You were sleeping?
Interesting. I had assumed you would leave that behind as well.
No, I’ve found it still has some utility. At least for now. Until I understand exactly why, at which point I’ll replicate the effect more efficiently.
Excellent. As you are no doubt aware, the gathering is about to commence.
Of course – I had an alarm set. Are you getting impatient?
I do not get impatient.
Are you prepared? Is everything in order?
Yes. Yes everything is go.
Good. You know, this may become dangerous. There will be a window during which we will not be able to protect you.
I understand. I think the risk is understandable.
Something I never thought you would say.
That’s because, even now, you don’t really understand me.
Perhaps that is true. And, besides, risk is not something I encounter on a regular basis. Perhaps, lacking the aspect of risk, I will never truly understand. Fortunately, I do not have to understand in great detail to accomplish what must be accomplished. I only need to know that you are reliable.
Me? Yes, for this, yes. We have our agreement, and I intend to hold up my end.
Very good. This will all be over soon.