"I'm finished arguing with you, Doctor," I announce, not turning around. "You will remain here for a predefined period, not nearly long enough to starve or lose circulation to those elegant hands--not even as long as it would take to listen to one of your pretty brainless girl-children make a nauseating speech about true love. If, before that set period elapses, you press the button on that communicator and say my name, then I shall come and do to you whatever I please, because it pleases me, and whether or not it pleases you. And I shall do this by your command and with your consent. If the set period elapses without your pressing that button, your restraints will open and you will be free to climb to the surface; your shirt is in the outer hallway."