(Original Publication Date, 17 December 1990)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly helping Elizabeth put on some sort of fairy costume. As Liz fidgets, Elly tells her to stand still or they're never going to get done.
As we see an old, familiar dance, we wonder what this is all about because this is coming out of left field.
Panel 2: We return to the familiar when The Human Doorstop asks a cruel question about whether she's supposed to be an insect. Since we've been so busy watching him be an ass about writing a letter to Martha, we're as confused as he is when she says that she's an ice fairy. We don't know about her being into figure skating or part of a team either. That being said, we don't have our heads up our asses....we're just wasting time watching a boy who does.
Panel 3: When he snorts in laughter because her feelings and her anxiety are a joke to him, Elly tells him to look at her and see the beatiful child all in blue with her hair up in flowers.
Panel 4: Since that's more than he can ever do, Elly asks him why he can't say something nice to her for a change. He looks at her in confusion and says "Come on, Mom! She's my SISTER!"
The reason that this is self-explanatory to him is that if she feels good, she might feel like she belongs there and it's okay that she consume HIS oxygen and live in HIS house and worst of all, it's okay that HE share anything.
Summary: The interesting thing about Mike is that he despises people who treat other people the way he HAS to treat Liz. Someone with his selfishness and lack of self-awareness should not marry, have children or be placed in a position of authority. He should be isolated from society and be studied to see what nutrients he can provide us. (Cue Charlton Heston yelling "Soylent Green Is Terrible People.")