Panel 1: Yeahp, time for one last "END COUNTERFACTUAL SCENARIO" fakeout after the previous page's seemingly incongruous rant featuring a fully emoting F**king Oyuki-chan. (Long-time fans will note that I first started doing such "taking place only in her head" fakeout rants way back in the ending of 1997's Gen13: Grunge! the Movie, when Roxy gives ol' Percival Edward an unspoken piece of her mind.)
Panel 3: Always liked that soft "POIK" in-balloon sound FX as Oyuki playfully(?) nudges Ninjette's belly with the tip of that kama (sickle).
Panel 4: For the Oyuki-chan haters out there, you may rest easy that you won't be seeing her again until we get to the one-shot Empowered: Nine Beers with Ninjette, which was originally an unused chapter from this volume telling the tragic tale of how Kozue first took up drinking.
Just one more Empowered vol. 7 story page to go, folks!
Today’s Patreon update: As it’s a Wednesday, time for the $5+ Patron tiers to get their weekly dose of commissioned damsel-in-distress content, along the lines of the same material that was eventually reworked into Empowered. (No idea as to exactly what that might be at this time, though; these commentaries are written much further out from posting than are my often last-minute Patreon updates.)