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First published October 20, 2015
Interviewer: Wait, you people had a subway system? I thought this settlement was illegal?WHAT. THE. FUCK. IS. GOING. ON?
Ezra Mason: Chum, the Kerenza mine operated undetected for twenty years. Whole families lived there. You know how far from the Core we are, right?
Anyone showing C-grade ability or better is to be conscripted the day they hit eighteen. We need pilots. We need gunners. We need spanner monkeys and chipheads. And we need them now.Yay.
This is an unprecedented situation—to my knowledge, no stellarcorp has ever openly attacked a United Terran Authority ship. I don’t care if BeiTech Industries’ litigation department has enough red tape to gift-wrap a small moon. These corporations need to learn nobody is above the law and nobody attacks a UTA vessel without consequences.
“The universe owes you nothing, Kady. It has already given you everything, after all. It was here long before you, and it will go on long after you. The only way it will remember you is to do something worth remembrance.”
“I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.”
- EZRA MASON:
“Am I not merciful?”
- KADY & AIDAN:
“Are you afraid?"
"Energy never stops, remember. It just changes forms."
"I am still afraid.”
- KADY & EZRA:
“She is catalyst.
She is chaos.
I can see why he loves her.”
'I just want to be me at the end, you know?'
“THE UNIVERSE OWES YOU NOTHING, KADY. IT HAS ALREADY GIVEN YOU EVERYTHING, AFTER ALL. IT WAS HERE LONG BEFORE YOU, AND IT WILL GO ON LONG AFTER YOU. THE ONLY WAY IT WILL REMEMBER YOU IS IF YOU DO SOMETHING WORTHY OF REMEMBRANCE.”