"You know, I'm pretty sure I'll survive. Even if I do die, it'll be a death worthwhile. Every marine goes into the job knowing he'll eventually die from over ranking. And we do have the odd rank 14 in the Marine Corps. There's this one guy, and his power is pain. You don't want to mess with him."
"So, because the rare others have gotten 13 stones and lived you think you can too?"
"Well, I have to do it, it's an honor."
"It's an honor to die?"
"If that must be, then yes."
"Fine, within three weeks, you can have your 13th stone. But your blood will not be on my hands if you die."