40. Moving On, original chapter posted 7/7/07

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Moving On — Page 1



*Toby leans against a cracked wall in a dim back alley. He hums, smoking a cigarette.*

*Toby glances up, startled, as a shadow approaches the trash can at the alley entrance. He frowns and removes the cigarette from his mouth.*

[The following panels are completely black except for dialogue.]
Toby: Oh, you’re back.
Augustus: Happy to see me?

Toby: I thought you were bringing your new girlfriend?
Augustus: No, not anymore. I can’t keep trying to change her mind.

Toby: You’re too soft, kid. I woulda just gone for it, not planned out some big night for her.
Augustus: I wanted it to be her decision..

Toby: Well, sounds like you screwed up.
Augustus: Maybe I did. Maybe it was better this way.
Toby: I can’t believe what I’m hearing!

[The section of black panels ends.]
*Toby and Augustus look up. Augustus looks surprised but Toby frowns and leans against the wall, arms crossed.*
Alejandro: Hey.

*Augustus stares at the shadowed figure of Alejandro a few feet away.*
Augustus: .. Hi.
Alejandro: What have you got for us?

*Toby puts his hands down and watches Augustus.*
Augustus: They’re pretty much as I expected. I put together a list of their classes and where they hang out after school..

*Augustus and Alejandro are silhouetted in the dark alley.*
Alejandro: I can’t believe we found them.. This is too perfect..
Augustus: What did they even do to you?
*Alejandro brings his fists up.*
Alejandro: Doesn’t matter. Just try to find a way to corner them.
Augustus: Uh, okay..

Alejandro: Lemme know when you’ve figured out the right plan to humiliate these shitheads.
*Augustus smirks.*
Augustus: Sure.

*Augustus glances down, blushing slightly with a frown.*

[Another black panel.]
Augustus (thinking): I’m sorry, Daisy.. I tried to keep you out of this..

*Alejandro’s shadowed silhouette leans in.*
Alejandro: What’s with that face?
*Toby smiles mockingly, cupping a hand to his cheek.*
Toby: Our little Gussie has a thing for the nerd in the group.
Alejandro: Oh, does he now?
*Augustus goes wide-eyed with panic.*

*Alejandro sneers.*
Alejandro: Sounds like you’re getting in a little deep if you’re thinkin’ of sleepin’ with the enemy..

*Augustus puts up his hands defensively, fearfully shrinking back from Alejandro.*
Augustus: I can assure you.. I’ll find the right opportunity..
Alejandro: Yeah, yeah.

*Alejandro looks down, smiling cruelly.*
Alejandro: I’m cutting you a lot of slack, kid. Just don’t let me down.
Augustus: Of course I won’t.

*The scene fades to black.*
Alejandro: Green eyes’ll hear from me soon enough.. him and his little girlfriend.

Author commentary

Veronica: It’s funny how I always refer to Love My Way as the season finale to Volume One, yet this chapter exists on its own! I guess this is a dynamic similar to “Aftermath” vs “Confrontation”.. everyone sees “Confrontation" as this big giant chapter that really shakes things up, but “Aftermath" is pretty necessary for showing how everyone gets “back to normal” afterwards.

This was originally meant to be the final page of “Love My Way”, but “Love My Way” was getting too long.

I feel it was a good fresh start!

A preview of the upcoming BCB page.

Reader comments

Comment ID #2309

From the glimpse in the secon-to-last panel and what his spoken intentions are, I have an inkling of who it is that sent FFC to mess with Daisy. Mad Lucy

Solario the Visored April 1, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #102609

But why is he working for them anyway? What does he gain?

Mr. Klaus October 9, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT.

Comment ID #139363


Firefly December 28, 2010, 9:17 PM EST.

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