WorldBent

What Bends Must Break.
Panel 66
Marcia

It... might have been a bit odd.

Sol

... Okay. Well, info dump it is, then. I guess.

Sol

So... Where do I start? I guess I had a pretty normal childhood, up until yesterday? Kale sorta led me to believe I'm relatively young, even though I don't feel like it. I haven't had a growth spurt for a while... Uh! Offtopic, my bad!

Sol

Anyway, I lived with my mom in our house. It was a little cabin on a reaaaaaaalllly tall mountaintop. Even though we were so high up, it was never cold. During the morning the sun always tickled in a warm, comfortable way... During the night, the moon was so big in the sky that you felt like you could reach out and touch it, and the constellations were blinding... Mom and I always used to sit out under the stars and discuss what happened over the course of the day, and what would happen tomorrow... It was all just...

Enoch

I know that look, bro. You don't have to be ashamed if you're homesick. We're all with ya' there. Even Marcie, I bet.

Marcia

... ₐₘ ₙₒₜ...

Sol

Yeah... Sorry. I'm not trying to make it all about 'poor me'. I know that everybody's got their own tough issues to deal with. I just...

Sol

I miss my mom. I miss my house. I miss my shuttle, and my pods, and the funny way that the sky would shimmer when I touched it. Haha, I used to spend hours trying to wrap my head around that one...

Sol

Weirdly enough, though... I guess I miss my brothers and sisters the most. I don't know if they ever thought much of me... When I was awake, they were always asleep. Haha, Probably messing with their sleep schedules to avoid me. I loved all of them though... If I ever felt bad, or lonely, I'd just reach out and give one of them a hug... And they'd just lay there and twitch, cold, but it kept me company...

Marcia

Sol... You said you were tired earlier, right? Do you need some rest? Because we can go...

Sol

Rest? Huh, no, I'm... Well, actually, I'm really horribly tired, but why do you bring that up?

Marcia

No reason! No reason at all, just...

Enoch

I think what Marcie's tryin' to say is that your ghost story was pretty good, but we were hoping for something legit.

Marcia

Err... Yeah, something like that.

Sol

Huh? Ghost story...? I... What do you mean by that?

Enoch

Look, joke's over. Just get on with it already.

Sol

Get on with what!? I-I mean, I don't... My home is...

Marcia

Hey... You know, it's getting late anyway. Why don't E and I move our conversation into one of the dorm's bedrooms, and you can lay down out here? There's some rubbish underneath the couch cushions, but it's not THAT uncomfortable... It'd be quiet too, probably.

Sol

O-okay... I appreciate it. Thanks.