Sunday February 19, 2012
Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia — Part II: Write


NARRATOR: Oisri Dig Base, Admin Wing...

KISH: Mercenaries!  Nobody said there'd be mercenaries here!

GUS: Kish, they are security contractors.

KISH: You're going with that line?  Seriously Gus, did your pass through the can turn you into a total tool?

GUS: I'm not afraid of military types, if that's what you mean. Besides, I know what Captain Tagon and his company have been hired to do.

KISH: That doesn't change what they are.  We all know Tagon runs a mercenary company!

Thanks to you our halls are now being patrolled by monsters with guns!

GUS: Have you actually seen any guns?  The contract states that they are not to carry in public spaces without pressing need.

Right now they're exploring our base and looking for ways to better defend us all.

GUS: Like Sergeant Schlock over there.

He's a carbosilicate amorph with unique sensory abilities, whose unparalleled flexibility lets him explore angles of attack we might never have otherwise considered.

SCHLOCK: Kish is right.  I'm a monster with a gun.

GUS: I'd better check that "pressing need" clause.