We find ourselves in Chloe's apartment, along with her recentish boyfriend, Brian (new characters). Both characters are phonomancers. Both are youngish twenty-somethings. Both are kind of nervous in the way that recent couples often can be.
1 – Panels 1 and 2 are one complete image cut down the middle by the gutter to divide the scene. Brian sits on Chloe's bed in her room, supporting himself by casually leaning back on one arm. His body language seems to be relaxed and at ease, but there is a hint of agitation on his face.
BRIAN: This is ridiculous.
2 – Across from Brian, Chloe stands at her record player, getting ready to put on a new album. Also seemingly relaxed, she looks over her shoulder at Brian, wearing an expression of determination.
CHLOE (1): This is far from ridiculous! I am about to share my absolute, all-time favourite album with you. This has to be perfect.
CHLOE (2): So close your eyes already.
3 – Back to Brian. A straight on shot, focusing on his upper body and face. He's still on the bed, but he is now covering his eyes with one hand. He wears a devious, but playful grin.
BRIAN: Alright, alright. No need to freak out about it.
4 – Close up on the record player. The needle is down and the record is starting up.
BRIAN (off-panel): It's only music after all.
5 – This panel is inset on the left hand side of panel 6, which takes up the bottom third of the page. Chloe has crossed the room and is now standing just in front of Brian. The panel is a close-up of their faces, cut off just above the nose and going a bit below the chin. Brian wears his same grin. Chloe also wears a grin, though hers is far more fun and playful. It is an intimate gesture. She's probably going in for a kiss, if not something more.
CHLOE: Come on, Brian.
6 – Outside shot centred on Chloe's apartment building, with other houses and buildings in the neighbourhood visible.
CHLOE (off-panel): ...we both know it's so much more than that.