Monday February 2, 2004
Book 4: The Blackness Between — Part V: Backstabbing on the Fast Track


Ennesby: Captain, my "maraca-node" is staying with Haban for the duration of this operation.
Tagon: Oh? What for?
Ennesby: Call it contingency planning. Besides, this way I get a chance to play some chess.
Tagon: If you suck cycles on a game while we're in combat, I'm going to have Kevyn rewire you with some nice, rusty copper.
Ennesby: Strictly speaking sir, copper doesn't rust.
Tagon: That distinction will be lost on you when your most private circuits are all slow and itchy.