[Long description: The Chief is uncharacteristically irritated, but she considers her next words carefully.
Chief: It’s not unreasonable. The Empire administers thousands of systems. I think you’d lose track of a planet or two at some point.
The Chief’s irreverence stuns the Chronicler. She balls her fists up, shaking with rage.
Chronicler: WE DON’T PAY YOU TO THINK, CHIEF.
But the Chief claps back immediately.
Chief: You don’t pay me at all.
The Chronicler falls silent.]