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Panel 1: Alice gingerly creeps back inside her apartment.

Panel 2: Alice examines the scene; the sword sticking out of the painting she was working on.

Panel 3: With a grunt, Alice tears the sword out of the painting.

Panel 4: Alice stares at the sword, lost in thought.

Panel 5: Alice is looking at her reflecting in the paint-coated blade. And she remembers something she said, long ago.

ALICE (BEFORE): “Okay, let’s practice with masks off now. Safety visors only.”

Panel 6: The past. A more masculine-presenting Alice is looking at a blade in much the same way.

SOMEONE (OFF-PANEL): Isn’t that dangerous?

ALICE (BEFORE): Only for a beginner.