updating a day early because the internet connection in my room is acting really dodgy and only working a few hours every other day, so I'm just going to update while I know that it's working.
Can't really see it in the first panel, but Brittany's whipping the blood on her forehead away in the first panel.
If you remember from Drake's explanation of the drake system, a drake's identity is completely tied up in their family. Their life revolves around protecting their family and can't really conceive of a world in which their family doesn't exist.
re Sharky001 and Tubria: well, he and Brittany are ex's, so there's a bit of an emotional connection, but he's mostly shaken because what happened here is a drake's worse nightmare.
re Onasaki: nope, the humans have pretty much sprung all of their traps and cleared out.
re Zoula: thanks ^_^ I made sure to double check Brittany's boo-boos
re tricorn5: a drake's allegiance is strictly to their family. If they could form the same ties of loyalty with anyone other than their older sibling they wouldn't offer the same stability to family power structures that they do. Drake and Brittany can look after each other in a casual way, but they'll never have the level of dependence and loyalty that they have with their older siblings.
re Imola: The teeth difference is mostly because Brittany is clenching her jaw, so we see her back molars more clearly than our Drake's, whose are covered partially by his mouth.