I can understand the confusion. Neither of them wears a wedding ring. But the reason for that, gentle reader, is because wedding rings fell out of favor when wearing placards came into fashion during the initial colonization of Mars.

It was innocent enough, at first. But much like how a bigger, more extravagant ring indicates more status and wealth, so too did the placards. Soon, driven by their desire to express their love profusely and their desperate need to consume conspicuously, people became entirely engulfed by their broad, flat declarations of undying devotion. The fad eventually met its end after the CEO of one of Earth’s particularly affluent megacorporations died alongside her husband as their 30-story marriage placards crushed them at the altar.

Few fads have successfully left Mars ever since.

Oh hey, just a heads up: Vagabond Starlight turns 2 this week. Gonna have an extra strip this week to celebrate. It’ll run on Tuesday, which is tomorrow if you’re reading this on Monday. If you’re reading this on any other day, click next, you’ll see it. Unless you’re some sort of time traveler. In which case, dude, I dunno, you figure it out.