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** There's a tinge of sadness when Gregor softly tells Miles afterward, "I wish she were real."


-->Despite Negri's surprise, neither Piotr nor Aral seemed at all panicked. No wasted motion; no wasted words.

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-->Despite Negri's surprise, neither Piotr nor Aral seemed at all panicked. No wasted motion; no wasted words.\\
'''Aral:''' ''(to Piotr)'' You, take the boy. ''(Piotr nods)'' Meet us -ó no. Don't tell even me where. You contact us.\\
'''Piotr:''' Right.\\
'''Aral:''' Take Cordelia.\\
'''Piotr:''' ''({{beat}})'' Ah.\\
'''Aral:''' And Sergeant Bothari. For Cordelia. Drou being temporarily off duty.\\
'''Piotr:''' I must have Esterhazy, then.\\
'''Aral:''' I'll want the rest of your men.\\
'''Piotr:''' Right.


-->'''Cordelia:''' ''(thinking)'' No wasted words.

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-->'''Cordelia:''' ''(thinking)'' -->Despite Negri's surprise, neither Piotr nor Aral seemed at all panicked. No wasted motion; no wasted words.


* Also from ''Barrayar'', Aral and Piotr are having an extremely heated exchange, but when they learn Vordarian has started his coup, both Aral and Piotr become united as if nothing happened, and extremely pragmatic. Thanks to Cordelia nudging Illyan to keep his eye on Vordarian, Aral was even prepared for it.

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* Also from ''Barrayar'', Aral and Piotr are having an extremely heated exchange, but when they learn Vordarian has started his coup, both Aral and Piotr become united as if nothing happened, the argument never existed, and turn extremely pragmatic.pragmatic in their plans to combat him. Thanks to Cordelia nudging Illyan to keep his eye on Vordarian, Aral was even prepared for it.

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* Also from ''Barrayar'', Aral and Piotr are having an extremely heated exchange, but when they learn Vordarian has started his coup, both Aral and Piotr become united as if nothing happened, and extremely pragmatic. Thanks to Cordelia nudging Illyan to keep his eye on Vordarian, Aral was even prepared for it.
-->'''Cordelia:''' ''(thinking)'' No wasted words.


** The War of Vordarian's Pretendership comes to a rapid conclusion, and a Barrayaran legend is born. Becomes a BrickJoke in ''Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen'' when she complains she only brought home ''one'' body part ''once'', and she can NeverLiveItDown. [[invoked]]

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** The War of Vordarian's Pretendership comes to a rapid conclusion, and a Barrayaran legend is born. Becomes a BrickJoke in ''Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen'' when she complains she only brought home ''one'' body part ''once'', and she can NeverLiveItDown.[[OnceDoneNeverForgotten no one will forget it]]. [[invoked]]


* Ekaterin, in ''Komarr'', gets one by standing up to her abusive husband and telling him point blank that she's going to leave him, never losing her temper or showing fear even when he throws one of her prized plants over the balcony. Miles himself understands how brave this was, as he knows full well how dangerous it can be to challenge someone bigger and stronger than you.

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* Ekaterin, in ''Komarr'', gets one by standing stands up to her emotionally abusive husband and telling tells him point blank that she's going to leave him, never losing her temper or showing fear even when he throws one of her prized plants over the balcony.balcony of their flat. Miles himself understands how brave this was, as he knows full well how dangerous it can be to challenge someone bigger and stronger than you.


-->'''Miles:''' She gets nothing, then? Through no fault of her own, she's stripped of all normal widow's benefits just because of her... late husband's recklessness?
-->''(Vorsoisson shrugs helplessly.)''
-->'''Miles:''' Wait. Gregor does not approve of widows being left destitute. Trust me on this one. Vorsoisson, go ahead and run the benefits through for her anyway.
-->'''Vorsoisson:''' I can'tóhowódo you want me to alter the date of his resignation?
-->'''Miles:''' No, of course not. Simply make it by an Imperial order.
-->'''Vorsoisson:''' ''(taken aback)'' There are no places on the forms for an Imperial order!
-->'''Miles:''' A design defect you shall have to correct, Administrator Vorsoisson.

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-->'''Miles:''' --->'''Miles:''' She gets nothing, then? Through no fault of her own, she's stripped of all normal widow's benefits just because of her... late husband's recklessness?
-->''(Vorsoisson --->''(Vorsoisson shrugs helplessly.)''
-->'''Miles:''' --->'''Miles:''' Wait. Gregor does not approve of widows being left destitute. Trust me on this one. Vorsoisson, go ahead and run the benefits through for her anyway.
-->'''Vorsoisson:''' --->'''Vorsoisson:''' I can'tóhowódo you want me to alter the date of his resignation?
-->'''Miles:''' --->'''Miles:''' No, of course not. Simply make it by an Imperial order.
-->'''Vorsoisson:''' --->'''Vorsoisson:''' ''(taken aback)'' There are no places on the forms for an Imperial order!
-->'''Miles:''' --->'''Miles:''' A design defect you shall have to correct, Administrator Vorsoisson.


** Mark's hands down CMOA are his PreMortemOneLiner to Ryoval: "I am too a Vorkosigan. The one who was trained as a deep-penetration mole and assassin. It really pisses me off when people underestimate me, y'know?"

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** Mark's hands down CMOA are his PreMortemOneLiner to Ryoval: "I am too a Vorkosigan. The one who was trained as a deep-penetration mole and assassin. It really pisses me off when people underestimate me, y'know?"y'know?" [[spoiler:He then proceeds to bludgeon Ryoval to death with his bare feet, and retain enough composure to secure Ryoval's passcodes and find a way out of the Baron's stronghold without getting caught.]]
** [[spoiler:And ''then'' he Deals with Baron Fell, giving him control over House Ryoval in exchange for liberating the Durona group. Miles, a disbelieving observer, is in complete awe.]]


--->'''Miles:''' My grandfather... learned his political science from the Cetagandans. Mad Emperor Yuro offered him a postgraduate education after that. My grandfather schooled my father. ''(thinking)'' ''And both of them schooled me. This is the only warning you will receive, Richars.''

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--->'''Miles:''' My grandfather... learned his political science from the Cetagandans. Mad Emperor Yuro Yuri offered him a postgraduate education after that. My grandfather schooled my father. ''(thinking)'' ''And both of them schooled me. This is the only warning you will receive, Richars.''

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** Before that, when Richars tries to recruit Miles but inadvertently turns him against him, with Miles giving him a subtle warning. (Richars is not a subtle man.)
--->'''Miles:''' My grandfather... learned his political science from the Cetagandans. Mad Emperor Yuro offered him a postgraduate education after that. My grandfather schooled my father. ''(thinking)'' ''And both of them schooled me. This is the only warning you will receive, Richars.''


--> '''Aral:''' ''(quiet aside to Cordelia)'' Very, very rarely. But when we did, we won.

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--> '''Aral:''' ''(quiet aside to Cordelia)'' Very, very rarely. But when we did, we won.won.
** Drou gets her own dose of Awesome by being able to score a point of Bothari, who is more than twice her size.


--> '''Aral''': "And that is how we used to play the game on [[RagtagBandOFMisfits the old General Vorkraft.]]"
--> '''Cordelia''': "And with all that, how often did you get into an actual fight?"
--> '''Aral:''' "Very, very rarely. But when we did, we won."

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--> '''Aral''': "And ''(to soldiers)'' And that is how we used to play the game on [[RagtagBandOFMisfits the old General Vorkraft.]]"
]] ''(sits next to Cordelia)''
--> '''Cordelia''': "And ''(quiet aside to Aral)'' And with all that, how often did you get into an actual fight?"
fight?
--> '''Aral:''' "Very, ''(quiet aside to Cordelia)'' Very, very rarely. But when we did, we won."


* In ''The Vor Game'', Miles not only brags to Cavilo that he got paid three times over, including from the planetary government she betrayed, but foils her last attempt to annoy him (by wearing perfume he has a severe allergy to) by producing nose plugs.
** A lovely IronicEcho, too, as Cavilo's original plans were supposed to culminate in ''her'' getting paid three times over.

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* In ''The Vor Game'', Miles not only brags to Cavilo that he got paid three times over, including from the planetary government she betrayed, betrayed (the other two being the Barrayarans and their original employers in the Hub), but foils her last attempt to annoy him (by wearing perfume he has a severe allergy to) by producing nose plugs.
** A lovely IronicEcho, too, as Cavilo's original plans were supposed to culminate in ''her'' getting paid three times over. (her fee from the planetary government she was betraying, a price from the Cetagandans for betraying them, and the loot she would steal from the planet when she betrayed them)


-->'''Miles:''' ''(in awe)'' Busy night, was it, Ivan?

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-->'''Miles:''' --->'''Miles:''' ''(in awe)'' Busy night, was it, Ivan?

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