He shot her the brightest smile he could possibly muster, the most magnificent grin he had ever performed and looked her in the eye, her expression becoming horrified when his eyes met hers.
“I… I’m sorry, Sal…”
And he was smiling, grinning like he always did, almost convincing the world that he was fine…
“I guess… I just wasn’t fast enough.”
But the tears streaming down his cheeks were what broke his mask.
Both the original sketch and fully colored versions~