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When you talk to him and ask if he is all right he will be overjoyed and remark, ''"It worked! I knew you'd come, I just knew it! I did the Black Sacrament, over and over. With the body and the... the things. And then you came! An assassin from the Dark Brotherhood."'' At this point, there are three choices of interaction, but they all lead to the same path:
:'''I'm sorry, boy, but I'm not who you think I am.'''
'''Aventus''': ''"Of course you are! I prayed, and you came, and now you'll accept my contract."''
:'''Yes, of course... The Black Sacrament...'''
'''Aventus''': ''"It took so long. So very long. But now that you're here, you can accept my contract."''
'''Aventus''': ''"You don't have to say anything. There's no need. You're here, so I know you'll accept my contract."''
Each path leads to asking about the contract, to which Aventus will reply, ''"My mother, she... she died. I... I'm all alone now. So they sent me to that terrible orphanage in Riften. Honorhall. The headmistress is an evil, cruel woman. They call her Grelod the Kind. But she's not kind. She's terrible. To all of us. So I ran away, and came home. And performed the Black Sacrament. Now you're here! And you can kill Grelod the Kind!"''