Roland Deschain, last Gunslinger of Gilead.
Steady, unwavering. Skilled, of few words.
Susannah Holmes will say that he is a hard man to love. But I think I've always disagreed with her, though I've understood her heart. I find Roland to be a hard man to like, but never a hard man to love.
He is a hard man sometimes... carrying out acts that would get him put to death in my world. Yet I know that he doesn't commit them because he is a bad man. He commits them because he isn't. Because to accomplish a greater good, he has to do the hard things. The hard things make me want to not like him, and sometimes I don't. But, Roland has taught me that you can love things and people you don't always like. Love him, I do. And maybe it is doing the hard things when they must be done that makes Roland a great man, and one I have to respect.
Even when I want to close my eyes to the things I know he will choose... I love him.
Maybe it's just ka. Maybe, in this way... I, too, am a part of the ka-tet, and I, too, get to participate in the adventure and the quest.