This particular moment is mentioned in the book, but not seen directly. There's a lot of scenes that had to be cut because Tabby wasn't there to see it. Following different characters in the narrative is a lot more acceptable in comics, I think, since it is more visual, like film. But switching character perspective in prose can be a little jarring. At least, with my limited writing skills, it was pretty jarring!
But it wasn't wasted time. Every written paragraph is a lesson learned, and goodness knows I need a lot of those little lessons!
Happy Valentine's Day, by the way. Tonight, Kazu is taking me to dinner. I hope you all have something nice planned too, and if you're single do something nice for yourself! Who says love is reserved to those who are coupled? It's important to show yourself some love too! :)