This strip is somewhat out-of-continuity — it’s from the end of the school year, and Summerfest/Leachtric/etc take place during summer vacation. I thought about pushing it back even farther and having it happen during the next school year…but now I have summer content planned for the goth kids, so you’re getting this first.
Hyacinth: Okay, done! See you in AP Ceannic History!
Angelica: She doesn’t thank you, she won’t even look you in the eye . . .
Hyacinth: I’m not doing Hazel’s makeup to make her grovel for me! And it’s not a personal insult when someone doesn’t like eye contact.
Hazel (thinking): I don’t know if it’s really “me” . . . but it looks nice . . . and Hyacinth’s hands are . . .
. . . Itch.
Angelica: Tell me you’re not rubbing your eyes.
Hazel (thinking): Well, obviously / Is Angelica playing dumb? Am I supposed to play along? Maybe it’ll help if I smile / like we’re friends? / to show no hard feelings? / better make eye contact / she likes eye contact
Hazel: I’m . . . rubbing my eyes?
Vine: You’re not supposed to do that when you have makeup on.
Hazel: Well, I know that now!