I was wrong! This page didn’t take me as long as I thought. Cool! And I really like how it turned out. I redrew Elias on the last panel probably about a dozen times. He started out looking really young and too cutesy, and now…he looks like a Calvin Klein model. We’re gonna go with it. Holy female gaze, Batman. I think in my mind he’s supposed to be this lanky, gangly weirdo, but I can only draw hot guys I guess? (And being attracted to women, I ironically don’t draw sexualized women very often. It feels weird? Idk.)

Three more pages of Chapter 1! Then Chapter 2 will explore Malaya’s background more. Mmm, flashback.