Pendulum was prepared for a fight, but she wasn't expecting this! The solitary sell-sword isn't used to being buttered up with compliments, so she's momentarily thrown off balance by Thessaly's enthusiasm.
Will Pendulum hear her out, or reach for her axe? Next week's update will be an extra-big one with multiple panels! I'm still experimenting with this format and so far I've been using a single square panel every time, but when it's appropriate for the action or dialogue I'll try out a multi-panel layout.