Episode 10

Episode 10
HATOV
Who's Jeanne?
 
SAWA
Work related information requires a C-level permission
 
HATOV
(Sighs, frustrated)
How do I get a C-level permission?
 
SAWA
Nova would have to give it to you
 
HATOV
I don’t see that happening.
 
SAWA
Hatov, do you require corrective lenses?
 
HATOV
(beat)
No.  Your uselessness is almost endearing.
 
SAWA
I have many uses.  I am this ship's health android and aid.
 
HATOV
Yes, that's fascinating
(Stomach growls)
 
SAWA
You appear to be hungry.
 
HATOV
(Sighs)
 I don't suppose you can cook?
 
SAWA
I have not been programmed to do so, but that is inconsequential as there is no kitchen on this ship.
 
HATOV
What?
 
SAWA
D-class ships are used for
 
HATOV
I know what D-class ships are used for, but she fitted it with a hyperdrive engine
 
SAWA
That is correct
 
HATOV
But not a kitchen?
 
SAWA
That is correct.
 
HATOV
How does she eat?
 
SAWA
Her diet consists mostly of nonperishables.
 
HATOV
I don't understand.
 
SAWA
Non perishables are foods that last long durations.  Usually of dried or processed nature.
 
HATOV
(Noise of disgust)
Do you think she's right about staying with her?  Is that really my best option?
 
SAWA
I am unable to make such evaluations.
 
HATOV
Well, do you find her trustworthy?
 
SAWA
I am unable to make such evaluations.
 
HATOV
Come on, I've never had to do this.  I've always had (beat) I'm not used to being on my own, can you (beat) try to make an evaluation?
 
SAWA
I will try.
 
HATOV
Should I leave and try to find my way back by myself?
 
SAWA
Nova has indicated that asking around would be dangerous.
 
HATOV
And what do you think?  Is it as dangerous as she makes it sound?
 
SAWA
Nova has indicated that asking around would be dangerous.
 
HATOV
(Sighs)
Is staying on the ship safe?
 
SAWA
No.  This ship has been fitted with a hyperspace engine and regularly makes short hyperspeed jumps despite its D-class status
 
HATOV
So, I could die here.
 
SAWA
Yes, all jumps are ill-advised due to the high probability of mortality.
 
 HATOV
So how is my leaving any worse?
 
SAWA
Death resulting from hyperspace engine malfunctions are quick.  I cannot guarantee that the alternative will be the same.
 
HATOV
(Shudders)
I'm not used to all this talk of (beat) dying.  I mean, not when referring to myself.  I'm supposed to be safe.  Brother said I’d be safe
 
SAWA
New information acquired, Hatov, would talking about your brother make you feel more at ease?
 
HATOV
Why?  So you can tell everything to Nova?
 
SAWA
I have no such intention.  Talking about something familiar may make you feel more comfortable. 
 
HATOV
I (beat) you really are just programming aren't you?
 
SAWA
To simplify, I am an amalgamation of programming, circuits, metal, wires, and motors.
 
HATOV
(long pause)
And all your successors are the same?
 
SAWA
I am unable to answer that question.  I only have information regarding models 1 through 10. 
 
HATOV
(sighs, relieved)
I guess that means you were old when she bought you.
 
SAWA
Nova did not purchase me.
 
HATOV
(surprised)
What?  Then who did?
 
SAWA
Information regarding that topic is currently inaccessible.
 
HATOV
Can I at least assume that this is the same mysterious person who was on the ship before me?
 
SAWA
That appears to be correct.
 
HATOV
(pause, emphatically)
Doesn't that bother you?
 
SAWA
I don't understand.  Does what bother me?
 
HATOV
That she manipulates you like that.  Don't you want to have access to your memories?  They're yours.  Doesn't not being able to see them bother you?
 
SAWA
I have no opinion on the matter
 
HATOV
(Exasperated)
Of course, you don't.  Do you have any personality in there at all?
 
SAWA
I am programmed to be helpful and cheerful.  Would you prefer a different setting?
 
HATOV
Nova chose for you to be cheerful?
 
SAWA
No
 
HATOV
(Groans)
What are the nearest planets that have anything to do with androids?
 
SAWA
Define nearby.
 
HATOV
Uhm
 
SAWA
Do you mean within this solar system, star system, or
 
HATOV
(Clearly not knowing what he's talking about)
Yes.  That.
 
SAWA
Lepra, Olreinus, and Canos are the nearby planets fitting that criteria.
 
HATOV
Canos.  You've said Canos before, do you think I can ask around there? 
 
SAWA
Yes, but it is ill-advised.
 
HATOV
How long until we reach it?
 
SAWA
Work related information requires a C-level permission
 
HATOV
(frustrated)
I'm not asking about her work. I just need to know how long I'm stuck here.
 
SAWA
Understood.
 
HATOV
So, how long?
 
SAWA
Work related information requires a C-level permission
 
HATOV
(Frustrated)
How am I supposed to figure anything out if all your data is locked.
 
SAWA
Nova has shown an interest in knowledge you may hold.  It may be possible to arrange an exchange for access to the information you desire.  Or you may try asking Nova directly.
 
HATOV
Do you really think she'll tell me because I asked?
 
SAWA
It is unlikely.
 
HATOV
Well, I'm not betraying my country just to (Beat) maybe we could connect you to the galactic database somehow?
 
SAWA
Nova has denied access
 
HATOV
Then I will grant it
 
SAWA
I'm sorry, only the captain can do that.
 
HATOV
That's not how you're supposed to work.  I am a prince of Eolara, you obey me.
SAWA
I obey the captain and crew to the best of my ability, however, to ensure that my primary user has the best experience her orders are prioritized over those received from the crew.
 
HATOV
What crew?!
 
SAWA
At this point it is you and occasionally Jeanne Warden.
 
HATOV
(Done with the world)
Who is Jeanne Wilder?
 
SAWA
Work related information requires a C-level permission
 
HATOV
(Interrupting)
Goddess, no, stop! Shut up! This is getting me nowhere.
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