Sunday May 31, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part I


BALA-AMIN: Sorlie, Landon, on me...

SORLIE: What do you need, sir?

BALA-AMIN: I'm an ambassador now. I need an embassy.

BALA-AMIN: Sorlie, take my shopping list back to Chesapeake. Add to it as you see fit.

You may conscript a few valuable assets who do not volunteer, but only a few.

BALA-AMIN: Landon, our Neoafan hosts have selected a few of Jumpstar's pods for our use.

Secure them.

LANDON: General, I will need a full platoon to properly secure anything.

BALA-AMIN: Captain Sorlie will be sending you a platoon.

Also, you have my permission to extend Tenzy's leash a bit.

LANDON: Tenzy is uncomforable with the word "leash," General. It makes her feel like a pet.

BALA-AMIN: Captain, I'm uncomfortable with the symbiosis you have with your sentient weapon. It makes me feel like half a person.

TENZY: I could complete you.

BALA-AMIN: You'll have to settle for completing missions.