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PANEL 1
JAY IS IN THE FOREGROUND. HE IS LOOKING AT HIS PHONE AGAIN, PRESUMABLY TEXTING SOMEONE. ORION AND SIRIUS ARE IN THE BACKGROUND. ORION IS TENSE, AND STARING DOWN AT THE FLOOR. SIRIUS IS LOOKING AT JAY. HE LOOKS UNSURE. LUKAS IS OFF-PANEL.
Sirius: I don't have to go outside, do I?

PANEL 2
CLOSE-UP OF JAY'S PHONE. HE IS TEXTING IRIS. JAY IS SPEAKING TO SIRIUS AS HE TYPES.
Jay: If by "go outside" you mean "leave this room" then yeah, I don't know how else you expect to get there.

THE DATE AND TIME ARE REVEALED ON THE PHONE'S SCREEN. IT IS CURRENTLY JULY 29, 2025 AT 8:12PM. THERE ARE SEVERAL TEXTS BETWEEN HE AND IRIS ON THE SCREEN. THE FIRST ONE IS PARTIALLY CUT-OFF.

TEXT MESSAGES:
Jay, timestamp unknown: ... surgery is insane. He should've been told about this a week ago.
Iris, at 7:32pm: Not up to me. Get him down here.
Jay, at 7:32pm: I'm omw. He knows it's different this time. Keeps asking what's happening.
Jay, at 7:51pm: I'm tired of this. They're not animals.
Iris, at 7:51pm: That's debatable.
Jay, at 8:06pm: Something's wrong, will call soon.

JAY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF WRITING ANOTHER TEXT, APOLOGIZING TO IRIS FOR YELLING.

PANEL 3
CLOSE UP ON SIRIUS. HIS EARS ARE FLATTENED BEHIND HIS HEAD, AND HIS EXPRESSION IS FULL OF ANXIETY. JAY, ORION, AND LUKAS ARE OFF-PANEL. NO DIALOGUE.

PANEL 4
SIRIUS IS STARING AT THE FLOOR, STILL WORRIED. JAY HAS NOTICED SIRIUS' DISCOMFORT, AND FROWNING SLIGHTLY. ORION AND LUKAS ARE OFF-PANEL.

PANEL 5
JAY IS RETURNING HIS PHONE TO HIS POCKET, AN APOLOGETIC LOOK ON HIS FACE. HE IS TRYING TO BE COMFORTING. SIRIUS IS STARING AT HIS PILLOW. ORION IS STILL LOOKING AT THE FLOOR. LUKAS IS OFF-PANEL.
Jay: ... Um. We'll be going through the indoor enclosure, if that helps any. Everyone's out chasing fireflies, so there's nobody around to see you. It's okay.

PANEL 6
CLOSE UP OF SIRIUS' HAND GRABBING THE PILLOW. NO DIALOGUE.

PANEL 7
CLOSE UP OF SIRIUS REMOVING THE PILLOW FROM ITS CASE. NO DIALOGUE.

PANEL 8
CLOSE UP OF SIRIUS TYING IT AROUND HIS HEAD. NO DIALOGUE.