"Doesn't waiting make you impatient?" "Time and its passage does not mean the same thing to dragons as it does to men. But whereas your soul may be born to a hundred lives, the Phoenix has granted mine only one. That is why all lives are judged not by their length, but by how they were lived." "And how we died?" "Death is meaningless to the Phoenix who is immortal. But die we must, there is no shame in that. And if we must die, let it be with honor." (excerpt from Into Darkness, written by artist) Whip's last words of advice to Prince Xavier on the eve of battle. Ink.