A is in his study trying to figure out Gnommish, H has been called into root's office, the scene on pg 35
I Can't Give Up Now
H: Every bloody morning it's always the same: Short, get in here, your late, fix your helmet, your uniform's dirty, heavens sake stand up straight, wipe that look off your face,
Commander! Can you pick on someone ELSE for a change?
It's 'cause I'm a girl,
You think they'd be happy to have some sense around here!
But yet I'm bombarded with teasing and pickup lines, and lectures about timeliness that others don't get,
Just because a few males got it into their heads that policing is no job for a girlie!
I'm NOT a girlie.
A: It's testing me, actively resisting me, doesn't fit with English, Chinese, Greek, Arabic, anything!
It's so frustrating, must not let it win
Remember your father, lost in the Arctic
I can't give up now.
So it matches Egyptian, print both out, compare
I've got the letters, press decode
Am I a genius or am I?
There must be a solution
H: There must be a solution somewhere.
'Cause, judging my temper, ignoring is NOT going to work!
I've tried everything
A: I've tried everything I can think of.
Chinese top to bottom, Arabic right to left, the letters are right, the order is wrong.
H: I feel like punching something
A: Quitting is crossing my mind.
A-H: But I can't give up now.
H: I've got something to prove, but it's always easier to prove if someone has done it first.
But I guess that's not the point.
A: I've got all the clues but I can't put it together. What do those arrows mean?
It's midnight, but
A-H: I can't give up now.
A: Gnommish, Gnommish. What blasted translation system doesn't have Gnommish?
H: Commander, don't you understand?
Sexism was a thing practiced 800 years ago, NOT today!
A-H: But I can't give up
H: Not today, not tomorrow
A: I can't admit defeat, even if I'm circling in spirals.
Spirals! That's it!
H: I can't go no matter how crazy it sounds.
I can't give up.
A: Not now
Last edited by Athena32
on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:04 am, edited 2 times in total.
I'm fine, seeing as you asked.-Foaly
Gnommish… Gnommish… What blasted translation system doesn’t have Gnommish?