I have no idea what day it is

Cardinal. Okay, I've seen movies where people get hypnotised by beautiful women (I've even come pretty close to that once or twice myself. Speaking of which, I wonder what happened to her?) I've seen these so-called hypnotists on TV shows and they have a couple of things in common.

1. They're usually the kind of woman who wouldn't need to hypnotise a man to get what they want.

2. They usually go through the whole 'watch this pendulum. You are feeling very sleepy. VERRRY SLEEEEEEPYYYYY...' routine.

And 3. They're not usually eighteen years old!

That was one hell of a shock. I stepped through the door, expecting some wizened old hag or something and instead I found an eighteen year old girl in a prom dress, or something very similar. And probably the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, although I'm not sure how much of that was down to hypnosis and how much was down to plain ol'-fashioned male hormones.

I don't remember much of our meeting, although I think Ax did or said something that scared Cardinal pretty badly. That's about the last coherent memory I have. When I came round (came to?) I was in her dungeon. And it doesn't look like I'll be getting out again anytime soon.