This frickin’ musical storyline, which I have been foreshadowing in bits and pieces for years, is finally happening.
It’s getting broken up into sub-storylines (Overture, Act I, etc), because there’s no way I’ll have a strip count for the entire arc by the time today’s strip goes live.
(Leif doesn’t get much daily-strip panel time from this point on, but don’t worry, I’ll make sure he shows up in lots of Sundays.)
Leif (thinking): No point lurking at the West Gate today, if Thorn’s on away duty . . .
Juniper: Thorn, Violet! Come on in.
Leif (thinking): Oooh. Away duty means dressing nice.