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xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Ding dong!

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

You know, when I said I was going on retreat, I meant it. Go away; whatever news you have, I don't want to hear it.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Is that any way to treat a ship born out of that huge GSV belly of yours?

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

I mean it.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Yes, yes. As much as it might seem like it, I'm not disturbing your tramping just to watch you frown. Thought you might like to know that a visitor is incoming. Since you're the alpha dog here and everything.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

To this stretch of space?

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Yup.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

There's nothing in this volume worth even sniffing at. Who is it?

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

The one and only Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

You've got to be kidding me.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

It's probably out here on orders. The usual SC stand-by stuff, mind you, nothing exciting for you to worry about.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

I've got nothing against the Falling Outside... being here on SC business. I think it's one of Contact's better agents, frankly.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

That's a rare opinion. So why do I get the impression that you're not exactly pleased it's coming?

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

Take a moment to remember who else is hanging about the system.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Checking. Oh. I see.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

Yes. You see.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Has the Meatfucker ever even met the FONMC? Because, wow. Whoo-ee. Yowzers.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

You're not helping.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

C'mon, big guy, what's the worse that could happen? The Grey Area's usually too busy doing… whatever it's doing to bother with something like, say, inter-Mind communication.

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son Switch to tight beam.

I will know if you transmit this anywhere else, so don't try, but take a look at this and tell me exactly what you think the "worse that could happen" might be.

Transfer of passenger manifest of the GCU Grey Area.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Transfer received.

Oh, bloody fuck. Sorry, I take everything I said back. This is an enormous shitshow. I guess it's actually your turn in the round robin to trail after the human, eh? Oh, man. That's a tough break. On the Meatfucker, too, of all ships. What did he do to deserve that? Besides starting and ending a few planet-wide wars, I hear he's an okay guy. Oof.

So much for a "retreat," huh?

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

Mm. I'm still free to do anything I want besides setting my course. This assignment's just therapeutic, ambulatory guard duty 90% of the time, until shit like this happens.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

Are you going to stick around to see what happens?

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

Don't have a choice. Given the option, though, I believe my answer to that would've been: fuck no.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

You can't say that it won't be entertaining to watch...

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

You and I have very different definitions of entertainment, then.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
  oGSV Better To Ask Permission

You'd rather tramp around the galaxy watching metaphorical paint dry than see this?

xGSV Better To Ask Permission
  oGCV Nothing To Fear, Son

My loss, I know. Anyway, thanks for the heads up.

xGCV Nothing To Fear, Son
    oGSV Better To Ask Permission

No problem. NTFS out.


xPS Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints
  oGCU (Ostracised) Grey Area

Hello, hello.

xGCU (Ostracised) Grey Area
  oPS Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints

Well, this is an unexpected pleasure. Hello to you too.

xPS Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints
  oGCU (Ostracised) Grey Area

Want to play a game?

xGCU (Ostracised) Grey Area
  oPS Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints

Depends. What's the game?

xPS Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints
  oGCU (Ostracised) Grey Area

Oh, you'll enjoy this one, Meatfucker. What starts with a Z.... and ends with akalwe?