Transcript of Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Ms. Anna Green, Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at 4:00 pm.

Ms. Green: Hello. Doctor Balis?
Dr. Balis: This is he.
Ms. Green: Hello, it's Anna.
Dr. Balis: Hello, Anna. What's going on?
Ms. Green: Well, I'm calling to tell you that our centennial session will have to wait until the next year. Is that all right?
Dr. Balis: That's right. Our next session is our 100th session together. Why are you canceling it?
Ms. Green: Well, I'm calling from the emergency room...
Dr. Balis: Are you okay? Why are you in the hospital?
Ms. Green: Actually, it's not me. It's Martin. He got really sick yesterday and stayed over with me. And this morning, I had to take him to the emergency room.
Dr. Balis: What's wrong with him?
Ms. Green: He had a bad flu all last week. And he never takes care of himself. He came to work with a fever until we all rebelled and told him that he had to quarantine himself in his own apartment.
Dr. Balis: I see.
Ms. Green: But Monday, he insisted on coming to work again. His flu developed into a bad ear infection. It hurt so much last night, that I insisted that he go home with me. Apparently, it got really bad sometime early this morning, but he didn't get me. When I got up and came over to wake him up in the morning, Martin looked so bad. He said on a pain scale from one to ten, he was at a nine or so.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: And he was completely burning up. I can't tell how much he freaked me out, Doctor.
Dr. Balis: It sounds like he had a middle ear infection. So you took Martin to the emergency room?
Ms. Green: This morning. He almost passed out on me. The doctor said that he blew his ear drums and that he was too sick to let him go home. So I'm here with him today. And tomorrow, I'll take him home--to my home.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: He really scared me, Doctor.
Dr. Balis: Is he better now?
Ms. Green: They gave him some morphine and put him on IV antibiotics. He's much better now.
Dr. Balis: Well, I'm glad you were there to take care of Martin. That's very nice of you.
Ms. Green: God, I hope I don't get whatever it is that he's got. It looks awful!
Dr. Balis: I hope you don't catch it, too. Well, that explains why you're not coming tomorrow, but why aren't you coming next week?
Ms. Green: I have plans to go away for a long weekend with friends. We'll go to Tahoe and we'll do some cross country skiing.
Dr. Balis: Sounds very nice. But I have to tell you, Anna, that I'm also going away.
Ms. Green: I thought you would be gone for Christmas and New Year, that's why I figured we won't see each other until January.
Dr. Balis: Well, it will have to be longer than that...
Ms. Green: Longer? How much longer?
Dr. Balis: I'll be gone all through January.
Ms. Green: God.
Dr. Balis: So it's very unfortunate that we'll have to miss our next two sessions...
Ms. Green: I didn't realize you would be gone for so long. Two months.
Dr. Balis: It's six weeks, actually.
Ms. Green: Perhaps to you, but to me, it's two months. That's very long. I was hoping...
Dr. Balis: What? What were hoping, Anna?
Ms. Green: I'll need to talk with you. Two months is too long. I...
Dr. Balis: In an emergency, you can always reach me via my answering service. And if you need to speak to someone in my absence, Doctor Whitestone...
Ms. Green: No, I don't think so.
Dr. Balis: Hmm?
Ms. Green: I don't think he would be good for me.
Dr. Balis: It's a she, and she's very...
Ms. Green: No matter.
Dr. Balis: Well, I'm sorry, Anna...
Ms. Green: Is it because of your dad? Are you going to New York?
Dr. Balis: Yes. I'd like to spend some time with my dad.
Ms. Green: How is he doing?
Dr. Balis: Not as well as I would like.
Ms. Green: I'm sorry. Of course you could go...
Dr. Balis: Thank you. Now, perhaps you can make it some other day?
Ms. Green: No, not really. I've made plans.
Dr. Balis: I see. Well...
Ms. Green: No, don't go yet. Please?
Dr. Balis: All right, I have a little bit of time. Was there something you needed to talk to me about?
Ms. Green: No...yes...well, I was hoping...
Dr. Balis: Just talk to me, Anna. What's going on? Is it Martin's illness? Or is there more?
Ms. Green: Well, it's very upsetting that Martin is sick.
Dr. Balis: Sure it is. But I can hear that there's more. What is it, Anna?
Ms. Green: I was kind of hoping to talk to you about Trevor.
Dr. Balis: I see. Are you still part of his investigation into the S&M community?
Ms. Green: I no longer have to do it.
Dr. Balis: That's good. But? I sense a "but."
Ms. Green: I sort of volunteered to help out occasionally.
Dr. Balis: I see. And do you want to do it?
Ms. Green: Yes. I think so.
Dr. Balis: Is it because of Kathy?
Ms. Green: No.
Dr. Balis: Trevor?
Ms. Green: I know I told you that I really hated that man...
Dr. Balis: You've never said that you hated Trevor.
Ms. Green: Well...okay, I said I didn't want to work with him. But he's been trying so hard. He has been very nice to me. I don't want to disrupt his investigation. And if I have the spare time...
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: We made such a show of being together, it would be hard for him to explain why I'm no longer with him.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: Everyone would start asking questions...
Dr. Balis: So you just want to help Trevor out, is that it?
Ms. Green: Yes, I do want to help him.
Dr. Balis: Has he become a friend?
Ms. Green: Absolutely. He really took the time for us to get to know each other. We've even been to the movies together a couple of times.
Dr. Balis: I see.
Ms. Green: He thinks I'm a very good person.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: And...
Dr. Balis: It sounds to me like you might like him, Anna.
Ms. Green: I do.
Dr. Balis: Do you like him as more than just a friend?
Ms. Green: I don't know how it all happened, Doctor. I really resented the guy in the beginning. He was overconfident and overbearing. And I had to be in very embarrassing situations with him.
Dr. Balis: Go on.
Ms. Green: And then, when he...the way he made me feel when he...I wasn't faking it. At first, I just thought that the whole thing was just my reaction to Gray being there. But it was more than that. Even when it was just the two of us, he made me feel
Dr. Balis: Just the two of you?
Ms. Green: After that incident with Gray, we decided it would be a good idea to establish some limits on what we do in public, to develop some secret signs, to....well...
Dr. Balis: Good. That was something you should have done from the start.
Ms. Green: I know, but it didn't happen then. And when we were...well, we just wanted to try it out by ourselves so we could talk freely through the whole thing--I could tell him if something was too much, and when I was pretending for our audience, and when I was really feeling it.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: So he brought back most of the stuff that the cops had confiscated from the house, and we used the props...
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: It was fun putting the dungeon back together again. We were the regular Mr. and Ms. Fix-it-all, only we were rigging up a cross and chains, and reattaching some restrains back to the wall--stuff like that.
Dr. Balis: I'm sure your landlords will be grateful.
Ms. Green: They are. So we did the whole thing--we reattached and secured things to walls, and cleaned stuff, and even painted parts of the dungeon black. It looks very good now.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: And then we tried it out.
Dr. Balis: Hmm. How did it make you feel?
Ms. Green: I kept telling myself that it would all feel very silly. Trevor is not really into S&M. It was all just pretend, and we would talk through all of his and my actions, just like one would rehearse for a movie scene. That's what we were supposed to have been doing--a rehearsal for an act that we do for the S&M community to assist in Trevor's investigation.
Dr. Balis: But it wasn't like that?
Ms. Green: No. It started when I was helping him with his new outfit: the belts and chains thing. It was too hard for him to put on by himself, so I volunteered to help Trevor get into it. I was still wearing sweat pants and a t-shirt at the time. But as I was securing the belts, he got very...well, he was clearly very...I could see that he was excited.
Dr. Balis: I see.
Ms. Green: He tried to joke about it. I tried to laugh. But the fact was that he was still huge.
Dr. Balis: And how did you feel?
Ms. Green: Very turned on. I never saw it before.
Dr. Balis: Hmm.
Ms. Green: He didn't make a move on me and he even suggested that we stop. I said that it was good that he was responding--it made the whole thing more believable.
Dr. Balis: But you didn't want to stop?
Ms. Green: I did. But if I agreed to stop right then, he would have known that I was turned on, too.
Dr. Balis: Huh?
Ms. Green: I wanted to play it cool. I let him help me with my leather corset. He had a hard time not bumping into me...oh, no pun intended.
Dr. Balis: So did you go through your whole rehearsal?
Ms. Green: At one point, we just sort of kissed. He apologized profusely, said that he didn't know how that could have happened, and just ran.
Dr. Balis: I see.
Ms. Green: But it was me--I was the one who kissed him.
Dr. Balis: Well, Anna...
Ms. Green: Doctor Balis?
Dr. Balis: Yes?
Ms. Green: Martin's doctor just came in. I've got to go. I guess I'll see you in February. I'm really sorry. Bye.
Dr. Balis: Anna? I think we should meet before I go to New York. Anna? Anna?
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