"I'd love to torture you."

A smile creeps up the hallucination's face. "Don't be silly. If you were the torturer, I'd be having too much fun to reveal anything. Besides, you lack the subtlety to torture; you just want to rip things apart. That yields dead subjects, not talkative ones."

"I'm not subtle? Do you think I learned to hack limbs off in medical school?"

"Surely causing pain wasn't in the curriculum?"

"Lack of anesthesia makes quite a difference."

"I know that."

Oh. Of course she did.

She smiled. "We are far too similar for you to hurt me, Stein."