Me: "GASP! I only have five panels of content!"
My Brain: "Yes, but you want at least one tall panel for Elliot posing, and an uncomfortable zoom in on Ashley's face that might benefit from being smaller, correct?"
Me: "Yeah, I do. So?"
My Brain: "...You seriously can't figure this out?"
Me: "NO TELL ME WHY DO I EVEN HAVE YOU?!"
Panel three didn't originally have Ashley apologizing, but she's right, it does sound harsh. Emphasis on SOUNDS harsh, because she's clearly pumped full of adrenaline, is doing the best she can to chill, and is telling Elliot how they can help her do that.
And yes, that is the correct interpretation authorial intent is law who has ever told you otherwise
what do you mean I super commonly say otherwise and have claimed that even my own intent doesn't automatically make stuff canon that doesn't sound like me what are you even