He Who Has No Name wrote:
With that big splinter in her side.... Folks, I'm not sure we're gonna see Dang breathing again. That's a music-ending wound in short order without significant treatment, and it doesn't look like that is coming soon. The pinwheel washing up makes this feel very final.
Hmmm - While Bean DID say this comic has a fairly short page-count, I would really like to hope it's not going to end THAT tragically. I honestly can't really imagine what Dang would consider a "happy" ending, given her apparent preference for solitude. The only person who didn't make her stammer and stutter was Logan. Not much of a conversationalist, though.
So - perhaps the sea-battle is a triumph for the Arbutus fleet, and of course they saw her flare. A small dinghy lands on her tiny island and our heroic fleet captain jumps out, strides over to her slumped, unconscious body, shakes his head, notes the blood oozing past the giant splinter, shouts for a medic and she wakes up in sick bay, to see him leaning against the doorway, sipping his coffee and studying her. Then what happens?
If there's any justice in the world, she's going to get hired and given a ship to help carry the fight against the "uncivilized" miasmics. Or perhaps they'll heap unco fines upon her for the complete destruction of Primrose - though really, that had the effect of taking it out of enemy hands.
Or, in a grimmer, considerably less desirable web-comic, the Arbutus fleet has no clue she's there and sails off and leaves her. Please don't do that, Bean - that would really suck.
p.s. - those of you who spotted the pinwheel, well done. Even after reading about it here it took me a ridiculous amount of time to find it....