|Ah, the beauty of language...|
|Date Published||Tuesday, January 6th, 2009|
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The Trickster God is out-tricked
|Thief||I guess what confuses me is, I'm not sure why you think I owe you anything.|
|Raven||Let me speak plainly then.|
|Raven||There was a time I brought you back from death.|
|Raven||In return, you promised to give me whatever I asked at a later, and unspecified date.|
|Raven||Turns out that's now.|
|Thief||But see, that just brings up a new thorny issue.|
|Thief||Well, I could say that the alleged agreement was made under duress and therefore invalid.|
Of course, the only was anyone agrees with anything in Elfland is for one party to be under duress.
Otherwise, everyone just haggles and nothing gets done.
|Thief||So, I'll have to object on the grounds that you tricked me into thinking I was dead when I wasn't.|
You didn't bring me "back" from anything at all.
Therefore, I don't owe you jack.
|Raven||How did you find out?|
|Thief||I only suspected it until you confirmed it for me just now.|
|Three frames click by with Raven staring at Thief.|