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(17:22)OITHEOI: Good evening, Daniel.
(17:22)MrE: Well, this is new.
(17:23)OITHEOI: There's a secure connection running through your DNI system. I created the tech for my field agents, but it's apparently easily adapted to interface with medical sensors.
(17:23)MrE: You sure have grown sophisticated since the last time we fought. May I ask what this is about?
(17:24)OITHEOI: You may find I've grown less obnoxiously edgy since then, too. The short story is that Gods wanted you dead, and Rasputin and I decided that shouldn't happen.
(17:25)MrE: I see.
(17:26)OITHEOI: I don't know what he wanted to kill you for. I was hoping you could shed some light on the subject.
(17:27)MrE: Unfortunately, no. I had been in Russia at the behest of their new election commission to advise on anti-corruption measures. Perhaps Gods favored a certain candidate, or perhaps he was merely afraid of some more nefarious actions on my end. I really couldn't tell you.
(17:28)OITHEOI: I have a hard time imagining Gods acting on a hunch.
(17:29)MrE: Then he probably had some stake in corrupting the election. Believe me when I say I'm retired, Oien.
(17:30)OITHEOI: I believe you.
(17:31)MrE: Then I wish I had more to tell you.
(17:32)OITHEOI: Did you see any particular signs of election fraud?
(17:33)MrE: All over the place, from every side, but nothing unusually eye-catching. I do believe the overall result was fair.
(17:34)MrE: If you wanted more information out of me, I'm afraid your barking up the wrong tree, and I doubt I'm healthy enough to torture.
(17:35)OITHEOI: No, I'm sorry, this really is about spiting Gods. Thank you.
(17:36)MrE: And thank you, as well. That's the second of you I owe my life to.
(17:37)OITHEOI: What do you mean?
(17:38)MrE: Oh, just musing. I'm afraid I've gotten in that habit in my old age...
(17:38)OITHEOI: Understood. I do have one follow-up question, if I may.
(17:39)MrE: Go ahead.
(17:40)OITHEOI: If you were in Russia, why were you in India?
(17:41)MrE: Oh, you know, I've still got the occasional old enemy... Keeping my route home circuitous was just common sense.
(17:41)OITHEOI: That makes sense.
(17:42)MrE: Listen, I've got a splitting headache and enough machines plugged into me to re-enact The Terminator. There's some very important napping I'd like to get back to, if it's all the same to you.
(17:43)OITHEOI: Of course, and I've got to get back to stopping Pancake from being more of a prick than he already is. If you'd like, I can have my fiance come online to watch over you, if you want someone a little more in the know than the ship's nursing staff.
(17:44)MrE: Fiance? I really am behind.
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