Our third comic, with three characters, on the 12th (a multiple of three)... Coincidence? Most likely.
Phil and Tom flank Brandon who is still sulking on the couch, staring off into space. Phil is wearing the gas mask.
PHIL: So… Say something...
TOM: Hey Brandon... uhhh, c'mon, cheer up! It's not so bad...
Phil rips off the gas mask.
PHIL: JESUS! NOT SO BAD? His life's a disaster film!
TOM: Hey! You called me because you couldn't handle it...
PHIL: He lost his wife, his job, his house… but Hey! "cheer up!" 'cause Tom says "it's not so bad."
PHIL: What the hell!? I let him live here when Karen threw him out! You were like (mocking Tom) "I have kids..."
PHIL: You're as pathetic as him
BRANDON: Sitting right here...
TOM: Would it kill you to show a little tact? He doesn't need your negativity, the divorce messed him up enough.
PHIL: Oh! Way to use the D-word! Next why don't we call his mother a whore and kick his dog...
PHIL: ...Wait! She took the dog too!
TOM: If I were him I would kill myself before I had to stay here with you!
BRANDON: Still here...
PHIL: If I were him, I would have killed myself a long time ago!