Chapter Twelve Page 10
Miranda: And what about the name? Did Sparrow choose that too? Or were you just, somehow, not able to change it?
Bianca: . . . You always call him “Patrick”.
I had the chance to name him, after making the Contract, and I tried to make him pick his own . . . Told him if that was too hard, he could pick his favorite from names he’d had before.
So in spite of everything, you liked the name your last Master gave you best?
Patrick: Technically, yes . . .
. . . it was the only one I could remember.
Bianca: Listen, Miranda, I didn’t grow up around Beings, and neither did my roommmate. I haven’t been making strategic decisions, here. Everything to do with Patrick has been basically random . . .
Well, at least, it’s all been inadvertent.
Patrick: It would be less random if you would give more orders!