I typed out all the speech on the portal submission:
Short-haired Girl: If you don't mind my asking, what exactly is it that you two do?
Long-haired girl: Have you ever travelled outside the city?
S-H Girl: Of Course!
L-H Girl: Well, then, you know full well that most of the city is abandoned, right? The parts left by those who came before, I mean.
S-H Girl: What about them?
L-H Girl: We scavenge those areas for parts, and sell them to those who can use them. Their technology was so profound. There's so much we could do with it if the government wasn't so damned stingy!
S-H Girl: So you're basically black-market traders? How naughty!
L-H Girl: It's illegal, sure, but we're really not doing anything wrong. We do background checks and such to make sure none of our customers intend to make doomsday machines, torture devices, death cannons, or anything of the sort. Most of the technology was agricultural or medical, if you'd believe it. Fascinating stuff.
It's mostly my handwriting. I'm going to switch to a finer pen for future pages, so that the text will be more readble. It became more of a problem with this one, I'll admit. Sorry about that.
I want the characters to look and feel different, so I'm trying to give each one a different kind of mask. You may not have noticed this, but I'm trying to give them different speech bubbles as well. The main character's- the long haired girl (whose name will be Yvette whenever I actually get around to more formally interesting names)- speech bubbles are broken glass, while the short haired girl's- whose name will be Cordelia- bubbles are decorated with tendril things coming off of them. The male's- he will be Maximilian- have swirls. I've got more ideas for masks in mind for future characters.
I'll try harder to make improvements on readability in the future. Sorry about that.
Thanks for the feedback.