"You know," says Power, "maybe I will help you."
"If you are planning a clever betrayal, understand that you will not be given the opportunity to carry it out."
"Yes, you've got your leafy lackey here to make sure of that, don't you? No, no. I said I'd help and I meant it."
"I'll go along with whatever political horseshit you cook up, as long as you promise me that when you kill me afterward, you'll look me in the eye and do it yourself. No magic, no having your new friend tell me to drop dead."
"Because if the only thing left to me is the chance to haunt you, I'll take it! And it'll do you good to act like a man for once!"
"When you had your father killed you weren't even present!"
"I knew you'd be too much of a coward."
"If you doubt for one moment that I can fulfill your request, you really don't understand a single thing about me."
"I understand enough to know you will never be anything other than a disappointment."
"...all right," says Monument, "I had expected that you would have a breakdown over your sudden powerlessness, but I concede that you do, in fact, still have the power to hurt me. Congratulations. I accept your offer."
"I don't believe you."
"Oh? And now which of us is the coward?"
Power snarls. "Don't just—stand there with that look on your face—"
"Ah. So you want to not only hurt me but see me be hurt. That might be harder to arrange."