#368 Sharpie ShelvedJuly 7, 2023
Sharpie the detective lies on his back on top of a shelf. He is speaking to Top Hat, who is somewhere off panel.
Sharpie: “I just hallucinated that guy on the throne.”
Top-Hat: “What guy?!”
Sharpie: “The guy you described to me b’fore.”
Top Hat's eyes peek through the darkness, inside a window of some sort.
Sharpie: “You sure the guy’s been climbin’ with the others all this time? I gotta know.”
Top-Hat: “Yes, the whole time! The lofty are still stickin’ it to ‘em!”
View zooms out to show the whole shelf. It looks lopsided and the books on the shelves are fakes: just painted wooden planks. Sharpie is resting on the topmost shelf as Top Hat's eyes are seen through a window on the third shelf from the top. Tuple the guard appears on the scene, confused look on their face.
Sharpie: “...Alright. Keep me updated.”
Tuple: “Who, me?”
Stygian Lord says:
Yes, I’ve been climbing all this time.
As attested by this Top Shelf right here.