Okay, let's go to Garland's castle already so Fighter'll shut up about it.
(to White Mage and Black Belt) Will you two be joining us on our quest?
Oh, er no. We have to um...
Let you suckers run around in front of us to kill all the vile monsters that lay in wait so we can travel safely in your wake of carnage and save the world while you serve as a decoy to all the evil.
The Light Warriors are confused.
What part of secret confused you?
(thinking) If they don't fight, then that means more experience for me. Suckers!
(thinking) My highly tuned thieving senses have detected the hint of a scam here...
(thinking) If I didn't know any better, I'd think they were using us like a bunch of pawns in their grand scheme to make the world a better place! But that's just crazy.
Fighter is thinking of The Family Circus newspaper comic showing a dad driving a car with his child on the front seat. The Sun is blinding the child. The caption reads: "Daddy, will you move the sun, please?"