I was a little bugged if Candice is too big to sit on Maria's lap, but mostly went with it since it's cute. Can barely tell that's what she's doing since I really underestimated the dialog for this page. Usually I'll make the characters small or leave space for it where needed, but must've gotten my wires crossed somewhere since it wound up not being enough.
Maria looks odd anyway. I kinda wanna re-do her hairstyle somewhere down the line since it looks very... I dunno, primitive? Like, you can tell I wasn't very good when I designed her.
Like the lap-thing, Candice getting gagged wasn't in the script, just meant to be Sareena looking very eager to cut her off. My own head-canon is that there were some cutesy moments we didn't see in the chapter that Misty and Candice can lord over her anytime they feel like it. ^^
Heh. Yeah, I imagine the daycare stuff probably went on for awhile, and there was likely a good bit of things that happened that we didn't see.
But yeah, that's really pretty much the look Maria's had from day one, which... Yeah, isn't the case for most characters. Maybe she'll get her hair done by the next time we see her, which I think will be in the thirteenth chapter. Of both WaR and BP - you'll see when we get there. I don't know, she might appear in the next chapter honestly, but the thirteenth is a definite. She might be changed up a little bit by then, though likely not too drastically.
Actually intended to have Maria show up early in the chapter, but I didn't really get the chance to fit her in anywhere. At least there was that stray line from Misty about her passing on an apology about the last time we saw her, that was really the main reason to see her at this point.
The next page will be the last time this chapter we see Sareena and Misty. Three more pages to come after that, but we'll be seeing some different things in those. We will see plenty of our heroines in the next chapter though, not to worry.
When are we going to get a complete explanation and an actual visual sighting of Eisenstone?
Probably in the next chapter; it's something that I've been meaning to address and it'd be a good outlet for it.