I was just leafing through a notebook I used to keep next to my bed (and will likely start keeping there again now that I've found it again; it was in a box of stuff that got moved during Kidney Adventure last year), and came across a bit of dialogue I wrote late one night for Battle 07: Liberty, then didn't end up using. It would've gone in the brief exchange between Gryphon and M. while the former walked the latter back to her car, except that M. wound up taking a different tack and invalidating the setup:
M. I want to know what you've done to 005.
G That's not the sort of question a gentleman answers.
M. That shouldn't be a problem, then, as you're no gentleman.
M. She won't speak with me. She refuses to be debriefed.
G Not when she's with me.
G Sorry. That was tacky. And not even true. She doesn't wear briefs. But it would have been rude to pass on so meticulously prepared a straight line. You know, I think you do have a sense of humor. You just hide it 'cos you think it'd be career limiting. Well, don't worry. Your secret is safe with me.
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Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.