Tuesday January 31, 2006
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei
Part IV: Touch and Go


Doctor Bunnigus:Elf, the healing you need to do is going to take a lot longer than just a day.
Elf:What. . . Two days? A week?
Doctor Bunnigus:Longer than a week.
Elf:Two weeks? A month?
Doctor Bunnigus:Try six months. We're not mending a broken bone or growing you new pancreas. We're trying to manage deep-seated, repressed grief.
Elf:Four days. That's my final offer.
Doctor Bunnigus:See? You're still stuck halfway between "anger" and "bargaining."