Chapter Fourteen Page 17
And so . . .
Woman: Mmm . . .
Cohen: Hey, babe . . . Guess who’s got a few million bucks and a physical inability to accidentally get you pregnant?
Scientist: No, he’ll recover enough to transform in roughly five minutes. The only question is, which piece is “him”, and which is now dead weight?
Cohen: The Contract . . . ! No, don’t fade away! I need to transcribe you!
Lawyer: Are you sure you don’t want to wear a tie, sir?
Cohen: It’s only buyout negotiations. They’re lucky I bothered to wear a jacket.
[Caption: Miranda Imani Lake]
Secretary: What do I do with this, boss?
Cohen: Stick it in a file.
Created by humans, but artificially limited to fighting each other . . . Can that be the original design, or did someone come along later and depower them?
Cohen: Patrick, if it’s possible to create more Beings, do you think it would be ethical to do so?
Patrick: If you want to try it, sir, I don’t see why not!
Cohen: Yeah, I knew you would say something like that.