Delirious from his injuries, Jezal is dreaming of kissing Ardee. However, her kisses become savage, ripping at his skin. Caught between dream and reality, he begins to feel the pain of his damaged body, and voices talking above him. Ferro, Logen and Longfoot are resetting the bones in his jaw, leg and arm, with Jezal unable to move or speak. Before he blacks out, he sees the scarred face of the Northman, saying “You’re one of us, now, boy.” Horror spreads through him.