The mentor lies weak and bleeding in the hero’s arms. A battle rages in the background.
Mentor: Unnnghh … ohhh, the pain …
Hero: Oh, sweet mentor! I’ll never forget you.
Mentor: You must kill the evil overlords so good can triumph.
Hero: I will!
Mentor: Don’t harm the weak … Honor those who are old …
Hero: Of course.
As the mentor talks, the hero blocks an enemy’s sword.
Mentor: Give to the needy … Feed my cat … Water my plants … The key to my shed is in the fake rock by the front door …
Mentor: And tell George I won’t be able to come to cocktail hour next Sunday … Put the dirty dishes away … Make sure the bread drawer is closed so nothing goes stale …
Hero: Are you done, or —
Mentor: Remember to schedule your dentist appointment next week …
An arrow hits the mentor in the chest; she dies instantly.
Hero (in surprise): Mentor!
After a moment, the hero closes the mentor’s eyes.
Hero: Goodbye, my friend. I’ll avenge you.
The mentor’s ghost appears.
Mentor: Just a couple more things.
Hero: *Sigh.* Should I be writing this down?
Mentor: You mean you haven’t been?