Thursday January 31, 2008
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Admiral Emm: Captain Tagon, I'm Admiral Emm. Your interrogation will consist of a single question.
Captain Tagon: Umm. . . Okay.
Admiral Emm: Which would you choose: Death for your entire crew or a forced alteration of all your memories of these events?
Captain Tagon: I've already lied to them for their own good. I might as well let 'em have new memories.
Admiral Emm: Good answer. When we finish rewriting your history, you'll still be their Captain.
Captain Tagon: Will I still have gotten paid?