Saturday April 4, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part I


CDRE TAGON: General, in the interest of furthering healthy diplomatic relations between the Neoafan Freehold and the U.N.S., would you join us for dinner?

BALA-AMIN: *displayed* Yes, but be warned: I'm a strict bactotarian who likes to ask pointed questions.

CDRE TAGON: Outstanding.  We have a collection of three-star vat cultures, our chef loves to impress guests, and I leak like Dom Atlantis once I have a couple of drinks in me.

BALA-AMIN: Dinner it is, then.  I look forward to it.

TAGON: Dad, are you flirting with General Bala-Amin?

CDRE TAGON: While reminding her whose guns drilled that hole under Dom Atlantis?  Yes.