Monday January 25, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


PETEY: The kill fee is already in your account, Commodore, so you can back out now.

If that's what you want.

CDRE TAGON: What I want is to know if you lied to us, or simply had bad intel.

PETEY: Which answer would you prefer?

CDRE TAGON: Bad intel means you have data problems, and that frightens me.

Lying means you need us to do a thing we don't want to do, and that's typical.

PETEY: So if my intel was bad, the lie you want to hear is that I lied to you about the mission.

CDRE TAGON: I am sorry I ever told you what I want.