"Movements of Fire and Shadow"

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"Personal journal, Captain Elizabeth Lochley, addendum. The Centauri war continues to spiral out of control. The thread of retaliation has already reached Babylon 5. Over half dozen Centauri have been murdered in just the last three days."
	-- Captain Lochley in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"If this continues, we may have no choice but to quarantine the Centauri. We'll have to try and limit them to parts of the station where they won't run into anyone they are currently at war with. Unfortunately, that seems to be just about everyone right now. So, my options seem to be somewhat limited."
	-- Captain Lochley in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"The Centauri have begun targeting enemy jumpgates."
"But-- It's a violation of every rule of civilized warfare. Wars come and go, but the jumpgates have to go on. Otherwise the entire hyperspace beacon system falls apart. If that happens, it'll hurt them as much as anyone else."
	-- Sheridan and Lochley in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"Something's bothering you. What is it?"
"I need to ask you to do something I don't want to ask you to do."
"If it's about me wearing those little-- I appreciate the gift and I didn't say I wouldn't wear them, I just said that .. for me, from a Minbari perspective, I thought that it looked silly."
"No, it's not anything to do with that."
"[Sigh] Business then?"
	-- Delenn and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"But don't take any unnecessary risks."
"People always say that. They want to find lives in which risk is unnecessary. There's only one problem with that: It's impossible."
	-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"As you know, our ships have been in combat with .. well, just about everyone, really. Our biggest losses have been on the Drazi space. They are real good fighters. Not terrific conversationalists, and their table manners can make you go blind in one eye, but .. really tough behind the weapons consoles. But .. on the occasion that we've destroyed one of their ships, we have always returned their bodies to them. They have not made the same for us in return."
	-- Vir to Lyta & Franklin in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"I'm willing to go along and help out Stephen, we've worked well together in the past, but .. considering the risk involved I'm gonna have to ask for a slightly higher fee than usual."
"Well, all right, I can--"
"500'000 credits."
	-- Lyta to Vir in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"Has she changed or is it me?"
"Oh, she's changed. Have you talked to Londo about this? Maybe he could .. pull some strings."
"The prime minister is otherwise engaged just now."
	-- Vir and Franklin in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"I still think you should leave, Mollari."
"No. I said where you go, I go. It's become a matter of principle."
"You picked a terrible moment in your social evolution to develop principles. Perhaps you can start with something simpler, the moral equivalent of the opposable thumb, for instance."
	-- G'Kar and Londo in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"Who .. who are you? What do they want from me?"
"Yes. He will be sufficient."
	-- Londo and Drakh in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"You were having a nightmare."
"Yes, terrible."
	-- G'Kar and Londo in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"Who knew the could make such a .. stench .. Great Maker, I don't even want to thing about it. I couldn't stay there a moment longer. And the smell's not the worst of it, it was the burning in my eyes. I think my buttons are melting."
	-- Londo in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"Anyway, those are their tactics. What is the overall strategy? They can't just fight a war to fight a war and honk off your neighbors. There have to be definite and to their minds achievable goals. Now what are they? What does it look like they might be? Are they moving toward anything."
"Their strategy has not yet become clear."
"And this doesn't seem strange to you?"
	-- Sheridan and Kulomani in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"--the other way, maybe you could--"
"Yeah, you're right."
"Why don't you just ask somebody?"
"No, no. I've got a map. Don't worry about that."
"What is it with you men?"
"Here we go."
"Are you sure you know where we're going?"
"Yes, it's the .. same hotel that .. Michael stayed at. Said the room service is good and bed is cheap and staff is friendly."
"Meaning the food stinks, the rooms are small and the staff will knife you in the back when you're not looking."
"Exactly. All right, I think it's .. it's that way."
	-- Lyta and Franklin in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"We have no Centauri bodies here."
	-- Dr. Varia in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"I know this. I know what this is."
	-- Lyta in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"Hello, Mollari."
"Regent?"
"I told you we would speak again before the end. I always try to keep my promises, especially to those who have been kind to me .. as you have been."
"It is no burden. Regent, I have been trying to see you for some time. Our ships--"
"Yes. .. I know."
"Then you gave the order."
"After a fashion. I have always tried to do the right thing, you know, when circumstances allowed."
"We all do, Regent."
"Yes. And now it is your time. Mine is almost over. I have to say, I'll be glad of it. I'm so tired of it all, Londo. I'm glad .. I won't live to see what follows."
"Why? What is going to follow?"
	-- Regent and Londo in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"What do you mean there weren't any crew aboard?"
"Garibaldi said that there were two seperate Centauri fleets engaged in the war: one defensive, one offensive, that no one in the Centauri military knew anything about the attacks, only that they were defending themselves against us. Now we know why."
	-- Sheridan and Franklin in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"This is leftover Shadow technology, Mr. President. Vorlons gave me information on them in case I ever ran across one of them. And I understand a few years ago one was found by the Psi Corps. It's an organic device used to control a ship from a long distance. You put two or three of these on board a starship and .. you don't even need a crew."
	-- Lyta to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"
"It's going to be a pretty night, the last one I will ever see."
"You shouldn't talk that way, Regent. You still have many years ahead of you. That's why it's important to recall the ships. We can still make peace."
"Oh, there will be peace, for a while. It never lasts, really. They said so. They said two things, actually. That there will be peace and that it won't last. They also said I would be dead by morning and that tomorrow .. you will be emperor. They said many, many things. Things I didn't want to hear. Things I didn't understand. And things I didn't want to understand."
"They? Who are they, Regent?"
"Oh, you will find out for yourself soon enough, Londo. You shouldn't rush your last free hours. And there were something else they told me .. to do. And I did it just a few moments before I came to see you. The last thing I will ever have to do for them. And in a way .. I'm glad it's over."
"What did they ask you to do?"
"To send away all the ships .. guarding Centauri Prime on a false emergency and turn off the planetary defense network."
"No!"
"I think I'll stay .. and watch from here. The sky should be lighting up any time now. I imagine .. it will be .. quite beautiful."
"No!"
	-- Regent and Londo in Babylon 5:"Movements of Fire and Shadow"

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