Saturday February 21, 2009
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Epilogue


Lota: Mistress Ventura. . .
Para Ventura: Yipe! How did you get in here?
Lota: The Touch-And-Go still honors Lota for authorized teraporting. Irrelevant. . . Mistress, Lota still feels compulsion to obey you. Lota cannot function as an elected executive in this condition.
Para Ventura: If I remove that compulsion, what's to stop you from becoming a tyrant?
Lota: If you leave it in place, what is to stop you from becoming a tyrant?
Para Ventura: I made you too smart. I knew I was making you too smart, but I did it anyway.