Tuesday August 3, 2004
Book 5: The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance — Part IV: Hand it Over


Tagon: What do you see on the nine-minute array?
Ennesby: Well... good news and bad news.
Ennesby: Bad news first: I make out an expanding cloud of debris, and two Ob'enn Thunderhead SuperFortresses running only their secondary annies for shielding.
Ennesby: That would mean their external threat assessment is low, which in turn means that Athens must already be gone.
Tagon: We're too late. They're all dead.

What's the good news?

Ennesby: Well... The array is getting really good resolution. Stunning, even.
Tagon: I'm crying inside because the guy who can remove your sick sense of humor went down with the bad news.
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