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Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
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NARRATOR: Aboard Chesapeake...
BALA-AMIN: You've called me on my logic once already. Check me again.
Admiral Emm said that Murtaugh had secrets that might start a civil war.
Tangent Andreyasn said that Murtaugh had a dangerous secret to share.
That secret was revealed to you, and you did not trust me with it.
Therefore, the secret includes elements implicating U.N.S. military officials but you don't know which officials.
But now you and I can both conclude that Admiral Emm is implicated, and very likely seeks to slap a lid on this, or cover her involvement.
NARRATOR: Walking in Dom Atlantis...
SORLIE: Your logic falls apart right at the end, because all I have is your word that Emm spoke to you.
If you were worried that you were implicated, you'd try to convince me that someone else was at fault in order to coax the details out of me.
Once you had those details, you'd know how to begin damage control, and that would probably include eliminating me.
SORLIE: To my mind, a court martial increases my life expectancy.
BALA-AMIN: Assuming you make it there.
SORLIE: Are you... are you threatening me, General?
BALA-AMIN: Of course not. Chester is analyzing your stream for enhanced situational awareness.
You've picked up a tail, and you may be walking into an ambush.
BALA-AMIN: If you trust me at all, you'll... oh, good.
SORLIE: I'd like to challenge your logic on the word "good."
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