Saturday January 11, 2014
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part III: Exhalation and Exit Strategies


TAGON: Ambassador, how long are your batteries good for?  This is a big space to keep lit.

HIOEFUA: Batteries are not being used.  The provision of power is coming from our vessel's coupling with the station.

TAGON: You're coupling with the enemy?

HIOEFUA: Apologies.  "Coupling" is confusion-making with innuendo, yes?  Neither offending nor denigrating reproduction was—

TAGON: *interrupting* It's not that, Ambassador.

TAGON: Although, "in bed with the enemy" is an expression that fits here.

Excuse me.  I need to check "under my pillow" to see if I still have a "knife."