|Book 1: Curious Little Thing||Page 109: Mister Zane||
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Angstrom, looking concerned, says "I've... never seen anything like that." Zane has an angry expression and short white lines coming from his face to indicate his high emotions. He answers "*No?* No *psychological* reason why my head is *handsomely stitched shut* with *crimson thread*?" The background is a dull, light orange.
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Angstrom says "Wadsworth, please listen to me. I know you're upset --" Zane, leaning further towards him, shouts "Which *year* of grad school cued you into *that*, *Dr. Science?!*" The background is bright yellow.
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Angstrom leans away and says in very large text, "Mister. Zane." The background is bright, arresting orange.
- Panel 4.
Zane looks chagrined, stepping back, holding his hand in front of him and starting to sweat. The background is a cool teal-blue.
- Panel 5.
Angstrom holds his hand to his forehead and looks weary as he says "You do not need me as a friend right now. You need a *psychoanalyst*. And I've lost your *trust* -- crucial between a doctor and his patient." Behind him, Iris looks on, her expression blank. The background is the same cool teal-blue.
- Panel 6.
Angstrom puts his hands on Zane's shoulders and looks concerned. Zane still looks slightly skeptical as he faces the doctor, with a slight frown on his face, but doesn't resist or move away. Angstrom says "When you tell me you've seen a *ghost*, I will *believe* you. I haven't myself -- but that doesn't mean that *you* haven't. Together, we will discover *why* you are plagued by these supernatural beings, *and* why the town seems to forget." The background is a calming teal-green.
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Angstrom, from off-screen, continues, "Perhaps the pattern helps you see the *unseen*. We should be studying *how*." He is no longer holding onto Zane's shoulders. Zane, the stitching on his forehead prominent, seems more relaxed, smiling and looking touched. The background is cool teal-blue.
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Angstrom continues, "*My* story about how ghosts aren't real hasn't helped you. Working within *your* story *will*. Sometimes, stories are more important than science." Zane is smiling weakly, obviously very affected by Angstrom's words.
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