The professor shakes his head. "You two remind me of some of a few of my more hard-headed students, unwilling to trust in the age and experience of another." His gaze settles upon Arthros, "By this man's words, he is a dedicated healer. Though such masochism may seem aberrant, its practical benefits are undeniable. I trust that he would not endure this pain for you, if he did not have a very good reason to."

He pushes his glasses up as they walk forward as a group. "Indeed, which pain do you think is the greater: A few scratches met for an ally, or the despair of a loss that he he could have prevented with this technique, but was not allowed to?"