Strip 327 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe:
Seems like a lifetime

Strip 327 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2012-03-26

Story & Art: Scott Bieser

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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Overhead view of the prisoner commons area, a space 10x8 meters with a high ceiling. Sort of a bare-bones lounge, one corner has a videoscreen with several prisoners watching from benches; in another corner, a ping-pong table inside a plexiglass-type casing; the third, a row of exer-cycles; the fourth, a few tables for playing card games. Nicole and her new friend are walking through the center of the space. Three guards are in evidence.
Buford: Most of us spend t'e time between breakfast and dinner here in t'e commons area.
Panel 2
Two-shot of Nicole and the Buford, Nicole looks around. In the background we see other prisoners walking past, eyeing Buford but saying nothing. Buford is pointing at something out of the frame.
Nicole: Most of us?
Buford: I like t'e library -- it's right t'rough t'at door.
Panel 3
Another two-shot of Nicole and Buford.
Buford: But we can't carry on a confersation in t'ere. For t'at, we choose between t'e card tables and t'e exer-cycles.
Nicole: Um, let's try the card tables.
Panel 4
Nicole and Buford are seated at an otherwise unoccupied card table. But they sit with their backs to the table and look out across the commons area.
Nicole: Say -- nobody ever told me your name.
Buford: Nobody efer told me yours, eit'er.
Panel 5
Nicole laughs, the two shake hands as if greeting one another for the first time.
Nicole: That's right! I'm Nicole Oresme.
Buford: Buford Beltran
Panel 6
Nicole looks at Buford thoughtfully. Buford is suddenly sullen.
Nicole: A Spanish surname -- are you from Hygiea?
Buford: Yeah, Hygiea. Originally.
Panel 7
Nicole places a hand consolingly on Buford's arm.
Nicole: I'm sorry if that's a touchy subject.
Buford: S'okay. It's just t'at it's been almost 4 t-years since I'fe seen home. I miss it.

Panel 8
Nicole and Buford:
Nicole: I guess -- I've only been away from home three months and it seems like a lifetime now.
Buford: Luna will do t'at to you.

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