Panel 1: DEX PARIOS is wearing a bathrobe. She holds a cup of coffee in one hand as she goes through her mail. In front of her she holds one piece of mail – a bank statement – that has caused her to freeze as she tries to repress a spit-take.
DEX PARIOS: (Text Box) …
Panel 2: DEX swallows her coffee. She puts both her coffee mug and bank statement down the table.
DEX PARIOS: (Text Box) One billion dollars?
Panel 3: DEX tries to clam herself and keep a cool head as the bank statement sits on the table in front of her.
DEX PARIOS: (Text Box) How does my bank account suddenly have an extra one billion dollars?!
Panel 4: DEX holds the bank statement in front of her, but folded so that she can’t read it as she prepares to open it again and make sure she didn’t make a mistake.
DEX PARIOS (1): (Text Box) Why am I questioning this? It’s a billion dollars!
DEX PARIOS (2): (Text Box) How could I not question it? It’s a billion dollars!
Panel 5: DEX opens the bank statement again.
DEX PARIOS (1): (Text Box) It’s too good to be true.
DEX PARIOS (2): (Text Box) There’s a saying about too good to be true.
Panel 6: DEX PARIOS looks at the bank statement to see that she didn’t make a mistake. She really has no idea how to react.
DEX PARIOS: (Text Box) No, I’m not seeing things.
Panel 7: DEX PARIOS slams the bank statement on the table in front of her. Her attitude shouldn’t be one of joy or frustration – it’s far more neutral out of a confusion about how to react to this mysterious turn of events.
DEX PARIOS (1): $#*^!