"I am here, Great One."
"Do you have My sacrifice?"
"I..." He paused, fearful, breathing heavy from the difficult crossing over broken ground. "I cannot catch them, O my Master. Perhaps if there were not so much pain—"
"The pain is a reminder of My love. It is My boon. You must earn that pain. Bring Me My sacrifice."
"I will, Great One. I swear it."
"Bring Me My sacrifice and the pain will make us One. Bring Me My sacrifice and join with Me."
"Yes..." he nodded, winced, straightened, steeled himself for the coming agony. "Yes, O my Master."