Wednesday, October 18, 2006
"Blood-curdling..." -- Part 20
"I suppose," Devorah conceded. "But -- you have no idea at all what to expect?"
"I know not," Haggis said with a scowl. "And I care not. With Dedman for a father, anything is possible."
"Well," Devorah sighed. "I suppose. Honestly, Haggis -- even I, childless for 500 years, know more about nurturing than do you. So yes, we have a deal. I will raise your child. You will return here with the egg -- in fact, bring me all of them for I cannot bear to think of the likes of you raising a whole passel of innocent children -- and then we will do our business."
"You will make me a human woman again?"
"I will," Devorah promised.
"Will you make me beautiful?"
"Haggis, I said I would turn you back into a reasonable facsimile of a female. I never said I was a miracle worker."