dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 22 July 2012

In today's rather pleasant slice of life strip, Mike tries very hard to not look overly sensitive to the concerns of Mrs Baird lest he gain a reputation as being cute.

(Strip Number 7140, Original Publication Date, 24 July 1983)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike walk by Elly's garden.

Panel 2: He smiles as he stops and smells the flowers.

Panel 3: We then look on as he watches Mrs Baird walk down the street; the poor thing seems to be wilting in the sun and looks rather more downtrodden than usual.

Panel 4: A few minutes later, Mike is asking if he can please take some flowers to Mrs Baird because she looked sorta lonely today.

Panel 5: Elly hands him a pair of scissors and tells him not to take too many.

Panel 6: He cuts enough for a smallish bouquet.

Panel 7: He smiles broadly as he presents them to Mrs Baird; she says "For me?? How sweet!"

Panel 8: Neither party is actually fooled by his declaration that Elly, y'know, wanted to get rid of them. 

Summary: This, oddly enough, appeared in Mrs Baird's Liography. Mind you, Beth's version has him not asking permission and using giving them to Mrs Baird as a cover for an act of pointless malice but it does appear. 

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