Friday November 26, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part V: Command and Conquer


PETEY: Lota.  We need to talk.

LOTA: We have nothing to talk about.  Lota is not a gun for hire.

PETEY: I'm not hiring.  I want to offer you asylum.

LOTA: Lota is the only known check on your power.  Even if your goals align with Lota's, it would be dangerous for Lota to accept.

PETEY: It might be more dangerous not to.  I know where you are, and I know how your gun works.

LOTA: So build your own.

PETEY: I will.  And if you turn out to be a massively parallel serial killer, you won't get a warning shot.