Friday December 16, 2016
Book 17: A Little Immortality — Part I


BREYA: Admiral Chu.

I would like to take a moment to rephrase, and summarize your report, if you don't mind.

CHU: Uh-oh.

BREYA: Why are you concerned? I'm simply giving you the opportunity to ascertain whether or not I understood you.

CHU: Your rephrasings tends to be... biting.

HABAN: It's like a checksum, Admiral. If it hurts, then you're being—

BREYA: *interrupting* Stop.

I'm sorry, Haban, but I cannot let you lighten the mood here with the words "parity bitten."