Woo-hoo! Halfway through the prologue! This page's backgrounds brought to you by the power of TRACING, particularly the "EAT" sign! Awwww yeah...you don't wanna know how much extra background I have. Oof.
Shine's thought process: "He seen me! Why's he still fuckin' off!?" Yeah, the blue hoodied guy goes by Shine. Spoilers, I guess! Wonder what the Fancy Man's so worried about?
Hopefully it comes across that Shine's losing his ability to make human sounds. Which, yanno, bummer. He is, however, gaining another way to communicate instead. THERE'S ALSO SOMETHING GOING ON WITH HIS BACK. What the hell's up with that?