As Elliot began putting on muscle tone, James began to become very hopeful for Elliot's recovery. James greatly increased the frequency with which he electrically milked Elliot's prostate because while Elliot showed no sign yet of still being inside his body, his body was strengthening. James could see no other possible cause for the healing happening in front of him. For James there was hope on every rope of semen he managed to extract from Elliot. James desperately wanted to recapture that fleeting happiness he shared with his Elliot before the tragedy that James was certain Elliot would have called the tragedy.