This is an interesting page, and one I wanted to be heartfelt. Like prior, there’s a difficult line – I didn’t want it too.. mm.. appologetic, since that’s not really the point. If anything, the last few pages were made simply to see how Te’len reacts to situations, and contrast that with how the duo does. And, of course, it helps the whole troupe come to terms with how they’re going to have to deal with things once they make landfall.
Of course, I also like the chance to show that while Te’len lacks the martial prowess of Hani or the verbal bite of Tiny, she has her own sort of strength to draw on.