< ???: why are we having this conversation at all. i thought you were someone else, but you're just.. you. i think i know all i need to know.
> ???: no, you don't. you think i'm a threat. i think you're a threat to me at the moment too. it's hard to talk about trust, especially now, but...
< ???: why did you come back?
> ???: let go of your defense. so will i. then i'll try to explain what's happened and why we need the book.
Your hands smell of a cedar apple's nails.