Monday January 2, 2006
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei
Part IV: Touch and Go


Kevyn:Let's be quick about this, Ennesby. Did Petey tamper with you?
Ennesby:I. . . I don't think so.
Kevyn:Okay, good. We're done here.
Ennesby:That's it? No logic probe? No q-titillation?
Kevyn:Petey could have altered you in such a way that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with the instruments at my disposal, right?
Ennesby:Well, yeah. Obviously.
Kevyn:So. . . I either have to trust you, or I have to smash you with this hammer.
Ennesby:And you've decided NOT to go with the hammer, right?
Kevyn:Well, I might need to pound your motivator back into its socket.