Run! Run now! I'm not even specifically talking to Nanase, just... Just flee! Flee to the safety of the savage wilderness!
In all seriousness, this is definitely one of those "give yourself a cookie if you saw this coming" sort of thing. The "Sarah thought Elliot broke up with Nanase" part, not the chibi panel or anything else like that. You won't lose cookie points if you didn't see that coming (but if you DID see the chibi panel coming, that's gotta be worth like thirty cookies right there).
I received a LOT of responses to my math question in the commentary for the previous comic
. So many, in fact, that I haven't read them all yet. Of what I have checked out thus far, however, the sensible approach seems to be use a variable in place of "less than or equal to 39". So...
x <= 39
x - 18 = __
I think that would've been perfectly clear, but it's still a bit less snappy than just going the 39 - 18 way. I know that means I'll never have much street cred with the cool math kids, but I've already accepted that.