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Chapter 32[]

Silent enim inter arma: Tribunals[]

Unity City
North America, Terra
Sol Star System
Republic of the Sphere

[Witnesses on the Stand.. ]

While the prosecution's psychologist began rambling on using dense technical terms, Seether started to smile. Then pushed it down, and began visibly writing down notations, looking up, and writing some more.

Gotcha. she thought.

She raised a hand without looking up.

"Court recognizes defense counsel."

"Question for the witness, your Honor?"

"Can it wait for cross-examination?"

"Just a clarification needed." she said innocently, "For the benefit of the Tribunal's understanding of Doctor Yamada's diagnosis? we wouldn't want to be unclear on the record."

"Colonel Haskins, he's your witness and this is your designated timeframe."

"I'll allow it." Haskins said.

"Fine, The defense will be aware, this does cut into your cross-examination period." said Tribune President McKenna

"Understood...Doctor, you mentioned a list of possible pathologies. Can you define those for the panel, sir?  I can provide a list if you've forgotten." Seether said, "With everyone here being a layman, some of your technical terms are quite...obscure?"

"Gladly!" Yamada puffed up a bit, and Seether had to suppress her grin again, as the 'expert witness' fell into one of the easiest traps she'd used before-by stroking his vanity.

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