Quina is right. It doesn't hurt at all. It is just like drifting off to sleep.
"Um. I am glad you people are saying all of these nice things about me but I think the bluebird and the angel are mistaken? I'm not a Good person at all actually. I was just scared."
"I didn't defy anyone-- or-- not on purpose," Ninio said. "I was just too much of a coward to do the things that people expected me to do, that's all. Um. I know that this is your guys' decision and everything and I don't want to argue with you because you-- you know so much more than me about, um. Everything, actually. But I really think I should go to Axis. Because I mostly followed the rules and the way that I didn't want to hurt people doesn't... count. That's all."
"I was afraid of''-- it sounds so stupid, he wants to shrink on himself and be small and quiet but he can't do any of that in this body-- "I was afraid of the heretics being mad at me. If I threw rocks at them and hurt them. And I didn't-- it just made me sad to see the dogs being hungry. That's all. I didn't mean anything Good by it. I'm sorry, I know"-- he doesn't know the right honorific for angels-- "I know you guys tried really hard for me, but I don't really see how I could be good."
And Ninio's vision goes dark--
--And when he wakes up, he is a very small baby rabbit.
He blinks in confusion.
Ninio's eyes widen.
"Is this," Ninio says, very quietly, "the place for weak people?"
"No one will be mad at me?"
Ninio considers this terrifying statement, and then says, "...what am I supposed to do?"
...that's terrifying though! If he decides what he's supposed to do, he might decide wrong!
"I'll do my best, ma'am."
"What kind of things do rabbits do, ma'am?"