"It's not that far," Banichi said. "I can walk there, too, and talk to Ben."
"You've had a drink. You're not on duty. No!"
"I might have another. If I'm walking the halls, I am doubtless an inebriate having strayed from duty, and will say I require Kaplan to guide me home. Humans understand inebriation. I recall your machimi. They consider it quite amusing."
"Not when you're damned guilty and in the wrong corridor. We're not supposed to be able to open these doors."
"One would certainly have to admit to that."