Event to display text "hangs" on first input after scene change

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By SnapCracklins

Have a text display event, simple RPG style that shows text when you’re in an area and press a button. However, when the event is first called, it takes two button presses to start. After that, provided the scene has not changed, it only takes one button press. I am using a textbox object that is instanced with custom functions but this works fine in the other events I have made. I think I’ve been looking at it too long and wonder what I am missing. It has to be something in the Input section that I am certain will be disappointingly obvious once I see it. XD

    extends Area2D

### open event flag and objects
var _can_search = false
onready var _look = $LookSprite
onready var _run = $RunSprite

### text values and state
onready var _textbox = $TextAnimation
onready var _dialog = $TextAnimation/Label
export var _textLine1 : String
export var _textLine2 : String
export var _textLine3 : String
export var _textLine4 : String
var _textsArray = [_textLine1,_textLine2,_textLine3,_textLine4]
var _nextText = _textLine1
const _EMPTY = ''

### make text invisible at boot (visible in editor)
func _ready():
	_look.visible = false

### input command
func _input(_event):
	if _can_search:
		if Input.is_action_just_pressed("_interact"):

### pull from array and display, if it's empty, exit.
func _displayed():
	_look.visible = false
	_nextText = _textsArray.pop_front()
	if _nextText != _EMPTY:
		DirectorNode._freezePlayer = true
		DirectorNode._freezePlayer = false
		_textsArray = [_textLine1,_textLine2,_textLine3,_textLine4]

func _on_SearchEvent_body_entered(body):
	if body.name == 'Lydia':
		if DirectorNode._chaseMode == false:
			_can_search = true
			_look.visible = true
		else: ### disable event if pursued!
			_can_search = false
			_look.visible = false
			_run.visible = true

func _on_SearchEvent_body_exited(body):
	if body.name == 'Lydia':
		_can_search = false
		_look.visible = false
		_run.visible = false