"I think they'll have to be." Hannibal looked at the body. "I tried to tell them that the information wouldn't come to them overnight, but everybody seemed so sure that it would be an easy answer. At least now I can tell them there's a specialist working on it."
He was pleased when Brennan became agreeable to his internship. And happy to see the books that she brought out for him. It was a fairly hefty stack, but nothing so much that he would call daunting. Hannibal was eager to crack the first book and begin his new learning.
"Thank you, Doctor Brennan. I appreciate this very much. Both the internship and you examining the bones. Is there any way that I could get you to write up a cursory report about the latter? Something tangible that I can hand over to those asking the questions so they can see something really is being done?"
Hannibal could have written it out himself, but he felt they would be even happier to see her signature on it. People were funny that way. The more experts involved, the more relaxed they would get.