I remember having a reaaal hard time with that last panel's tower. I tried making it look good but I think it's one of those instances when trying to improve on a drawing too long makes it look worse :D
The wolf's realization at not listening to loved ones' worries, so as not to worry about itself, is something I've lived myself. In my case, it was my relationship with alcohol that made loved ones worry, and how I could put myself in dangerous situations when shit-faced drunk.
By the way, it was while visiting Edinburgh that I learned where the expression "shit-faced drunk" came from, and I was not disappointed by the story.
Anyway, I didn't listen to those around me, casting away their worries with a smiling "I'm fine"! And carrying on with my life.
It was when waking up one morning and realizing the last night's craziness, not in the fun way, and its consequences, that I finally, truly, faced things for what they were.
And I was very scared, for the first time, for myself.
That morning would happen years after this story arc.
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!