- The Healers missed the sarcasm entirely. They just asked Bane to move me onto a floating table. They would heal me, although none of them understood how I'd known the other things could harm my baby. Evan's explanation was evidently not satisfactory.
- Once I was in position the thing was pressed into my tender chest wall. It seemed to be emitting a series of waves. My rib felt sharp pain for a moment and then it began to dull. The pain got much better, but did not go away completely.
- After withdrawing the strange probe the Healers coated the area with the healing cream. The bruising lightened and breathing became much easier. Relaxing onto the floating table I felt as though I could fall to sleep right there.