(A two-page spread of Illyricum clashing with Malacoda.)
Illyricum: Urrgh...You're not half bad.
Malacoda (sepulchrally): Technically, as a half-demon...
Alucanth: You know what, Mirabelle? You've been a complete jerk to me lately! Not only were you incredibly selfish at the trial, you've never even apologized for what you did at the library.
Mirabelle (dodging another claw swipe): Hey, I said angsting later--
Alucanth (interrupting): Mirabilis.
Alucanth: It's probably "Annus Mirabilis". Despite all that, I...I still care about you. I won't abandon a friend.
(Mirabelle is moved.)