キノック 「なあ アーロン この10年 なにをしていた？
アーロン 「作戦が始まる そんな話はいいだろう
キノック 「どうせ失敗する作戦だ 「少しでも長く夢を見させてやるさ
It's from the game Final Fantasy X, the scene before Operation Mi'ihen. It's the operation to destroy the creature "Sin", the world evil. Kinoc (キノック) is in charge of the operation. Both Aaron (アーロン) and Kinoc know that operation is doomed.
I can't understand that 話 means in this context.
Does Aaron refer to this question - "この10年 なにをしていた？", then 話 would mean "talk" or he refers to this part - "作戦が始まる" and then 話 would mean "state of affairs"?
Kinoc: Tell me, Aaron. What have you been doing these ten years?
Aaron: The operation begins. I quess you're pleased with it's going like that.
I wonder if such a talk would be appropriate.
Kinoc: It's a failure plan anyway. We'll let them dream just a little longer.