Derrek: "Sorry, Alice Dood, for using your guinea pig as an improvised throwing weapon...looking back on it, it was a fairly reckless thing to do, nor did it really help in the long run. You'll have to forgive me, I wasn't feeling very empathetic at the time being."
"Also I suggest we stop by a town on the way to 're-supply' or whatever. Preferably one with a toy store. I hear 'nerf' toys work great against wizards."