In a moment of boldness, Seras challenges Integral to prove that she’s not addicted to cigars – by going cold turkey for thirty days. Is Integral going through withdrawal, or just angrier than usual? Not sure. Can Alucard turn this into new and innovative ways to be irritating? You bet.
Used this story to practice manga layouts. Seras: It’s a beautiful night, I can already tell! And I’m off duty tonight… I can look at the stars all night! And I was right! Just look at at that sky! Integra: May I suggest you spare an eye to look in front of you?
Seras: Ack! Sir Integra! I’m sorry! Er… *Ahem* Sorry, sir. [standing at attention] Integra: At ease, Seras. Don’t let it happen again — use the sense you were born with, or, failing that, the sense you got when you died. Seras: Yes, sir…Permission to speak freely? Integra: Granted… [THUNK] Seras: You shouldn’t smoke. It’s bad… Continue reading Cigar Break 2/12
Most of the tones in this story were made by my friend Maddie. Seras: Seriously — smoking disrupts your nervous system, puts you at risk for cancer, and ups your chances of heart disease! And all the statistics show that it’s worse for women than for men — especially bad since heart disease kills more… Continue reading Cigar Break 3/12
Integra: Seras, I appreciate your concern, but there’s really no need for it. It isn’t as if I’m addicted to cigars. Seras: Prove it. [scary vampire mode] Integra (thinking): How did I know she’d say that? Seras: Give ’em up. Integra: How long? Seras: Why not forever? Integra: Because I’m only doing it to prove… Continue reading Cigar Break 4/12
Walter: Giving them up? Entirely? For thirty days? Integra: Yes. To prove a point to the police girl. your support in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Walter: Understood, Sir Integra. Does “support” extend to removing all cigars from your reach, to prevent you from slipping out of habit? Integra: Certainly… Walter: I’ll be right… Continue reading Cigar Break 5/12
Day 4 of no cigars Integra: Get that body out of here NOW! We’ve got five minutes before the regular authorities show up, and we can’t have rumors starting! Day 9 I don’t care if it’ll put us on the “cutting edge” — we are NOT going to trim the weapons budget for the sake… Continue reading Cigar Break 6/12
Day 18 of no cigars Integra: Look, you do this every month, and it’s becomign a problem. You can’t keep slacking off just to look at the full moon! [gratuitous chibi moment] Alucard: You just can’t properly appreciate its beauty. I suppose I can’t blame you, though. It’s a failing of your species. [flick] [whsshh]… Continue reading Cigar Break 7/12
Day 19 of no cigars Alucard: Enjoying yourself, Master? Integra: Get out of my office.
Day 27 Integra: What are you doing, police girl? Seras: Smelling. I can smell…something…suspicious. I’m trying to track down the source… Hmmm… Your clothes reek of cigar smoke. Integra: Do they now.
Integra: Given: cigar smoke, while just as bad for the lungs as moking, does not incite or promote addiction. Therefore, when, say, Alucard lights a cigar in my vicinity, there is no reason to consider it a violation of agreement. Seras: I suppose not. Integra: By that same token, if I light a cigar —… Continue reading Cigar Break 10/12