Before anyone gets too excited, let me assure you (or disappoint you) that the elephant-trunk reference in this story is tangential rather than direct, as seen previously.
Rare stylistic variation on Thugboy and Emp, here, as I elected for the cartoony flourish of drawing ’em noseless. Kinda works for a reasonably cute Emp face, but I dunno if it’s terribly successful on Thugboy. Still, commendable of Decade-Ago Me to try a li’l something different from time to time.
Howeva, I belatedly noticed another stylistic flourish in the Emp shot, which would be her longer-than-usual mane of flowing hair. Why, at that depicted length, it might cover up her even-rounder-than-usual “toothsome rump,” per the Caged Demonwolf. Heaven forfend! In fact, said rounder-than-usual rump arguably constitutes a stylistic flourish all its own. Let the stylistic flourishes flow, sez I!