Break room with wall artThis page, I edited to add the mountain painting. The scene was pretty well set, here, but giving Rosen and Luthien a bit of extra background for their blank void couldn’t hurt.

If flashback!human!Patrick’s injuries look familiar, it’s because they’re the ones he had back in chapter 1.

*[Speaking in Hebrew.]

Rosen: Mr. Cohen has those concerns, yes. [I hope I wasn’t supposed to be keeping it a secret here. Miranda obviously intends for us to study this young woman . . . but never said how much to reveal along the way.]

Luthien: [ Miranda did openly show her the Contract. ]

[ So I think we’re fine. That ‘s the most significant discovery, right? Miranda wouldn’t show it to just anyone. Especially not when it ‘s what was used to hurt the Dog. ]

Patrick: I wasn’t severely hurt, just normal fight wounds. That’s when my Master said . . .

Cohen (flashback): You took most of the damage when you were human-shaped, right?

Patrick (flashback): Yes, Master.

Cohen: Change back. I want to see.

Patrick: Here, sir. It hasn’t changed.