I really didn't know exactly how inconvenient that little soul-bonding error was going to be. Whether you like it or not, you really are dead, or close to it. You just got to postpone it by about three years. Now it's time to give it up and, yes, you well may die. If it's any consolation, the fact that you know you need to give it up to save other people and complete your mission means that you are the good man your wife always knew you were. If I hadn't killed her off eight years ago, she'd tell you that herself. Maybe Lin can tell you for both himself and her. He's going to be fine. I promise. I am terribly sorry about the mess. If I can swing it, I'll let you see Elle one more time, so she can forgive you herself for all the things you really don't need to be forgiven for.