Strip 135 -- First Seen: 2009-03-20
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Continuing in Reggie's office, Reggie is now standing next to the despondent Guy, still slumped forward in the chair, elbows propped on his knees. Reggie speaks to Guy calmly.
Reggie: I can't tell you what to do; no one can. My only advice is to do what you think is right.
Reggie (2): If you decide to spy for the Strike Force, we'll isolate you but we won't harm you.
Reggie lays a friendly hand on Guy's shoulder while grinning mischievously; Guy looks up at Reggie quizzically.
Reggie: If you decide to serve your … uh, king, you might just win yourself another World Ceres Pennant.
Reggie is standing up again, hands braced on hips. Guy is still slumped in his chair but is looking up at Reggie.
Reggie: Listen to your 'Inner cowboy.' What does he tell you to do?
Guy: To ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth.
Reggie looks a bit surprised. Guy is sitting up straighter, and rather out of character for him, grinning shyly.
Guy: My grandparents had that quote framed on their living room wall in Ajaccio, France.
Guy (2): When I read it, it made me feel like a real cowboy, like a real man.
Medium shot on Reggie, a quiet, contemplative smile.
Reggie: It's the title of a book by Jeff Cooper, seems to have been the code he lived by.
Reggie (2): Cooper's sort of a personal hero of mine, too.
Reggie (3): Anyway Guy, that's good enough for me. You're in the club.
Medium shot on Guy, looking a bit contrite.
Guy: When I came here before, I was a bit of an ass, wasn't I?
Reggie, now on his own side of the desk, leans across it towards Guy and braces himself with his knuckles on the desktop.
Reggie: Government schools – propaganda mills, really – confused and deluded you. They fed you an evil value system that made you think wrong was right.
Reggie (2): In that, you were not alone.
Now Reggie is standing at attention, and saluting Guy. Guy leans back in surprise, taking it in.
Reggie: But you're the one in-a-million who saw the truth. And you're going to become a good human being.
Reggie: I salute you.