The hardest thing when writing this section was deciding on the right mix of which characters should know which bits of information about the status of the other characters. If nobody knew if Thirteen was safely up in the tree, it would change the decisions that will have to be made from here. Likewise, Thirteen’s attitude about being stuck in this tree would be different depending on how confident she was that Cass and Flint were safe. Once the decisions about that were made, Flint once again came in very handy; being in mid-glide, seeing everything, and being the only character besides Thirteen who can communicate with Cass.

And it felt very good to draw Flint hugging Cass.