Saturday March 15, 2014
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part III: Exhalation and Exit Strategies

Thus ends Schlock Mercenary Book 14: Broken Wind. 

Fortune has favored the bold, and Captain Tagon's little company of mercenaries has been better paid than ever before. Naturally this raises two questions: will the company remain little, and will it remain his... 


GEN. TAGON: Three ships, Son.  For better or for worse, they're following you.  They're your responsibility.  That makes you a commodore.  Promote yourself.

TAGON: "Commodore Tagon..."

TAGON: Dad...


TAGON: Look, I'm sorry we spent all those years hating each other.  I'm glad Bristle-- err, Cindercone meddled and schemed to get us back on speaking terms.

TAGON: I respect you, and I... and...  Well, your advice has been more helpful than I've been willing to admit.

GEN. TAGON: "But?"

TAGON: "But" I've spent all my time at the top of a short command chain.  I don't know how to be a commodore.

GEN. TAGON: Well, hullnuts.  Now I feel like a real jerk.

GEN. TAGON: I thought you were going to say "But stay out of my business."

TAGON: Out?  This company needs a seasoned senior officer.

And, you know...

"Commodore Tagon" does have a nice ring to it.