despite the unhappy content, i was really happy with how these pages turned out. i think they got the impact i wanted haha
cw: blood, violence, on-screen finger trauma.
panel 1: hana's face, uncolored. bright white with a bright red background. he's crying. hana: "wh- why-"
panel 2: the same red background. we see hana's hand, now with two fingers missing. there are faint duplicate outlines of his hand around it, showing he's shaky or faint. hana: "why-?!"
panel 3: the maighstir smiles calmly.
panel 4: she pulls the knife out of the table, causing hana's cut off fingers to roll.
panel 5: the maighstir looks lovingly at the knife, running her fingers through hana's blood. maighstir: "see to him."
panel 6: a preachan grab hana's hand. the other gets out a spool of thread and a needle.
panel 7: the preachan are sewing and bandaging hana's hand. he's looking at the maighstir, who is rubbing his blood between her fingers. we can't see her face. maighstir: "you're no longer under the protection of little King Marek, my dear."