In the title banner/first panel, Calvin’s Dad sits at his desk at work, examining a legal document. The phone rings.
In the second panel he answers Hello?
Dad! Hi - I have a question.
Calvin’s Dad is very busy. Calvin, I’m very busy. What is it?
The next panel shows Calvin and Hobbes both covered in grease. They sit upright on a dolly in the garage, taking a break from working on the family car. Does our car have a carburetor? I can’t find it anywhere.
Calvin’s Dad is agitated. We have a fuel injection system, Calvin. Carburetors are… He trails off.
Calvin isn’t sure he’s still on the line. He’s stepped off the dolly, allowing Hobbes to get back to work Dad?
Calvin’s Dad has taken off his glasses and prods his right temple with two fingers Why are you asking me this? What are you doing right now?
Calvin is proud. Hobbes and I are locked in the garage, so we’re turbo-charging your engine. It’s going okay.
The next panel returns to his Dad’s office. His words are icy. Get your mother. Put her on the phone.
Calvin is immediately terrified. No. No I can’t.
Calvin’s dad emphasizes each word as he says Go and get your mother.
She said I can’t bother her! I can’t come in until he leaves!
Calvin’s Dad is calm to the point of non-expression Until who leaves. Who is there with your mother, Calvin.
In the last panel we see he has opened his top desk drawer. He fingers the trigger guard of a 9mm handgun.