This comic basically sprung from the question “what would Maxx and Aley do if they woke up before everyone else?” Although something tells me that it was Maxx who woke Aley up, since historically s/he has been a pretty heavy sleeper.

After doing the Oligopoly story with the Demo and Merchant, I realized that it really has been a while since I just went and advanced the main story. I feel a little sorry about this, though I feel like in the grand scheme of things I’ll be glad that I didn’t just jump to the important parts. It’s the journey, not the destination!