Not How She Pictured It, Certainly
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Comic no. 386
Date published 6 December 2006
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Haley has her first kiss with Elan. Or so she thinks.

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Panel 1

Nale opens the door to the inn for a blissful Haley.

Panel 2

A smirking Nale draws his dagger as he follows Haley up the stairs.

Panel 3

Nale holds the dagger behind his back while Haley gets the door to her room.

Panel 4

Nale closes the door behind them.

Panel 5

Haley beckons him closer.

Panel 6

They embrace.

Panel 7

They kiss, "smooch!" Nale is holding the dagger.

Panel 8

Sabine bursts into the room. "WHAMM!"
Sabine: NALE!!!!

Panel 9

Elan crashes through the window swinging on a rope, "KEESHH!!"
Elan: NALE!!!!

Panel 10

Thog also swings through the broken window, in a leprechaun costume.
Thog: nale!!!!

Panel 11

Haley: XCGH???
Nale: You know, the first two, I probably should've seen coming.
Nale: The leprechaun costume? Not so much.

D&D Context Edit

  • Elan needs to make a dramatic entrance to take advantage of his Dashing Swordsman prestige class.

Trivia Edit

  • The translation of Haley's line is:
    • Panel 11: NALE???
  • This is, of course, supposed to be Haley and Elan's first kiss, but as the title suggests, it doesn't turn out the way she might have pictured it.
  • Nale draws the dagger in panel 2. In panel 4 he is no longer holding the dagger, but in panel 7 it is back in his hand.

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