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01.25.2013 , 01:15 PM |
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I give you a 180-word
, featuring Nalenne and Niselle. No spoilers.
When Nalenne answered the holo, she found Niselle making a bad attempt at her usual languid calm. "Lenny," she said.
Nalenne beamed. "Yeees?"
"When, exactly, did you get access to an orbital bombardment-capable platform?"
"Oh," and now Nalenne took a turn making a bad attempt at casualness, "I had Quinn call in a dreadnaught for the weekend. I can do that because I, unlike some people, married someone useful."
"I'm cutting off funding to the entire Imperial Navy until I get a formal apology."
"That is fine by me," purred Nalenne.
"He won't like it."
"He's on my payroll, our operations won't slow down. So tell me, how's the statue to your own glory going?"
"It's currently a smoldering crater, as you well know, Lenny."
"It's a pity you hadn't even finished it yet." Nalenne's voice was thick with self-satisfaction. "Those slave revolts, you know? It's just impossible to get anything done these days."
"Don't think this is a setback for me, dear sister." Niselle's holo image leaned closer. "Monuments may come and go, but hatred lasts forever."
"'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and AAAAAAAGGGGHH PANIC.'
Nothing beside remains...
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