December 2002: Pen and Colored Pencils.
Caption: Ready for action . . . sort of.
Explanation: Nina, Nicholas, Ivy, Skyler, and Max anxiously await Bailey’s return from her “spying” mission. They’re about to go into a situation none of them—except maybe Nicholas—is crazy about: Stopping Skyler’s sister from getting attacked by her boyfriend.
IVY TRIVIA: Nina looks so particularly upset here because she’s had a fight with Adele over whether her planned part in this mission will work. It is actually the first discussion they’ve ever had when Nina just got up and walked out, despite Adele’s telling her to come back.