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This chapter is reintroducing things, most of which is at school. It wasn’t intentional but I realize now this new school year is when all the “serious” stuff starts to build and the goofier stuff resolves.
page 617 – 620
So first few pages are just making sure some stuff is clear about the start of the new school year. So Natalie’s back with her mom and Danny has to get back to work. When we get to see Jeff’s sister for the first time cause I liked that joke.
Then we reintroduce Connor because he’s gonna be more important in the coming chapters. At this point in the book he hasn’t shown up in the comic for a few years.
page 621- 630
Danny gets a his second confrontation with Ramon. I held off saying Ramon’s name until this point so Danny wouldn’t connect the dots here. Also, this shows their dynamic showing. Danny is clearly in a possition of power. And after about a day of being annoyed, Danny realizes he can’t stoop to Ramon’s level. It’s basically the start of the shift to the more serious stuff. He can’t engage with someone as silly as Ramon.
It’s very fun to write Ramon’s over dramtic speaches though.
page 631 – 633
The cemtemary scene has a grave that says Spotty. So this is partly set up to where Ramon’s final chapter will end up. Also, at this point Ramon has to go to Meg everytime he’s tried a spell. So it needs to be clear that he needs her to cast any spells, which is why he doesn’t act sooner. Also, Ramon’s clearly never seen Road to El Dorado or he would have known Meg’s excuse is a movie quote.
page 634 – 640
Danny trying his best to not engage, but since Ramon isn’t gonna stop Danny lets him know what is going on. Again, there isn’t anything Ramon can do. But fortunately for him, Jeff is a bad lair and his werewolf cover story sounds bad.