This was written to be the 2nd page of this chapter but I bumped it back to 5th because it felt more appropriate to the pacing. By putting Cass and Flint’s first scenes before this, it gives the impression that Thirteen was out for a longer amount of time.

Thirteen hasn’t had so many lines on a page before, and while writing, it surprised me to find that her “voice” didn’t come as easily as the other regular characters. It took an extra pass through the dialogue before her choice of phrasing reflected how I imagine her thoughts sound in her head.