dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 3 January 2010

As we know, Lynn loves to show Elly feeling martyred as they put away the Christmas stuff so that's what I expect to see today.

And I'm wrong; what we do have is a sweet moment that is, at the end, marred by a reminder that Elly cannot really put things in perspective and never will.

Panel 1: We see Elly TURN-TOSS-TURN-TOSSing in bed after a busy day of worrying about nothing, taking herself too seriously and doing too much laundry; John, having become used to this, is snoring quietly away.

Panel 2: She looks at the clock, notices that it's 2:45 and sighs.

Panel 3: She goes back to tossing and turning.

Panel 4: Since she can't sleep, she puts on her housecoat and leave the room.

Panel 5: We next see her sitting in the living room reading and drinking a cup of coffee; Mike, who had to use the washroom or something, starts to enter the room.

Panel 6: In a bizarre approximation of what Lynn thinks children sound like, Mike says "What are you doing up, Mom? It's way past your bedtime."

Panel 7: He comes closer and tells her "Couldn't sleep, huh? That happens to me sometimes."

Panel 8: He really starts to talk in a slightly too mature manner as he says "Are you worried about something? Do you need someone to talk to? 'Cause if you do, I'm right here."

Panel 9: Elly says that she's fine and thanks him.

Panel 10: As she carries him to his bedroom, she smiles and thought-bubbles "To think that this morning, I was so mad at him I wanted to give him away."

Summary: I sort of like this but I can't help but remember that it's only a break in the gloom; usually, Elly is jumping down his throat because she's pointlessly upset all the time and thinks he, like everyone else, is trying to destroy her.

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