Close-up view of Comic #848. I like the expressions in this one.
In an instant a hundred things went through his mind — every implication, every wrong turn those words could take, every guardrail between him and this new thing snapping in two as he blasted blithely through. Why, oh why, did he take it so fast? Now it was too late. The only thing even harder than acting natural, it seemed, was trying to act natural.