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The Script For Today's Comic!
It is a small Tom, perhaps nine or ten, sitting and nursing a black eye. He has obviously been crying. His dad, who I envision as a tall, comforting man with a mustache, is sitting across from him, listening carefully as he tries to think of the right thing to say to his son at this critical juncture.
TOM: I GAVE him my lunch money! And then he beat me up anyway!
DAD: That's what bullies do, son.
TOM: But why? I didn't DO anything!
DAD (seriously, grimly, perhaps a full panel just centered on him to get this all in there): You had something he wanted. And he thought he could get it easy. That's all it takes for someone like that. And you know what? Tomorrow, he's going to try to take your lunch money again.
DAD (smiling a little as he instills Tom with this small sense of pride, as tiny Tom comes around): As long as you let him get away with it, he will come back. Someone needs to stand up to a guy like that to tell him that taking money isn't that easy - and maybe it'll hurt a little. But maybe that guy will make a difference.
Tom, his arms crossed firmly, standing in between a frantic Karla and a large rack of DVDs that says, "NEW STAR WARS! ORIGINAL THEATRICAL RELEASE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!" and in below it in type that's small enough to be noticed, "(Original theatrical release in stereo only - no Dolby available.)" Karla is spluttering, but Tom is firm.
KARLA: Why can't I buy these DVD re-releases?
TOM (grimly): My Dad taught me a lesson, once.