Sunday September 6, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part III: Credomar Command


NARRATOR: En route to Credomar...

PI: Commander, may I run some explosives training for the platoon?

KEVYN: We're aboard a commercial vessel, Lieutenant.  Do you really think that's a good idea?

PI: Well, Wick's the only one who's got any practical experience.  The rest of the platoon might as well be green.

KEVYN: You only heard half of what I said, Pi.  Let me be clearer this time.

We are aboard a commercial vessel, and the civilian passengers will almost certainly panic upon overhearing your discussions about explosives.

PI: Discussions?  That's not training.  That's just talk.  The platoon needs some hands-on.

KEVYN: All our... sufficiently energetic gear is locked and stowed.  This means I can say "No" without wondering how crazy you have to be to not understand me when I tell you that this is a bad idea.

PI: I don't need our gear, sir.  The cafe is stocked up just fine.

(unknown, other side of ship): Hey!  Who made off with all the powdered cream?