The last time we saw Bandit was the moment she went beyond all reason. No words can reach her right now. She can’t even hear Syr’Nj in panel 2 over the blood pounding through her ears.

Syr’Nj is, emotionally, close to where Bandit was when Bandit began this fight. There is no time for panic or shock or any natural reaction. Saving Byron, if there remains even the faintest chance he can be saved, is priority one. Feelings can wait.

The extra-strength anti-berserk has heavy sedatives in it, unlike the regular-strength brew Syr’Nj made that allowed Byron to live a normal life. Bandit’s adrenaline is pumping hard enough that she doesn’t just keel right over, but she’s already slurring a bit and unsteady on her feet.