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The Script For Today's Comic!
MOVING OUT, PART 6
(This is a reasonably big one, but I’m going for six strips total.)
Tanner and Izzy stand in her new apartment, surrounded by boxes of books.
IZZY (still dazed): I thought you’d get mad at me because for not wanting to move in with you.
TANNER: Not particularly.
TANNER: I don’t like the fact that you kept the truth from me, but I don’t want you to live with me unless you want to. I think we’re ready to take this relationship one step further…
TANNER: But you gotta go at your own pace. And I need to respect that.
IZZY (vulnerable, feeling really off-balance – she’s not used to justifying herself, and now that she’s stripped of the need to do so she almost, almost, is willing to confess her love to Tanner): It’s not that I don’t – I don’t….
TANNER (worried – this is actually making him nervous, it’s a big step for him): You don’t need to say it. You’re afraid of being honest around me, and that’s… probably legitimate.
TANNER: So maybe I should give you space. And maybe you won’t leave me like all the other girls did.
IZZY (hugs him, smiling): That was why they left you, you silly goat.
TANNER (plaintively, still hugging): But now that you’ve spent a week avoiding me because you didn’t want to get into a fight, can you at least admit that we’re dating?
IZZY (sweetly, happily): No.
(NOTE: The sweetness in the final panel, the rapturousness of Izzy’s expression, has to be at total odds with the quick “no” that she’s saying. In other words, the picture has to be FAR sweeter than the words.)