Monday December 17, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Narrator: Moral dilemma aboard the Touch-And-Go.
Narrator: Consider. . . Tagon has less than 30 seconds now before the ship's defenses fall, and this crisis came on so quickly that only he, Ennesby, and TAG know what awaits.
Narrator: The crew is blissfully oblivious. Their first indication that something is wrong will be instant death. . . What Tagon says will shape their last 22 seconds of life.
Ennesby: Captain?
Narrator: "It has been an honor," and "make your peace now" leap to mind, but do not make the cut.
Captain Tagon: All hands! We just got paid! Party on the rec deck, everybody!