This sequence starts with a transition from the previous flashback scene. That one ends with a supportive Pahjan vowing to help Bocce and be there for him, and I liked the juxtaposition of opening with Jayd coldly telling Sky that she’s on her own. The angle and composition of characters in the two panels is also deliberately similar.

Like a number of the characters in RUNNERS, Jayd is a bit broken. But she’s not necessarily wrong. In a previous scene, Roka and Ril do exactly what she says they will: look after themselves and discuss cutting Sky loose.