…meanwhile, in Rapid City.

This is some of what I was working on today....

Panel 1: They are in the "waiting room" of Justin's lab. It is really just a place for nerds to sit and drink coffee while experiments are processing. There are two couches and two chairs, plus a coffee machine and a few simple computer stations, some comic books, some nerdy slogans on posters on the wall. Kinetic has changed back in to his work pants and a t-shirt. He sits on one couch with his elbows on his knees. Hourglass is still in costume, and she is trying to get cozy with a ratty blanket.

KINETIC

Hey.

KINETIC

I know it's frustrating when it feels like you are going no where. But, believe me, you are doing the right thing.

Panel 2: Close on just Kinetic talking.

KINETIC

When you saw this girl getting attacked, you did the right thing....you did SOMETHING. Which is more than most people do. So quit beating yourself up over it, you did good. Ok?

Panel 3: Shot from Kinetic's POV of Hourglass, she still has her mask on and is clenched up like she might cry.

HOURGLASS

I know...I know....But, I was there. I should have been paying attention. I should have stopped it.

Panel 4: Shot of the whole room.

KINETIC

It's ok. You did what you could. And right now, we don't even know what happened. This girl could be a live somewhere. That could have been a teleportation bolt. You know, anything's possible.

KINETIC

Don't worry. In a few hours, we'll talk to Red Lion, we'll figure all this out. Just try to get some rest.

HOURGLASS

You're right.

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