|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||4 February 2008|
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Roy and Haley have a conversation, or so Roy thinks.
- Panel 1
Roy: Hey, someone's coming...I better get ready to reveal myself, I don't want to scare anyone accidentally.
- Panel 2
Roy: Haley! Fantastic!
Roy: Remain calm, Haley. It's me, Roy. I'm appearing to you from beyond the grave with an important message.
- Panel 3
Haley: Hey Roy.
Roy: OK, maybe not THAT calm. Geez, I mean, I'm still a restless spirit over here! A little respect, please?
- Panel 4
Haley: Our glorious Resistance went on its big rescure[sic] mission today, after all that planning
Roy: Yeah, I know. I've been watching. But listen, I'm here to tell you—
- Panel 5
Haley: We did OK. Not great, but OK. We lost Isamu, but rescued twenty or so slaves. And a cat apparently.
Roy: Yeah, but Belkar threatened to switch sides without actually doing it. That's got to be bucking the odds right there.
- Panel 6
Haley: I'm not really used to being in charge, especially of Belkar. Back in the Thieves' Guild, we all pretty much each did our own thing, you know?
Roy: Yeah, but this isn't the same situ—
- Panel 7
Haley: And I can't help but feel like this "Resistance" is just a way to keep us all occupied until Xykon drops the other shoe
Haley: We can't hope to defeat him; he could crush the entire team as easily as he squashed you, Roy.
Haley: Which is to say, really frickin' easily.
- Panel 8
Roy: Gee, thanks for reminding me. Have you been taking tips on encouragement from your boyfriend?
Haley: And that's not even counting Redcloak, or Tsukiko, or whatever is hiding under that pink umbrella!
- Panel 9
Roy: OK, OK, point taken.
Roy: Haley, listen: being a leader means being responsible when things go wrong, but it also means knowing that even in a victory, some people might die.
Roy: But maybe, if the mission is just and the cause righteous, maybe—just maybe—that's—
- Panel 10
Haley: Well, thanks for listening to me ramble again, Roy. I miss you, you big meat shield.
Haley: I gotta go get some rest.
- Panel 11
Haley walks away.
- Panel 12
Roy: Or maybe you can't see or hear me at all, and you're just talking to my corpse.
- In panel 4 there's a typo in the online comic: rescue is written as rescure.