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Strip 616 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Shocked, quite shocked
Strip 616 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-06-07
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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Transcript For Strip 616

Panel 1
In the well-appointed office of Richard Frumm. A cordial Frumm sits behind a massive desk, while Nigel and Murphy sit in front on extruded chairs.
Frumm: So, I understand you had a problem with your sister's autopsy?
Nigel: It just felt wrong – so I had another one performed at my own expense.
Panel 2
Frumm looks troubled.
Frumm: Another autopsy? By whom, may I ask?
Nigel: I'd rather not say at t'is point. But what we found was – troubling.

Panel 3
Nigel holds forth a small vial containing a grey crumb.
Nigel: T'e cause of death was in fact a stroke, but it was caused by malicious blood-nanites which had been injected into her.
Panel 4
Nigel leans forward to drive his point home. Next to him, we see Murphy looking intentlly in Frumm's direction.
Nigel: My sister was MURDERED, Mr. Frumm.
Nigel: She was your assistant – do you know why anyone would do somet'ing like t'is?
Panel 5
Frumm looks nervous but maintains his composure.
Frumm: No, and I am shocked … quite shocked to learn of this.
Frumm: Have you gone to your oday with this news?
Panel 6
Nigel leans back, looking at Frumm with smouldering eyes. Murphy casts a warning glance his way.
Nigel: No … not yet.
Nigel: I … I was hoping you could offer some additional information.
Panel 7
Frumm smiles like a snake.
Frumm: I see. Well, Mr. Levin, I assure you that if I learn anything relevant to this situation, I will contact you.
Frumm: And of course, you have my sincere condolences.

Panel 8
The extruded chairs rise a bit higher, lifting Nigel and Murphy to their feet.
Frumm: Now, if you and your – ah – personal assistant will excuse me, I have a busy schedule.
Frumm: Good day to you.

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