Sunday September 18, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


NARRATOR: Maxim 61 says "Don't bring big grenades into small rooms."


NARRATOR: Maxim 20 says, "If you're not willing to shell your own position, you're not willing to win."


CDRE TAGON: We're hit! Iafa, status report!



IAFA: We hit the boarders, Commodore.

Captain Tagon detonated an STS warhead in the Fabber annex.

KATHRYN: *whispering* Oh no... no no no.

IAFA: He was carrying it at the time.

CDRE TAGON: That idiot.

We could have abandoned the ship, scuttled it.

NARRATOR: Maxim 70 says "Failure is not an option. It is mandatory. The only option is whether or not to let failure be the last thing you do."

IAFA: No, sir. We would have been overrun before Boat Four could return to us.

The boarders have been neutralized. Captain Tagon's plan worked.

CDRE TAGON: Am I allowed to be happy about that?

KATHRYN: Yes, sir.

You can countermand me on this, but I respectfully advise against it.