Tuesday May 26, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part I


BREYA: General Bala-Amin, do you have a moment to talk?

BALA-AMIN: I have however many moments you require, Secretary General, sir. I can always make more.

BREYA: Very good. I—  Wait... Is that Tagon in the background?

BALA-AMIN: Both of the Tagons, yes.

BREYA: Those sneaky, testosterone-poisoned oafs invited you over because they knew I'd be calling you, and they wanted to watch.

BALA-AMIN: How could my oafish hosts be privy to your schedule, sir?

HABAN: Secretary General, you have a conference request from the Plenipotent Dominion.

BREYA: Well, speak of the privy.