"It's not her ship, it's the robot's ship!"
—Keith J. Carberry

Episode 25

Opening Narration

It’s been five years, exactly, since they last spoke face to face. There on the boardwalk of Vox’s largest city, in the warmth of a sea breeze, lost together in the murmuring wave of the most patriotic of revelers.
“It’s heavy is what it is,” the veteran’s voice trailed away and he thought about how unfair it all was. What a miserable responsibility to give to someone so young. He sipped at his drink, a glowing concoction of red and blue. A little umbrella with the colors of the Diasporan flag. Very patriotic. And Quintin- no Jerboa, now his name was Jerboa, he reminded himself. He mirrored the actions of his role model. Eyes wide as the alcohol touched his young tongue.
“But don’t worry, little man, you can carry that weight.”
Jerboa smiled.
“And hey, you got a good one, Detachment is... it’s like a falcon.”
“Oh a, uh, falcon it’s a bird, a big bird, wide wings,” he gestured. His arms stretched out, his body menacing and beautiful. The tourists on the boardwalk automatically cleared space for him without knowing why, whistling their nationalistic hymns, “sharp talons, incredible speed, a fierce hunger.”
Fireworks blossomed above them, punctuating this metaphor. Jerboa tilted his head under the erratic light, “If Detachment is a falcon, then what's Righteousness?”
Ibex resisted the mechanistic urge to bite his tongue, “Oh Quentin,” he ran his hand down his little brother’s fresh fade, “it’s a vulture, man. It’s a fucking vulture.”

Featured Players

"If Han Solo Used To Be Beyoncé, or: Hashtag Otechku" · "I Would Like a Bribe" · "Soldier Game" · "It's Fine, We're Criminals" · "The Bells Are Ringing"" · "A Ship of Seeds" · "Here's Your Bribe Tip" · "I Am Not Allowed" · "Our Hostage Below" · "This Month of Ours" · "Drawing Clocks" · "A Thing You Know About Nightclubs" · "A Home After a Wake" · "Our Customer of the Month" · "We've All Killed People" · "A Candle in the Sun" · "The Rear Left Engine" · "Metal That Has Died Twice" · "The Order of Things" · "The Road You Take and Who You Take It With"" · "The Glimmer Incident: The Executive Enters!" · "Crisis! (A Solemn Vow Above the Sea of Counterweight)" · "The Broken Branch" · "An Astonishingly Illegal Ship"" · "It's Still Dark Out" · "You Can Call Me Captain" · "Do You Have Room For Me?" · "An Animal Out of Context" · "A Special Kind of Warmth" · "Three Conversations" · "Another Facility Among Trees" · "Expertize with a Z" · "Through the Crosshairs" · "A Fractal Garden and an Intercepted Message" · "Reaching Out" · "A Knock at the Door" · "Everything is Temporary" · "Visions from Windows, Or: The Last Time the Bomb Dropped" · "Found Footage" · "Just Another Machine" · "The Storm Over September" · "A Splintered Branch, A Ringing Bell Pt. 1" · "A Splintered Branch, A Ringing Bell Pt. 2" · "A Splintered Branch, A Ringing Bell Pt. 3" · "Live Post-Mortem"

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