Quantum Vibe
Strip 815 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Forgiveness and promise
Strip 815 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2014-04-18
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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Transcript For Strip 815

Panel 1
The students have rushed to Li, who is laying on his side, in agony. Nicole is pulling Murphy away so she can chew her out. Murphy looks stunned.
Nicole: What the shuck, Murphy? Have you lost your mind?
Panel 2
Two-shot of Murphy and Nicole. Murphy is still stunned, Nicole is enraged.
Murphy: I I thought he I thought you
Nicole: You weren't thinking, you stupid bucket of bolts!
Nicole: You're angry because you can't have Seamus and you took it out on poor Li!

Panel 3
Nicole pushes Murphy away to walk towards Li as a student carrying a pair of long poles rushes past them.
Murphy: No, I ...
Nicole: Just stay away from me!

Panel 4
Nicole kneels beside the supine Li. The poles have been laid along either side of him. One of the students has a medi-kit and is giving him a hypo-shot.
Nicole: Oh Li, I'm so sorry!
Li: Not your fault {gasp!}
Li: But this is not exactly the way I want you to unh remember me.
Panel 5
One of the students touches a button at the end of each of the poles, and a lozenge-shaped bubb materializes around Li. The area over his head and torso remain open.
Nicole: I won't leave you now, Li.
Li: But you must. You have important work to do, as do I.
Li: We will meet again after the hard work is done, and enjoy a lot more time together.
Panel 6
Two of the students lift the bubb with Li in it, like a stretcher. But he raises a hand to stop them. Nicole is surprised by what he says next.
Li: Wait. I must have a word with the gynoid.
Student: Yes, master.
Panel 7
Nicole, still angry with Murphy, stands a few meters away as a shaken Murphy stands beside Li's gurney-bubb.
Li: I want you to know, first of all, that I forgive you. I understand what anger does.
Li: But you must also forgive yourself.
Panel 8
Closer two-shot of Murphy and Li. Murphy looks like she'd be crying if she could.
Li: Promise me you'll look after her, bring her back to me safe. She's more precious than words can describe.
Murphy: I I promise.

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