|“From the Mouths of Babes”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||12 October 2005|
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A well-timed explosion interrupts Roy and Elan's discussion of Miko.
- Panel 1
The party relaxes on chaise lounges in the Royal Suite. Roy wears bunny slippers.
Roy: Hey, you know, we're all enjoying this luxury, but we should at least share it with the others.
Roy: We should get Vaarsuvius and Belkar up here.
- Panel 2
Beat. Everyone frowns.
- Panel 3
Roy: We should get Vaarsuvius up here.
Elan: Yeah, definitely!
Haley: Sure, let's get V in here.
- Panel 4
Haley: You know what, the servants are off getting more grapes anyway, I'll go get V.
Durkon: Aye, I'll go wit ye. I want to drop me armor off in me room so I can get one o' them fancy massages later.
- Panel 5
Elan: Hey Roy, can I ask you a question?
Roy: And thus begins the end of my relaxation. Sure, Elan, ask away.
- Panel 6
Elan: Do you like Miko?
Elan: I mean, do you LIKE like—
Roy: I knew what you meant.
- Panel 7
Roy: I'm sorry?
Elan: Why do you like her?
Roy: Well, uh, we have the same alignment, and... uh... she's really good-looking, and... umm... and she's good-looking.
- Panel 8
Elan: But she's mean.
Roy: Well I admit she's a bit rough around the edges, but I don't—
Elan: No, she's really mean, Roy. To me, and to Vaarsuvius, and to you too. You just pretend she's not for some reason.
- Panel 9
Elan: I was thinking, why would Roy LIKE like a girl who is so mean to his friends, and I can't figure it out. Unless you like her more than us.
Elan: Is that it, Roy? Do you like Miko more than you like me?
- Panel 10
Roy: Uh, well... see, the thing is... I mean...
Roy: See, Elan, the thing of it is—
- Panel 11
An explosion blows out one of the walls, "BOOOM!"
- Panel 12
Elan: What was that???
Roy: Thank you, gods, for your well-timed explosion.
- The title, "From the Mouths of Babes", is a common expression meaning that children often speak truth unknowingly. The phrase has its origin in Psalm 8, from the Hebrew Bible.