Cohen: Frankly, I don’t expect the public to get it. Even many humans with authority over a Being struggle to grasp that kind of scale.

You’ve made a talking point of not taking action just to advance your own popularity. That’s going to be tested now.

Bennett: Hmph.

Speaking of authority . . . where’s your Being? Did you not bring it along? I thought they didn’t like to be left alone. I mean, that’s what I’ve heard.

Cohen: There’s no point in looking. As a shapechanger, it could be anyone in this room. Including me.

Bennett: . . .


Here . . .

Grab a napkin and write something.

(scribble scribble)

Bennett (reading): “That was very clever. I’m surprised.” . . . Hey!

Cohen: Sorry — that should read “I’m surprised, Congressman.”