Published on by LegolianM.
Panel 1: Jillian and Rosalyn turn to go. Jillian tells Taylor with a wave: “Alright, we’re heading out. Don’t drink too much, you two.”
Taylor: “Have fun!”
Panel 2: Taylor turns back towards Darrell, whose face is turned down and obscured. Taylor: “You don’t have to hang out if you don’t want to, I just wanted to give you a surpri--”
Panel 3: Under the shade of his hair, there are tears in Darrell’s eyes. Taylor interrupts himself as he notices. “Oh--”
Panel 4: Taylor takes a step back and raises his hands in sudden panic: “Oh jeez, sorry, you okay?” Darrell waves him off as he wipes his face with his other hand: “I’m-- I’m fine. It’s fine. I just wasn’t expecting this.”
Panel 5: Darrell doesn’t seem fine. He still won’t look at Taylor, but says: “You’re… a really nice guy, you know that?”
Panel 6: Taylor looks embarrassed. “Well, I try to be friendly.”
Panel 7: Taylor: “Besides, everything’s changed for both of us, so I figure we should at least try to get along.”
Darrell finally looks over at him: “Yeah, you’re right.”
Panel 8: Darrell manages to muster up a smile. “Um, I got a Switch recently, if you wanted to play Mario Kart.”
Panel 9: Taylor smiles back, relieved. “I would fuckin’ love some Mario Kart.”
Extra: Below the page is an illustration. Taylor and Darrell sit on the couch together, each curled comfortably in an opposite corner. Darrell has taken his hoodie and jacket off, and both are in their socks with no shoes. Taylor holds a standard Nintendo Switch while Darrell holds a grey Switch Lite, and they both grin competitively as they play.