Tuesday January 2, 2018
Book 18: Mandatory Failure — Part II


CAPTAIN KAEPU: Yesterday things were simple. It was just us, and too much work.

Today it's us, too much work, an angry U.P.A. battlegroup, four warships full of mercenaries, an unknown band of looters, and I don't dare ask what else.

GUGRO: Do you dare to spin your ladder-cycle around?

TARPAULIN: Hello, Captain Kaepu.

I belong in the category you've labeled "company of mercenaries."

CAPTAIN KAEPUYesterday that category wasn't even a thing, let alone a thing that belongs on my ship.