Dee: It's inconvenient to carry around, though. I'm glad I can tuck it in my robe. Emily: Yeah, I can imagine. Is it fragile? Dee: No, not really. Emily: Do you use the scythe? Dee: Yes. Some souls are difficult to remove. Emily: How come? Dee: Some people are determined to stay on. Even when they can't. Some are very young. Often there's no real reason, their soul just sticks. Emily: What was my mother like when she died? Dee: She was very... peaceful. Not difficult at all. All she did was worry about you. That's why I... appeared. Do you miss her? Emily: Not really. I barely remember her, after all. And I have a family. I have my aunt and uncle and cousins. Dee: Where is your father?
--- Alt text: the tools of the trade vary by form, of course