Sunday July 9, 2006
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part VI: Long Arm of the Law


Narrator: Back in the impromptu courtroom.
Massey: Remember, Captain. . . All you need to do is stick to this script. Our story is all there and it will work.
Captain Tagon: Okay. . . But I'm not so sure about this "confession" thing.
Massey: The only way we can -
Captain Tagon: I know, I know! You've explained it five times already.
Captain Tagon: It's not that I don't understand.
Captain Tagon: It's that I don't believe it will work.
Massey: Then we're in big trouble.
Massey: Lawyers get accused of being faithless all the time.

The truth is, in order to be any good, we have to believe what we're saying.

Massey: We have to believe that we are right, and are doing the right thing, and that right will prevail.
Massey: And that script there? That's right. Believe in it, because I know I do.
Massey: Now get out there and testify.
Captain Tagon: Okay.
Ennesby: Psst. . . I found something important. We need to adjust the script.
Massey: Oh, I don't believe this.