Readers, I do apologize for all the skips and delays in this interlude. Your artist has a regular job again — and not just any job, a nine-to-five job! — which is exciting news for me, but it may make BICP even less timely than usual for a while.

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(SNAP)

(FALL!)

María: That was it, wasn’t it?

Josh got himself arrested on purpose — he wanted to do something monumental, and the only way to power it was by using his whole soul, by dying —

Saxon: Ηλει ηλει λεμα σαβαχθανι?

María: So he is dead. Well?! Did it work?

Are you — human?

(sniff)

(fwoop!)