Patreon has a bonus strip for this arc, falling between yesterday and today. Plus a bunch of early Kudzu sketches and notes. (As usual, don’t mind the automated content warning.)
Thorn (voiceover): . . . don’t take this too hard, but I still don’t get why you’re out. Why not rehabilitate you from protective custody? How is this massive secret new-identity op worth the risk?
Was it part of a back-door plea deal, or . . .
Kale (voiceover): Oh, sure, like I was in any kind of shape to be making deals.
When I was in lockup, I didn’t want to get out. Didn’t really want or feel anything, at that point. Maybe a vague, distant confusion that they hadn’t just killed me in battle.
Anyway, turns out both of our questions have the same answer — “Acai said so.” She made the justices give me the chance. Right after she made me want to take it.
The dog soulbond helped. Obviously at first I didn’t want that either, but . . .
There were puppies. I wanted — If I accepted the bond, they would let me keep the puppy.