Pip gets a last-minute dream conversation with the spirit of his Pancor Jackhammer gas-operated shotgun…who happens to be a manifestation of the spirit of War.

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Pip: Listen, babe, security takes precedence over hotness. How did you get in here? War: Shoot me if you like, soldier. It won’t matter. This is a dream, after all. Pip: Why should I believe you? War: You haven’t looked down recently, have you?

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Pip: Whoa. Okay, this is the last time I eat cheese on toast before bed. Unless you’re some kind of furniture-controlling night creature? War: Nope. Pip (fingers crossed): Soul-sucking sex demon? War: Sorry, soldier.

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War: Let me introduce myself properly. I’m a manifestation of the force of War. You can call me Scarlet. Pip: Scarlet? That’s the name of my new gun. War: That’s right. I’m also the spirit of your Pancor Jackhammer. Pip: My gun doesn’t have a dirty old man for a spirit? Score!

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Pip doesn’t dream in French these days, but it is the language of his childhood, so it will still feature in flashbacks. (For the original version of this scene, see volume 6, chapter 8.) Little Pip: “Grandpa…!” Grandpa Pip: “What? You’re crying? What’s going on?” Pip: Sorry, Scarlet, but you’re a bit late. My loyalty… Continue reading What Is It Good For 7/25

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Little Pip: “Grandpa, all the kids at school hate me! They say, ‘You’re the son of a killer…and you come from a family of killers who will do anything for money!’” Grandpa Pip: “Yeah, it’s true. So?” Little Pip: “Ehh?” Grandpa Pip: “You didn’t know?” Pip: Grand-père, tous les autres à l’école me détestent! Ils… Continue reading What Is It Good For 8/25

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Grandpa Pip: “Our family has been mercenaries for eight generations. All the way back to your great-great-great-great-grandfather. “Your own father died fighting in Columbia, trying to earn some money in preparation for your birth.” Little Pip: “But why? “Why do you have to kill people?” Grandpa Pip: “For money! Aren’t you listening to me?” Grandpa:… Continue reading What Is It Good For 9/25

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Grandpa Pip: “Our enemies always fought for causes. Women, their families, food, drugs…liberty, equality, fraternity. But for us, that’s useless. “You want a reason to kill? A bit of money. That’s all a man’s life is worth. “With such a bad pedigree…it’s no wonder the others bully you!” Grandpa: Nos ennemis se sont toujours battu… Continue reading What Is It Good For 10/25