Thursday June 2, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


NARRATOR: Broken Wind, 620 million kilometers from Uli-Oa...

IAFA: The bubble-zero VDA is online. Bubble-one will be up in four hours.

TAGON: How long on bubbles two and three? I want this system secure.

IAFA: In fifty-three hours we'll have a 261-minute anti-teraport perimeter which we can maintain indefinitely.

TAGON: What do you mean by "indefinitely?"

IAFA: "Forever, provided nobody destroys our stuff." We don't know when that will happen, so it's indefinite.

TAGON: Fifty-three hours until I still can't rest easy, then.