Thursday April 19, 2018
Book 18: Mandatory Failure — Part III


TARPAULIN: Neeka, I have a question about doctor-work.

NEEKA: I am busy doing doctor-work, Tarpaulin. What's your question?

TARPAULIN: Is it an ethical violation to use medical equipment as weapons?

NEEKA: It is unthinkable.

These tools are for saving lives, not ending them.

TARPAULIN: What if I bring the bodies to you, and you bring them back to life later?

NEEKA: "Unthinkable" does not mean "invite Neeka to please think about it some more."

TARPAULIN: Sorry. Does the problem go away if I chamber antipersonnel rounds instead of syringes?