So what he told me about the Iad, and Quiddity... all of that's true?”
“Kissoon prevented you of course.”
“Yes and no,” Mary replied. “I certainly was once as you are. But the processes of purification changes your nature. If I'd been human I couldn't' have survived in Trinity for twenty odd years, with scorpions to eat and mud to drink. I'd be dead, the way Kissoon intended.”
Lamar was urging Evelyn up the staircase.
No. No, don't. Not yet,” was the answer.
So that's it, Grillo thought. He's got his prize and now he's afraid of unwrapping it.