"You're supposed to be back in the store! We had a decoy!"
"He was delicious."
Did Miriam just imply what I thought she did? (Or maybe I'm just reading way too much into it… ) Perhaps she senses that Victor and Wilfreda's mutual animosity is not so clear-cut. Silhouette Miriam is creepy enough, and I like how Milagros was pretty scared already, but then the witch's wicked grin in the last panel is just perfect for scaring them; and their shocked expressions are fantastic, especially with their hair standing up and all.
Now I just wonder what method she'll use to drive the lesson home. The scariest thing may be to lead them back into the store and offer them a "special treat" to show them she's not mad, even as she goads them into eating it. (That's how I'd creep them out, at least.) But fortunately for all of us anything could happen. Thanks for another fun strip.
BTW, is she single? I wish I could meet a cool woman like that IRL.
Miriam is not singl--Wait, is she? ... To be honest, I'm on the fence on that. I have both scenarios in mind, and I yet can't decide which suits her better. Maybe in a future arc.
Miriam seems like the kind of woman who would pick only a good man, not someone who would leave willingly or get into trouble that would force him away. (Besides, any man who did leave her would suffer for it… I mean, giving up such a great lady will fill one with regrets.) Maybe her father is just busy because, to compliment the work of the sweets shop, he's the town's dentist?
Whatever you decide, I'm sure it'll be for the best.