#254: On Trial (Part Six)

[Elaine and Alex are looking down at the camera, dark and blurry.] \n Max: Ughhh... \n [They become less blurry and lighter.] \n Max: Is that... \n [Zoom out, leaving Max's POV. Elaine and Alex are next to Max's hospital bed.] \n Elaine: Max! You're awake! \n Max: Wha...what happened? \n [Cut to Norris Poker leaning on a wall.] \n Norris: You and your uncle were found unconscious by Lookout Road with uranium poisoning. It was a struggle to save your uncle, but you were easy. It was like you has gotten a...a boost. \n [Norris takes off his sunglasses, which glow with a lens flare.] \n Norris: Almost...supernatural. \n [A nurse pushes Alex, Elaine, and Norris out of the room.] \n Nurse: Alright, out, you three. Patient needs his rest. \n Norris: Hey! Do you know who I am? \n Alex: But I didn't say anything yet! \n [Max lies in bed.] \n [Time and Life appear to the left.] \n SFX: ZAP \n Time: and that's our cue. \n Life: Hi Max! \n [Max lookes angry.] \n Max: Guys, you can't be in here! What if someone saw you? \n Time: it's ok, life cast an invisibility spell. \n Life: Wait, what? \n Nurse (off-panel): Oh my *god*! \n [Nurse is staring at the two gods. Alex and Elaine are trying to get past to see.] \n Time: seriously? what happened to your invisibility spell? \n Life: It's really hard to cast your brand of magic, ok? \n Elaine: Wait, what's going on? \n [Alex and Elaine stare at Max. Life and Time vanish.] \n Life: I'll see myself out. \n Time: as will i. \n Max: Guys! Seriously? \n [Alex crosses his arms.] \n Alex: Ok, you had better explain that, and fast. \n Max: Fine. \n [Focus on Max.] \n Max: So I got bitten by Fred, and then some gods appeared and wanted to kill me so I could work with them, but I said no, so they healed me but still employed me. Now, here I am. \n [Elaine is shocked, Alex is not.] \n [Same scene.] \n Alex: Wow. \n [They walk down the hospital hallway. Elaine is in shock for the rest of the comic.] \n Max: I kinda thought you would be...more surprised. \n Alex: I expected this to happen sooner or later. You always could control weather, and my room catches fire when you're mad. \n Max: Oh yeah. Sorry about that. \n [They walk to their Tesla past an ambulance.] \n Max: Do you think Mom will be ok? \n Alex: She's just in shock. She'll be fine. \n [Focus on the family.] \n Alex: Mom, are you ready to drive? \n Alex: ...Mom? \n [Max drives, Alex in the front seat, and Elaine in the back.]

Max shouldn't be driving for another 12 years, but there you have it.
I haven't updated in quite a while, so I guess this is my Halloween comic? He nearly dies and blood is shown, so that's good enough. In a blood bag, but it still counts.