|The Mage Sister||
Nathan Being hanged?!? That is utterly barbaric!!! What is wrong with you people? Good grief!
Arinda What is it that’s being hanged? You have to hang some things, Nathan. Like pictures!
Catherine They do brighten up a room, don’t they?
Arinda They do!
Nathan Hate to disrupt the schoolgirl chatter, but it’s people that are being hanged.
Arinda Upside down? That’d give you a headache before long, I’m sure. Is there a reason they want people to have a headache?
Nathan Uh… I don’t know, Arinda.
Catherine I always wondered what it would feel like to be hung from your thumbs.
Arinda I imagine it would hurt quite a lot. I mean, try wearing a ring that weighs a hundred pounds or more. It would be very uncomfortable, I’m sure.
Catherine That’s a good idea! It wouldn’t be exactly the same as being hung by your thumbs, but it would give you an idea, wouldn’t it?
Arinda It is rather mean, hanging someone up like that, though, isn’t it?
Nathan Yes it is! And we’re talking about being hanged by the neck, not by the thumbs.
Arinda Now Nathan, you’re making that up! That’d be downright dangerous. Someone could get badly hurt!
Cullen Someone could get badly dead, in fact.
Catherine Why would anybody do that?
Nathan I don’t know, but I’m strangely tempted to find out at the moment. Cullen, got a rope I could borrow?
Cullen Only if you’re planning to use it on yourself. I don’t hold with hanging the ladies.
Nathan I promise! I’ll only string them up by their thumbs. They wanted to know what that was like anyway!