Julia escapes and the CPPD call in a SWAT team.
- Panel 1
Rookie is making a police siren sound.
Chief: Look sharp, people! Somewhere in all this chaos, our serial killers are probably waiting for us.
Chief: Our top priority, though, is protecting the citizens from those angry tress. So spread out and get anyone you see off the street.
- Panel 2
Pompey: Hear that siren, Julia? Sounds like the cops have arrived.
Julia: Wow, turns out that ear isn't just stylish, it's practical.
- Panel 3
Pompey: I was beginning to think I wasn't going to get to do anything for this battle, besides cast buff spells on Sabine beforehand.
Pompey: (Which is not to imply that I didn't enjoy casting five spells with a range of Touch on a scantily-clad fiend chick, because I did.)
- Panel 4
Pompey opens the warehouse door.
Pompey: I think a few fiendish centipedes should do the trick.
Pompey: Summon Monster II!
- Panel 5
A fiendish centipede appears.
- Panel 6
Rookie: Chief! Giant evil bugs!! They're everywhere!
Chief: Fall back, people! Let the SWAT team handle it!
- Panel 7
Two SWAT officers armed with bug swatters advance on the fiendish centipedes.
- Panel 8
Pompey: I'll tell you, Julia, this is the best internship EVER. Our classmates are getting coffee, but me? I get to distract the police and guard the hostage.
- Panel 9
Pompey sees that Julia has escaped.
Pompey: On the other hand, I bet my peers don't have nearly as much trouble keeping the boss' mocha latte from escaping.
- Panel 10
A mocha latte shoots an arrow into an intern's face.
Mocha Latte: FREEDOM!
- In real life, SWAT teams are specialized police units tasked with counterterrorism, along with other tasks too dangerous for regular officers to handle. The name stands for Special Weapons And Tactics.