For the record, Integra and Seras have been nonverbally touching base this whole time. It helps them look more intimidating when they’re perfectly coordinated without ever saying a word.
Stephen: Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.
Jon: This will go faster if you hold still.
Seras (telepathy): You’re really sure this will work?
Integra (thinking): Not at all.
Best case scenario, they end up with exactly the bond we were going for. Modeled on the one held by the Hellsing line, but tailored to fit them — and far more secure as a result.
Seras (telepathy): And worst case?
Integra (thinking): …Save Stewart. If you can.
Seras (telepathy): I’m not sure he’ll appreciate that.
Integra (thinking): He’ll live.