Thursday December 22, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part III: Return to the Tub of Happiness


Compy: Sir, the Frigate has been destroyed. We are now embedded in an orbiting debris field.
Freighter Captain: Is any of the debris threatening the arcologies below?
Compy: Negative, sir. The non-orbital elements are disintegrating in the upper atmosphere.
Freighter Captain: Excellent. The planet is safe, and we're safe. That's more than I expected.
Compy: Security systems indicate that we have just been boarded, sir.
Freighter Captain: Okay, that's more like it.