"very good." the praise is a tool, an instrument in positive reinforcement. "we're going to move onto harder questions now, ash." he warns, though, ash should know by now that these sessions aren't easy. "we're going to talk about the cabin, and we're going to talk about your "friends" as well." he looks at the recorder, making sure that it's taping as the light continues to hypnotize and do its job accordingly. "okay, so, start with the book. the necronomicon."
the positive reinforcement works in spades, whether or not the doctor knows that. this sort of headspace, ash is rather needy to please that voice, the voice of the good doctor’s, and that means answering his questions.
‘ it’s, a book. an evil book. ’ ash’s eyes seem to darken with the memory, but he continues nonetheless, reciting the lines from memory. ‘ bound in … bound in human flesh, and, inked in blood. there’s … horrible things, inside … ’