Panel 1: A soldier, SGT. HALLS (new character), is standing next to MATTY ROTH and handing him a rifle.
MATTY ROTH: What’s this?
SGT. HALLS: A gun, dumb-@#$
Panel 2: MATTY ROTH looks at SGT. HALLS. His face says ‘I KNOW what a gun is’.
MATTY ROTH: No, I mean…why are you giving it to me?
SGT. HALLS (1): Because I’m going to train you to use it.
SGT. HALLS (2): I’m going to teach you how to fight.
Panel 3: MATTY ROTH tries to reject the weapon, but SGT. HALLS pushes it to his chest.
MATTY ROTH: I don’t understand. I’m just a photojournalist.
SGT. HALLS: Not anymore.
Panel 4: MATTY ROTH reluctantly holds the weapon.
SGT. HALLS (1): War’s ugly. This war especially.
SGT. HALLS (2): It’s not just the USA and the FSA. There’s also the d-@&# militias and PMCs.
SGT. HALLS (3): Then there’s the gangs.
Panel 5: SGT. HALLS turns, but still looks at MATTY ROTH as he expect him to follow.
SGT. HALLS (1): Regardless of how the F’*** intellectuals try to talk about the &$#@ rules of warfare, those rules are always going to get broken.
SGT. HALLS (2): You either learn how to fight, or you forever leave yourself at the mercy of those who already do.