you know what i did then?
you married her?
oh, so you’ve heard this story before.
World building: Much like many hospitals today have priests on standby for patients, Post-Transcendence hospitals have demonologists as well. Not so much to pray to the demons, but it's inevitable that someone diagnosed with a terminal illness (or their family) is going to try and make a deal. Not that it often works out, but better that they do it under close supervision and with help rather than potentially releasing a demon on the hospital.