Shirt labeled 'Ask me about my tragic backstory'Timothy, I don’t think you needed to tell the main characters your whole tragic backstory just to make the point that Beings don’t leave their Masters…

Convenient for the comic that I was able to get it all out this early, though.

We haven’t seen Lily’s animal form directly yet, but in that last panel, she casts a cat-shaped shadow down the road.


Timothy: If Lily could have defied the order, she would have.

She didn’t want to watch Emir die, but she was desperate not to lose Alvah. That’s how I know that nothing short of death can sever a Being’s contract. If there had been any way to break that bond and leave her Master alive, she would have taken it.

(Voices)

Should we–?

Let the children go. The ones still young enough to be pure.

Are you insane?

Was he a false prophet?

The Lord didn’t let Moses into the promised land either! It doesn’t mean–

Sister Lily would know.

She doesn’t know anything! Haven’t you been watching?

What are we going to do?

Bianca: I’m sorry . . .

Sparrow: And none of this made it into the news?

Timothy: I assume that’s what the fire was for. Hide the evidence, then rise from the ashes and try again. I don’t know for sure. I didn’t stay long enough to find out.

Being (offscreen): Timothy.