I wasn't planning to recap the action sequence, but some people expressed confusion and Charlotte was squinting the whole time anyway, so BAM! Quick summary of the past five comics!
Besides, I wasn't sure what exactly the small talk prior to the hug was going to be before deciding on that anyway. "That sure was some fight between griffins and a vampire." "You said it, Charlotte." This works out well.
I'm annoyed by how long this comic took me, but then this hasn't been a usual month for me. The building I'm in has been having parts of it improved, which basically involves things being loudly torn to pieces and loudly put back together again. It's been heck for my focus.
On the plus side, it's been great for my sleep schedule, as for the first time in years I'm going to bed and waking up in a consistent pattern. If I can keep that going even after that's all done with, I'm going to walk away from this MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER BEFORE
Or at least more consistently well rested.