The thought of protecting Grace is appreciated, Sam, but Grace kick over buses.
Don't ask which bus. It's not important. It was a complicated day.
As for Smoke, I had wanted to draw them more, well, smokey, but I found I was over-complicating the process for a result with limited options of expressing body language in a coherent manner, so we get this.
While standing still, anyway. If ol' Smokie here moves around in any way quick, they'll probably look more like they did in the previous comic.