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PANEL 1
RIGEL IS COVERING HIS EYES AND GRITTING HIS TEETH. HIS MIND IS ON THE UPCOMING BRAIN SURGERY. HE'S TRYING TO STOP HIMSELF FROM CRYING AND REGAIN HIS COMPOSURE. NO DIALOGUE.

PANEL 2
RIGEL OPENS HIS EYES AGAIN. HE HAS BOTH FISTS TO HIS FOREHEAD, PULLING UP ON HIS SKIN A LITTLE BIT.
Rigel: I just don't want anymore tests, and I don't want this stupid surgery!

PANEL 3
RIGEL IS HOLDING HIS HEAD AND STARING DOWN AT THE FLOOR. SIRIUS IS WATCHING HIM DISDAINFULLY, SLOUCHING WITH HIS ARMS CROSSED.
Rigel: It's not even gonna be over when they're done with it, I'm gonna be stuck here for an entire week for monitoring.

PANEL 4
RIGEL IS POINTING AT HIS HEAD, WORRIED EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE.
Rigel: And then if it doesn't work, they're just gonna cut me open again!

PANEL 5
Rigel: I don't even want powers in the first place!
SIRIUS IS WATCHING RIGEL STILL. HE LOOKS SOMEWHAT SURPRISED AND MAYBE A LITTLE CONFUSED BY RIGEL'S CONFESSION.

PANEL 6
Rigel: I feel like--

PANEL 7
RIGEL PAUSES FOR A MOMENT, TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT HE WANTS TO CONTINUE THIS THOUGHT OUT LOUD.

PANEL 8
HE CONTINUES, RUBBING HIS BROW WITH TWO FINGERS.
Rigel: ... I-I feel like I'm more human without them, and I like that.