I believe this is one of the harshest, sickest things I have ever written, and I am incredibly pleased to have it typed up, edited - five pages added - and the hell out of my head so I don't have to *think* about it anymore.
It's thoroughly offscreen. It *happened* - but the reader will never get to see it, because it gives away the biggest spoiler in the whole comic.
There are a lot of these snippets. That's what being omniscient in one's little universe gets you. Lots of things that'll never be shown onscreen.
But it helps me understand.
Knowing that Alanna did this - and knowing what was then visited upon her - helps show me layers when she does certain things. Her habits, her rote responses. And how events like this have changed her.
You won't see it. But hopefully you'll feel it.
And hopefully I won't have to go to that sick dark place again anytime soon.