Pick your poison.
Getting money from the Surgeon would be the fastest and most fail-proof option. I am confident that he would give it to me. I am extremely reluctant to ask him, however. I’m extremely independent, and the thought of going to a man with my hat in my hand and my other hand out makes me wince—but it’s more than that.
I have a few more days—literally, a few more days—to think about it.