you're pretty young, right? Maybe you don't get how the world works.

Sol

I don't... Excuse me?

Kale

Look, we might all be a part of AIM, but that doesn't mean we're 'pals', okay? I mean, why the hell would they bother warning me about something coming up if they didn't want to hold that over me later?

Sol

Well... I mean, I guess there's nothing stopping them from doing that necessarily...
B-but are you really that jaded? I mean, c'mon, there's hope for people! Not everyone wants to exploit you. I don't.

Kale

That's cuz' you're a kid, Sol. Give yourself some time, you'll figure it out.

Sol

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Sol

So, uhh... What do you think they wanted to warn you about? Whether they wanted to hold it over you or not, it stands to reason they had something important to tell you... Right?

Kale

So what? I'll figure that shit out myself.
I don't need to use other people as a crutch.

Sol

That... I mean, I'll be honest with you, that's not smart at all.

Kale

*Sigh*... Dude, I don't give a shit whether it's 'smart' or 'right'. It's just how I am. You can either get used to it, or friggin stress out over it... Your choice, but I'm not gonna give it much thought, okay?