Wednesday November 23, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


IAFA: Commodore, I was supposed to wait three days before doing something, but I think you may want me to do it now.

CDRE TAGON: Did my son order you to withhold something from me for three days?

IAFA: You're good at this.

CDRE TAGON: So... you can't directly answer my question, but you can obey a countermanding order issued by me?

IAFA: I'm a slave to some pretty twisty logic.

CDRE TAGON: And I'm a slave to some outdated natural selection mechanisms. We'll get through this.