(Note: everything is done in very simple black and white line drawing with no shading or coloring. It is a very narrow line and very clean, no hatching. It's slightly more detailed than my usual style but still cartoony)
RAIN (The title is decorated by a raincloud)
Panel 1: A classroom. There is a bald man with a mustache at the front of the room in front of a blackboard that says "The Holy Spirit" and a poster of a happy cartoon Jesus on the wall.
Teacher ("Mr. C"): Boys and girls, as your confirmation draws near, we're going to spend more time talking about The Holy Spirit.
Panel 2: Mr C is pointing at a raincloud that is apparently magically floating in midair. Just go with it!
Mr C: The Holy Spirit is like rain.
Panel 3: A flower bud, getting rained on.
Voiceover: It touches everything in the world
Panel 4: The flower again, now bloomed.
Voiceover: And makes it grow in a different and beautiful way.
Panel 5: 13-year-old Tea, sitting in a desk, raising her hand. There is a Bible on her desk.
Tea: Mr. C.?
Panel 6: Mr. C
Mr C: Yes, Tamara?
Panel 7: Tea looks confused.
Tea: But doesn't rain sometimes drown people?
Panel 8: Mr. C looks very disapproving. He doesn't say anything.
Panel 9: Tea looks worried.
Panel 10: Mr. C still looks disapproving.
Mr C: I think we both know that was uncalled for.
Panel 11: Tea is sitting on the sofa at home, reading. There is a thunderstorm out the window.
Thunder: BAM! KRCCK!
Tea: Mutter mutter touches everything blah blah.
Panel 12: Tea looks up from her Bible. There is a big flash in the window.
Panel 13: The doorbell rings. Lightning strikes outside. Tea looks surprised.
Doorbell: Ding Dong
Panel 14: Tea from behind, as she answers the door.
Panel 15: Tea's friend, in a rain slicker, in the pouring rain.
Panel 16: Friend again, with hands up.
Friend: Do you want to come outside?
Panel 17: Tea puts her hands on Friend's shoulder.
Tea: But it's soaking...you're soaking!
Panel 18: Close-up of Friend.
Panel 19: Friend holds a hand out to Tea.
Friend: I don't care. Do you?
Panel 20: Tea and Friend walking around outside in the rain and lightning.
This entry was written for therealljidol Week 12: LJ Idol Week 12: “I Don’t Care About Apathy”, What I “Should” Care About, But Don’t.
This round is also an Intersection! My partner is cacophonesque. You can read her post on "Moments of Devastating Beauty" HERE