Alt-text: "I swear I'm not trying to make each new page a bit darker, it just happens!"
You'll have to forgive Kat for snapping at him ... she hasn't had the best day so far.
He does seem to be taking it quite well, though ... you'd have to imagine from his time with Lady Violet he's used to people taking their bad day out on him.
At least Kat pulled herself together much quicker than last time. It might help that Shara has given her given her an achievable goal that doesn't involve directly participating in bloodshed ... even if it is a flimsy hope at best. But better to be grasping at straws than to let them brake the camel's back?
(... let's hope she fairs better than me with that metaphor)