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."