Goddammit, why did I read that when I knew I was in for a cliffhanger with the finale right around the corner? Now I have to suffer for another month or more.
It’s hard not to be frustrated with Vesa this chapter, but at the same token it’s easy to see why he’s such a mess. He’s under a ton of stress, and nothing’s quite adding up. It makes sense he’d doubt what he’s seeing now that the impossible’s happened numerous times.
Speaking of the impossible, it feels great to see the angels finally go all-out with their powers. Since we’re usually locked into their points of view, watching them struggle, it never quite came across how inhuman they were. The chapter illustration emphasizes it: they’re strong and ancient powers, and boy, are they mad.
Oh gosh, yes, Vesa is such a fool sometimes. He’s a sheltered teenager just trying to deal with the fact that he is in way over his head, and has spent part of the past week in a hole in the ground getting all Stockholm-y.
…I feel kind of bad for how often the Demyan and Toivo get hurt. I suppose if you have magical healing powers, you may as well use them for dramatic effect.